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by Freebies4Mom on July 6, 2008 11:35 am

I wanted to highlight a few new free magazine subscription offers for you:

Remedy Life Free 3-Yr. – I haven’t gotten this free health & wellness magazine before, but I am curious to find out if it might have some informative articles in it and be a good source of coupons to use at CVS or Walgreens.

Cosmopolitan Free 4 issues – Offered by StartSampling, which is the best source of free magazine subscriptions. I’ve gotten every single free magazine I’ve requested from them and have never had a problem with getting automatic renewals or bills. It’s easy to sign-up, and once you do all you have to do is log-in and your freebie will be mailed to you. This offer might be a regional one, I have heard from one Freebie Friday reader who did not see it showing up on StartSampling although it still appears for me.

More Free 1-Yr. – Offered by StartSampling, get your free 10 issue subscription before they are all gone! This magazine is targeted to women who are 40+.

Free magazines are popping up all the time, but some of the more popular titles are only available for a short time (less than a day). I am enjoying my free magazines, and I will no longer pay for magazine subscriptions. One exception that I make is for All You, but between the reader survey and the coupons that magazine has already paid for itself for me.

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. 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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Heather July 15, 2008 at 10:58 pm

Thanks for letting me know – it sounds like maybe the offer has changed to a free trial issue instead of a free subscription? Is anyone else experiencing this? I’ve already order mine, so it’s hard for me to confirm this.


Anonymous July 15, 2008 at 10:49 pm

I tried to request the “free” subscription to More and another magazine listed as “free”, but when I filled out the form, a fine print notice in parenthesis appeared in the upper right corner of the screen that said my first issue AND AN INVOICE for $22 for one $18 for the other, would arrive in __ weeks. I opted to skip rather than submit the form.


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Samantha July 6, 2008 at 5:16 pm

I recycle my magazines by sending them overseas to soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. I send care packages to soldiers from my husband’s former base full of all the extra goodies I get from CVS and Target. All of those things are hard to come by for the soldiers who don’t have family members to send them to them. I encourage anyone looking for something to do with old magazines, books or movies to check out


brightleigh July 6, 2008 at 4:38 pm

I work in a school library and teachers are always coming to me to get magazines to read or cut up for their students’ projects. I take my magazines to school for the teachers to use. Teachers will always take donations like that for their classrooms.


Shanna July 6, 2008 at 3:23 pm

I, too, recycle my magazines once I’m finished with them, by either dropping off a handful at hospital waiting rooms, doctors’ offices, or the local university student center. I do try to determine which magazines would be a good fit (by content) for the locale where I leave them.


Estelle July 6, 2008 at 3:06 pm

I just got a subscription to Parenting magazine through AdPerk, it did not take me more than 15 min of “watching” videos. That was easy! I was subscribing to 10+ magazines and realized I did not like some of them as much as I thought. I decided to transfer the subscriptions through Freecycle ( As for the older issues, I either freecycle them or give them to my daughter’s occupational therapist. I know she then passes them on, which is exactly what I want!


V July 6, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Heather, I have e-mailed you more details of the adperk program.


Heather July 6, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Thanks, V! I haven’t tried AdPerk yet because I felt it required too much time to watch the ads to earn the free subscription. I will definitely try it out (and set my timer) when a new magazine is offered that I’m not already getting!


Michelle July 6, 2008 at 12:52 pm

I have to say, I was a bit overwhelmed when I began receiving my free magazines – I wasn’t sure what to do with them all, how would I ever find time to read them? My daughter has a lot of doctor’s appts, so I bring a bag of magazines along – and leave them in the waiting room when I’m finished flipping through them. It’s been great fun for me to pass them along!


V July 6, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Have you ever heard of You can earn magazine subscriptions for watching a few ads. It appears to be completely legitimate and they are currently offering:ParentingRedbookOdePopular ScienceField and Streamwith several more to come. I have watched ads there and I am currently receiving a few subscriptions. You never receive a bill, and it also seems that since starting this I am getting offers of other free subscriptions or extremely reduced price subscriptions. I’m never paying for magazines again either! =c)


Angie at Baby Cheapskate July 6, 2008 at 11:52 am

Thanks, Heather! I just got a free subscription to MORE for my mom.


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