$4.80 Per Magazine Per Year: Pop Photo or Outdoor Pho or Digital Pho

The weekend sale at Discount Mags has a $4.80 theme. Every magazine on sale this weekend is priced at $4.80 per magazine per year. The usual printed and delivered by mail photo-related trio is participating, Pop Photo, Outdoor Photo, and Digital Photo. Each subscription is independently adjustable. The usual terms. Sale ends Monday night.

(ENDED) Magazine Sale: $5 per magazine per year: Pop Photo or Outdoor Pho or Digital Pho

The weekend is over and so is this promotion… It is a “default sale” at the DiscountMags weekend sale, offering 1-year of printed Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo for $5 per magazine per year, while VideoMaker and Digital Photo PRO go for $8 per magazine per eyar. Meanwhile Shutterbug is offered as a 1-year Zinio digital subscription for $10.

1-Year auto-renewing Pop Photo for $5 [updated]

UPDATE 1/26/17: the daily deal expired, but some of the featured magazines, including Pop Photo are $5 for the first year with an auto-renewing subscription.

ORIGINAL POST: One of the day-long Gold Box deals du jour at Amazon is a 1-year auto-renewal Magazine Sale featuring a soccer team of titles (11) with prices ranging from $4 to $5 per magazine, including 1-year for Popular Photography for $4 for the first year. The sale prices are only for the first year. After the first year (if not cancelled or manually renewed), these will auto-renew at the “future current” renewal rate.

PS: if you don’t like auto-renewals, there are offers every weekend at DiscountMags that don’t auto-renew.

Shutterbug (Febr 2017) included in Prime Reading Magazines

If you are a Prime member, you automatically have the new “Prime Reading” benefit where you can borrow e-books or digital magazines from a preset selection. Among the magazines, the January 2017 selection includes the February 2017 edition of Shutterbug, along with the February 2017 issue of Consumer Reports, and a handful of other degrees-of-separation magazines (sports, fashion, nature, etc). You are borrowing these, you do not digitally-own them, but you can keep them as long as you like. Each one counts as one of your “ten out”. It’s like a library where you can have up to ten items out at any time, but you can return them and get new ones as many times as you want. You cannot read these on a desktop PC, either the Kindle apps (iOS, Android) or Amazon’s own hardware devices (Fire tablets or The Fire Phone).

Weekend Photo Magazine Sale: Some Print, Some Digital

UPDATE: Offer ends Monday night…

The weekend is here again and a new round of the Weekend Magazine Sale is upon us featuring some print magazines, and some digital magazines – of camera and photo interest.

Print Magazines
+ 1-year of Pop Photo or Digital Photo or Outdoor Photographer for pennies under $5 per magazine per year
+ 1-year of Digital Photo PRO for $7.67 per year
+ up to three years per magazine (new, renewals, or gifts)

Digital Subscriptions (via Zinio)
+ 1-year of Shutterbug for $10
+ 1-year of Aperture for $17.50
+ up to four years per magazine (new or renewals)

1-Year per Print Magazine for $4 each: Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer

This weekend’s sale at Discount Mags is a Top 100 Best Prices of the Year type of a promotion, featuring two photography magazines among the many others. Both are printed glossy magazines delivered to US addresses, without auto-renewal. You pay $4 per magazine per year for Outdoor Photographer or Popular Photography. You can sign-up for up to three years per individual magazine, and individually select whether it’s a gift or new-subscription or a renewal. Offer ends Monday night.

Printed Photo Magazine Sale: $4/year on Pop Photo or Outdoor, $5.25 for Digital Photo PRO

Magazines too are having a black friday sale, Discount Mags is offering 1-year delivered-by-mail print subscriptions to “Popular Photography” or “Outdoor Photographer” for $4 per magazine per year, “Digital Photo” for $4.25 per year, and “Digital Photo PRO” for $5.25 per year. These are some of their lowest prices. The usual terms apply, up to three years, good for new subs, renewals or gifts. These printed magazines delivered to your doorstep (USA addresses only) and they won’t renew automatically. The sale should be good until Sunday night.

