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Next To Free Magazine Subscriptions - Has Amazon Gone Crazy?

Updated on April 14, 2010

Incredible Subscription Offers - Not To Be Missed

Amazon, the mother of all online book sellers, has seemingly gone crazy. It has come up with unbelievable offers for magazine readers and lovers and is actually giving away magazine subscriptions for a fraction of their regular price. In the month of April 2010, Amazon is making an incredible offer - two year subscriptions for the price of one.

At first I didn’t believe it when I saw the blog post announcing this incredible offer, but then I decided to check it out for myself and found it to be quite true. And incredible, to say the very least.

What makes the offer even better is the massive variety of magazines available for subscription on Amazon, and the offer is available on most top magazine subscriptions! With the already phenomenally low rates offered by Amazon on the regular bookshelf prices, this offer is nothing but a steal. Whatever be the interest of any reader, it is there for the taking.

I checked out some of the top subscribed magazines to be seen on Amazon. In fact there are so many (over 47500 magazines at last count) that this list is woefully inadequate. Yet I just had to get this message across to my fellow hubbers. There is clearly something for every kind of reader.

Here’s the list of the top ten bestsellers on Amazon on which the deal is available, and a quick rundown on what they are all about.


Number One

Popular Mechanics

This popular magazine is a must have for anyone who has an interest in how things work. From the amateur machine lover who loves to tinker with his car or washing machine, to the technical geek who lives and breathes machines, there is something for everyone here. DIY enthusiasts, Tech watchers, Auto and Car Enthusiasts – this baby’s for you.

Grab your offer of the Popular Mechanics magazines before time runs out.

Some Specs

Cover Price – $95.76

Amazon Price – $10

Savings/Discount – $85.76/An amazing 90%

Cost per issue - $0.42

Number of Issues – 24 for the price of 12

Special Deal(s) - Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25


Number Two

Good Housekeeping

This is a favorite for women who want popular advice on how to manage various aspects of the home. It covers various facets such as interior décor and design, latest health and family issues, women’s fashion, keeping relationships alive and so on.

Popular the world over, this magazine is totally geographically free and time zone free. This means that articles of Good Housekeeping continue to remain relevant across the world, and current for years on end.

Some Specs

Cover Price – $83.76

Amazon Price – $7.97

Savings/Discount – $73.79/An amazing 90%

Cost per issue – A paltry $0.33

Number of Issues – 24 for the price of 12 Special Deal(s)

Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25


Number Three

O, The Oprah Magazine

The popular television hostess Oprah is the brains behind this print version of her extremely popular version of her television forays. Oprah is famed for exploring the innermost feelings of the guests on her show. The same is reflected here in this magazine that explores various aspects of women’s living.

It is the best selling magazine in the Celebrities and Gossip category, as well as the Mind and Body Health category on Amazon. If you are a woman looking for some kind of emotional support and guidance, O, The Oprah Magazine is a must have.

Some Specs

Cover Price – $108

Amazon Price – $18

Savings/Discount – $90/83%

Cost per issue - $0.75

Number of Issues – 24 for the price of 12

Special Deal(s) - Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25


Number Four

Esquire

The number one bestseller on Amazon in three categories, this amazing men’s magazine is the top runner pure men’s magazine. It covers all lifestyle aspects that men are generally interested in. Subjects range from men’s fashion, financial matters, understanding women et all.

A mechanical section dealing with DIY and related issues and a culture section for the well groomed man also form part of this bestseller. The Esquire is generally subscribed to by most men of substance.

Some Specs

Cover Price – $95.76

Amazon Price – $8

Savings/Discount – $87.76/An out of the world 92%

Cost per issue – A cool $0.33

Number of Issues – 24 for the price of 12 Special Deal(s) - Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25 Number


Number Five

Marie Claire

Marie Claire is a popular women’s magazine that deals with all kinds of women’s issues. The popularity of this magazine can be gauged from the fact that it is the top seller in the Women’s Fashion and Style, and Beauty categories. It is also barely one slot behind the bestseller in the overall Women’s interest category.

Articles on diet, women’s health, relationships, grooming, fashion issues with an eye on the latest trends form part of the remarkable Marie Claire.

