If you really want an account from us, but simply cannot afford the monthly cost right now (student, activist, low-income... whatever the reason, you need not justify nor feel obligated to explain to us - we understand), simply let us know. Within reason, we'll get you an account for free so that you can protect yourself. We've done this hundreds of times for more than five years, and are happy to do so. Perhaps you're in a country where payment mechanisms are difficult or censored. Just let us know - we've got you covered. Please, don't waste your time trying to find a way to sneak a free account (dodgy card #, tricky form injections, whatever) - just ask, as we'll set you up. Plus, if you do find a tricky hack of the payment process, just let us know and we'll bounty you with a free account (or three), per above. You don't have to "hack" us to get an account, really. If you do outsmart our payment engine and get freebies, good on 'ya :-) Post a brag, and we'll retweet your 'sploit with humility and respect. If it's truly clever, we'll set you up with a lifetime's free account. But if you're simply cash constrained for the time being, no problem - just ask, and you're covered. What goes around, comes around - it's an honour for us to be of service.