Once the link is in place and the deal has been validated by the publisher, or once the article has been published, the deal's daily counter is started. The amount of the deal is provisionned and is no longer available to you. This amount is in fact really deducted at the end of a 30 day verification period where we check for the presence of your links on the publisher's website.
For link deals (monthly prices) this same amount is provisionned each month.
For sponsored articles, this amount is deducted 30 days after the publication of the article.