Ho Ho Ho: Flickr Giving Away Three Free Months of Pro Membership


If you’re a Flickr user, you can currently snag and open a Christmas present from the service a few days early. The photo sharing service — which has been undergoing a renaissance as of late — is currently handing out three free months of Pro membership. Simply log in to find a link to the present on your home page, or visit the Holiday Gift page directly.

With a single click of the “Get It Now” button, the 3 months (a $6.25 value) will be credited to your account:


Here’s the email that’ll land in your inbox shortly afterward:

Thank you for accepting your Flickr Holiday Gift. Please enjoy 3 more months of Flickr Pro for free as our way of saying thanks this holiday season!
On your next billing date we will extend your Flickr Pro subscription by 3 months, unless you cancel. As a reminder, when you became a recurring Flickr Pro subscriber, you agreed that your subscription would automatically renew on the quarterly/yearly anniversary of your billing date, depending on your subscription plan, at the then-current price, until you cancel your plan. For annual plans, please note that by participating in the Flickr Holiday Gift promotion, your recurring billing date will now be three months later. All other terms of your Flickr Pro subscription are otherwise unchanged.

Flickr is doing a good job of taking advantage of Instagram’s missteps. Instagram doesn’t offer a premium membership plan, so it can’t copy Flickr’s gift giving, but it did release an update yesterday that introduced 25 new languages and a new filter called Mayfair.

Update: We originally reported that this deal was exclusively for pro members, but as commenters are pointing out below, it appears to be working for free members as well. Enjoy!