dealssubscription to 2 magazines for $0.00

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Seems to have worked, it asked me if I was a student/faculty at a school. Also have the option to gift the magazine to someone else.

Good find, assuming it actually sends.

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I just completed the order for 2 as well, seems legit.

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Seems to have worked for me too. Awesome.

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I got mine too - strange, but I'll take free stuff... I'm a dutchman!

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Worked for me. Got to love free magazines!

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You have made me very happy! I dont know how you convinced them to give me free magazines, but I appreciate it!

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I was able to submit 2 separate orders for a total of 4 free magazine subscriptions--all with the same contact info.

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In for two, good for early Christmas gifts that cost me nothing! My dad loves Field and Stream :) He'll be one happy camper

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The order went through just fine. Can't help but wonder what the catch is, though.

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"Thank you for your support of NEA Member Benefits."

Not just free magazines going on here. Some sort of a political statement is being made. Just make sure you figure out what it and that you agree with it, I suppose.

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"Everything Respiratory" is really just the best magazine for breathers and pro-breathing enthusiasts. I'm really looking forward an article in next month's issue, which is part 2 of a series on what would happen if you stopped breathing.

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I know what the catch is, I've been in a similar situation before. What these sites do is sign you up for a magazine subscription without any upfront costs. However, when you do receive the magazine, you get a bill from the magazine company itself, requiring you to pay for the magazine. When I accidentally signed up for Men's Health Magazine because it was "free", I was sent a few issues of Men's Health and then a huge recipe book, then i got a mail saying I had to pay $40 for the book. I don't think I paid the $40, but I certainly don't want to be in the same situation again. Don't believe me, look at the top of the website, it says "Buy now, Pay Later!" I think that's enough evidence. Please don't fall into this trap!

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This is supposed to be for teachers. The NEA is the National Education Association.

I'm resisting since I'd rather teachers get them instead of me.

For those of you wanting to know the "catch", there is none. Many of the publishers give free subscriptions to schools and teachers as a tax write off.

More info from their own page: http://www.magazineline.com/nea/aboutus.htm

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@zodaddy: I checked their link to the BBB at the bottom - 0 complaints about "Billing/Collection Issues," 6 complaints overall that have been addressed, A+ BBB rating. Given that we're not giving a credit card ##, seems fine to me.

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@zodaddy: Maybe for other services, but this is actually from the NEA. They link to it here:
http://www.neamb.com/magazine

You can do "bill me later" or split it up, but when you order a magazine using that payment, they ask for billing info. For these magazines, they didn't ask for billing info.

The worst that will happen here is they check the NEA database and don't send you anything if you're not in it.

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Didn't even ask for a credit card, hmmmm. Worth a try! Thanks :)

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Was also able to order.one for myself and fight for my brother as a gift :p

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This is a good illustration of why the publishing industry is in such bad shape. There is such an over abundance of overly specialized publications that can't possibly be supported long-term. And then the publisher's have allowed a pricing and marketing model that makes people feel like anything more than $5 a year is too much for a subscription. Lastly, the billing practices of these publications are often so shady that people who might otherwise be interested in a subscription are turned off by the confusing or aggressive tactics used.

Of course, the whole internet thing is also a big reason why print media is in such bad shape.

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Side note: You can view all back issues of Popular Science from years 1872 - 2009 on Google books for free:

http://books.google.com/books?id=wzsEAAAAMBAJ&as_pt=MAGAZINES&source=gbs_other_issues

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@trypsin: I know you're joking but some people do have asthma or cf who really could use breathing advice.

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In for 1 (or 2 actually).
The reason magazine publishers can give away free subscriptions is because their main revenue comes from advertising. Most of these magazines are so full of ads that there is little room for actual content. But for this price, who's complainin'?

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I won't have anything to do with the NEA. So no, I'm not signing up for any freebies through them.

