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06-14-2006, 03:27 PM
I took Missindi's advice and ordered magazine subscriptions through www.magazinepricesearch.com I was really impressed and got some great deals.
I'm now getting:
Martha Stewart Living
Body and Soul
...and a freebie called Seed
I also ordered Birds and Blooms for my mom for her birthday.
The prices were so low it was amazing. Thanks for sharing this, Missindi. I pick up magazines from time to time at Costco or Barnes and Noble, but this is so much cheaper.
06-14-2006, 05:21 PM
You actually buy the subscriptions from one of many online vendors and this site just does the research for you, right? Have you ever had a problem with reliability? When you don't get the full amount of your subscription--or don't get it at all. I usually wait to pay after I have received the first issue of a subscription--then if there is a problem, I just cancel and don't send in payment. Do you have to pay with your order?
I love magazines--although I have separation issues (I never want to throw any of them them away) :) The prices on this site are great! I'm ready to put in an order.
06-14-2006, 05:49 PM
I just ordered Bon Appetit, Everyday Food, and CL again.
06-14-2006, 06:59 PM
Shar- you do have to pay with your order thru this site. I also order through them, after hearing Missindi's great results. I haven't had a problem yet with anything that I've ordered. It does take a while for a new subscription to kick in though- so you do need to have a bit of patience. It took almost two months to get my first issue of Fine Cooking.
06-15-2006, 09:26 AM
Thanks for posting this again. There are several that I will be renewing as our subs run out. I have bookmarked the site.
06-15-2006, 09:45 AM
I like discountmagazines.com as well. You can buy year long subscriptions from them starting at $5.95 (they used to start at $3.95, but I guess they've gone up).
06-15-2006, 11:41 AM
I tried this once in January, ordered Bon Appetit from NetMagazines and never reveived the subscription. I used a discount code and the price was $12.00 per year for 12 issues and waited 17 weeks before I finally got a refund from them after sending multiple customer service requests They claimed they lost my subscription; but of course they charged me the $12.00 the day I ordered.
I was afraid to buy the monthly magazine at the store for fear it would end up in my mailbox, I did this for 4 months straight.
Just keep track of what company you order from and make sure your subscriptions start, just isn't worth the headache for me.
06-15-2006, 12:02 PM
I used it recently to renew CL and Eating Well. Worked great and I have been receiving my mags with no problem.
06-15-2006, 01:27 PM
I purposefully used my Visa to order these so if I did encounter problems that I would have recourse. I also printed out the receipts and have them in a folder in my file cabinet. I also have an excel spreadsheet list of my subscriptions, who I ordered them from, how many issues each subscription is for, and what discount I used for each order. When I start receiving each order I will update my spreadsheet.
I am really not so organized in my whole life (although I just bought a labelmaker :p ), but I have an awful short term memory. I know if I didn't keep track of this stuff now, that I would forget everything I ordered.
The short term memory loss does have its advantages. I forgot I bought two pairs of born sandals on clearance last fall. I opened up my spring shoes container a few weeks ago, and it was like Christmas! :D
06-16-2006, 04:43 PM
i've been dealing with Delta for over a year, and their prices are astonishing. they don't offer everything, but when i can get 50 weeks of The New Yorker for $13, i'm in love. i put in 6 subs with them, plus 2 gift subs, and they are 1,000% reliable. (right about now i'm wondering whatever possessed me to order Vogue...probably the $10 yearly price, and my 20-y-o DD, who only visits occasionally...)
that would be www.Delta Magazines.com.
they are though yahoo, but as i said, fully responsible.
Cooking Light, 1 yr, $10
Everyday Food, 1 yr, $11
Gourmet, 1 yr, $8.75
WD, 1 yr, $10
the gifts i bought were for a 12-y-o nephew, Dicovery and Nat'l Geo (adult versions), both together came to one year for about $35.
so, for magazine lovers like me, it's another site to look into. esp. as gifts...it's like one in the MB every month (or 17x/year, like WD, lol).
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