If you are considering becoming a member to get the great 50% off discount, free shipping, and access to member only layouts and features, but are not sure how much time you can allot to getting your pages done. Buying the 5 pack and getting one free is a great way to try it out. That is 10 2 page layouts plus page protectors for just $55. If you were going to become a member you would pay the $99 1 year membership fee and then $65 for 10 2 page layouts. This way you are giving it a try and only have to pay $55. The 5 packs do not expire. If you are already a Studio J Member it is still a $10 savings. You just need to complete five layouts at a time before ordering. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at email@example.com.