Early Bird explained
SpareRoom is free to use. As a free user you can post an advert and view/contact all bold ads for free. You can also contact free (aka plain) ads that are older than 7 days. New free ads less than 7 days old are reserved for our Early Bird users. To contact these ads you need to upgrade to Early Bird access which starts at 90 pence per day and is available for a week at £10.99, 2 weeks at £21.99 or 28 days at £24.99. Early Birds can email all ads on the site.
We’re the #1 UK Flatshare site in the UK, with 7 times more traffic than our nearest competitor. This means we get more listings per day than any other flatshare site, so you’re sure to find your ideal flatshare in no time. In fact we’re so confident that you’ll find your ideal flatshare faster with Early Bird, that our 4 week upgrade comes with a Success Guarantee.
How do I know how many extra ads I will be able to contact as an Early Bird?
You can see how many ads are reserved for Early Bird users at any time by looking at the top of the page to the right of our logo.