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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
I'm currently a premium member (monthly) and I want to change to yearly, but it says I'm not eligible? Why is that?
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16

aririn3 wrote:

I'm currently a premium member (monthly) and I want to change to yearly, but it says I'm not eligible? Why is that?


Because you're (as you say) currently a premium member. (and their accounting system has a few design flaws when you want to change things).

You'll need to cancel your recurring payment, and wait for the remaining days in your current 30 days you paid for, to expire. After you have gone back to being a basic member again, then at that time, you should be able to visit this link and choose the 12 "month" plan: /premium_pick_plan?membership=premium

Note: It is not really a "yearly" plan. CR "months" are defined as exactly 30 days, so the 12 "month" (as they word it; nowhere does it actually say annual or yearly) plan is only for a total of 360 days, not 365. This time period is not different than paying by the month though, 12 of those would be 360 days, too, but people have been surprised at the end of the year once they think they are "annual" and think they were being billed too soon...
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
Okay. But the monthly rate is lower when you pick the 12 month plan, yeah? That's why I wanted to switch.
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The average per month is lower, yes, approximately $5 instead of $7 (if you're in the US). But you do have to pay it all up front before you use it, once every 360 days.
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
That's fine with me. Been a member since 2013, what's another year? Thanks
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