This is untrue. Please read:
All users who registered a FINAL FANTASY XIV service account and purchased a character by October 25, 2010 will be eligible.
All users who created a character option on their service account (re: spent the $3.00 for a character) before
October 25th (in about 2 weeks) will get an additional 30 days on their account, according to this announcement. This does not
only affect Collector Edition owners, this is anyone who bought the game & made a character prior to October 25th.