I renewed at the end of Sept and selected 12 month auto renewal, but my account is still showing as expiring at the end of Sept 2006: i.e. no extra 3 months. Does this mean it hasn't worked?
2005-10-13 06:26 pm (UTC)
So it's not just me then...
Same thing here. I was taking it personally :-/
2005-10-13 06:25 pm (UTC)
I'm confused as well
I was paid through 4/06, 6 months from now. I just changed to automatic payments, as well as adding the extra userpics for $10. I was charged $20, which is correct, and my next due date was rescheduled for 10-13-06, which is also correct.....except that where/when does the "extra 3 months free" come in?
Was this covered in "new math"? Cuz I was absent that day...I have a note though. Really.
2005-10-13 10:00 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm confused as well
Ooops! I thought I answered your post already. Sorry!
You get the extra three months after the successful completion of your first recurring payment next year. Basically, if LJ successfully completes the auto pay transaction for your account next October, they will add three extra months at that time... 15 months for the price of 12.
I've already signed up for automatic payments.
Will I be able to switch my credit card to another one after Oct 15 without affecting my bonus time?
Based on an answer to a similar question a couple months ago, yes. As long as they can complete the auto pay transaction next year, you still get the bonus 3 months.
Did *anyone* bother to read the fine print? It explains it all in there.
Honestly, I don't think people are.
What happens for someone who has more than a year of paid time remaining?
2005-10-13 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: more than a year remaining?
You don't get billed this year and you get your next year prorated for the time left as I understand it. Plus, if your account was paid status on 8-14-05, you get your bonus three months. :)
2005-10-13 10:35 pm (UTC)
There seems to be a little bit of conflicting info and if I'm wrong, I want to clear it up.
A couple of months ago, going through this thing, I understood that when the auto payment comes due next year, you are billed the whole fee for the year's service (in my case $29.95) and are then given three extra months, making the account expiration three months later than it would normally be (again in my case, November 2007). This is how I am interpreting it, based on discussions back in August AND by what it says on my account management page. It states quite clearly that I will be billed $29.95 on August 15, 2006. (image of my acct info page here
There are people who are spreading info that next year, you will be billed for 9 months (around $15) and still get a year's worth of time.
I just want to be sure. Am I giving out the correct info or am I wrong?
2005-10-14 12:07 am (UTC)
Re: Hey Ryan?
I clarified with an update.
It's that last sentence that's what's keeping me from doing it. If you could draw automatically from my paypal account I'd be all for it (I have some other sites that already do this). My problem is that I don't necessarily want you to use the same credit card every time, whereas with paypal I can draw money from the account I want to use and it comes from where I want it to.
That's why LJ gives you the option of changing the card in the payment management area. :)
I just paid for the new feature, but I had 2 months left on this subscription. What does that mean for me?
I'm confused because it says that next year on Oct.13th, I'll be charged $19.95.
Ooh, there's another Fitz. Purrty..
where do we see this bonus time listed on our account? im on the 12 month billing cylce for my journal and userpics... where do i look to see the bonus time?
Ookay, I've read all the comments but what I wanted to know is, why am I being charged today for switching my account to automatic payments? If I am going to just set it up to automatically withdraw money on the day that the payment is due why am I being charged today when my account come up for renewal in Feb of next year.
btw. i'd like to mention that i'd appreciate it if you accepted my debit card. *grumbles* my navy federal stored money is good too.
Hi, I tried paying with a debit card, but there's no option for it, am I doing something wrong?
You can use it as a credit card. I used my debit card, but just put in Visa.