WFMW: Deeply Discounted Magazine Subscriptions

I love magazines that show me how to do make stuff (Country Living and Southern Living) or give me info on things I care about (Parents).

I typically toss one in my grocery cart, but I rarely subscribe. It's not something I budget and let's face it, I don't feel the $3 for one like the $25 for twelve. (Math is not my thing, obviously).

But in the past month, I've bought FIVE magazine subscriptions. Count them: Real Simple, Southern Living, Parents, Country Living and Family Fun! ALL for $5 each-for an entire year!

Amazon has daily deals (it the little yellow treasure box in the toolbar). I am emailed a link each morning and I skim through this almost every day and that's where I've stumbled upon the $5 subscriptions-all at an 80% discount! There is usually one magazine deal every week or so.

And that, my friends, works for me.

Please Note: There will NOT be WFMW the day before Thanksgiving. I might schedule some posts ahead of time, but I've decided to step away from the computer for a couple of days during this time.

Thank you for joining me for WFMW! {You can read the guidelines here.}

Have a Works-For-Me Wednesday tip you'd like to share? I'd love for you to join us! Please note that the links will close at 9 pm CST tonight, in order to keep away the spammers!

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  2. Delighting in Richness - memory tricks with hands
  3. Heavenly Homemakers (60 Pounds of Apples!!)
  4. Muses of Megret (Lighter Guacamole)
  5. Amanda@TrentTrib e (Defuzzing Sweaters)
  6. Julie From Inmates (Christmas Letter)
  7. Bake at 350 {No cookie cutter? No problem!}
  8. Shanty2Chic~ Thrifty Recipe Holder
  9. CHSN - homeschool encouragement
  10. Hannah @ Mulberry Spot (Extended Nursing)
  11. Saving and GIving (Keeping Kids Out of the Street)
  12. Shanty2Chic~ DIY Hutch Makeover
  13. HoosierHomemade (Holiday & Party Prep)
  14. Lee @ foodieplus4 (chicken with tomato chutney)
  15. Total Office REMODEL
  16. Lynns Kit Adv (cast iron pans)
  17. Rustic Elegant THANKSGIVING TABLE 2009! & kids too
  18. ElizabethG (Healthier Homemade Gifts)
  19. Amy @ Finer Things (Lets Talk Turkey)
  20. Gratitude Rolls - 1 tradition you dont want to miss
  21. This Side of Eternity (AVG Free)
  22. Shanty2Chic~ Thrifty Christmas Ornaments!
  23. The Happy Housewife ~ Flu Prevention
  24. Diaper Diaries (Emmas Inspirations ~ Giveaway)
  25. Top Christmas Toys for 2009
  26. Weird Unsocialized HSers (building number words)
  27. Grandmas Wassail Recipe (ilovemy5kids)
  28. Fiddledeedee (treatment for Eczema)
  29. TidyMom (The Ultimate Cleaning Cloth!)
  30. cheap and easy gift ideas
  31. Control Outlets Anywhere (Unintended Housewife)
  32. Monica @ DailyDwelling (making do w / what we have)
  33. Pretty Pumpkin Ribbon Cake using a stencil
  34. Dry Clothes Faster (Unintended Housewife)
  35. Heathers Hodgepodge (coupon tips)
  36. Heres The Diehl (meal swap)
  37. Sunnymama (babywearing walking & barefeet)
  38. Heavenly Homemakers (FREE Holiday ebooks!!)
  39. rachel @ springpad (perfect mashed potatoes)
  41. My Little Corner - blog comments sent to your e - mail
  42. Raise Them Up (Preventing Deer Damage)
  43. (September the March) Another Drop Cloth Chair!
