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PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

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If you miss us, you can still find some of us online. Sara started a new blog at DisneyParkPrincess.com -- I strongly urge you to visit and get on her mailing list. She IS the Disney park princess and knows Disney backward and forward. And I am blogging as well at JenniferMaker.com, which is a little craft blog I started a couple of years ago to make ends meet. You can see and hear me in my craft show at https://www.youtube.com/c/jennifermaker . Many PassPorter readers and fans are on Facebook, in groups they formed like the PassPorter Trip Reports and PassPorter Crafting Challenge (if you join, just let them know you read about it in the newsletter). And some of our most devoted community members started a forum of their own at Pixie Dust Lane and all are invited over.

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Old 01-02-2018, 01:07 PM   #1
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Lifetime All Guides Access Pass

Does lifetime really mean that I pay that price now and never have to pay a fee again to access any of the live guides, for as long as this site exists?

If so, thatís a very good deal, as itís just slightly higher than the price of 2 guides.
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Does lifetime really mean that I pay that price now and never have to pay a fee again to access any of the live guides, for as long as this site exists?

If so, thatís a very good deal, as itís just slightly higher than the price of 2 guides.
For some reason, I can't find that in the store. Could you post the address to the page with that on it? Thanks!
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Hereís the link. Itís from following the Live Guides Link.

https://www.passporter.com/trip-planner/
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Hereís the link. Itís from following the Live Guides Link.

https://www.passporter.com/trip-planner/
Thanks for the screenshot! I cannot get to that page, I guess because Jennifer gave me that pass as an author, even when I log out first.

It certainly appears to be all you need to have access to all the LIVE! Guides forever, or for as long as they're published.
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Browsing through the sample pages now.
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Yes! This is a promotion I am working on implementing, but have not completely finished updating everything, which is why there's no announcement of it yet. I plan to announce it in our next PassPorter newsletter.

Essentially, if you buy a new (or renew an existing) pass right now during the promotion period (which started January 1), you get access to PassPorter's LIVE! Guide for the LIFETIME of the LIVE! Guide system. Even when I go back to annual passes, those who purchased or renewed a pass during this promotion period retain that lifetime access.

So yes, great deal!
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Oh, I am liking this!! Please let me know when this is good to go as I have a renewal coming up in February!!

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Has the lifetime plan been released yet. If so, is there a link to use to sign up?
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Has the lifetime plan been released yet. If so, is there a link to use to sign up?
I've passed your question on to Jennifer; you should hear soon.
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The link to signup is the same as it's always been at https://www.passporter.com/guide/dashboard.php -- nothing different. I'm simply turning off automatic billing for everyone who buys a new pass or renews one after January 1, 2018. My hope is to change it from a subscription to a buy-one-time thing. The IDEA was that it would make it easier for everyone, but sadly it's just such a complicated thing that I've really made it harder on myself. But everyone prefers to pay one time, so I'm doing my best to keep it going.

As I said in the other thread, I plan to keep this going indefinitely. If for any reason the promotion is not going on when your pass renews, email me at jennifer@passporter.com

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I had updated my membership back in February and thought I purchased this lifetime subscription. I have the bill from my paypal. And while I thought I was getting the lifetime pass, I just checked my account and it shows and my account also shows my club pass expires on February 21, 2019. Is there a way of getting this corrected so I don't get billed again for a lifetime pass that I thought I paid for back in February. I did also reply to the auto renewal email I received this morning.

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Hi! I sent you an email reply to this to try to figure out if there is a second account confusing things, but in the meantime I've made sure you aren't charged and that you continue to have access.
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Status of pass ?

Hi Jennifer, how can I check my subscription status to see if I paid the lifetime pass or if I renewed? Iím getting a fatal error message as Iím trying to make sure Iím all set for when the message boards close.
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If your pass was purchased or renewed in 2018, then you have it. So basically, everyone who has access will keep it for the lifetime of the Live Guide system.

Happy New Year!
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Great and useful article. Creating content regularly is very tough. Your points are motivated me to move on.
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