It would be really nice to be able to do a annual payment so our credit cards aren’t getting monthly charges. The options to spread $XXX across 12/6/3 months would be great. Not sure if Patreon has that ability or not.
At this point, I don’t think so. Patreon tried to adjust for this not too long ago and it back-fired on them. What they do do is make one credit card charge and spread it out over all over Patreon subscriptions, which I have about five (now six) and in that way it reduces the bite of the transaction fees. Of course, you can always cancel so set up a payment and then cancel after the 1st of the month (when they usually bill everyone) and then put a tickler into your calendar for next year.
The official response from Patreon is what Mark suggested. Thank you!