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    Default No Ad Version of Budget101.com Available

    Hi all!

    We understand that ads on the site can be frustrating for folks viewing the pages, however, server expenses for a site with over 300,000 pages gets rather high (we're talking "Mortgage payment on a REALLY nice house" High!) - although we already have levels for active members (those who participate on the site more often see fewer advertisements than those who tend to lurk), we have also added a "supporting member option" where members can receive a Banner ad-free version of budget101 when they login.

    Being a Supporting Member will give you:

    * A virtually Ad Free viewing experience which includes Removal of All 300x250, 160x600 & 728x90 Banner Ads
    * Private messages Limit increased to 250
    * Increased avatar size
    * Increased file upload size
    * Contests/Drawings specifically for supporting members
    * 2 Entries for every 5 posts in our Bi-Weekly Thank You Gift Program

    If you'd prefer not to become a supporting member, that's great too! Budget101.com has been a free resource for well over a decade and will continue to be available at no cost. These are just extra "perks" of becoming a supporting member.


    There are 3 supporting member options, 3 months ($12), 6 months ($22) or 1 year ($36).

    Purchase a Supporting Member Subscription Now:Please note that you do not have to have a Paypal account in order to purchase the supporting member option. Paypal does not require an account to make a payment. Subscriptions are NOT recurring.

    Legal Notice: Purchasing a Supporting Member subscription in no way affects the B101 Terms of Service, which remain in full effect. Supporting Member payments are not refundable.
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    Default Re: No Ad Version of Budget101.com -

    I like the idea of this Liss, I would be interested in banner-ad free version and would be willing to pay up to $5 a month for it.
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    Default Re: No Ad Version of Budget101.com -

    Interesting idea. I have seen other sites that have members pay to view. It could be a good option as long as it is not a required option. Would you be able to view all of the site with the banner-free version or only parts of it? Thanks; Virginia

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    Default Re: No Ad Version of Budget101.com -

    Quote Originally Posted by Virginia View Post
    Interesting idea. I have seen other sites that have members pay to view. It could be a good option as long as it is not a required option. Would you be able to view all of the site with the banner-free version or only parts of it? Thanks; Virginia

    The supporting member option removes all Banner ads which include 300x250, 160x600, 728x90 site-wide. It does not remove google links. It is an "option" not a requirement, Members and guests can continue to view the site for free as it is if they prefer.
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    Default Re: No Ad Version of Budget101.com Available

    While I understand where you are coming from, I am not too happy with being forced to turn off my adblocker in order to view the forums. I would have seriously considered becoming a supporting member but for that.

 

 

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