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kaiseki wrote: All I see is the annual option at $5.99/month or the monthly option at $9.99/month

I click on the 1-step checkout on PayPal and it tells me to login and then I only have the option to pay and not see how much I'm actually being charged.
Exactly what I'm seeing too.
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at87on wrote: I just got a response for my e-mail to support indicating they will refund the difference.
Thanks. I'll send them an email as well
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As I said earlier, I hate how The Athletic offers so many promotions. In this post alone you can see how people can be paying quite a range of fees, which can be a bit unfair.

With that in mind, here are two offers I found that you can take advantage of:

180 day free trial: https://theathletic.com/checkout2?plan_id=86
$0.75/mo ($9.01/y): https://theathletic.com/checkout2/intro0/introperiod12

Seems like it is best to use PAYPAL.
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Thanks!! Got the 12-month offer!
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Just signed up again. Too good a deal to pass up at $9.01 for a year!

The email confirmation shows me the right price but in my account on the website it says I'll be billed $71.99 on Sept. 16th. Hopefully that's not the case.
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number17 wrote: I forgot to negotiate / cancel and renew subscription at the end of the year, and they automatically charged me full price ($7 a month?) after 12 months :(

Still, I love the content, so I'm keeping it. I just set a reminder to negotiate or cancel / renew prior to the next renewal date.
Once you are subscribed, You can go into settings in the Athletic App choose cancel auto renewal. My renewal Feb 21. 2021. I cancelled my auto renewal. Today thx for the reminder
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TomRFD wrote: Just signed up again. Too good a deal to pass up at $9.01 for a year!

The email confirmation shows me the right price but in my account on the website it says I'll be billed $71.99 on Sept. 16th. Hopefully that's not the case.
Are you sure that's not 2021? Mine shows the next billing date as next year for that amount. Just cancel beforehand and wait for a new promo :)
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May 7, 2019
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I also got charged 71.99 instead of the 9.01 and when I emailed them to get the difference refunded, they instead told me the promo wasn't valid and only gave me the option of keeping the sub at 71.99 or cancelling it all together and getting a full refund. I opted for the full refund. Really shady on their part to try to pull that sort of bait and switch.
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Dec 25, 2019
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For me it read:
Billed as $1.25/month for 12 months.
$9.99/month thereafter. Cancel anytime.

But... then when I went to sign up it reads:
Free trial is for new subscribers only. After your 7-day trial ends, you will be charged a total of $71.99 CAD for the first year.

For $15 a yr I'm in. For $72, naw.
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rc0372 wrote: Are you sure that's not 2021? Mine shows the next billing date as next year for that amount. Just cancel beforehand and wait for a new promo :)
Nope, it says 2020 in my account. Maybe I'll shoot them an email to confirm because I'd rather not be charged full price and have to try to get them to fix it afterwards.
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samj1 wrote: As I said earlier, I hate how The Athletic offers so many promotions. In this post alone you can see how people can be paying quite a range of fees, which can be a bit unfair.

With that in mind, here are two offers I found that you can take advantage of:

180 day free trial: https://theathletic.com/checkout2?plan_id=86
$0.75/mo ($9.01/y): https://theathletic.com/checkout2/intro0/introperiod12

Seems like it is best to use PAYPAL.
Thanks! Got the confirmation email saying $9.01 for the first year! And it shows $9.01 to be charged on Sept 16th! Did this through PAYPAL
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Didn't they poach a bunch of writers from various organizations and then lay them off within a year?

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