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@zodaddy: If you get something, and the company sends something else you didn't order and didn't sign up for, you don't have to pay for it, you can keep it free.

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No popular mechanics. deal breaker...

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I love free! Signed up for The Economist and Popular Science.

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i just got 2, who doesn't like free?

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No Hustler? No Swank? No deal!

(just kidding, In for a pair...Thanks!)

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Hey, I'm a public school teacher, and my personal political views are 180 degrees from those of the NEA. Having said that, I don't mind letting those bozos foot the bill for a couple magazine subscriptions. In for 1 (2?)

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@zodaddy: I'll take a couple free issues!

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@nerdolicious0110: They do have popular science, a lot of the articles in both magazines are the same.

In for popular science and mother jones. Gave mother jones and harpers as gifts.

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I stopped taking Popular Science seriously years ago. When I used to read it in the late 90's, there were so many products that never got released. It's just a garbage magazine. It's more fiction than anything else. Reading it, it seems like a great magazine until you realize that nothing the magazine has ever featured will ever see the light of day.

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Welcome to the NEA Magazine Service.
We hope that you enjoy your FREE subscriptions!

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@johnseeking: agreed, not to mention we are in wisconsin, we have been ripped big time, 14,000 less this year than last for us

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Horse Illustrated!?! F* YEAH!

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National Education Association?
National Endowment for the Arts?
National Enterprise Associates?
Or my favorite:
The LELO NEA - NEA is LELO's discreet rechargeable clitoral massager with a unique porcelain- like finish and 5 stimulation modes.
http://en.lelo.com/index.php?collectionName=femme-homme&groupName=NEA

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@johnseeking: I agree. I would rather NEA spend their money on sending me free magazines than spreading their crazy agenda.

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Grabbed two.... can always use more reading material.

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Holy crap. In for The Economist, definitely. That subscription is very rarely below $60/year. Free is a fabulous deal for it.

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@wnyx585am: You criticize niche publications - but properly done, they can be very profitable thanks to advertising. Almost all publications make most of their money thanks to advertising, but niche publications can better target their ads, making them more valuable per reader to advertisers than general publications. Properly done they can still be profitable - though it takes creativity - just as magazine publishing always has.

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@tjcib: You do realize that it's the mag publishers giving it away for free, right? If anything, they are paying a small amount to the NEA for the right to promote their magazines on the NEA website.

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Economist Free? No brainer.

Thanks!

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My experience is that you DO get the free subscriptions, but then you need to make sure to cancel at the end or they will keep sending it to you, along with a bill. They also make it difficult to determine where you need to call to cancel. When you DO call to cancel, they have high-pressure sales tactics to get you to keep the subscriptions. If you are persistent enough, you CAN cancel... but if you're not into these types of hassles, you've been warned.

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Worked for me (I am an Undergrad at a university, so I guess I am eligible).

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@tjcib: Why the hate on the NEA? What part of their "crazy" agenda do you not agree with? Support staff getting paid a minimum of $28,000 a year? Allowing public schools to be funded? Dropout prevention?

I don't see much which should be considered controversial or crazy.

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@gotweed04: There's an anti-intellectual movement in this country. People complain about having an "elitist" for a president. They want the guy who they think they can have a beer with. Schools have become "Liberal" and "Evil" teaching things parents don't want their kids to know. It worries me quite a bit.

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Hope the subs work, but I signed up for Harper's and The Economist. If this all pans out this was a fantastic deal, thanks!

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Clicked the link-chose my 2 mags-went to shopping cart--the page displayed (very) briefly--then went to a different subscription page--NO JOY for entering my addy, etc. WTF?

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Yup - select two free subs, it showed the shopping cart for a second, then rolled back to shopping page. If I punch the shopping cart button, it does the same thing. If I punch escape before it redirects, the shopping cart page only has a continue shopping button - no checkout button. I think they're desperately trying to shut this deal down but don't have their webmaster on call or something.