As of August 24, accessing the full content of Brand New will require a paid subscription.
Why? In short, for its survival; in long, for plenty of reasons outlined here.
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THE EASY, STRAIGHTFORWARD, DEFAULT SUBSCRIPTION OPTION
SUBSCRIBE AT $2/MO.
SUBSCRIBE AT $20/YR.
Instant access, no fuss — all credit cards accepted from anywhere in the world
FEELING GENEROUS AND WANT TO PAY ABOVE THE BASIC RATES?
This is a) super nice and b) helpful to fund requests for people that can’t afford the subscription.
FOR SINGLE SUBSCRIBERS THAT CAN’T OR DON’T WANT TO USE A CREDIT CARD
This is because PayPal’s transaction and conversion rate fees would basically consume the $2 cost
THIS IS A 2-STEP PROCESS: After you complete payment, click on “Return to Merchant” to be redirected to the page where you will complete and activate your subscription on Brand New
Note: Paying and subscribing this way will create a subscription valid for one year only and you must renew it yourself every year
ONE PAYMENT BASED ON SPECIFIC TEAM MEMBER COUNT — DISCOUNTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE
THIS IS A 2-STEP PROCESS: AFTER THIS PAYMENT YOU WILL RECEIVE A COUPON CODE THAT EACH TEAM MEMBER WILL NEED TO USE TO COMPLETE THEIR OWN REGISTRATION ON BRAND NEW — USER NAMES AND PASSWORDS CAN NOT BE SHARED
PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH US AS WE NEED TO MANUALLY GENERATE A CUSTOM CODE FOR YOUR COMPANY BASED ON YOUR SPECIFIED NUMBER OF TEAM MEMBERS
GIVE SOMEONE THE GIFT OF A SUBSCRIPTION
GIFT AT $2/MO.
GIFT AT $20/YR.
As a buyer of the gift you are purchasing a one-time gift for the selected term — The gift recipient will be responsible for adding a payment method before the next renewal period
NOT A SUBSCRIPTION
WHILE WE ARE NOT RUNNING A CHARITY OR NON-PROFIT, YOUR DONATIONS HELP SUPPORT OUR NO-QUESTIONS-ASKED POLICY TO PROVIDE SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THOSE THAT CAN’T AFFORD ONE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT A DONATION DOES NOT EQUAL A SUBSCRIPTION — IT IS IN ADDITION TO A SUBSCRIPTION.
On both monthly and annual plans, you will receive access to:
- The content of all individual posts on the blog beyond the before/after header image.
- Polls and comments.
- Full RSS functionality.
- The Follow-up podcast.
- The weekly newsletter.
To keep things simple, it’s an all-or-nothing deal instead of itemized options.
Free Access if Needed
For anyone that can genuinely not afford the subscription cost we will happily provide a free subscription. No questions asked. No reasons required. You tell us you can’t afford it, we will honor your request. Email us! Please note, this is not a blanket invitation to students — many of you can skip one Starbucks drink a month to afford two months of Brand New.
A long and detailed list of reasons why Brand New now requires a paid subscription can be found here. If that is too long and you didn’t read: For Brand New to keep existing it needs to directly generate an income given the time investment it requires and the current realities of the world and how those affect our — UnderConsideration’s — business model.
No. All of the content will require a subscription.
Not at the moment.
Yes. Once you are logged in, visit your account page to access your unique RSS feed URL for copying-and-pasting into your preferred reader. ANY feed URL you used before August 24 will not work.
No. August 24 will be the last day you will receive it. The existing list will be archived and we will start a new list with the paid subscribers.
Yes. You can start out with a monthly subscription and, if you like what you see, update to get access the rest of the year.
Yes, this is the default behavior of the system. Once you subscribe you will be able to easily turn off auto-renew.
No. We will honor your $50 payment and translate it into 3 years worth of Brand New subscription. An email with instructions will be sent as soon as possible.
No and yes. You will need to change plans once your current month expires. Your first month on the Brand New plan will be free and then you will start getting billed. An email with instructions will be sent as soon as possible.
Please see here.