$0.99 Ad Free Photobucket

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Feature Updates | 41 Comments

If you get easily distracted like I do (squirrel?!), and want to focus all of your attention on the awesomeness that is photos, videos and GIFs on Photobucket, we understand!

Here is something shiny just for you!

No Ads

Introducing our latest subscription offering:

Ad Free for $0.99

When you sign up for Ad Free, you can browse and upload on Photobucket until your heart’s content without any ads on our website, our mobile website, or our mobile apps!

Here’s the deal. Ad Free costs 99 cents a month or $9.99 a year (your pick). You won’t see any ads, but your storage and bandwidth will stay the same. If you need more storage or bandwidth for all of your awesome Photobucket images and videos, we have you covered there too! All of our Plus tiers are ad free!

We know that 99 cents doesn’t buy as much as it used to, so we think this is a real bargain (and the cheapest ad free experience around)!  Just for fun, here is a random list of what else you could buy with 99 cents (on a good day):

1. ¼ of a gallon of gas
2. 2 Swedish Fish
3. 1 Pint of milk
4. 99 water fountain wishes
5. 1 song on iTunes
6. ⅕ of a bag of movie theater popcorn
7. Borrow a penny from someone and buy a lotto ticket
8. Two stamps from the USPS
9. 5 extra lives in Candy Crush
10. ½ Pound of peanuts for your squirrel friends





  1. Greybear
    June 23, 2014

    I am actually considering the $0.99 offer – but things happen. If you can no longer afford / pay the fee, does the account roll back to the ad based it is presently?

    I mean, I love Photobucket. I actually like the low fee being offered. But what happens to me financially around the corner I do not know.

    • Hannah Moorhead
      June 23, 2014

      Hello Greybear,

      If you choose to purchase an ad free Photobucket experience, you will have the option to pay for the $9.99 entire year, or $0.99 per month. If at some point you no longer wish to pay for an ad-free experience, you can cancel and your account will revert back to “free”. This is done in your Photobucket “User Settings” under the “Account” tab.

      • Greybear
        June 24, 2014

        Thank you. Updated now 🙂
        – I have been a user for several years. It is not that I wanted a free lunch, just that I could not afford to pay a lot.

        Photobucket has been a great source of enjoyment. Some of the ads I actually like to watch 🙂 – just wish they were tailored more to the clients. Nothing worse than Spanish ads that I cannot understand.

        Thank you for your knowledge and assistance.

        • Hannah Moorhead
          June 24, 2014

          We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for choosing Photobucket 🙂

  2. John Schimmer
    May 13, 2014

    Why is photobucket better than just continuing to add picture files on my PC?
    Will it free up space on my computer?
    Will this free space allow my computer to run faster?
    Will it make it be easier to send pictures as attachments to my emails?
    What happens to my picture files if, in retirement, I find that photobucket is no longer needed?

    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 14, 2014

      Hello John,

      Photobucket is great to store and backup your photos in case something happens to your PC. Uploading your photos to Photobucket and deleting them off your computer will free up space on your computer. It is unsure if it will make your computer run faster as there are many factors that determine computer performance. Photobucket makes it easy to send your pictures as links in your emails, not necessarily as attachments. If you decide you no longer need Photobucket, you can download your Photobucket albums back onto your computer and save them on your preferred method of storage.

  3. Faith
    May 9, 2014

    Will others see ads when they look at my images?

    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 12, 2014

      Hello Faith,

      Yes they will if they have not purchased ad-free.

  4. Photobucket User since 2004
    May 7, 2014

    99c for a song on iTunes? Clearly you’ve never been to Australia. Maybe you should make this Photobucket offer three times more expensive for Australian users too. We’re so used to being ripped off, we’d never notice. 😉

  5. Avalee
    May 7, 2014

    I have clicked on every link on this page you said took you to the page for adfree including the one in my email and all I get is a blank page. Guess t will not work for me.

  6. dan
    May 7, 2014

    Would the Ad Free viewing be just for me looking at my Photobucket library, or would it also be Ad Free viewing for anyone else who clicks on links to my images stored on Photobucket?

    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 7, 2014

      Hello Dan,

      The ad-free will mean that you won’t see any ads in your own library, or in any other users’ library. However, users viewing your library who have not purchased $0.99 ad-free will still see advertisements in your library.

  7. deb
    May 5, 2014

    So free users cannot take advantage of this????????

    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 6, 2014

      Free users can take advantage of this. It will be $0.99/month to go ad free.

  8. David
    May 5, 2014

    Apparently no one knows how to read.

    • M_78
      May 7, 2014

      +1 for David.

      It’s funny for me, but not surprising in the least that people simply post a question without actually READING the OP. Standard messageboard shenanigans. READ THE PAGE people..

  9. jay f
    May 5, 2014

    it was included in the plan before, so now you are charging $1.00 more a month. that’s not going to work for me. I hardly even use photobucket as most places don’t accept html anymore ? that’s 48 bucks a year I can invest in lotto.
    now you try and gouge your loyal customers ? see how that works for ya.

    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 5, 2014

      Hello Jay,

      The “Plus” accounts will continue to be ad-free. You will not be charged $0.99 more. The ad-free option is for users who wish to continue using Photobucket as a “free user”, but pay $0.99/month to eliminate ads. Their storage and bandwidth will remain that of a free account.

  10. Chuck
    May 4, 2014

    I’m doin’ it! Those videos just kill me when trying to manage my pictures on my laptop. My poor little machine is just jammed up while trying to play 3 high-res banner movies and think about photo editing at the same time.

  11. Anna
    May 4, 2014

    This is a great idea – I like to listen to music while I’m tiddling about on the pc so the ads are really annoying. Two questions: 1. Is this just for US or can everyone pay the equivalent and 2. $0.99 for how long? A month? A year? A one off payment? Thanks. x

  12. David Wagoner
    May 4, 2014

    I got an email advertising an 99-cents Ad-Free Photobucket experience. Went to sign up on your website, and was surprised with a Blank Page. Can find no way to get this offer.

  13. fauzer
    May 4, 2014

    there is nothing on the adfree link !!!

  14. Brian Daley
    May 4, 2014

    I am a Photobucket user and find it wonderful for getting my photos posted to sites and getting old pictures cleaned up and looking new againg. Thank you for being so good

  15. Alain Poitras
    May 4, 2014

    This is a really good deal, $0.99 is nothing for people who don’t like to see ad every time they use Photobucket and also because some ad slow down their computer. This is usually the way free web sites make a little bit of money but I wonder how many “ad clicks” are necessary to accumulate such an amount. If one million users paid $0.99 for ad free service, this is almost a million dollars income for Photobucket, very clever. If ever I become a compulsive user, I will think about that interesting alternative. 😉

  16. John Malham
    May 4, 2014

    Yes please I am besieged by ads

  17. John Malham
    May 4, 2014

    How can I pay 99cents?

  18. John Malham
    May 4, 2014

    Can I pay 99c by credit card?

  19. valerie
    May 4, 2014

    Is 99 cents a one off fee, or a regular monthly/annual fee?

  20. John Patrick Moffatt
    May 4, 2014

    will be checking it all out.sounds like a good deal!

  21. tkeytkey
    May 3, 2014

    The email link does not work, neither does the one above in the page…

  22. Dorothy Gaber
    May 3, 2014

    Is $.99 a monthly payable fee – or what??

  23. bj
    May 3, 2014

    Is this a one-time charge of $.99 or a monthly .99 fee?