How do I buy a Self-committed account for someone else?
To purchase a "Self-committed" [paid] account for another user, go to https://www.insanejournal.com/pay/ , select "Gift for existing user" as the item you are purchasing, and type in the recipient's username of your gift. Add this to your order, select your payment method, and click the button to check out.
To purchase a Self-committed account for a non-user (someone without an account), go to https://www.insanejournal.com/pay/ , select "Email redemption code to:" and enter either their/your e-mail address (the redemption code, once used, will create the paid account for whatever amount of time you selected, not depending on the e-mail address you entered). Add this to your order, select your payment method, and click the button to check out.
If you would like to purchase a Self-committed account for a Friend, but are unsure as to which Friend would most appreciate it, you can visit https://www.insanejournal.com/paidaccounts/friends.bml . This page easily shows you which of your Friends have Free Patient accounts and which have Self-committed accounts that are expiring soon, so you can choose the best recipient for your gift. On this page, Self-committed accounts "expiring soon" are accounts that are expiring within 6 months.