Are you paying too much for your magazine subscriptions?
Well, you might be if your magazines are up for renewal and you previously chose the “Automatic Renewal” option. This happened to me so I thought I would pass this tip on to you.
The other day I received one of those little courtesy postcards in the mail informing me that one of my favorite magazines was scheduled for “Automatic Renewal” in the next couple of months. I didn’t think anything of it and I almost tossed the card in the trash until I looked at the rate I was being charged:
Term: 1 year
Special Rate $27.97
This “special rate” didn’t seem like any kind of “special” deal to me, especially since I have been subscribing to this magazine for many years. So just for fun, I decided to check their website to verify their subscription rate.
Well, well, well…what a surprise. The current subscription rate is $25.00 for 2 years or $15.00 for 1 year. And I was about to be automatically charged $27.97 for 1 year!
So, needless to say, I called the customer service number and explained my situation. Luckily, the representative was very accommodating and changed my renewal rate to the current subscription rate quoted on their website.
Now I am paying $25.00 for 2 years instead of $27.97 for 1 year!
So next time you receive one of those “Automatic Subscription” notices in the mail, be sure to check the current price to make sure you are getting the best deal. It doesn’t hurt to ask for the lower price!
Do you have any quick money saving tips you would like to share?