Free magazine subscriptions are for real: currently I receive Oprah's O Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Martha Stewart Living, Rachel Ray, and Real Simple all for free. How do I do this?

Things You Will Need

The internet

Step 1

Let's start with the basics. One of the easiest ways to get free magazine subscriptions is by cashing in frequent flyer miles. Typically there is not much choice when you do this, but this is how we were able to snag a year subscription to Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly for my grandmother. Another easy way is to request the last several month's issues from a nearby doctor's office.

Step 2

I participate in many different websites where prizes offered include free magazine subscriptions, such as MyCokeRewards (Oprah O free magazine subscription) and MyPoints (Martha Stewart Living). Most credit card rewards programs also offer magazine subscriptions you can cash your reward points for.

Step 3

Check out websites like where you fill out short surveys and get magazine subscriptions to magazines like Psychology Today, Woman's Day, etc. Also check out and sign up for their email newsletter; periodically you will receive an offer of a free $5 to spend on their website. You would be surprised at what magazine subscriptions you can get for $5 or less.

Step 4

Many mainstream magazines will give you a free digital magazine subscription. You will have access to all of the great articles and information as members who pay for it.

Step 5

Do you live near a doctor's office? Many times I will ask my dentist or doctor if I can take a few of their magazines home from the waiting room. Normally I only ask if there are a plethora of magazines, and I only ask for back issues, but doctors are always more than willing to give them away. In fact, one town where I lived in, the doctor's office routinely added magazines to give away to a box right outside of their door.

Magazine subscriptions are a great way to keep up with new trends, to learn how to optimize areas of your life, and to keep up with news in your industry. Getting free magazine subscriptions will allow you to delve into many areas of interest at no cost to you. Go ahead--have some fun with it.

Tips & Warnings

If you send away for magazine free trials (which is a great way to snag free magazines), you just need to write "cancel" when the bill comes in the mail and mail it back. This way you will not be billed in the future and can enjoy the magazine that has been sent to you for free.