I’ve finally moved a site to using live credit cards but would still like to be able to give first-time testers a way to try things for free. I thought a free coupon would work, but you still have to enter a credit card.
Or perhaps, having them enter a credit card is a good spam deterrent.
I thought that maybe a $0 plan could let people try for free, but that doesn’t work either. The apply-the-coupon-before-getting-a-credit-card-number logic might be difficult or impossible, but maybe there’s a way to allow a free ($0) plan not ask for a credit card number?
I guess the solution is to just let people request to join the group.