The Secret to Getting Magazines for Nothing
If you subscribe to magazines by mail, then you need to read this! We have secret tips and tricks that will get you magazines for free! I’m not talking some silly magazines either, these are great publications that everyone loves. So, don’t wait! Get your free magazines right now.
This isn’t some scam or trick either. As you know, we are the home of Gimmie’s Big List of Fake Freebies to Avoid. In other words, we actually warn our readers about freebies that are too good to be true, because they aren’t true. We only post real, legit offers that you can really get 100% free.
Tip: Magazines Make Great Gifts!
Why Do Companies Give Away Free Magazine Subscriptions?
You may think it’s a bit crazy for magazines to give away subscriptions. But, actually, it makes a lot of sense! There are many top magazine publishers, such as Time Inc., Hearst Magazines, Conde Nast Publications, American Media, Inc., Werner Media, The Reader’s Digest Association, Bauer publishing, Bonnier, Rodale, National Geographic Society, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
Many may think magazines make more on advertising than subscriptions, so they give away their magazines. But, that’s not actually the case. The number one way magazines earn money is through subscriptions. However, their subscribers tend to be loyal and reliable. In other words, they will continue their subscription. So, why give away subscriptions? Simply stated, magazines give away subscriptions to entice new subscribers. So, while there’s no strings attached and when your free subscription is done you don’t have to do anything to “cancel” or anything like that – they hope you will continue.
The second biggest way magazines make money is by advertising. When People magazine sells advertising space to companies, they include with it their publication’s circulation. In other words, how many magazines they sell. Of course, this number includes print and online subscriptions. With higher numbers, they can sell more advertising and make more money. So, it’s a win-win.
Free Magazines are a Tremendous Value
Magazine subscriptions range from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars per year. For example, Sports Illustrated costs $233 per year if you buy it at newsstands or grocery stores, and paid the cover price. Subscriptions are cheaper. For example, SI costs only $20 a year on Amazon.
More Perks: Sweepstakes and Coupons
In addition to saving money with free magazine subscriptions, did you know that magazines often have money-saving coupons in them? They do!
And, magazines have been known to give away some of the best, high-value prizes in their contest and sweepstakes.
Do I have to Cancel a Free Magazine Subscription?
Of course, you will not receive a bill for this, and you do NOT need to enter a credit card so they can’t charge you. The free magazines we post on GimmieFreebies are thoroughly vetted to ensure there’s no strings attached. In other words, there’s nothing to cancel. You will not be charged for the magazine.
But, what if you do receive a bill for a free magazine? If you follow that link, you can read our recommendations. Magazines will send you offers to continue their magazine for very low cost. This is 100% optional. You don’t have to take any action to cancel your free subscription. But, if you want to continue you’ll need to set that up with them.
Are these really free magazines that are mailed to me?
Yes! Most magazine subscriptions take around 8-10 weeks, and you will start getting the magazine in your mailbox. We also occasionally share digital magazines that are specifically for reading on your iPad or other device. Many of our fans have said they prefer mailed magazines. However, then you have to deal with all those magazines! If you’re drowning in magazines at your house, check out the fun recycled magazine craft projects and ideas for what to do with old magazines that we’ve shared.
To claim your free magazine:
- Claim your free magazine (click link) and take a short 1-page survey, you’ll get rewards instantly to spend on whichever magazine you want.
- Then, head over here and see what’s available!