I get 7 days of Soylent per month on a recurring order, which costs me $70 per month. If I paid one time for a full month (28 days) on a non-recurring order they’d charge me $300. That would be like doing a 7 days per month for 4 months but paying in advance and getting the Soylent all at once. So instead I just do 7 days per month recurring.
I could do 28 days per month recurring for $255 and then cancel after one month, which would save me $25 over 4 months ($70 per month times 4 months = $280). And then after 4 months start up again. I could do that but it would feel like I’m gaming the system or cheating or something, so I don’t.
But the price structure should be such that if I’m on a 7 day per month recurring order and if I decide to just buy 4 months (28 days) at once I could do so at at most $70 x 4 = $280. I realize that with orders backed up so much already such a change is pretty low on their priority list but I hope they get around to changing it eventually.