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SMF Premier Membership

Discussion in 'SMF News' started by TulsaJeff, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. TulsaJeff

    TulsaJeff Smoke Whisperer Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    We are now offering SMF Premier Memberships for those who have asked for this! As always, the forum is absolutely FREE and there is no requirement or expectation, but when you "chip in" it is greatly appreciated.

    This forum comes at a cost and we try to offset this with ads and some affiliate links. The premier memberships help to defray the remaining amount.

    With a premier membership, you are not only supporting this forum but there are PERKS involved too.
    • You get to turn off the Ads
    • You can post a link to your website, facebook, etc. in your signature area
    • You get a badge on your profile letting everyone know that you "chipped in".
    • Notification emails contain the full text
    More than anything else, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting the forum that you love.

    Once you get to the "account upgrade" area, you'll see the following (4) options:
    1. 1 year membership for $15
    2. 2 year membership for $25
    3. 3 year membership for $40
    4. Lifetime membership for $100
    Choose the one that you like and click on the "Purchase" button to go to Paypal where you can use your Paypal account or a credit/debit card (no paypal account or login required) to purchase your account upgrade.

    Upgrade Your Membership Now

    Once your payment goes through, a badge will appear below your username on every post that says "Premier Member".

    Let me know if you have any questions about this.
  2. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Finally got off my backside and joined this group. The cost is nothing compared to what I've learned here. A lot of good people to hang with.
  3. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep,,, just signed up also,,, Way easier on this site to find this,,, Was just too lazy to look for it in the old format.

    Thanks, Jeff
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  4. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I am in, love the site and have learned so much pitching in is well worth it.

    Thanks Jeff.
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  5. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I need to step up to the lifetime one.
  6. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Well, its a combination of things. The truck had a great year, I have some spare cash (been a long time since I've been able to say that!!) and I've been meaning to do it for several years now.
    When I joined this forum, I didn't know a MES from a reverse flow stick burner. EVERYTHING I know about smoking meat I learned right here.
    I figure now is the time to say "Thanks Jeff". So I'm gonna click that button and become a Lifetime Premier Member.
    I'd write some more stuff, but I have a Buy Now button to click.
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  7. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Just tried to “upgrade”. It didn’t recognize my log in. Twice. It offered to take my credit card info, though. Sorry, but no thanks....
  8. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Boy that's odd. Maybe Brian can sort this out @bmudd14474
  9. farnknitti

    farnknitti Newbie SMF Premier Member

    Was wondering if there is a way to join the premium area other than thru PayPal? Had a bad experience with them several years back
  10. TulsaJeff

    TulsaJeff Smoke Whisperer Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    At this time, the built-in system only accepts Paypal but I'm not opposed to accepting paper checks from anyone who is opposed to allowing Paypal to handle their debit/credit card payment.

    Use the Contact Us link to email support and we will contact you with the mailing address so you can send in a personal check, money order or cashier's check.

    I am even willing to make it instant on your end. If you tell me you are sending in a check, I will go ahead and move you to the membership and make it active today so you won't have to wait.

    I am planning to implement an add-on that allows other forms of payment but I do not have a scheduled date for that yet.

    Let me know if I can help anyone further with this.
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  11. farnknitti

    farnknitti Newbie SMF Premier Member

    I know you heard this before but......

    "The checks is in the mail"

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  12. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Would be kind of special if those who opt for a lifetime membership were identified as a Lifetime Premier Member.

    Just a thought.
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  13. natej

    natej Smoking Fanatic

    Ive just purchased a premier membership.. the knowledge i have gained from this forum and its awesome members is truly priceless

    Plus i love this forum
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  14. I'm in!
    Thanks for a great forum.
    I look forward to learning much more.
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  15. Count me in too. Only been here a short time but already learned much and the membership seems ready to chip in and help a new member.
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  16. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Been here for a few years. Just became a lifetime member. Painless! And worth every penny.
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  17. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Don't remember when mine was due so I will go Life Time
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  18. sprink 71

    sprink 71 Newbie

    Just signed up for Premier Membership. This site is my ultimate "go-to" for all smoking and grilling questions. The help I've received here is im measurable.
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  19. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Everyone should support the forum. If you picked up one thing that improved
    Your technique or your pit , you should pitch in and assure that we keep it going!!
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  20. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Easy decision... I have received way more than $100 of information and entertainment from this site :)
    Thanks Jeff!

    Smoke ON!

    - Jason
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