Players can make their pledges on a monthly basis or in a single upfront payment.
- Players who are paying monthly must keep an updated credit card on file with us. If the card expires or is declined when the next round is billed, the player will be notified by email to update the card. If the card is not updated within 48 hours, the player will be ejected from the game and forfeit any winnings. If the player is disqualified for not reaching their Round 5 weight goal, they will be refunded for their Round 6 pledge as it is billed before round 5 is finalized.
- As a reward for paying the full pledge up front, players who elect to place their entire six-month pledge at the start of the game will be charged for five rounds (instead of six). Over the course of the six rounds, these players thus end up contributing less into the total than monthly-pledge players but still receive an equal share of the total if they win. Conversely, monthly-pledge players retain the option to drop out midgame.
- Totals for each round blend pledges from monthly-pledge players and players who paid their entire pledge up front. At the end of each round, the total for that round is split evenly among all the winners of that round, regardless of their payment method.
- Half of all pledges go into the total for Round 6 (the Grand Total). The other half goes into Rounds 1-5. If a player pledging monthly elects to drop out mid-game, the money they've contributed into the Round 6 total remains in Round 6 total.