I have offered a 50 point bounty for answering one of my questions. Someone responded with a suitable answer, but because I was late to respond this person received only the community assigned half. I have now accepted his/her answer and wish to award the remaining 25 reputation points, but cannot figure out how to do this. I remember there was an option to do this when offering a bounty but when I now click it I only get 100 or 200 points as options.

  • If you miss the deadline, there is a grace period where you can award it anyways. Once that is up, the bounty is gone and you can't award it. The only option then is to start a new bounty, which must be larger than your previous bounty. – yoozer8 Jun 7 '12 at 20:41

You can't. What happened is the bounty was auto-awarded, meaning they get half the points (and the other half of the points rae gone forever). You can start a new bounty and give it to the same post manually, but the minimum cost for bounties increases each time you use one for the same question up until it costs 500 points per bounty.

See also How does the bounty system work?

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