Discourse discount?

I’ve seen it mentioned that Patreon creators can apply for free Discourse hosting as well as that creators can get 50% off of hosting.
If we are happy to just go the 50% off route to start, how do we go about applying that discount?

Information on Patreon’s integration is available here:

Discourse has provided details on how to apply for free hosting, and info on the discount and how to sign up for it here:

Thanks @Hayley , those are the places I’ve looked several times. All of the links go directly to the Discourse pricing page for full price (or to the application for free hosting) rather than actually providing the 50% off option.
I suppose it’s possible that I have to go through checkout to see the discount, but there’s no indicator that the url for the pricing page is in any way different.

From Discourse’s blog, pasted below, you’ll see their email address at the bottom - it can help to reach out to them to confirm pricing set up through their check out.

Free Discourse Hosting For Your Patreon Project

Are you a creator on Patreon? Then you might be eligible for a free, hosted Discourse + SSL. Our tight integration with Patreon automates badges and user groups for your patrons. For some excellent examples of how Discourse can increase your patron count read the stories of MCrider and The Bitcoin Pub.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of $50 in monthly patronage
  • Your project has a clear need for discussions (see FAQ below)
  • Please understand that approval is ultimately at our discretion as we work out the details of this program.

Basic Terms

  • You will get a sub-domain of your choosing on the *.discourse.group domain, e.g. myproject .discourse.group.
  • You will get free SSL, courtesy of Let’s Encrypt.
  • There is a bandwidth limit of 50k monthly page views, equivalent to half of our Standard hosting plan.
  • We do not support imports. See the FAQ for more.
  • If you exceed our bandwidth limit (for several consecutive months) you have two options:
    1. We’ll help you move to self-hosting, either on your own server or any Docker compatible cloud (a $20/month Digital Ocean droplet should suffice).
    2. Upgrade to our Standard hosting plan at 50% off.
  • Absolutely zero lock-in! You are free to download a complete Discourse export and migrate away from our free hosting at any time.
  • If your site sees no activity (for several consecutive months) we’ll get in touch about shutting down the site for everyone’s benefit. Of course, you’d be welcome to start again when you’re confident about generating enough traction for a forum to make sense!

Apply Now!

Head over to free.discourse.group and click Apply on the “Crowdfunded” form. Fill out the details on it and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Since we’re still doing some of this manually it might take us a few days to get back to you. Having troubles with the form? Reach out to us at team@discourse.org and we’ll help you out.

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