I don't want sports membership but my kids do. I told them they could have it if they pay. They want to pay for 12 months in one go. Can I credit 12m payments to my account, or does it always have to be paid monthly?
In the past NOW did do a NOW Sports Membership offer where you could pay the full amount up front for the full length of the offer.
I haven't seen these Sports offers for a while, where the only recent Sports offers are paid monthly.
Collect the 12 months payment from your kids, put it in your account, and let it dribble out monthly to Now.
From time to time - even from day 1! - start the process of cancelling the Sports membership. Chances are you will get a retention offer at better than the headline price. If so, accept it, and tell your kids they now have fifteen months of coverage, or whatever the new lowered rate for however long buys them.
Should be worth a few Dad points 😛
Also note, though, that you are limited to one stream unless you have, or buy, Boost, £6 per month, when you and they can share up to three simultaneous streams. If you don’t have Boost already, best factor this in somewhere.