Tails and dogs wagging each other

Tails and dogs wagging each other: If you subscribe to Salon for $30, you also receive subscriptions to Wired, Utne Reader and Mother Jones (along with other premiums they claim together are worth $185). Here’s a suggestion for a real magazine-industry journalist who follows circulation minutiae: Find out how the audit bureaus of those three magazines categorize those premium subscriptions: free? paid? And if paid, is there an asterik explanation?