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    • divadee
    • By divadee 6th Sep 05, 7:03 PM
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    Magazine offers - 3 for £1, free gifts etc IIII
    • #1
    • 6th Sep 05, 7:03 PM
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    Magazine offers - 3 for £1, free gifts etc IIII 6th Sep 05 at 7:03 PM
    The following note is from Martin:

    Now I'll probably be struck out of the NUJ for writing this. However magazines use a host of marketing tricks to get us to sign up, and often stay subscribed even if we're not reading their magazines.

    Yet active MoneySavers can use this to their advantage. There are lots of different types of deals, but most effectively say "sign up by direct debit" and we'll give you three or six mags for free (or for £1). Sometimes you may get a free gift too.

    Their aim

    Their aim is you forget to cancel the DD whether you like the mag or not, after all a subscribers a subscriber.

    MoneySavers aim

    Sign up. Read the mag. Cancel the direct debit at the end of the trial and possibly sign up for another trial with the same magazine all over again. Of course we shouldn't kill the magazine industry. Don't repeat this too often. if you are a loyal follower then get your subscription - it's always substantially cheaper than buying it again and again in a newsagents anyway.

    More about the list below

    Below is a categorised list of magazines with these type of offers, based on information provided from MoneySavers. It's sectioned into subject categories and sub-sectioned into offer types. Of course offers change, so do check the terms and conditions before you sign up.

    Please continue to post your magazine spots and periodically (forgive the pun) we'll update this list
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 20-09-2005 at 10:26 PM.
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    • divadee
    • By divadee 6th Sep 05, 10:50 PM
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    • 6th Sep 05, 10:50 PM
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    • 6th Sep 05, 10:50 PM
    Business & News Related

    12 for £1

    What Investment

    3 months free

    Guardian Weekly
    New Internationalist
    Money Observer

    4 free issues

    Time
    MoneyWeek

    3 free issues

    Fortune
    Bloomberg Money,
    unlimited magazine,

    1 free issue

    Times Literary Supplement
    Money Observer Free Issue


    Computing & Technology

    3 free issues

    MacUser
    Computer Buyer

    3 for £1

    Computer Shopper

    Discounted Subscriptions

    Webuser
    Digit

    Discounted Subscriptions+ Free Gift

    PC Pro
    PC Advisor



    Sport & Fitness

    Discounted Subscriptions

    Four Four Two (Football)
    Mens Health + free sports watch

    3 for £1

    Runners

    Discounted + Free gift

    Runners World + free sports watch

    Menís Magazines

    3 for £1

    Mens Health
    Maxim

    3 Trial issues

    Viz plus free pen


    2 Trial issues

    Loaded


    Discounted Subscription

    Esquire
    Men's Fitness


    Womenís Magazines

    3 for £1

    Company
    Cosmopolitan
    Cosmo Girl
    Cosmo Hair and Beauty
    She
    Zest
    Prima
    Prima Baby
    Harpers and Queen

    6 for £1

    Now

    Discounted Subscriptions

    Essentials
    Marie Claire

    Discounted + Free gifts

    Red + free origins tanning set
    Red + 2 years for the price of 1 + Liz Earle Gift Set
    Woman and Home + Free Loreal Gift Set

    Free gifts

    New Woman + free loreal hair set

    Home and Lifestyle

    3 for £1

    Country Living
    Good Housekeeping
    House Beautiful
    Ideal Home
    Country Homes and Interiors

    3 for £3

    Gardeners World
    Good Food
    Good Homes

    Discounted

    House beautiful

    Photography

    Free gifts

    Digital Photo + Free Lowepro Rezo Camera Bag
    Pracitical Photography + Free Velbon CX300 Tripod

    Work

    Discounted

    Nursing Times
    Nursery World
    Community Care


    Free Issue

    Soldier Magazine

    3 trial issues

    Farmers Weekly

    Music and entertainment

    3 free issues

    Radio Times

    3 for £1

    What Hi Fi ?

