While e-mails with welcome back offers arrived for some, I got actual sample issues from both Prevention Magazine and Good Times. Good times also included a bookmark, and promised a new watch if I subscribed, and a matching bracelet if I did it quickly. I think I'll pass as I have plenty of reading material here as it is.
I also received my third and final free issue of Canadian Living. The Sample Source people gave out free 3 month subscriptions a while back, and now that my last issue has arrive, so has a message offering me the final 9 months of a year's subscription for just $9. They have a big round ball on the ad saying that's just $9 a copy. Ha. They aren't thinking straight. That's $9 for the entire year, since I didn't have to pay for the first 3 issues at all. Looking at it that way, it's only 75 cents an issue. That's a deal that's hard to pass up. I've been trying all week, but I do love to flip through magazines, and I know I'm never going to get another offer as cheap as that.
Have you looked at the price of magazines on the newsstand lately? Actually, it's hard to find a price listed on most of them any more. I think they are ashamed to print it. You are darn lucky if you can find one as low as $4.99 these days. A new one I really wanted to try last week cost $15.99, and that's before adding on another couple of bucks for taxes. That does it. While I really am trying to cut back on my magazines, I suddenly don't think I can afford to pass up the deal of 9 more months of Canadian Living for just $9....especially now that I've clicked though to the renewal and see that actually includes the taxes!.