As Peter notes, "Just as Argentina pegs its peso to the dollar, so too does Ricochet peg its price to that of a Starbucks grande latte."
The grim news: Our reference store -- the flagship Starbucks at Pike Place in Seattle -- has raised its prices from $3.58 to $3.67. So we'll be following suit, with new monthly Membership dues rising to $3.67 beginning January 1.
The good news: Members who joined at the $3.58 level won't see their dues go up -- they're locked in at the level in place when they joined. (Just like the $3.47 Members who are still at that level, despite the increase this past April.)
So, if you've been on the fence, you have the rest of the year to sign up at the $3.58 rate. And with the election coming up -- and new features on the way -- what better time to take the plunge?