Addional Supporter Blogs Not Working with Manual Extension

Question: In the supporter admin menu, I can select to have a number of additional add-free blogs for supporters. Then, I can check to make premium themes available on those blogs as well.

I have a number of newer users who I have manually-extended as a promotion to help get my community off the ground. This function does not seem to be working for them. When they add a new blog, has adds and is not a supporter.

I'm not sure if this is for every user, or just the manually-extended ones.

Thoughts?

MU 2.9.1 and Buddypress 1.2.1 and the most recent supporter.