Sunday, September 23, 2007

Cheap Magazine Subscriptions

(Originally posted on my old blog "Work Around Your Wallet" on 2/7/07)

Never, I repeat never, pay full price for a magazine subcription again. Ebay is a great place to find really inexpensive subscriptions. For example, an online store that sells magazine subcriptions has 1 year (52 issues) of US Weekly listed as $49.40. I did a search on Ebay and found a 3 year subscription (156 issues) for $17.95. HUGE difference. Not only is it less, but it's for 3 years as opposed to 1. There is only one magazine store that I buy subscriptions from sometimes because they have a deal of the day magazine that is marked down and you should be able to find a coupon to apply to the purchase to make the price a little lower. The store is called Best Deal Magazines ( and if you sign up for their offers, they'll usually send an email with the upcoming deals of each day of the week. That way if there is a magazine you'd really like to get, you can make sure you head there on that certain day of the week to take advantage.

There are times you can get magazine subs for free and I'm not talking about the trade magazines either. You just have to keep an eye out. The best place to look are freebie forums. The subscrptions usually go fast so don't dilly dally if you come across a posting for a free sub to a magazine you like. One place to check is They actually have a sub-forum called Free Magazines located in their freebie forum. Here is the link to it: Also, your local library is a good place to read and check out mags. It doesn't cost anything and you don't wind up with a stack of them that clutter up your house and for some reason are so hard to throw away even though there is a layer of dust an inch thick on top and you haven't looked at them in forever and a day.

In the end, it's up to you how you want to view your favorite magazines, but just know you don't have to pay alot to do it.

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