Tips for finding cheap magazines. Post your ideas.
Check to see if your library has a magazine box, ours weeds out their old issue magazines and charges a dime each. Also people drop off their recently read magazines in the box for the library to sell as well. I just bought this years Nov. issue Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day for twenty cents! If your library doesn't do this maybe they could start. Sure beats checkout lane prices.
My husband had just a few frequent flier miles on an airline that he seldom flies. Every so often, they send out magazine offers that can be had in exchange for points. Since these points would probably expire before he ever built enought to cash in for a ticket, we traded some points for a few subscriptions...some 6 months, some 12 months. Even got a subscription to the Wall Street Journal for 9 months! Check the webpage that services the brand of flier miles that you have and there might be a similar offer listed there. (12/03/2004)
There are some real bargains on eBay, just go to eBay and do a search for Magazine subscriptions. I usually get subscriptions for some of my friends as Christmas gifts. To give an example, one magazine that is currently on eBay is Outdoor Life Magazine 3 year Subscription 33 issues for $9.49(/b) And you can find many others.
I recycle magazines by bringing them to work or passing them on to friends with similar interests and they pass them on again. Try starting a group where you trade magazines. (12/12/2004)
If you have friends or relatives that like various magazines, have each one subscribe to a different magazine and pass them among yourselves. Later they can be donated to a senior center or hospitals. It sure saves on everyone ordering the same magazine and pitching it!
By Syd (12/15/2004)
To save money on magazine subscriptions, swap gift subscriptions with your friends. Gift subscriptions are often cheaper than the regular ones, and it's a great way to share! If you want to swap gift subscriptions to progressive or small press magazines, there is a mailing list set up to help you:
Hope this helps!(12/28/2004)
Shannon from Georgia
I love magazines and looking for new tips or travel destinations. I hit the thrift stores and find single magazines I like for .25 or a bundled group for a couple bucks. When I'm done looking thru the mags, I use them to make my own handmade paper for cards.
By S. Witham
I use to buy boxlots full of Magazines for a dollar at Auctions. You get to see what you are buying. Also some Vendors at Flea Market have them, You can also find Magazines on the Net ,Some of them cost nothing,or you pay a subscription but you get to go back in their archives. Join Freecycle on the computer in your area. They are always giving Magazines away (02/25/2005)
By Mr. Thrifty
Check out the website "discountmagazines.com. I found them to have the cheapest prices on a lot of different magazines. I usually get the magazines I would not subscribe to from the library. The ones that I get cheap enough by subscribing, I take to the library or hospital waiting rooms when I am finished with them. (02/25/2005)
Make good use of your local library. Cancel magazine subscriptions and enjoy them for free at the library.
I subscribe to several free newsletters and visit freebie sites. I subscribe to many hunting and fishing magazines for my husband, gaming and pc ,baby and family magazines for my kids, remedy and health as well as fashion magazines for myself, and each and every one of them is FREE! That's right I haven't paid for a magazine in about 2 years now. Some subscriptions are for 6 months, but most are 1-2 years! Hope that helps some of you! (03/18/2005)
I save money on magazines by sharing with a neighbor. She orders one magazine subscription and I order one and we swap the mags after reading them. We agree to a week to 10 day time period from receipt to swap.
By Linda` (04/07/2005)
Many are just shipping charges added, usually $4.69. (04/08/2005)
By Fran Marie
This is a very comprehensive web site for free magazine subscriptions. Some of them go pretty fast, but keep checking back, and you may get the one you want!
By Las Vegas Angel
Instead of subscribing to two magazines, my girlfriend and I each subscribe to one and then when we get together for lunch exchange magazines and share ideas.
I was shopping at my favorite mega store (Meijer) a few weeks ago and was given a checkout coupon from a new magazine called Budget Living. I just had to call the 800 number and got a year of that magazine as well as my choice of FIVE other magazines for free. I already subscribe to a number of magazines, so I made a promise to myself to be sure to take them to waiting rooms as soon as I read them. There was NO CATCH, I didn't even pay shipping or anything. It's been fun. So try going to Budget Living's website. Good Luck (04/24/2005)
If your magazines are a one person read, find out if the library carries the ones you like and take some quiet time for yourself. Read them at the library for FREE.
Yard sales are a great place to find magazines really cheap. Also at thrift stores. A pal said recently at their bank, they received a form for some free magazines, so look around your banking establishment. (06/17/2005)
ebay. seriously. (07/07/2005)
I just found this site and they have free magazines such as Maxim and Sports Illustrated. A good find!
Digital magazines, some are free and some are not, save on paper! www.zinio.com (01/23/2009)
My library has a magazine swap area - borrow, take, drop one. Great way to save! (01/23/2009)
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