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*EXPIRED* $5 Magazines Make Great Gifts

by Freebies4Mom on December 8, 2009 8:15 am

I like giving magazine subscriptions as gifts because they can be enjoyed all year long! My favorite $5 magazine subscription is Family Fun on Amazon this month. The price is actually $9.97 but when you add that subscription to your cart it takes $5 off instantly bringing it down to $4.97 for one year (12 issues). See my updated step-by-step below because you won’t see that $5 instant savings until the summary screen, right before you pay.

Plus there are twelve other $5 subscriptions here, but you’ve got to take advantage of them before they end after December 31. Free shipping is included even if you only order one $5 subscription.

Here are my favorite $5 subscriptions, browse the full list here:

Popular Mechanics for $5.00
1 year, 12 issues

Parents for $4.97
1 year, 12 issues
read the details on auto-renewal

Pregnancy for $5.00
1 year, 10 issues
read the details on auto-renewal

Step-By-Step How that $5 Instant Savings is applied:
1. Add the magazine to your shopping card (i.e. Family Fun)
2. You’ll see Family Fun (1-year) for $9.95 in your shopping cart
3. Proceed to Checkout
4. Sign In to your Amazon account
5. Select the shipping address for the magazine
6. Select your payment option
7. Select your billing address
8. Review Your Order before paying, you’ll see:
Items: $9.95 (I ordered Family Fun)
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Promotions Applied: -$5.00
TOTAL: $4.95
9. Now you can pay for your $5 magazine!

I love to tell you about free magazine subscriptions, so why am I sharing the $5 magazine subscriptions? Because I’m the first to admit that there are some magazines that I never see offered for free. I also recognize that most free magazine subscriptions are offered for a very short period of time (so you might miss them) or they are not for a full-year but only a few issues.

If you want to order a magazine from Amazon, please remember that Swagbucks can easily earn you a $5 gift card for 45 Swagbucks just by searching the web. So some of my readers really will be able to get these magazines for free still.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mommy Melback December 8, 2009 at 8:45 pm

This worked for me. On Good Housekeeping magazine. It does not show until the next to the last page as a "super saver shipping" discount.Thanks sooooo much!


Stacy December 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I am trying to get the Family Fun subscription but the price doesnt drop. It stays full price. Could that e because I ordered stuff recently on amazon?


Heather December 8, 2009 at 8:41 am

Jessica – I am so sorry – you're right the Redbook magazine deal was last month's – it's still $10 but doesn't qualify for the $5 off instantly at checkout. I've updated my post and I recommend that you cancel your order on Amazon if you don't want the 2-year subscription for $10. Thanks so much for letting me know, I make mistakes too and my readers are gracious enough to help me correct them.-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom


Jessica December 8, 2009 at 8:35 am

I went on the Amazon website and subscribed for Redbook for my aunt's Christmas present. However, it did not take off the extra five dollars. I was billed $10.60 (with tax). Are you sure that deal is still on? Thanks anyway, I love your site!


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