From digital to physical copies I’ll share top deals to save on your regular reading.
3 issues for £3: FourFourTwo, Total Film, T3 and more
You can pick up three issues of a range of magazines for £3 via the Magazines Direct January sale. Some titles are 6 issues for £6 (e.g. Woman & Home) or 6 issues for £1 (e.g. TV Times).
It’s a DIrect Debit so once after you’ve got three issues it’ll automatically move on to full price per quarter. Make sure you cancel before that happens if you don’t want to pay full price.
There’s also around 9-12% cashback from Quidco/TopCashback.
Which?: Deal stack
You can combine up to three different deals to bring down the price of an annual subscription to Which? magazine.
- 50% off via Which? (ends 14 January 2022)
- £18 + cashback from Quidco or TopCashback
- 35% back when you spend £35 or more via American Express (ends 31 January 2022)
Not everyone will be able to get the Amex offer (you need to check your card offers and add it to the card if it’s showing), but the other two options are there for all.
It means you’ll pay Which? £39.50 for a digital or physical copy subscription (it’s £49.50 if you want online access too), and then get £18 back (it’s showing as £18.90 on my Quidco Premium account). If you have Amex you’ll save an extra £13.18, so the total will be £7.42 for a year.
Bear in mind you’ll be charged the full £79 after 12 months if you don’t cancel.
And if you’ve not used Quidco or TopCashback there’s a new welcome bonus worth up to £17 you can nab on top.
Four editions of The Big Issue from £11
Ok, so this isn’t technically a “deal”, but while street vendors aren’t able to sell copies of The Big Issue they’re not getting any income, and the magazine as a whole could be at risk.
To combat this you can now get a month-long subscription delivered to your door or online. It’s £11 for four digital issues or £12 for print editions sent to your home.
Free magazine subscription with Lloyds bank
You can get a year’s subscription to a number of titles if you open a Club Lloyds current account. I use this to get a year of Empire, though you might be better off with the alternative freebies such as 6 cinema tickets or 12 movie rentals
Digital magazine offers
Free digital magazines from your library
I’ve written here about how you can get a load of digital magazines via your local library.
Readly: one-month free trial
This subscription service costs £7.99 a month. You can currently get a month for free.
Magzter: One year for £29.99 or less
Magzter is an online digital subscription where you can access more than 5,000 magazines. You can read the magazines on any iOS or Android device via the Magzter app.
This offer on Groupon gives you access for £29.99 rather than £99.99. And if you combine it with a code you might be able to save around 20%, meaning the final cost will be just under £24.
There are plenty of UK titles such as Total Film, Reader’s Digest, BBC Good Food, Marie Claire and Woman & Home, as well as international faves such as Entertainment Weekly. There’s also randomly Spurs and Everton match programmes!
You can have five separate accounts with the subscription so it’s a good option for a family.
It does auto-renew after the year so be sure to cancel it before the year is up.