First, thank you to everyone who signed up on the first day of our annual Prime sign up drive. We kicked off at 3:30 yesterday after noon and signed up 192 new Prime subscribers yesterday. That puts off to a very solid start. So thank you. Ready to join us now? Just click right here. It’s easy. It’s cheap – just 14 cents a day. You can do it right now and be reading all our best stuff and seeing fewer ads and all the rest. Just click right here. It’s really super important and it just takes a moment.
A few other points I want to cover.
First, we’ve heard from some of you who’ve said, I love TPM. I read it every day. But money is tight. I can’t afford it. We don’t want anyone to be excluded for financial reasons. If you’re unemployed, on a fixed income or have some other financial hardship, we have free subscriptions for you. 100% free, 100% of the features and access. If that’s you, go to sign up. Click the “apply” link near the top of the age and then apply for a “credit membership”. All the details and instructions are there.
Second, are you a registered student? If you are a currently registered student, part-time or full-time, we have a free membership for you. Just do what I said in the paragraph above but choose “FIN/Student Membership”.
Finally, I mentioned a few weeks ago that we’re planning to introduce a step-up to the Prime membership with no ads at all. We got a huge, positive response. And we’ve gotten a few questions asking whether that’s still going to happen. Yes, it definitely is. We are going to roll that out probably in late October.