How to get cheap magazines, er, magazines cheaply

How to get cheap magazines, er, magazines cheaply: In today’s NY Daily News, Cheryl Wong provides suggestions (from Dan Capell, editor of Capell’s Circulation Report and the Better Business Bureau) on how to get the lowest price when subscribing to a magazine.

Here are some of the tips:

  • Publishers Clearing House (I refuse to link to a pop-up ad invested site) is one place you can be sure to find the lowest price available, the article claims.
  • If you’re a student, teacher or medical professional, you’re eligible for some of the best rates in the industry. Ask for “professional” rates.
  • Ignore the “save off newsstand price” comparisons.
  • Be wary of door-to-door subscription sales. (rexblog advice: Slam the door. Everyday, I get news alerts regarding the word “magazine” that are about door-to-door subscription fraud cases somewhere.)
  • Be wary of phone salespeople.
  • If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.