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*Expired* Pass Them Along – Free Magazines

by Freebies4Mom on April 12, 2008 7:46 pm

I continue to get free magazine subscriptions. CountryHome magazine just came in my mailbox, and from the label it looks like I received a free 2-year subscription. I have Amy at MomAdvice.com to thank for this great freebie from Start Sampling – I’m hoping a few of you got it too when it was available. The great part about this magazine is that in includes the “funandfamily” coupon insert with manufacturer’s coupons for items found at the grocery store, my favorite coupon is to Save 25 cents off Kozy Shack pudding (my Kroger will triple that coupon so I can indulge in some rice pudding for really cheap).

I’ll continue to tell you about the free magazine subscriptions I come across. Right now Start Sampling is offering a free subscription to Wake Boarding magazine and to Bridal Guide – just in case you know any wake boarders or brides-to-be, you might want to tell them about this offer. Yes, the magazines will come – at least from my experience they will!

So, what am I doing with my magazines after I’m done browsing them, reading the articles of interest, and clipping the money-saving coupons in them? Sometimes I will leave my magazines in the doctor’s office if that is where I am when I finish browsing and if they are lacking in their magazine selection. I also donate magazines to a charity that collects magazines to circulate among the waiting rooms of local hospitals and other public places in my community. If I am making a donation to a charity that is specifically for moms & their children then I will try and include a parenting magazine. I have also donated magazines to my local library where they sell them at 10 cents each to raise money for special projects. I encourage you to think about how you can give your free magazines a second life and gain a few readers

What magazines are you getting for free in the mail? What are you doing with your magazines when you are done with them? Please post a comment and share with us!

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Nicole April 12, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Right now we are getting: Family Fun, Wondertime, Cookie, Spin, Vibe, Rolling Stones, Kraft Food & Family, Taste of Home Quick Cooking, Interview, BabyTalk, American Baby, Parenting, Parents, and a few Christian ones as well.I have a few friends that I swap magazines with when we’re through reading them. And I also give stacks away on Freecycle sometimes. And I have also been the happy recipient to years worth for my son! We have unloaded years worth of Ranger Rick and Highlights from some fellow Freecyclers, saving me from ordering them. I just pull one out each month and toss it in the mail pile. My son loves getting his own mail!:)

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Heather April 12, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Thanks for the comment, Niki! Glad to hear you are getting lots of free magazines! I love the possibility of getting kids magazines on Freecycle – I’ll have to check it out for our area!

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Alicia April 12, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Thanks for the head’s up-I just love the info you give. I know this isn’t exactly what you are talking about, but it’s cool nonetheless. We are club members to Lego, and so my 4-yr old gets a free magazine mailed to him every 2 months. He can read enough to know that it’s his name on there, and it’s a great little magazine, albeit very “Lego” specific. Here’s the link: http://club1.lego.com/en-US/legomagazine/default.aspx

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sheiladoherty April 13, 2008 at 12:14 pm

My kids also get the free Lego magazine. They look forward to it every issue.

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Heather April 13, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Yes, the Lego magazine is great if your kids are into Lego! Thanks for leaving comments Alicia and Sheila!

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Daisy April 13, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Schoolteachers often like magazines. I use them in my classroom for art projects. Most recently, my fourth graders were creating a mosaic of pictures that represented their favorite state.

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Heather April 13, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Great point, Daisy! Magazines are great collage material.

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