Meetup doesn't charge individuals to create an account, to join a Meetup Group, or go to meetings.
Instead, every Meetup Group is responsible for paying a fee billed to the Group's Organizer.
Most Organizers treat this fee like a restaurant tab, sharing it with the group members by setting membership dues and/or charging event fees at individual Meetups.
You can learn more about Meetup's pricing options in your area here.
If you're unhappy for any reason, you can request a full refund within 30 days of your initial payment.
For more information about the refund policy, please visit Section 3.5 of our Terms of Service.