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3 months bonus time offer ends 10/15 [Oct. 13th, 2005|10:05 am]
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The three months of bonus paid time offer that we announced with the launch of automatic payments ends this Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 11:59 pm Pacific. Anyone with active paid account status on 8/14/05 (the date of the original announcement) is eligible to receive three months of bonus paid time when you switch your account to automatic payments and select the 12-month billing cycle. Read the fine print.

By the way, our auto-magical new system will take into account your remaining paid time and prorate your charges. For example, if you have six months of remaining paid time and you sign up for automatic payments on a 12-month billing cycle, then you’ll have a total of 15 months of paid time and only be charged $9.98 (half of $19.95). Automatic payments can only be setup using a credit or debit card.

Update: For those of you who have taken advantage of this promotion, you can visit the paid account manage page to see when your 3 months of bonus time will apply. Your "next bill amount" may show a non-zero amount but instead of a charge the promotion time will be applied. At the end of the 3 month promotion time your regular billing cycle will resume.
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[User Picture]From: fupher
2005-10-13 05:34 pm (UTC)
You guys should open the offer to people that get paid accounts during the last week or something. I notice that most of the offers pertain to people that are paid at that time and people always comment about having just expired.

I know I would be more likely to renew if there was an offer, and I'm sure other people would too.
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[User Picture]From: dbaxdevilsfan
2005-10-13 05:34 pm (UTC)
I posted a reminder in my LJ. I know a few of my friends have already done it.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_dragon
2005-10-14 03:19 am (UTC)
Cool icon! Who made it?
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[User Picture]From: animagus
2005-10-13 05:35 pm (UTC)
I never quite figured this out...

So if I sign up on October 15, on October 15, 2006, will I get billed $19.95 and receive 12+3 months of paid time, or will I get billed for 9 months worth and get 12 months?
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[User Picture]From: pyrokinesis
2005-10-13 05:37 pm (UTC)
The +3 is applied after the 12mos ends and you're still on automatic payments. I would assume this means that the second payment is prorated?
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[User Picture]From: actionthisday
2005-10-13 05:35 pm (UTC)
Rockin
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[User Picture]From: angeldustsky
2005-10-13 05:36 pm (UTC)
I did it a few days ago, because I knew I'd forget if I didn't get it done. Hope people remember!
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[User Picture]From: mygreatesthour
2005-10-13 05:36 pm (UTC)
Sweet
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[User Picture]From: angerfork
2005-10-13 05:39 pm (UTC)
Erm...the "announced" link is broken and sad...
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[User Picture]From: bibliophile0614
2005-10-13 05:46 pm (UTC)
seems to be working okay now :)
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From: blahdu
2005-10-13 05:41 pm (UTC)
don't suppose there's support for UK debit cards? maestro/switch/solo?

otherwise i'll have to stick to paypal, i guess.
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[User Picture]From: evad_ukc
2005-10-13 05:46 pm (UTC)
They aren't just "UK" debit cards. Maestro is an international Debitm card system operated by Europe and Mastercard - it's massive and all Switch, Maestro and Solo cards support the Maestro system.

Any international company should support payment by it, esp. if they want any European customers to use it.
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[User Picture]From: alessar
2005-10-13 05:46 pm (UTC)

Question About Extras

Between the pro-rating for the initial subscription and the 3 months bonus time, I'm confused how the billing for extra user pics will work. If I add 100 pic capacity today, it says that I'll be charged $29.95 every 12 months, but that means the pics will actually be getting renewed off-sync with the basic subscription... doesn't it?

To be specific, my account next expires at the end of February. I'm pro-rated to about $12 for journal cost if I go onto auto-pay today, and will get 7 months of account, and 12 months of pictures. So would I then get charged $20 in May for my next 12 months of journal time and $10 next October for a year of pictures? Or $30 in May?
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[User Picture]From: fooltheworld
2005-10-13 05:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Question About Extras

I was wondering about this too. I was going to do it but it didn't seem to be pro-rating my user pics and I don't wanna get ripped off. Even for $1 LOL.
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[User Picture]From: kimothy
2005-10-13 08:36 pm (UTC)
If you go in to start the process, the system will tell you automatically, before you put in your billing info.
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[User Picture]From: dragonbane
2005-10-13 05:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder. I went to do it before, but was waffling on whether I'd really USE the extra Icons, and never finished the transaction. ;)
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From: ex_shattered767
2005-10-14 05:05 am (UTC)
Well, that's kind of the gimmick - you get the 3 months free for switching, like a "gift" sort of thing.
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[User Picture]From: lothithil
2005-10-13 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder!
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[User Picture]From: druid_va
2005-10-13 06:41 pm (UTC)
I have the same cat icon!

When I saw it I thought you might like this one. Feel free if you'd like it.
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[User Picture]From: gushi
2005-10-13 06:04 pm (UTC)
You do know paypal has an auto-debit feature as well? I use it for domain reg's among other things.
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[User Picture]From: ascendingflame
2005-10-13 06:16 pm (UTC)
So if I renew right now (my account is paid until next month) I'd be charged for 8 months (in proportion that would should be $ 13.30) right now for this year and the next automatic payment would be the usual $ 19.95 due October 2006, which then would automatically be paid from my credit card?

Did I do the maths right? It totally confuses me...
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[User Picture]From: ascendingflame
2005-10-13 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oh and... what happens if I stop the automatic payment before that? And how can I stop automatic payments at all?
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