When the programme started HomeExchange.com gave 40 000 Balloons to our long-time Members to get the programme started.
New Members can only earn a Balloon by hosting a Member who already has a Balloon.
In the case that you do not successfully organise a Balloon exchange in your first year of paid Membership a Balloon will be awarded to you when you renew your Listing for the second year of paid Membership. Please note that if you renew your Membership ahead of time you will not receive a Balloon early. Also, if you host a member in the first year of your Membership you will not receive a Balloon upon renewing your Membership for the second year.