    8 for £1

    NME

    Cancel within six weeks for a FULL refund

    Sight & Sound magazine

    Free Gifts

    Empire + free dvd

    Discounted

    Classic FM
    Gramophone
    Time Out

    Car and Motoring

    Discounted

    Classic & Sports car
    Two Wheels Only
    MotorSport News

    MotorSport

    6 free issues

    Auto Express

    3 for £3

    What Car?
    EVO

    Gambling

    Free issue

    Gambling Times

    3 for £1

    Inside Edge

    12 issues for £5

    Inside Edge - Enter Code SMAX

    Miscellaneous

    3 free issues

    Flight International
    The Indicator

    Discounted

    T3
    Italia today

    6 trial issues

    The Week

    3 for £3 and free gift

    Fortean Times + Free Book
    Junior + Free Train Set
    Last edited by divadee; 28-09-2005 at 10:46 PM.
    • divadee
    • By divadee 6th Sep 05, 10:52 PM
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    • 6th Sep 05, 10:52 PM
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    • 6th Sep 05, 10:52 PM
    The following magazines offer a 3 issue risk free trial, however, you need to pay the full price upfront and claim the money back after 3 issues

    Bizarre Mag 3 free issues plus free T-Shirt

    Koi Carp - 3 trial issues - Must pay upfront + Free T-Shirt

    Custom PC 3 trial issues - Must pay upfront claim refund after 3 issues

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    The following magazines offer a 6 issue risk free trial, however, you need to pay the full price upfront and claim the money back after 6 issues

    London Review of Books 6 issues free, need to claim the money back after 6 issues

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    AOL access enter keyword Ďmagazinesí and you can get 2 free issues of

    25 Beautiful Homes
    Country Homes & Interiors
    Country Life
    Ideal Homes
    Instyle
    Practical Boat Owner
    TV & Satelite Week
    Essentials
    Last edited by divadee; 08-09-2005 at 9:48 AM.
    • Seven
    • By Seven 8th Sep 05, 3:35 PM
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    • #4
    • 8th Sep 05, 3:35 PM
    Free Redken Haircare set worth 29.40
    • #4
    • 8th Sep 05, 3:35 PM
    Free Redken Haircare set worth 29.40 when you subscribe to New Woman for £13.50 for six months.

    http://www.newwoman.co.uk/subscribe/

    Set contains

    Body Full Shampoo
    Body Full Conditioner
    Body Full weighlifter ( root lift styling treatment)
    Last edited by divadee; 12-09-2005 at 8:20 AM.
    The best things in life are free
    • lynnemcf
    • By lynnemcf 9th Sep 05, 3:36 PM
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    • #5
    • 9th Sep 05, 3:36 PM
    • #5
    • 9th Sep 05, 3:36 PM
    The New Woman subscription says "while stocks last", so no guarantee of the free gift.
    • Seven
    • By Seven 9th Sep 05, 4:36 PM
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    • #6
    • 9th Sep 05, 4:36 PM
    • #6
    • 9th Sep 05, 4:36 PM
    The New Woman subscription says "while stocks last", so no guarantee of the free gift.
    by lynnemcf
    They almost always say that

    The mag with the offer in it, is just out, so you should get it if you don't wait too long.

    I think they just say that to cover themselves against unexpected surges in orders.
    The best things in life are free
  • toepazz
    • #7
    • 9th Sep 05, 4:54 PM
    Auto Trader - 3 x £1 off vouchers
    • #7
    • 9th Sep 05, 4:54 PM
    http://www.autotraderpromotions.co.uk/one-pound-off/

    Sorry if this should be on the "Vouchers" site, but you have to enter your details and then receive an email to print off the vouchers
    • weaver
    • By weaver 9th Sep 05, 10:03 PM
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    • #8
    • 9th Sep 05, 10:03 PM
    Tatler 6 for £6.00 plus gift
    • #8
    • 9th Sep 05, 10:03 PM
    Received a letter from Tatler today offering 6 issues for £6.00 plus 2 Ultra-shine lip glosses by Shiseido (worth£27) absolutely FREE (picture shows a cream/clear one and a deep pink - not sure if these are the colours you get)

    offer ends 30th nov 2005

    after 6 issues subscription will be renewed at £14.99, however you can cancel your subscription at any time and receive a full refund on all unmailed issues. We will also send you a free welcome gift of 2 shiseido lip glosses.

