I will enable Charge Up Front for the ChemKnits Patreon later today. This means that when someone signs up as a Patron, their credit card will be charged immediately when the sign up, and then on the 1st of the following month (and every month thereafter.)
How will charge up front affect me? (Current Patrons) Likely not at all! If you don't change your pledge amount, you will continue to be charged on the 1st of the month as always. If you decide to upgrade your pledge (say from $5 to $10), you will be charged the difference ($5) the day up upgrade, and then $10 on the 1st of the next month. If you decrease your pledge, you will be charged your new pledge amount on the 1st of the next month.
How will charge up front affect me? (New Patrons) Patreon will charge your credit card the day you sign up, and then on the 1st of every month after that. If you sign up on the Sept 2, you will be charged on Sept 2 and the again on Oct 1. If you sign up on Sept 29, you will be charged on Sept 29 and then on Oct 1. New Patrons can get immediate access to the archive of newsletters, early access videos, and behind the scenes sneak peeks. See below for how the distribution of coupon codes and video shout outs work.
How will this change shout outs? It won't! Alpaca and Silk Patrons still need to be signed up by the 1st of the month to get a shout out (verbal and/or text) in that month's Dyepot PS.
How will this change coupon codes? Charge up front won't change the way coupon codes are distributed. You have to be a Patron before the 1st of the month to be eligible for that month's coupons. (i.e. sign up by Feb 28 to be eligible for the March coupon codes.) If a current Patron upgrades their account to one with a coupon code, they will receive their first coupon at the beginning of the next month.
However, because of the charge up front change, I am going to INCREASE the value of the coupons for the Alpaca and Silk reward tiers. Starting in August, all Alpaca Patrons will receive a 15% off coupon (up from 10% off) to the ChemKnitsCreations Etsy store and all Silk Patrons will receive a 25% off coupon (up from 20% off) each month!
I distribute coupons on the 2nd of the month once payments have been processed. (Each coupon is good until the 3rd of the following month so there is some overlap between the coupons.)
New Goals: I took the opportunity update my goals from where I set them when we started. Check them out if you'd like!
Thank you so much for being a ChemKnits Patron. Your patronage helps me create more fantastic dyeing videos. I cannot wait for you to see what is going to be coming out soon!
Please let me know if you have any questions about any of these changes. Alpaca Patrons, I will be sending you your new 15% off coupons momentarily.
Rebecca from ChemKnits <3