Weekend Magazine Sale: $5 per year Pop or Outdoor

Another weekend is here which means a new weekend sale at Discount Mags. This is the “default safe”, with 1-year subscriptions of glossy-printed-by-mail Popular Photography or Digital Photo or Outdoor Photographer going for $5 per magazine per year. “Digital Photo PRO” goes for its “default sale price” of $8 per year. The aforementioned are printed glossy magazines. Also participating is a 1-year Zinio digital subscription of Shutterbug for $15 per year. It is interesting to see such a price delta when you consider a print-magazine is more expensive to deliver. Offer ends Monday night as usual, with the usual terms (no auto-renewals, new subs or gift subs or renewals, adjust duration per magazine from 1 to 3 years, etc).

Prime Members: read Nov issue of Pop Photo for FREE

If you are a Prime member, one of your benefits is Prime Reading. For the month of November 2016, you can borrow a selection of single Magazine issues, including the November 2016 issue of Popular Photography and Imaging. Magazines count as one of your “ten out” selections but you can return them at any time to free up the slot. You don’t own these, they are digitally borrowed. As far as I can tell, these digital magazine issues can only be read on iOS and Android, not Windows.

$5 per magazine per year: Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer

The weekend sale is here at Discount Mags and this round, good until Monday night, includes two photography magazines, each offered for $5 per magazine per year, with the usual terms (up to three years, renewals or new subscribers or gifts; no auto-renewals; you have to manually renew IF you want to do so; printed magazines delivered by snail mail to physical addresses).

Photography Magazine Weekend Sale returns

It’s the weekend and the Weekend Sale at DiscountMags is back offering lower than usual discount prices for printed magazines delivered to USA addresses as follows:

  • Outdoor Photographer for $4.71 per year
  • Digital Photo for $4.73 per year
  • Popular Photography for $4.79 per year
  • Digital Photo PRO for $7.83

The usual terms apply, up to three years, individually adjustable per magazine, good for gifts, renewals or new subscriptions. Their subscription are not auto-renewal; they won’t renew unless you manually do so.

(ENDED) 1-Year of Shutterbug (Digital Subscription) for $9

This weekend sale expired… This weekend’s magazine sale at Discount Mags has a slightly different set of featured magazines with a fall theme of sorts. None of the usual printed photo magazines are participating, but they offer a 1-year digital subscription (Zinio) of Shutterbug for $9 for new subscribers or renewals. Their weekend sales now feature a mix of print or digital or “print + digital”, so be sure to check the box of each magazine there. The sales are good until Monday night.

New Prime Benefit: borrow latest Shutterbug, Consumer Reports Magazine Issues and more, plus borrow 1000+ ebooks for FREE

A few days after adding free Audible content to Prime memberships, Amazon is back with a new feature for Prime members, Prime Reading. This feature has two components:

  • you can read over 1000 e-books for FREE. You do not own the books, but you can read them for free and take as long as you like to finish them
  • monthly selection of Magazine Issues you can borrow and read for FREE, the current selection includes the latest issues from Shutterbug and Consumer Reports, N-Geo Traveler, Pop Mechanics, among others

This is essentially a “Kindle Unlimited Lite” membership, it contains a subset of the ebooks available through that for-pay membership.

You can read as many of them as you like but there is a checkout limit of ten at a time. This of this as your local library, you can only have ten items out at any time, but you can return them and borrow new ones as many times as you like. The magazines count towards the ten item limit.

The magazine selections will change monthly, so there’s no guarantee the same magazine will be available next month. Magazines can only be read using the iOS and Android Kindle apps. You cannot read them with the Cloud Reader, nor the Windows Kindle app, nor using e-readers. eBooks can be read with all options including Cloud Reader and e-readers.

Of the 1000+ books, only one is photography-related (as far as my searches can tell), “How to Archive Family Photos: A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize and Share Your Photos Digitally” by Denise May Levenick.

As usual with the Netflix-style membership, you don’t get to keep any of them, but you can keep reading them as long as you are a paying member.

