$5 Magazine Deals from Amazon: Great for Gifts!
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Amazon must know my addiction. It’s not a drug, and while I love my two cups of hot java each morning, it’s not caffeine, either. Shoes are pretty, but I don’t need more than a few pairs, and I can do without knick knacks that collect dust.
Magazines, though? Well, that’s another story.
I buy items at Books a Million to take advantage of free magazines every so often. (Love my People; don’t like its subscription price!) And my mailbox fills up on a regular basis with a variety of reads: Lucky, Rachael Ray, Food Network, Writer’s Digest. Yes, I use them for research, but I also enjoy sneaking a few minutes each day to curl up with a magazine, look at the newest make-up hues, learn a few tips on budgeting, and figure out when to use ‘which’ and when to use ‘that’ in a sentence.
Amazon is currently running a great offer: $5 for a subscription to a variety of magazines. These aren’t shabby titles, either, and include Fitness (one year); Better Homes and Gardens (one year); Parents (one year); and Elle (6 months). Cooking Light, a great magazine for those who enjoy spending time in the kitchen, is $5 for three months and $18 for a year. A little higher in cost, but still lower than you would pay in the store.
A magazine subscription makes a great gift, and since the deal is so good you can use the subscription to create a themed gift. For instance, if you have a chef in the family (or at least a chef to be!), purchase an issue of a cooking magazine; place it inside a nice basket or set of kitchen bowls; and add a few additional items the gift-getter can use to make the recipes in the magazine: teaspoons, measuring cups, special oils. Someone who enjoys make-up? Along with the magazine, include a few shades of new nail polish, eye shadow and a set of brushes. Explain a subscription is coming his or her way for a certain period of time.
Before ordering any of these deals, check the details. Some of the magazines listed are $5 but not for an entire year, such as with Cooking Light. Also, the subscription will be placed on auto renewal, so make a note to call and cancel before its time to renew. You can do this easily through Amazon’s Subscription Manager.
What magazines do you buy regularly or recommend for others?