You may have noticed a $20 “Store Credit” charge on your account.

With the new billing system we can no longer add retail purchases to your membership each month. With transaction fees, we can’t charge items individually without taking a loss. Rather than raising prices on little things like water, our solution is to use a store credit program similar to a Starbucks card.

Here’s how it works:

When you make your first retail purchase and select charge on the sheet, a $20 credit will be charged to your account.

Each subsequent purchase will come out of your purchased store credit.

When your credit goes below $5, you store credit will reload with another $20.

Your store credit balance can be refunded at any time.

This system is completely optional. If you do not want store credit charged to your account, simply pay cash for any retail items you purchase. As a reminder, if you check the charge box, the store credit will automatically be added to your account.

Hopefully this isn’t too much of a burden. It really allows us to keep prices on little things as low as possible without making you swipe a card every time you want to buy a water.

Thanks for being awesome!