Prepaying for a year in advance (get a free month!)

Do you want to have an easier time doing your accounting? Are you looking for a tax deduction? Freckle gives you the option to  pay for a year of service in advance. 

In just two clicks you can pay for a year of Freckle  AND get one month of Freckle for free!

That means easier accounting (hooray!) because you'll only get  one invoice instead of the usual 12.

Please note that you can only pay in advance if you haven't done so in the last 6 months. You also can't pay in advance if your account is overdue (a new credit card has to be added first to pay the current bill).

To  pay for a year in advance follow these four steps:

  1. Click on the Plans & Billing in the green navigation sidebar.
  2. In the green "Special Offer box" at the top of your screen click the "Pay in advance & save" button.
  3. Read carefully what will happen when you pay for a year in advance and when you're ready, click the Yes, pay for one year in advance now! button. 

During the 14-day free trial you can choose to prepay for a year of Freckle in advance. Prepaying for a year of Freckle during your trial will require you to enter a credit card and your account will be immediately moved out of trial.

What happens if I upgrade or add or remove users during the pre-paid period of time?

Good question! Your pre-payment acts like account credit. So, if you've paid for a year in advance, but want to upgrade, downgrade or add or remove users over the amount included in your plan, we'll move the next payment date accordingly to reflect the number of days of Freckle service the remaining prepayment amount is buying you. 

Here's an example (warning, maths!):

  • Today is February 13, 2014.
  • You have a Team Plan, with the next billing date being February 14, 2014.
  • You pay in advance ($539.00 with the free month).
  • Your next billing date is now February 14, 2015 (a year later).
  • You realize that you need to upgrade to the Organization Team Plan.
  • Because you have $539.00 of advance payment left, the new billing date will be moved to July 26, 2015 ($539.00 pays for 5.4 months of service, or 162 days, on the $199/mo Organization Plan. 162 days from February 14 is July 25, 2015)

We don't offer refunds for yearly pre-payments if you choose to cancel your Freckle account during the period you have pre-paid for. Yearly pre-payments are a long-term commitment—we mostly use this upfront money to invest back into Freckle and pay for new feature development.