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Part 1 and Part 2 of “Building a Home Library Inexpensively” concentrated specifically on books. This week’s tips cover building your magazine collection for free.
Where to Find Free Magazine Subscriptions
Recyclebank is a site that pays you to learn about how to be more environmentally friendly or for pledging to be environmentally friendly. Accounts are free, and what is available for point earnings varies from week to week, as well as what extras might be available in your area that you can do to earn further points.
Recyclebank’s magazine selection starts at just 100 points for a year subscription, which you can easily earn with taking a few of their quizzes and agreeing to a few of their green living pledges.
2. My Coke Rewards
My Coke Rewards is another great program to join if you love magazines. Of course you also have to be a coke drinker or have a loved one that does to be able to collect the points found on bottle caps and 12 and 24 packs.
Magazines start at 250 points for a years subscription and since a bottle cap is worth 3 points, a 12 pack is worth 10 and a 24 pack is worth 20, it doesn’t take long to earn yourself a magazine subscription.
Thrifty Tip: Lots of people do not use their coke reward points. If you know someone who drinks coke products regularly but won’t bother to enter them ask them to lay them aside so you can. Recycling containers are also great sources for coke points.
3. My Hot Deals Page
I work with one company that gives me links to free magazine offers from time to time. I put them on my hot deals page which I update almost every weekday. These free deals often include such magazines as Good House Keeping, Family Circle, and Family Fun.
You have to act fast on these offers, and you will have to click through a significant number of free offer pages. Just say no to all of them and you will not be bothered by e-mails from them.
4. Money Saving Mom
The blog Money Saving Mom lists free magazines offers that I don’t get from the company I work with.
These offers also go fast. So jump on them when you see one for a magazine you like.
Through using these 4 different ways to earn free magazines I have a great selection of short reads available at my finger tips at all times.
Come back next Friday when I discuss how to get audiobooks for less.
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Thanks for the tips. I will definitely check out the Coke rewards since my husband drinks Coke Zero.
[email protected] says
I have been doing Coke Rewards for a while and I have gotten about 6 free magazine subscriptions, cell phone skins, flag football set, TONS of stuff. No shipping fees or anything!
Your welcome! And yes do! Coke rewards is a little known about program, I think its because they will only let you refer friends through e-mail! But, points add up quickly and rewards are inexpensive. My husband and I right now have been stocking up on their $5 Macaroni Grill Cards for just 140 points.
[email protected] says
I use almost all of the ways you mentioned. I haven’t tried recyclebank so that is my next stop 🙂 I also suggest checking at the library. Ours has a bin where they keep magazines. Also, ask friends if they want to share magazines, too. Some other fre magazines we get that are good are the Lego Club magazine, Publix Greenwise magazine, and Thriving Family magazine. Yes, I love the Publix one! I don’t even have a Publix nearby but they still send me the magazine. Love this series!!
I am glad you like it. Our library too has a drop off place for magazines. Ours are 10 cents each. The money goes to help the Library buy more books. My kids love the Lego magazine, it stop coming recently so I should see if I can sign them up again.
This is great. I did a post this week on my favorite magazines, and many of them are free subscriptions, including Thriving Family magazine and (for my kids) the Lego Club Magazine.
Wendy Kelly says
Thank you!! These are great tips — I had no idea about swag bucks — I really appreciate your taking the time to share these with us.
We’re always looking for ways to build our library, and magazines are a part of that!!