  44. The Prudent Pantry (Shopping with Alice)
  45. Homemeade Moon Sand - Mom Tried It
  46. NerdFamily Food (Chocolate Almond Popcorn)
  47. Many Little Blessings (Felt Cookie Gift for Girls)
  48. Crazy Adventures in Parenting (Fooling myself)
  49. Homeschool Classroom (Fun Things for Workboxes)
  50. Home Ever After - How to Decoupage
  51. Balm for Cuts and Scrapes
  52. Laundry Bling
  53. Cheap pantry organizing - Mama Says
  54. Taste and See (natural cold and flu remedy)
  55. Just Jennifer on Potty Training
  56. Se7en Do Christmas : Step 2 – Christmas Cards…
  57. mistie (problem solving)
  58. Savings Ninja (Buy Extra Turkeys)
  59. Amber @ClassicHousewife Blogging Tip
  60. Simply Sweet Home (coconut pie)
  61. simple centerpiece
  62. reversible apron with tutorial
  63. Kitty Pee Odor Gone!
  64. Green Baby Guide (Best Kid Gifts!)
  65. Amy Andrews (Organizing Paper)
  66. Rachel (Fellowship!)
  67. Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings (unique baby gift)
  68. chore charts & potty training @ our sweet peas
  69. Mrs.WrightGoneWr ongs Handmade Holidays Wk5 (Decor)
  70. free holiday printables from grey umbrella
  71. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
  72. Prudent & Practical (Crockpot Chicken)
  73. PrairieCottageRo se (save money on boxes)
  74. ORGANIC_THRIFTY : Does your Digestion Work for You?
  75. Making Acorns into a Wreath
  76. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet (Cooking for a Crowd)
  77. Mrs. Sprinkles (saving money on holiday shopping)
  78. Fairion - Crafting with Kids - Thanksgiving Placecard
  79. Tara @ Feels Like Home (simplifying Christmas)
  80. The Byrds Nest 1970 meet 2009
  81. Stephanie (Home School As A Ministry)
  82. Girls in White Dresses / the Perfect Turtleneck
  83. Tracey @ Girls to Grow (Help with Ironing)
  84. Treasuring God in our Traditions
  85. Cardamoms Pod (Keeping Track of 9 Kids in a Crowd)
  86. Hormonal Balance + Female Incontinence - Melissa@CI
  87. Cheap Laundry soap that works!!!
  88. A Busy Mom of Two (a little girls tangled hair)
  89. Kim @ justbeingamum (Lining a Cake Tin)
  90. Brilliant Moms (Parent - Child Journal)
  91. Little Lizard King - Personalized Hand Sanitizer
  92. Kate (Albuquerque the Turkey - - Thanksgiving craft)
  93. Annie Kate (Feel Better for Almost Free)
  94. TeriLynne @ PleasingtoYOU {Control Holiday Chaos}
  95. Kate @ A Simple Walk (pepsi day)
  96. Erin @ Closing Time (holiday recipe)
  97. MamaHall (junk emails)
  98. Beautiful Calling (Handmade cards)
  99. Baileys Leaf (My friends slip - free shower idea)
  100. Leaving Excess (Quick Reads)
  101. Green Baby Green Mama (Reusable products)
  102. Sarah @ Short Stop (12 MAKE - AHEAD RECIPES!)
  103. Mommies Coffee Break (Joyful Noise Cafe)
  104. Val @ Team Hill (Fixing a pre - lit Christmas tree)
  105. pennypinchinmomm a (maling memories)
  106. Such The Spot (Gifts Teachers Want & Dont!)
  107. Simple Bliss (Blocking the suns heat indoors)
  108. RedemptionUnlimi ted (FROOGLE Christmas Wish Lists)
  109. Jean Stockdale - Its Bubbles!
  110. UnfinishedMom (Cleaning Out PB Jars)
  111. Missy @ missysthrifty (Organized Christmas)
  112. Household Mgmt 101 (reasons for household notebook
  113. Jenny @ The Zepf Life (organizing school papers)

