Eileen- I didn't know anything either and just put "membership information" in the search spot (under newletters) and got the newletter telling about it. Sounds like they are switching to a annual membership rather than buying the show seasons. So at this point we sign up for the first 6 months of 2009, or the whole year.
I am also confused about the new system. I have already purchased Series Three so will if I renew my membership now that means that I will not be getting the last two episodes of 2008 free but if I wait until after the last episode of 2008 then I will not qualify for the offer. Can anyone out there help please? Maggi
I just got the emailed newsletter, which states that everything is changing, and instead of buying a series, you will now just buy 6 months or 12 months. It also seems that there is no way you can buy the right to see episodes you missed.
I haven't bought series 3 yet, so it seems there is no way I will ever be able to see the episodes 301 - 09. This doesn't seem fair - I was planning to buy series 3 at some stage when I when finances allowed. In fact I am not in a position to buy a membership right at the moment anyway, so can't take advantage of the "offer" to get Nov - Dec free.
I'm a bit disappointed that now I will miss all of series 3 - I suppose I can wait for a DVD to be issued, but it would have been nice to have some warning of the impending change.
I just renewed my membership!!! I love it that we sign up for shows in 2008 and our membership allows us to watch them until the end of 2009!!
Not to mention, I'm excited about Monday! A New Yorker is the Legend-I can't figure out who it might be.
Eileen in NY
from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY
Gammill Classic Plus w/IQ
Thanks, Bridget, for heading me towards "My Account" which did indeed make it clearer. And thanks Ricky for the explanation. I think I know what to do now.....BUY, BUY, BUY...so I can continue enjoying the benefits!!
I think the confusion (at least for me!) happened when I clicked on "purchase a series". At the bottom of that page, it shows that the 2 series discount for series 1&2 was purchased on the same date that I purchased series 1 and the dollar amount is $42.95. I only purchased Series 1, but I guess when I did, it "voided" the option of purchasing 2 at once, so that option is gone.
When I click on "my account" like Bridget mentioned, I see correctly where only Series 1 was purchased.
Thanks Ricky. I was really confused as well. I found that if you click on the "My Account" tab along the purple bar, you get a different (and easier to understand) breakdown of what you already have and what you need (and need is the correct word!). When I clicked on the "Purchase A Series" button on the right side of the home page, it stated that I had already purchased series 1, but a little further down it said that I had also already purchased the series 1 and 2 bundle, but I know I haven't. Thanks for the clarification -- and for making my 4-year-old ask when we get to go to Japan!
The Gold Star and Star Members this year purchased Series One. The Gold Star only represents that you joined prior to April 1, 2007. You can watch the series you purchased over and over as much as you want until it retires from the website - which is posted.
Series Two begins in January. If you want to watch series two, you must purchase Series Two. We just recently offered Series Two for sale, and Series Three for sale - and we included a combo purchase if you want to purchase a double series and save a bit.
Your subscription is for 13 shows - all within ONE series.
If you don't purchase series two, you will be able to continue enjoying all the features of the website with your Series One purchase until Series One retires - at which time, if you have not re-subscribed for another series - your membership will revert to Basic Member limited privileges.