Well sort of, anyway.
With the recent controversy surrounding SOMER Blink (which I won't go into here) I've been seeing some derogatory comments about people on blink being dumb gambling addicts.
Well that's not always the case. I myself buy GTC's via SOMER Blink's affiliate link to Markee Dragon. And I'll explain to you why!
Lets start with EVE Online subscription prices, if you live in a country where they have the Euro an EVE subscription costs €14,95 per month if you pay CCP directly.
However €1,- is worth ~$1.35 (this obviously fluctuates* but between $1.30 and $1.40 is about normal). Markee Dragon's site allows me to pay in dollars. On his website a GTC, which is worth 2 months of game time costs $34,99.
From Markee Dragon: $34,99 GTC (== €25,90 == 2 PLEX == 2 months)
From CCP Games: €14,95 per month so €29,90 per 2 months.
So when you normally pay per month and you buy a GTC from Europe and pay in $ you end up paying ~€25,90 which is €4,- less then paying a subscription directly to CCP so you end up saving €2,- a month.
Now how does SOMER Blink factor into this? Well every time you buy a GTC via their affiliate link you get 200 million ISK in bonus credit, or 250 million if they are running a promotion.
So by paying my subscription with GTC's not only do I save myself €2,- a month on the price of a subscription in this scenario I also get some SOMER Blink credit to play with.
Now I personally have 5 active EVE subscriptions. That I tend to pay for 6 months at a time. That's 1 GTC per 2 months, so 3 GTC's per account times 5 making for a grand total of 15 GTC's.
That's 200M per GTC, 15 times 200M in bonus comes down to 3 Billion in blink credit and blink gives you and additional 200M per 4 GTC's bought in a single go adding another 600M for a total of 3.6 Billion in blink credit.
With that much credit you can buy all the tickets on a Rorqual, or any carrier or dread.
So I spend $524,85 (€387,92) on Markee Dragons site to keep my 5 accounts subscribed. As a bonus I receive the equivalent of at least one Rorqual in blink credit plus a little leftover.
Now CCP does give you a discount if you pay for 6 months, you pay €71,70 if you pay for 6 months in one go. So if I use that offer I pay 5 times €71,70 which is €358,50 which you would be correct to point out is €29,42 less then buying the GTC's. But now if I wanted to go buy a Rorqual by converting PLEXes I would have to buy another 5 PLEX minimum to afford that Rorqual, making the SOMER Blink method come out ahead.
Furthermore if you want to be a little more shrewd you'll wait to buy your GTC's till blink runs a promotion and collect 50 million extra per GTC (15*50= 750 million in extra bonus credit) it's also not uncommon for the € to $ exchange rate to go as high as $1.37 per Euro making it an even better deal yet.
As a nice extra you'll have more Blink tokens for promo's and bonks then you know what to do with as well.
I however don't fly Rorquals or carriers or dreadnoughts, 3.6 billion in blink credit will also buy you around 100 - 120 assault frigate hulls on SOMER Blink, incidentally I don't actually manage to lose that many in 6 months. I'm far from risk averse to. Basically the blink credit I get from buying GTC's pays for most the hulls I fly and lose during the period I buy GTC's for! Blink quite literally is my Jita (well except for fittings that is of course).
So there you have it, not everybody that blinks is a degenerate gambler.
*You can easily check currency conversion rates here.