https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

Weekend Amulet is annoying

Yet another "feature" to make the streak meaningless.

I get that duo was getting many requests for long term streak protection, and for things to do with lingots. It would have been nice if it wouldn't pop up after every lesson. I said No Thanks. Repeatedly. There are enough screens after the lessons since you've added ads. And now another one?

This is just more clutter. And does nothing to aid in language learning.

December 23, 2016

34 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Shreyas_P.

How do you purchase one? It says I need one for the achievement.

June 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ

Well, this Android user does NOT have that feature! :(

And yes, my app is up to date.

December 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin

Android is always weird with me. Sometimes it give me bonus points for streaks in a lesson, sometimes it doesn't. Also, sometimes features are in other people's Duolingo app because it's in a testing phase. Because I never really heard of this amulet thing (till I got it yesterday), maybe it's in a testing phase and is given to certain users (I'm assuming).

December 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tattamin

Same weirdness here. I had ads after every lesson for about two weeks, but none for the past month or so. This week, I once or twice got "combo points" on days when I did strengthening as well as new lessons.

December 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

I am willing to trade my place on the Amulet A/B test for a place on the Norwegian 3.0 test.

December 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RadekJarek

I get it on Android :P

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark0l

If you get distracted easily, it can help you stay motivated. Or if you loose long streak it can annoy you and why wouldn't you afford deserved second chance?

March 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tattamin

Do I win?

December 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin

I see you got the free version as well. Not that we need these, but you'll never know.

December 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tattamin

So true, so true.

December 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

Interesting. I would have thought the higher the streak the more precious lingots they would have tried to take.

December 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hanspersson

That's an excellent idea. The various options for streak protection should cost something like 10% of the streak you are protecting.

June 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tattamin

My first thought was that it might be because I had the "normal" Streak Freeze enabled.

December 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

So do I.

December 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tattamin

Okay, so that's one theory shot...

December 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TikoPiko

My friend keeps getting this on his Spanish course, and I haven't gotten even one on my German. Can't find it in the Lingot store. Why?

February 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/brown458048

it is on mobile

April 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Filipflop9

im on mobile but dont get it on my german course either???

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dragonabv

Weekend Amulet never pops up on my scree. This is the only thing which I can achieve on my own. If this never shows up I can not equip it. So no stars for me

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Moongrovenly

Same here.

August 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/spitfiremarkus

I just purchased one because I've got nothing else to do with my lingots, but I have no intention on using it this weekend. Does it stay until a streak ends on a weekend, or is it only for the weekend you purchase it?

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cute.Kitten

It only stays on for the 1 weekend that you purchased it on sadly.

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bjd20

Hi, I am relatively new to DL. I didn't know about the 'amulet', but it leads me to the following question.

I wonder if anywhere I can see, in the statistics of another user, the number of times they have invoked a 'streak freeze' (and for how long).

Only insight into those would paint a complete picture, together with all the amulets, crowns and whatnot.

May 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ridley-C

Unfortunately, you cannot do that. :(

August 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Irlandez

I have never felt that it is annoying.

August 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Honza760130

when do I buy a weekend amulet?

September 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Moongrovenly

I have never found any way to get one. I think they removed it from Duolingo but forgot to adjust the achievements accordingly.

September 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cute.Kitten

I use the Android App version and I see the 'Weekend Amulet' offered to me after I complete a lesson on a Friday. It appears as a pop-up on completion of the lesson and is then available in the shop section until the end of the day (Friday only). This is what I have noticed for me anyway.

November 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Arash2004

how can I get more lingots?

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RadekJarek

Where i can buy this?

January 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ron.U.Swanson

I can't buy it either, and my phone constantly updates Duolingo.

February 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Arash2004

So I wanna

January 22, 2019
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