# Tag Archive

## Freebees: Not Actually Free

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

So many changes lately to freebees and adding pledges to goals! First,... »

## New Feature: Pledge Caps

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The exponential pledge schedule is a key part of the, dare we say it, genius of Beeminder. It means you quickly reach a pledge that’s highly motivating and keeps you on track for a long time. But one more exponential step beyond “highly motivating”... »

## Ringcycles Wins Fat Cyclist Weight Loss Contest!

Monday, July 7th, 2014

This is crossposted on the Fat Cyclist blog. Greetings not-so-fat cyclists! We’re pretty much beside ourselves with how the first annual (oh presumption!) Beeminder Fat Cyclist Weight Loss Competition turned out. When we say we’re beside ourselves we mean that literally —... »

## Exquisitely Fair Pre-Pay Discounts

Monday, May 13th, 2013

You know how a lot of services offer things like one month free if you pay yearly? We were nerding out over the math of that and thought, why not generalize to compute the perfectly fair discount for paying at any frequency you like, including every infinity years, i.e., paying once for a lifetime subscription? Just pick... »

## Auto-Canceling Subscriptions

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

“Well I’ve already paid for Netflix this month, so I might as well watch another episode of ‘Say Yes To The Dress’. I’ll get around to canceling later. You know, when I’m less busy.” — A slightly caricatured version of me. When you sign up for some subscription services they make... »

## Announcing Beeminder Premium Plans: Bee Lite, Plan Bee, Beemium, and Beekeeper

Friday, April 12th, 2013

UPDATE 2014-07-17: This post now reflects the current prices. When it was published... »

## Intrafamily Bets and the Genius of the Exponential Pledge Schedule

Monday, March 25th, 2013

## Perverse Incentives and the Paradox of Beeminder’s Sting

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

People often complain about Beeminder’s perverse incentives. We started to address that at the end of our recent blog post comparing ourselves to GymPact: It seems that from the perspective of those paying us, Beeminder is providing a ton of value and a ton of motivation and the occasional cost of derailment... »