I know there have been many discussions about monthly vs yearly rates. I have always billed just for the months I service and I am happy in doing it that way. However, I have made some pretty hefty increases this year and I am trying to decide if I should offer a "budget plan"? My reason to consider offering what I like to call the budget plan is to let the customer spread the monthly cost over a 12 month period vs the typical 7-8 month season. Example: 4 cuts per week for 7 months = 28 cuts per year 4 cuts per week x $80.00 per cut = $320 per month Total per year $2240.00 If the example customer above chooses the budget plan they would now pay $186.67 per month for 12 months. My question for those of you who offer payment over a 12 month period is how do you price it out the unknown?? In my area the typical season is April-October but this year I mowed through November. If the same thing happens next year I stand to give away 1 months worth of cutting if I offer the 12 month plan at the same price as the monthly plan. I could tell them it will be extra during the last 2 months if the season is extended, but I want this to be simple if I offer it. Any thoughts?