Are you from the write a cheque generation?

If you are from a generation that is more comfortable with writing a cheque than making a payment online and you prefer talking to a real person on the phone rather than communicating via e-mail then this three-step tutorial may be helpful to you.

Some of our readers really want to subscribe to Whaleoil but have been defeated time and time again when they tried to do it. When we first launched the subscriptions we had a number of our readers contact us asking us if they could please send us a cheque or give us their credit card details over the phone.

Unfortunately, we were unable to offer either option because the online automatic system we use requires online sign-up and payment. We chose it because we do not have the manpower and time that would be required to process payments manually and to check each month that hundreds of individuals had paid.
The part of the process that I think is tripping many people up is the same part that has tripped up my Mum when she attempts to buy tickets to shows online. It is the “I’m not a robot” part that looks like this.


***Even if you have followed all of the steps and filled out all the information you cannot complete the process unless you click inside the box to the left of the statement “I’m not a robot”

There are three steps to successfully signing up for an ad-free subscription on Whaleoil.


Click on the blue Subscribe link that can be found underneath the Whaleoil store to the left of the Whaleoil page.


Click on the type of subscription you want:

Ad Free Monthly – $10- 1 Month


Ad Free Annual- $120- 1 Year

It will show as a blue circle once you have successfully selected it.


 the empty box beside the sentence I’m not a robot

Click on the word Register at the very bottom

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If you agree with me that’s nice, but what I really want to achieve is to make you question the status quo, look between the lines and do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

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