questionsdo you subscribe to magazines and read them?

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Had free Esquire for a year...I enjoyed it. I'd never pay for a subscription, because I think the whole idea of paying for a book of advertisements is ridiculous. After scanning through it sometimes I'd cut it up for crafty stuff.

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I subscribed to Reader's Digest the last time a deal was posted here and was so disappointed I won't be renewing. Definitely not the RD I remember.

I also get Inc magazine that I subscribed to for 1 year about 5 years ago and they keep sending it to me. It's a great magazine and I skim through it but since I'm not paying for it I don't feel guilty if I recycle it without reading it completely.

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i get several free mags--better homes and garden, newsweek, rachel ray, martha stewart. and a couple i pay like 4/year for: taste of home and realsimple. when i'm done they go to mil, or excoworkers.

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I found that if I did not read an issue the first few days after it arrived, then they tended to stack up. I recall discarding two years' worth of a couple of magazines by doing that. I only subscribe to two now and I read them or skim through them right away and then donate them to the local library.

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I got rid of most of mine because they did just pile up. I tended to have grand delusions about clipping and organizing relevant articles to keep. Hahahahahahaha. Instead I just had giant piles of magazines in random places. My friend gets me a subscription to Entertainment Weekly for my birthday each year, and I read it when it arrives, then immediately recycle it. EW: for the super-intellectual.

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No because I move too often and it is too inconvenient to change addresses, plus 4-6 week wait is too long, I demand immediate gratification!

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I have quite a few magazine subscriptions that I got for free through various sign ups, rewards, etc, but sadly, they don't get read very often. I have a huge stack (two, actually) of about 4 months worth of magazines.

I've actually been meaning to set aside some time this week to at least get through some of them. They'll go to the library's bookstore as soon as I'm finished with them.

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I have a Playboy & Maxim active subscription. But I generally just package up the Playboy in plastic sleeve/cardboard backerboard and box it up along with the rest of them (hundreds and hundreds)... I will read the Maxim though and do the same.

I used to have Stuff & FHM until they stopped them, also have those saved.

Lastly I get Nintendo Power (my only active gaming magazine subscription). even though I am more of an Xbox 360 gamer, the Xbox360/PS3 magazines are boring. The Nintendo Power at least has some entertainment aspect. I sleeve these as well =D

Maybe in 50 years my kids can make a few bucks off them..

THe only subscription I have that I pay for with "magazine deal pricing" is Nintendo Power, although I used to get them even dirt cheap on Amazon back when they had it available. I have like 5 years of Maxim off of a Tanga Deal I think, and the Playboy was from a cheap-magazine-subscription website.

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I have several I get for free, I usually bring them to work and read them in the head. When I'm done I recycle it in the magazine recycle bin.

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@devexityspace: I'm glad I'm not the only one who basically ignores my Playboy subscription. I'm not regretting it at all for $2 a year, but I just don't have the motivation to flip through the magazine when the internet is right here. Plus, I find it insulting that the magazine comes with the pages already stuck together (Really, they do!).

I don't seem to operate on magazine wavelength at all. The articles are too short and dense normally, and the pictographs and other short stuff just look like all flash to me. I've gotten subscriptions to Wired, Pop Sci, and The Atlantic from here, and I would bring them to work for other people to read. Occasionally I would skim through them myself. It's not that I'm not interested in the content, I just can't seem to digest it right.

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I subscribe to a lot of magazines, but the only one I pay for is Wired. Everything else is either freebie subscriptions found on the web, paid for with expiring airline miles, Coke reward points or the subscription to Entertainment Weekly my sister gets me for my birthday through the magazines one of her kids sells for school (or scouts or something).

I read Wired almost cover to cover almost every month. Great magazine. I leaf through Entertainment Weekly most weeks. Everything else I'll read an article or two here and there if it looks interesting and I have time but the majority of the magazines go directly into a bin to be stored until I sell them to Half Price Books. I don't get a lot for the magazines, but it's usually enough to finance my comic book habit each month. And it's easy money.

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I have a few free subscriptions. A few I read (Taste of Home, Martha Stewart Living), but most I send to friends serving in the military. My middle daughter (almost 12) is obsessed with Martha's recipes now. If this ends up with her cooking me dinner more frequently, that free mag will be worth its weight in gold!

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I get a few and they are nice to look at just to kill the time on the throne but other than that I can't read one doing anything else.