I'll admit it......I have a weakness for magazines. Anytime I'm in the store, the end caps at the check out stand catch my eye and I'm drawn to the shiny covers. Its not the gossip ones that draw me, its the cooking, holiday ideas, creative storage and how to save money ones that draw me in. But, I have found a way to curb my spending on magazines.
I use my Coke Rewards points. I drink Coke Zero (no one else in the house does, just me). I catch it on sale for $1 a 2 liter or less. I also have family members who drink soda and save the points for me as well.
They have a good selection of magazines. The points range goes from as little as 133 for Better Homes and Garden to as high as 400 for Martha Stewart Living. That's 44 caps to 134 caps. I was really happy to find they offer the All You magazine. I would sometimes buy it in the store if the coupons inside of it was worth the cost of the issue. This way its even more savings!
I'm sure there are other points programs out there that have freebies with magazine subscriptions. I also use MyPoints. It can generate ALOT of emails for you and it takes ALOT of points to get anything. I usually get a reward on that site maybe twice a year and I save that for dining out gift cards.