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9% off Strava Premium Annual Subscription (A$74.61, Was A$131.88 if Billed Monthly)

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So as many fitness enthusiasts are aware, last year Strava introduced a premium service which pretty much had all the good stuff.

Currently if you sign up for the annual billing you receive 38% discount on the annual fee at $81.99 AUD.

The following codes will bring it down another 9% ($7.38 savings) which makes the annual total $74.61AUD:
-King
-RichRoll
-Citius

Very rarely do I see promo codes actually working for this but may as well throw this out there for anyone with new years resolutions relating to health and fitness.

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  • +55 votes

    I would suggest to boycott strava's paid subscription.
    Not because I am against paid subscriptions as such, but just because strava has recently cut off features that used to be free and were considered basic and decided that they want us to pay for it, instead of introducing some cool new features as a premium.
    PS forgot to mention: another reason as that there's a lot of bullshit in tops (electric bikes etc), I even consider riding in a bunch to become KOM a cheating, IMHO in strava one should ride alone to set records, but you would get people riding trains in KOMs!

    • +13 votes

      Agreed. Matched Runs/Past Efforts being hidden behind a paywall is ridiculous.

    • +16 votes

      I might be approaching this from a completely different angle.

      I used Strava for free between 2014 and 2017. I got so much out of it and it definitely made me fall in love with cycling and renewed my love for running. What you said is absolutely correct, but perhaps you're not the target market for their paid subscriptions and I can see why you feel that way.

      I think for the value and the fact that I got so much out of Strava even before I started paying, a subscription to keep them going and unlock a few (insignificant) features is justified.

      In an ideal world, all the features for the paid subscribers would also be given to the free users, but hey, we can't expect everything to be free right?

      • +1 vote

        For me it's not just that. There have been barely any improvements or new features in the 5 years that I've had a strava acc - look at what Elevate for Strava (chrome extension) can do, or other strava webapps that put in wind and weather details into your run/cycle's description. You can't see a pace (speed) worm when looking at your ride overview.

        re.live """"violating"""" their API terms (extremely weak justification provided by Strava) didn't help them win any goodwill.

        lastly $75 bucks is imo a bit too much if you have no interest in being KOM or using its social features.

      • +1 vote

        I use the free version of Strava only because as the saying goes "if it's not on Strava, it didn't happen". However, it's shenanigans like this and this that I choose not to subscribe - it's my personal choice, whether you agree with me or not is irrelevant.

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          Interesting articles those. Looking forward to when somebody else comes out with an alternate app and gives Strava (who do very little for their money) something to worry about. In principle, I closed my Strava account a while back due to as you say their petty "shenanigans".

    • +1 vote

      Cheeky buggers; yeah noticed this recently, I don't really use it for those features, but they were nice to have

    • +5 votes

      I was thinking like you before. But strava is a company/business. They have to pay their employees, maintain their cloud infrastructure and also make a profit. Of course they (Strava/Garmin/RunKeeper) all sell our data to third parties for sum. If you are really enjoying your cycling, ride a lot and you care about your data and performance, I think paying around $7 a month is not going to make you any poor.

      Re: segments & KOMs, I don't think Strava can control how someone gets a KOM. In cycling races, you always ride in a bunch, unless you are doing time-trial. So drafting is a common thing.

    • +9 votes

      I have a couple of accidental KOMs on backstreets but generally not in the running for the primo segments in our local area. I dont really care too much about the leader boards, I get a kick if I set a few new PRs and see that my training is working and that i am getting stronger. Strava is great motivation for me to track all of this. Just like on Zwift I actually feel sorry for people who have to cheat to feel good about themselves by winning a digital title that they didnt earn.

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      thanks for the comment! good to have insights / opinions like that - also wasn't 100% sure if I am sold on Strava pro features

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      I used to be a premium member years ago, but I stopped soon after they started sorting everyone's ride "Facebook style" a.k.a not in chronological order and spamming my feed and email with ads. They did eventually revert the sorting. I still use the free version but more and more features have been moved behind the paywall. Kind of glad I stopped paying them early as they have just gone further downhill in my opinion.

    • +2 votes

      Honestly I think that Strava's problem was that all of their best features were free making their old business model was unsustainable. I used to pay for Strava (before the changes were made) but found that most of the features included weren't worth the money, especially after I bought a Garmin watch (Garmin gave me most of the paid Strava data for free). The problem is once you have set a precedent of offering so many good features for free it's impossible to make them paid without facing a large amount of backlash.

      I agree that fake KOMs was a massive issue and they were also hard to report. If I recall correctly the only way you could report them was on the browser website and it would often take Strava a very long time to remove obvious fakes.

  • -1 vote

    Where does it say it is AUD?

