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I was wondering how to end my free trial of the premium membership? I don't know if it will stop automatically, or if I have to cancel it. I'm just a little worried because I have run into problems before and was charged upwards of $70 on other sites. I'm just asking so I can avoid this problem. Thanks!
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aelofson wrote:

I was wondering how to end my free trial of the premium membership? I don't know if it will stop automatically, or if I have to cancel it. I'm just a little worried because I have run into problems before and was charged upwards of $70 on other sites. I'm just asking so I can avoid this problem. Thanks! :)


You have to cancel it or it will renew as a regular premium membership and you will be charged. If you click on your little person icon and choose Settings, it should be pretty obvious what to do from there.

Please note, however, that the trial will end as soon as you cancel, so if you still have interest in using the premium membership for the full length of the trial, don't cancel until you're ready for it to really end.

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aelofson wrote:

I don't know if it will stop automatically, or if I have to cancel it. I'm just a little worried because I have run into problems before and was charged upwards of $70 on other sites. I'm just asking so I can avoid this problem.

For any site, if the word "trial" is used, and payment information is requested to begin said trial, it is highly unlikely that you would not be charged at the end of the trial period.

A reputable site does this for a couple of reasons: It keeps people from signing up again and again for free trials using different names and e-mail addresses, but it also means that you won't forget to subscribe if you liked the service, since it is automatic.

Scammy sites do it so they can hook you into what turns out to be a difficult to cancel subscription. If for example, a site only allows you to cancel if you call them on the phone, they are best avoided.

Fortunately, CR is on the light side; cancelling is push-button easy. As noted, however, cancellation takes place immediately (which is fair, considering you're saying at that point, "Thanks, but I have no intention of subscribing").

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