  1. Johnlyn (Whole Wheat WHITE Flour)
  2. Kitchen Stew (Dishes = Pain in the Back No More!)
  3. Katie at Clean & Classic Interiors (Love My Bona!)
  4. Kari@Eating Simply - Quick & Healthy Bedtime Snack
  5. Easy Yellow Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
  6. Moms In Need of Mercy (Little House XMAS Lessons)
  7. notes of jubilee (getting books for free)
  8. haleywynn (pampering for pennies)
  9. Make your own Pancake Mix / A Contest!
  10. Bloggin Mama (morning time savers w / youngsters)
  11. Penny Raine ~ freebies work for me!
  12. Jennifer@Sissand Sass Make - Ahead Thanksgiving Dish
  13. Karen @ Mommy Im Home (Italian chopped salad)
  14. Organizing Tips 4 Moms (Countdown to Christmas)
  15. KLee - letting him watch football!
  16. Alicia - loving him with actions and words!
  17. Sandra - praying for my pastor / husband
  18. Brandi (Flaxalicious!)
  19. Mrs Nespys Frugal World - Fire Safety!
  20. Studio JRU (garage freebie to living room beauty)
  21. Adventure Mom Janna A Childs Conscience
  22. Adoption works for me
  23. Coconut Oil to help boost metabolism - how to
  24. Elena@MyDomestic Church Love my Pentax K2000 camera
  25. Superchikk (Lovable Labels + Giveaway!)
  26. Mother Hen (Math! Something Worked!)
  27. Kara @ Home With Purpose (make ahead bkfst idea)
  28. Hallee the Homemaker - Keeping It All Together
  29. Whats Cooking (crock - pot chicken broth)
  30. Michelles Cozy Cottage Crafts
  31. Dear Abbi - Carvel - like homemade ice cream cake!
  32. Parenting Miracles (Meeting Preemie families)
  33. Jendeis (Evaluate Your Blog)
  34. 50 FREE photo cards and FREE shipping!
  35. Becca @ Our Crazy Boys - The perfect holiday list
  36. Holiday Ornament Tree (RedHeads Craft More Fun)
  37. The Gaines Gang {an Aha! moment!}
  38. Kristi_runwatch (teaching kids Scripture)
  39. Gracious Homestead (Clothespins)
  40. Abbi (tips for air travel w / kids and a question)
  41. Cheerios Underfoot - Fabric and Pattern Storage
  42. Mara@ Mission : Organization (making time for me)
  43. Making the Kids Stay in Their Room
  44. My Heart My Home (Swallowing Pills)
  45. PepperScaps - My first Vlog!
  46. The Little Things (Miserly Moms Broadcast)
  47. (Kara) Getting Caught in an Emotional Cycle
  48. Greta @ Mom Living Healthy (Workout Wednesday)
  49. praying for our kids (Rebecca at Turned Loose)
  50. Adorkable : : : Birthday Clubs & Ice Cream!
  51. three pumpkins little (make - ahead mashed potatoes)
  52. Danadiaries - Travel Entertainment
  53. Hope Chest of Wisdom (boo - boo quick fix)
  54. Struggling to be Stylish - Organizing Essentials
  55. Buying Christmas w / o going broke
  56. Spray Painting Oil Rubbed Bronze Only Better!
  57. Indiana Shannon (Thankful Tree)
  58. Unemployed Websites and Blog
  59. Mothers Hideaway - Hoover Steam Vac
  60. Aubrey (Pear Butter - homemade gift idea)
  61. Tricia @NorCalMom (Black Friday Game Plan)
  62. Lifestyle Logic - (not) once a month cooking
  63. Mama Thompson (inside wreath)
  64. Liz @ Frugally Blonde (Buying Gifts Second - Hand)
  65. Rachel @ Trial & Error - Being Saucy
  66. Charlene (Quick and easy Chicken and Dumplings)
  67. Jen @ Jentility (Picket Fence Headboard)
  68. Faith Food and Family (Chocolate Chip Pancakes)
  69. Geri@heartnsoulc ooking (pumpkin ice cream torte)
  70. SWAP SAVERS (Free Magazines)
  71. Dena at Mother Inferior : Gift Delivery Tradition
  72. Judy - - Kitchen Idea
  73. Organize & Decorate (teaching children gratitude)
  74. Decorating with Weeds! (aka Bittersweet)
  75. SuddenlyStay@Hom e - Pandora internet music
  76. Heather {Shampoo free hair care}
  77. Holly @ A Mommys Blessings (garlic)
  78. NeverBored (kid friendly Thanksgiving favors)
  79. Moneywise Moms (Toy Switcheroo)
  80. Are We There Yet? (Christmas TV Schedule)
  81. GA Natural Mom (Real Food for the whole family)
  82. Heidi Cogdill (Heat / Ice Pack - # One Go To Item)
  83. Lauren @ Home with Olivia (handy storage item)
  84. Jena @ Married to the Farm (Gleaning Pumpkins)
  85. LaVonne @LongWait - junk food : (
  86. Amy @ Buffaloes... - Thankful activity for kids
  87. Camian Academy (Just a Few Toys)
  88. lalaslifetoday.b (New Kid Snacks)
  89. Painting Pink Pajamas (Kids activity envelopes)
  90. 2 sides to Schwartz (thrifty gift ideas)
  91. PeacefulHome (Grocery Shopping with Children)
  92. Jessica - Simplicity in Devotions
  93. EnviroBecca (clean floor w / empty detergent bottle)
  94. Abigails Mommy - Budgeting
  95. Rachelle How to remember the little moments
  97. TheGatheringPlac eDesign - Xmas Star from Scraps!
  98. Mandy LOVES Black Friday Sneak Peaks!
  99. Judy @ Frugal at Home (Make Your Own Baking Mixes)
  100. Cheryl@SomewhatC runchy (Where to find travel deals)
  101. Sandra@SCM (matchbox Santa Countdown)
  102. Fancy Frugalista! (Gymboree on a tight budget)
  103. Quality Time
  104. WholesomeWomanho od (Early Thanksgiving cooking)
  105. FREE Chore Chart and Tips for Family Chores
  106. GroovieMom (Green Christmas)
  107. Shabby Frame @ Grasshoppers and Butterflies
  108. FishMama @ LifeasMOM (Simple Birthdays)
  109. My Frugal Lifestyle {Reusing old Christmas boxes}
  110. Glass Of The Day Central
  111. Two Lines On a Stick - Nebulizer Machine
  112. Hutch makeover LOVE @ Blue Cricket Design
  113. e - Mom (Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie)