  • +4 votes

    I would be happy to pay a fair fee, or one off decent amount, but not the over priced fees they went too every year. I imagine they lost a lot of people when at the same time they hid peoples basic self comparative data behind the paywall, so you could barely get anything useful out of the free version at all. Its pretty hopeless now, and I just look at Garmin to get the comparative self analysis for free. The kom's and other social integration not worth the very high annual fees IMO, and they pissed off their user base with the over aggressive switching off of your own relative data. They even just sent out a fairly trite email saying basically to bugger off if you wont subscribe, so I no longer recommended this platform to sporty friends.

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    Where do you enter the code? Can you use the code with iTunes billing?

    • +1 vote

      No but you can get discounted iTunes cards eg at coles right now for 15% off. Making it cheaper to use in app purchase overall.

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        Yes, thats how I have been paying for my subscription.

  • +1 vote

    I've got $1.49 per month until the end of Feb so wonder if this will still work then?
    Also I used my google play credit to cover the $1.49 months so I would be willing to buy some discounted Google Play credit to get me up to $70 then pay for this.
    Don't think I'll get enough surveys to get that much by end of Feb unfortunately.

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      how did you get that?

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        No idea, just popped up on my banner like the free month does.

  • -1 vote

    I remember reading that their paid subscribers were like less than 5%.

    My thinking is… Would I be upset if Strava went broke and shut down?

    Yes. I subscribe even though I don't really use the premium features.

    The fitness score thing is pretty cool though.

    • +3 votes

      Can I suggest intervals.icu

      About a million times better, just log in with your strava details and let it do the rest.

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        Sounds legit

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        Exactly what I was thinking the other day! Someone may already have done the things i was looking for…

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        Nice… but isnt it relying on data from strava?

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          Yeah, sorry I meant in response to

          The fitness score thing is pretty cool though

          You need a premium Strava sub to use intervals.icu.

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            @Nuggets: Cool… thanks…

            I use veloviewer.com which is more like a super duper report writer for strava.

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    Also never going to subscribe to Strava for the above dodgy reasons.
    I kind of do hope they fold and are picked up by Garmin or Google.. They will also sell our data but at least the product will be usable.

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      Garmin already has their own strava like app.

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        Lol, yes but it's locked to Garmin users..

  • +1 vote

    Strava is getting very boring these days. They want to make money hey I get that, but really, in the last 8 months or so since I signed up I can't believe how crap it is now. Almost zero features. Combine that with reliability of Garmin products (Oh yeah, apparently they're aware and "working on it") it's almost useless except to brag at those who care to look.

    • -1 vote

      What do you mean "zero features"?

  • +3 votes

    I would be happy to spend a few bucks to get some features but I'm not dropping $75 to get some mildly interesting info. Wish garmin would sync with Google fit or something.

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      Agree. This is where is gets to on so many online services. Yes, the information you're asking me to pay for is "interesting", but ultimately does little to actually improve the underlying activity (i.e. running or cycling in this case). For the "hard core" users, it's possibly worthwhile, but for the mainstream it sits entirely in the interesting, but not "vaulable" bucket.

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    When I was using the free month trial, I noticed in my Apple subscriptions that you can pick features of Strava (I think it was broken into 3 sections) so you can pick 1 section of features and potentially only pay 1/3rd of the price.

    Currently am only using the free version.

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      I think its all or nothing now. They don't give you the option to pay for only what you need. Which is a shame.
      Having said that, I for one am a happy subscriber. I ride 300-400kms a week and find the info very interesting, primarily not actually the stats about myself, but all the people I am following. There are some crazy fit people out there!
      Id rather forego two coffees a month and pay for strava. Its a good app and worth paying for IMHO.

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      Not broken up anymore. It's all or nothing. No more tier structure.

  • +1 vote

    I only want the routing feature, but it's not worth paying for the whole suite just for that. They should add a price for individual features and I would be happy to pay.

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    before committing to a full annual subscription… i'd recommend signing up to the free 2 month trial and assessing whether or not the premium features are of value to you… for me they weren't personally as i have enough statistics/data from garmin/stryd… the only thing i do miss is the routing feature but that's simply a nice to have…

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      Strava's new route builder is good but plenty of other free options like RidewithGPS or Komoot.

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        I tried most of the alternatives but they all fell over in one way or another. For example refusing to use a particular path, or suggesting odd routings. Which is a shame as I'd prefer to save my pennies!

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    Any VPN tricks or countries this subscription is cheaper, just a thought?
    There is currently only a 30 day trial, ignored the 60 day trial about 100 times
    Don't personally need the paid version but also miss a few of the features.
    Not against supporting the devs (the original/free version was great) but where do you stop with subscriptions.