Some Specs

Cover Price – $84

Amazon Price – $8

Savings/Discount – $76/An amazing 90%

Cost per issue – Miniscule $0.33

Number of Issues – 24 for the price of 12 Special Deal(s) - Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25


Number Six

Smart Money

Smart Money is a must have for anyone who wants to manage their money well. Does that leave out anyone?

No?

Good, for this is the number one bestseller in the Business and Investing/Finance, Investing, and Personal Finance categories. If you want to learn the basics of money handling without getting too technical, or simply follow your investments and ensure you are on the right track, this magazine is for you.

The editors of the legendry Wall Street Journal bring you all aspects of investing such as Personal finance, insurance, stocks and shares, and money management in general are covered beautifully in the Smart Money journal month after month.

Some Specs

Cover Price – $119.76

Amazon Price – $10

Savings/Discount – $109.76/A mind blowing 92%

Cost per issue - $0.42

Number of Issues – 24 for the price of 12 Special Deal(s) - Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25


Number Seven

Redbook

Targeted at young, newly married women who face a variety of problems adjusting to their newly found status and responsibilities, Redbook is the popular choice of a large number of such ladies. In this magazine you will find all women’s issues addressed in a practical, and totally down to earth manner.

Besides, all the regular issues for women such as fashion, beauty tips, home and career options are well covered in Redbook, so the subscriber does not have to look over her shoulder.

Some Specs

Cover Price – $84

Amazon Price – $8

Savings/Discount – $76/An amazing 90%

Cost per issue – A paltry $0.33

Number of Issues – 24 for the price of 12 Special Deal(s) - Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25


Number Eight

Cosmopolitan

If there is a women’s magazine that is famous throughout the world for its quality and variety of subjects, it is the Cosmopolitan. Cutting across geographical and time lines, Cosmopolitan is one magazine that covers all issues that a woman would love to ask about but is too shy to openly address. Love and lust, sex and relationships, fashion and trends form the core of this popular magazine.

Go ahead and get a subscription for two full years for the price of less than two issues.

Some Specs

Cover Price – $102.96

Amazon Price – $15

Savings/Discount – $87.96/An astounding 85%

Cost per issue - $0.62

Number of Issues – 24 for the price of 12 Special Deal(s) - Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25


Number Nine

Official Xbox Magazine

Finally the gamers have it their way. A magazine dedicated to the millions of gamers worldwide who eat, drink and live games, the Official Xbox Magazine is your one-stop solution to each and every aspect of the hugely popular Xbox.

If you own an Xbox, do not think twice before subscribing to the Official Xbox Magazine. There is something for everybody here, from the hard core gaming enthusiast to the casual games player.

The Tips and Tricks section, and the Cheats section deserve a special mention here as they provide lots of value for money. Check them out for sure by subscribing to the Official Xbox Magazine.

Some Specs

Cover Price – $239.76

Amazon Price – $24.95

Savings/Discount – $214.81/An amazing 90%

Cost per issue – Peanuts for the value received, $1.04

Number of Issues – 24 for the price of 12 Special Deal(s) - Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25


Number Ten

Maximum PC

If you own a computer, you need this magazine. Period.

Armed with the latest reviews and research on the subject of Computers and Hardware, Maximum PC is a force to reckon with in the PC sales category.

Staying high up in the charts at number two in the Computers/Hardware category, the magazine is not totally bereft of software issues. The latest software are tried, tested and the results brought to the fore by the magazine for its readers.

DIY guides, tips and techniques, cheat sheets and an endless stream of recommendations of all related goods make Maximum PC true value for money.

Some Specs

Cover Price – $215.76

Amazon Price – $15.95 S

Savings/Discount – $200.81/An incredible 93%

Cost per issue - $0.62

Number of Issues – 24 for the price of 12 Special Deal(s) - Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25

Endnote

You can blame me for bringing it late to your notice, but you can overcome that by simply taking action right now. Remember 30 April is the last date for this incredible 2 years for 1 offer to end.

Waste no more time, since the offer’s on for just a few more days.

Remember there is something for everyone out there. So just check out the magazine section on Amazon right NOW.

Top 10 Best Selling Magazines in the 2 years for 1 yr plan

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    • elayne001 profile image

      Elayne 

      8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Great find for sure jasnav. Thanks for sharing with us.

    • Bendo13 profile image

      Ben Guinter 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      They're really pushing the keep the paper magazines alive! I wonder if a lot of these magazines have taken the move to offering Kindle versions yet?

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