What the freebie of the day is depends on the vote the previous day. So, if you are wanting a particular letter, you need to vote for it. =]
Oh, yeah. I almost forgot. A credit card isn't necessary to set up a PayPal account. All you need is a bank account. So that might be a solution to you if you are wanting to purchase a membership.
I think she is reposting them, at least it restarted with the A today (and I'm so glad because I missed them too!)