Deadman switch! If you stop using Beeminder altogether, we'll (eventually) stop charging you
Don't forget the meta commitment device
In case you missed it somehow, part of creating a Beeminder account is committing to actually create a Beeminder goal or be charged $5!
The meta commitment device 💰
We're 1000% serious about signing up for Beeminder being a commitment device in itself.
But we work hard to make sure it's an effective one and that we don't take your money unless you agree we should.
First, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any trouble!
And we'll email you 24 hours before we take your money, so you've got time to let us know if something went wrong.
Another safeguard is that you can delete your whole account instantly in the first week if you're really not liking it.
(It's easy after the first week as well, it's just no longer instant since that would defeat the point of the commitment device!)
If I were, hypothetically, to get charged that $5, is it game over?
That really should be hypothetical — it's not actually hard to create a Beeminder goal!
But just in case, the answer is no, we'll just plaintively ask you, “if not now, when??” and hope that that finally lights the fire under your butt.