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bridget {bake at 350} said...

This is a great tip!!!

Hoosier Homemade said...

That sounds great! I hardly ever think about Amazon, I need to.
Thanks for hosting!

ilovemy5kids said...

I've also found some great prices on ebay. (BRAND NEW subscriptions i.e. Rachael Ray and Family Fun for $2.50 for a year. This includes postage.)

That was a sweet deal - esp. for birthday gifts - they will mail them for you!

lana @

The Happy Housewife said...

Wow, that is really cheap. I buy a lot of Amazon, but never thought about magazine subscriptions. Sounds like it would be a perfect gift idea too!

Fiddledeedee said...

I love magazines. Sigh. Now I just need a tip on how to find the time to read them.

But they do look pretty on my coffee table. And nightstand. And floor...

TidyMom said...

you know, I do the same thing - I think nothing of throwing one in my cart - but I rarely subscribe! Thanks for the tip!

.......and you deserved next week off!! ENJOY!
Happy Thanksgiving Kristen!


se7en said...

I think paper magazines are so desperate for our attention... there have to be all sorts of wonderful deals. Well done for spotting them!!! Have a lovely holiday week off and thank-youso much for all that you do for us!!!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

I remember that you tweeted about the Real Simple one and I snagged it. Thank you!


I can't find it on Amazon. The price I see is more. I clicked on the Treasure Chest but it doesn's show Real Simple. I hope you can help me.


Debbie said...

Wow! That is SO cool! Great deals on GREAT magazines!!! That would work for me, too.

Janelle said...

I use frequent flier miles to get magazines for free. We don't travel but once a year and they expire if you don't travel much, so at least they get used for something.

Jennifer said...

I love to have magazine subscriptions... but don't have any for $5! That is fantastic!! :)

Shannon said...

I had heard about a subscription to Country Living on Amazon for $5 and signed up. There was such an overwhelming response to that offer that I didn't get a magazine for 4 months! Oh well...the first one came just in time for preparations for Thanksgiving :)

rachelizabeth said...

Last I knew, if you buy a Parents brand toy (available at Target), you can get a year of the magazine for free or a $5 rebate. The toys are geared towards the under 3 crowd, but there are a few that older kiddos would enjoy. They all are good quality.

Rona's Home Page said...

I love reading magazines too but have found the public library a fantastic source and a great deal!

Mothers' Hideaway said...

What a great tip, thank you! I love Southern Living and never renewed my subscription when I moved. I will have to check out Amazon.

Thanks for hosting!

Sweet and Savory said...

Love that you do this. Will have to check more often.

B-Dub said...

5 dollars? That's less than the lunch I just bought! Great Christmas gift idea! Thanks!

becky said...

I love magazines too! I have subscribed to 4 of the 5 you have through amazon as well and just got coutnry living for myself and two others for gifts. What a great deal! :)

SkylarKD said...

Oh, I wish Amazon in Canada had magazines!

Cop Mama said...

Wow, 215 links so far! That's awesome, talk about a lot of good tips!

Oh, by the way, I'm going to post tomorrow about being one of your winners of the Poloppo-kids-art-t-shirts-giveaway. Thanks again!

e-Mom said...

Late to the party this week. As always, thanks for hosting! :~D

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

LOL...I scheduled a WFMW post but never linked. Ooops!

I love Amazon for discount magazine subscriptions.