    Offer code 437F

    www.subscription.co.uk/tatler

    tel: 01858 438819 quote code 437F/13B
    • kelly4509
    • By kelly4509 10th Sep 05, 9:52 AM
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    • 10th Sep 05, 9:52 AM
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    • 10th Sep 05, 9:52 AM
    Thanks Weaver, just subscribed to Tatler, the free gifts will be great for christmas pressies.
    • Destiny33
    • By Destiny33 10th Sep 05, 9:12 PM
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    Destiny33
    Just a bit of advice please

    Has anyone had subs refused possibly because they have subscribed to too many mags?

    How long was it until you were allowed to subscribe again and get free gifts?

    I was a little overenthusiasic with the 3 for £1 and free gifts lol sadly now i cant get any and i'm suffering withdrawel symptoms
  • johnllew
    Cordless Mouse For £1
    Computeractive have sent me a mailshot with this offer. Subscribe to Computeractive by direct debit and you get the first three issues for £1. In addition, you'll get a free Trust Ami 250S Cordless Mouse (RRP allegedly £9.99). So if you cancel after the first direct debit is drawn, you'll get the mouse and 3 issues for just £1.

    You can subscribe online at: www.subscription.co.uk/ca

    Quote source code: 4013. Then select "Offer 720 Direct Debit" from the drop-down menu next to "Subscription Term".

    Just remember to cancel the DD before the next one is drawn - it's £11.50 every 6 months. Even if you do get caught out, if you cancel under their guarantee, they'll refund the cost of unmailed issues.

    (You can also subscribe via the hotline on 0870 830 4968).

    It's this one:



    Key features
    3 button cordless scroll mouse with 160 degree operation for more freedom
    Control your computer from a distance of 2 metres
    Programmable button for special functions
    Scroll wheel and datazoom function
    Right and left handed, designed to fit perfectly in your hand
    Item number: 12578
  • windym
    I just subscribed, with the relevant codes etc, but no mention of a free mouse or free issues.

    What have I done wrong?
  • Allexie
    I just subscribed, with the relevant codes etc, but no mention of a free mouse or free issues.

    What have I done wrong?
    by windym
    Same here :confused: , is there any other info please?
    ♥♥♥ Genius - 1% inspiration and 99% doing what your mother told you. ♥♥♥

  • johnllew
    You should be OK, based on my experience. I applied on the 5th September in the manner described above and my mouse arrived yesterday.
    • Dormouse
    • By Dormouse 12th Sep 05, 1:21 PM
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    Dormouse
    Woohoo!!! I've just had my St Ives gift from Zest!!! I'd almost given up on it (subscribed July I think) but this was my second subscription in less than a year and everyone else was having problems with it so I wasn't very hopeful. But what do you know, it just turned up and it's great! 2 enormous bottles of lotion, a huge one of shower gel, facial scrub, face cream, wipes and a puff.
  • hawhaw
    Good Housekeeping magazine
    http://www.subscription.co.uk/home/mpurchase.asp?m=21&src=DB44

    Quarterly DD £5.25 plus a Good Housekeeping cook book and Apron.

    That's another christmas pressie sorted
    • weaver
    • By weaver 12th Sep 05, 4:12 PM
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    weaver
    Woohoo!!! I've just had my St Ives gift from Zest!!! I'd almost given up on it (subscribed July I think) but this was my second subscription in less than a year and everyone else was having problems with it so I wasn't very hopeful. But what do you know, it just turned up and it's great! 2 enormous bottles of lotion, a huge one of shower gel, facial scrub, face cream, wipes and a puff.
    by Dormouse

    Got mine today also - my second order in less than a year also Yipeeee
  • lady4you
    The Old magazine thread can be seen here

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=88721&page=75&pp=10
    • Destiny33
    • By Destiny33 13th Sep 05, 4:14 PM
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    Destiny33
    I think i'll just have a wee break from ordering so ban me from this section plzzzzzzzzzzzzz its too tempting lol

    I was refused harpers and queen for free perfume (poss too posh and they dont think i'm high class enuff lol) but did manage to get the body butter freebies so maybe it just depends on the publisher?

    Still i've got enough shampoo and shower gel to last most of the year so i cant complain
    • burnham1
    • By burnham1 13th Sep 05, 7:52 PM
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    burnham1
    i got my St Ives box of goodies today, i had forgotten all about it so it was a big nice surprise this morning. i was trying to think what i had ordered recently that was being delivered today and couldnt think of anything, so very happy when i opened my box, thanks to everyone who posts all these offers for us all
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