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*Expired* Free Parenting or Redbook Magazines

by Freebies4Mom on July 8, 2008 11:15 am

AdPerk is no longer offering Parenting or Redbook. Earn a free subscription to either Parenting or Redbook magazines by watching Johnson’s baby ads on AdPerk.  I finally tried ths new program, and I have to admit that I like how it works! It took some encouragement from one of my readers, V., here’s what she said after I told her I finally did it to earn my free Redbook subscription:

I was reluctant at first too, but they had a magazine I wanted so I figured I would give it a shot and if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t stick with it. I also wondered if I would actually get the magazines, but they do come. Some of the ads are really cheesy or for products I will never use. But so are TV commercials and I don’t get free stuff for watching those!” -V.
So how long did it take me to earn my free Redbook subscription? 18 minutes (and I was multi-tasking while I watched & listened to the ads). You have to watch ads to earn credits for the free magazine subscription that you want. After each ad, you have 30 seconds to enter the code on the screen to confirm that you watched the ad – the sound also stops at the close of the ad so it’s easy to catch the end if you aren’t staring at it at that moment. You can also adjust the sound easily, and if miss entering a code you can just watch the ad again. I liked that I could see my free magazine issues adding up to a subscription at the top of the site – made it really easy to see how many more ads I had to view before I could “checkout”. The best part was that there were no tedious survey questions about the ads to watch at the end!

Update:
Since we are talking about Johnson’s – thanks to Money Saving Mom I found out there is a new coupon to Save $2 on 2 Johnson’s Buddies products (print it twice)! I’ll be taking my coupons to either Walmart, Target, CVS, or Kroger for free soap!
I look forward to seeing what’s new on AdPerk in the future. They say they”ll be offering more magazines like Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Smart Money. I would definitely like to earn that Smart Money subscription!

Update 8/15/08: I got my first issue of Redbook magazine. This means that AdPerk really does work!

Update 9/25/08: I got my first issue of Ode, a magazine for “intelligent optimists”. Actually I got the Sept. and Oct. issues on the same day. Currently you can still request Ode as well as Field & Stream magazines from AdPerk. More titles will be available soon! I love AdPerk! I am so surprised, but it really is a good source of free magazines.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

MommyOnTheGo July 8, 2008 at 11:44 am

I did this about 2 weeks ago. Still waiting to receive both Redbook and Parents magazines. But it was easy to do!

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MelADramatic Mommy July 8, 2008 at 12:08 pm

I did this ages ago and haven’t received my Good Housekeeping, but it’s so easy!

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Chandi July 8, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I love ad perk, I thought I learned about it on your site. I am waiting for REdbook and Good housekeeping.

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jennifer July 8, 2008 at 12:35 pm

I’ve received 2 issues of GH already thru my first try with Adperk. As with all subscriptions, it can take 4-12 weeks for the magazine to start. Also, with this type of program, they have to submit it to the fulfillment house, which generates the files to pring labels and get your mags out to you. Just be patient! I just did it for Redbook last week and can’t wait to start receiving it again! (my paid sub. lapsed in January this year)

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V July 8, 2008 at 12:43 pm

I’m glad you tried it out. It really does seem worth it. Unless something has changed within the last month, I believe you can choose to watch ads for every magazine they currently offer. I am not sure what they consider “soon” when they say coming soon because there are some magazines I have been waiting a few months to watch ads for.

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Kate July 8, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Did you notice the awesome printable Johnson’s coupons on the sidebar there??? I did the Redbook and Parenting thing too… you could do more than one.

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Heather July 8, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Thanks everyone for your comments – it looks like you can request BOTH Redbook and Parenting – you just have to watch more ads!

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The Adams Family July 8, 2008 at 2:51 pm

I did try and will receive Redbook in couple weeks, thanks!

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Liberty July 8, 2008 at 4:22 pm

I too did this a couple of weeks ago – pretty easy to do and completely worth it! I keep checking in for new subscriptions!

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Renee July 8, 2008 at 7:56 pm

I discovered this website in early September and earned one year subs to Ode and Popular Science. Ode is pretty cool, and I had never heard of it before. The subscriptions started in January, and I’m pretty happy with them. Seems like I get more magazine junk mail than I used to though. It may be due to the magazine companies themselves though and not adperk.

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Anonymous July 8, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Can I get a re-new to the Parenting Magazine? Is that possible, how do I do that?

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uppervalleymom July 8, 2008 at 9:48 pm

I did the same thing and got multiple subscriptions a few weeks ago. No issues received yet, but I am hopeful. It was easy to “watch” the commercials in a separate window, and my speakers are not working, so it was really not a pain at all. The only tricky thing was to keep an eye on the ad window in order to notice when it was over and enter the code in the time allowed. I look forward to more offers!

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Channah July 8, 2008 at 10:35 pm

I also signed up for Popular Science – Hubby will be so thrilled about that!

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Lindsay July 9, 2008 at 12:22 pm

I can’t get the Parenting to come up —I just get a blank screen and the bottom of my page says done. I did get Popular Science to work though —any ideas? I’ve tried each computer in our house.

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Heather July 9, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I just checked and I’m seeing Parenting as available – and not having any problems bringing up the ads to watch. But I’m not seeing Redbook as being available.

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Christina July 9, 2008 at 1:02 pm

I’m fairly new here (been blurking for a little bit) and I wanted to thank you for taking the time to post such useful money saving info. After seeing this post, I registered with Adperk and so far I’ve watched/listened to enough videos to get Redbook, Field and Stream and Popular Science. I may do Ode tomorrow. I’m not sure why it has allowed me to be eligible for 4 different magazines but I’m not complaining! :)Thanks again for making the information for SO MANY DEALS readily available on your site.I’m sure I will continue to be a frequent visitor.

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Debi P July 10, 2008 at 12:31 pm

I am trying to do this but keep getting this error message when I click your link. Does it just mean the site is down? I am clearly very internet savvy! :)”Could not connect: Lost connection to MySQL server at ‘reading initial communication packet’, system error: 113″

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Heather July 10, 2008 at 12:43 pm

I get the same message – that means their site is down right now. Try tomorrow!

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Penny Pinching Parent July 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Hi Heather- Thank you for sharing this great find, I hope it’s okay, but I am adding this my list for “Freebie Friday” tomorrow… I am just directing my readers directly to your site for more all the details. Thank you again for sharing.

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Heather July 10, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Penny Pinching Parent – Thanks for sharing this with your readers! Love the look of your blog, very easy to browse!

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Penny Pinching Parent July 11, 2008 at 7:18 am

Thank you, your recent “makeover” is fantastic!

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