Do you love magazines?   It is difficult to explain the joy that I feel when I receive my monthly subscriptions in the mail.  I used to pay full price for the five magazines that I subscribe to.  Thankfully, I do not spend fifteen to twenty dollars on magazine subscriptions anymore.  If you follow some of the suggestions below, you can save money too!

Be Selective

It is great to receive magazines in the mail.  However, if you subscribe to too many magazines you will not have enough time to read them.  Of course, if you happen to find a wonderful deal, you could always give the subscription as a gift to a friend or your local library.

Use The Internet

I know it sounds a little cliché, but the internet has been a source of great magazine deals.  At the least there are websites that will allow you to get a few dollars discount on the magazine subscription.  Additionally, some blogs will provide a link that will allow you to get annual subscriptions for a quarter of their yearly price.

Use Your Rewards

If you belong to any type of program that provides rewards, they probably provide the opportunity to use your rewards to purchase magazines.  For instance, if you fly on different airlines frequently, you will be glad to know that you can receive magazines for your purchases.

Use Online Stores

The online megastores often have deals that will allow you to get annual magazines for a fraction of the price. For instance, often has promotions of magazines for $5.  It also allows you to manage your subscriptions in the website.

Use A Corporate Discount

If you are a member of an organization, you will undoubtedly have access to discounts.  If you are a member of an organization affiliated with the type of magazine that you want to subscribe to, this can be especially useful.  For example, members of professional organizations will likely be able to find deals on magazines in their field.

Use Offers in Other Books

When you make purchases, make sure that you send in for the free offer for magazines.  One of the most common places to find magazine offers is the cookbook.  Cookbooks will usually provide you with a coupon to get a free issue or a free subscription for a limited time.  Always take advantage of these free offers.

Just Ask The Magazine

On the rare occasion that you cannot find a discount online, you should call the customer services department of the magazine.  In the digital age, the consumer has the ability to bargain with those that offer print services.  Common promotions that are offered to retain customers include two subscriptions for the price of one, two years for the price of one year (when you pay for two years upfront). 

Consider a Digital Subscription

If you have access to a tablet or an ereader, you may be able to save money by purchasing a digital version of a subscription.  At times, you will find the digital version combined with the paper subscription for a discounted rate.