Hey, folks. Back in November, I wrote a post that said I’d have some information to you before Christmas about changes we’re making to Double Gold and the RT Box in 2018. It is… January 16 today? Goddamnit. Sorry. But I’m here with an update now.

Ok, well, moving right along, let’s dive into some of the things we have planned for this year. Please keep in mind there are a lot of details that we’re still working out, and I will make sure to roll out the information as it becomes 100% confirmed. At least four different departments and a bunch of smart people all have to work together to make this happen, and we want to make sure things are as solid as possible before we talk about them or launch anything. Here we go...

The March RT Box Will Be the Last Monthly RT Box

As I may have mentioned before, getting a box out each month has been a challenge on many fronts. I am very proud at how we’ve been able to do it every month, and two rounds of RTX Austin, without skipping a single one. However, we’ve been consistently late on shipping and aren’t entirely happy with how we’ve been executing. But we love doing this, and a lot of you really love the boxes, so we’re going to keep it going in a new way.

The New Plan: The RT Box Gets Bigger and Ships Once per Quarter

That means four boxes per year, delivered roughly every three months, plus an RTX-exclusive box that will only be available for purchase at specific RTX events (more on that in a future post). Now let’s bullet point some stuff:

  • The first of these new boxes will ship in the second quarter of 2018 (April–June). The goal is to ship the boxes in the middle of the quarter (mid- to late-May). When we know more specifics about timing, I’ll update everyone.

  • By bigger, I mean the box itself will be physically larger, contain more products, and will generally include higher quality items than the current RT Box (all exclusive to the box). Again, more details on product later.

  • I don’t have a final price yet, but you will pay once per quarter (recurring membership), and the cost per quarterly box will be lower than what you currently pay for three months worth of the current Double Gold membership. .

  • Unlike the current method of billing for Double Gold, our new plan will charge your credit card immediately when you sign up. At that point you’ll begin your FIRST benefits if you aren’t already a FIRST member, and you’ll be eligible to receive the next available RT Box. The charge will recur at the beginning of the next quarter. More information about this will be rolled out as we lock down all the specifics.

  • We are aiming for the value of all of the product in each box to be about $150+ USD.

What Does Your Money Get You?

  • An RT Box every quarter.

  • FIRST membership.

  • We will continue the current Double Gold member perks of 10% RT Store discount, early access to buying live event tickets, and that fancy double star by your name on the community site.

Take My Money! When Can I Sign Up?

The goal is to roll out sign-up for the new plan in March.

So as I’ve probably said too many times already, there’s more news to come, and I will roll it out just as soon as we get the details locked in. In the meantime, hit me up with questions below and I’ll do my best to get to them. Your feedback helps us make this a better product. We know this is a big change, but we’re planning some really fun stuff. We know you’ll love it. And to our current and former Double Gold members, thank you so much for your support and patience during our first year-and-a-half-plus of this venture. Happy new year, you lovely, lovely people.