UPDATE: indeed this is single issues, which you can download to your Kindle app for later reading (eg if without internet connection). Here’s a screenshot of the app with Shutterbug, the October 2016 issue:


To celebrate (okay, sale-a-brate) this new Prime benefit, Amazon is also discounting some of their Kindle e-book readers for Prime members (so they can read all these 1000+ e-books) as follows:

+ Kindle Voyage e-reader for $150
+ Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for $90
+ Entry-Level Kindle e-reader for $50
+ for all the Kindles, you see the discount after you add it to the shopping cart and proceed to the Checkout page

(ENDED) Sat only: 3-Month Subscription of Texture (Netflix-style magazine service includes Shutterbug, Pop, Outdoor) for $10 total [NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY!]

This daily deal expired…

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Weekend Magazine Sale: Multi-Year Discounts, 3-YRS Pop Photo or Outdoor Pho for $13 per Magazine

The weekend is here and so is a new Weekend Sale at Discount Mags. Their weekend sales now end on Monday night instead of Sunday night. The theme of this sale is multi-year discounts, the more years you sign-up, the bigger the discount. For example, 3-years of Pop Photo are $13, 2-years are $9, 1-year is $5. So you get the better price per year if you sign up for three years. Digital Photo and Outdoor Photographer have similar prices, while Digital Photo PRO is 3-years for $25. These are printed magazines delivered to your front door. You can sign-up as a new subscriber, or renew an existing subscription or buy it as a gift for someone else. These options are individually adjustable per magazine.

If you prefer digital magazines, the Zinio coupon promotion of 40% off with coupon FRESH40 expires Monday night as well. They have a lot more Photography Magazines including many international titles [see earlier post for more on this]

40% off Digital Magazines with coupon (many photography options)

Digital magazine seller Zinio has a new coupon promotion, coupon code FRESH40 gets you 40% off almost all the magazines they carry. The sale is good until 9/19/16. Use the search bar to look for magazines of interest, the ones shown on the aforelinked page are just a subset of what’s eligible. This is a link the Photography Category.

These are digital magazines that you can read using the Zinio website (eg desktops/laptops) along with their iOS and Android and Windows Metro app. This type of a sale is great for international photography magazines whose shipping fees make them too expensive for a physical subscription. The mainstream US photo magazines (Pop, Outdoor, etc) are more expensive at Zinio (even with the coupon) than the weekend DicsountMags physical magazine sales.

To test the coupons, you need a Zinio account and a credit card on file. Here’s an example of 1-Year Amateur Photographer UK subscription (51 digital issues), the price drops from $88~ to $53~ after you enter the coupon (screenshot below):


If there are any magazines you want me to “coupon test”, please leave a comment or use the online contact form.

$5 per printed magazine per year: Pop Photo, Outdoor Photographer

The weekend magazine sale at DiscountMags.com is a $5 per magazine per year sale on select titles, including Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer. These are the only photography magazines participating this time around. These are printed magazines delivered to your doorstep for USA addresses. The usual terms apply, no autorenewals, up to three years per magazine, good for new-subscribers or renewals or gifts for other people. This sale ends Monday night.

Magazine Sale, under $5/year per magazine

The DiscountMags Weekend Sale is good until Monday night, and features the usual three printed photography magazines to be delivered by mail for under $5 per magazine per year: Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo. The Digital Photo PRO is $8.54 per year. The usual terms apply, up to three years per magazine, renewals or new subscriptions or gifts. No auto-renewals. These are printed magazines delivered by mail to USA addresses.

Speaking of magazines, if you are a fan of international photography magazines but don’t want to pay high prices for them (cross-border shipping costs more and takes longer) and if you like to read magazines digitally, digital magazine service Zinio has a sale on select Art and Photography magazines. Their US-based magazine prices are not as competitive as DiscountMags above, but their international subscriptions beat the prices of physical subscriptions. These can be read in the Zinio apps or the Zinio website with a browser.

Digital Subscriptions of International Photo magazines for around $10 per year

If you like to read digital editions of international magazines (which are typically a lot more expansive as a printed subscription), digital magazine seller Zinio has an Art & Photography Magazine Sale for around $10 per magazine per year.

Their big publisher US-based magazines (Pop Photo, Outdoor, Digital Pho) prices are not competitive with the weekly printed offers from DiscountMags (eg this weekend’s sale), but they offer Australia’s “Photo Review” for $10.62 for 1-year (four issues), Professional Photography for $10 for 1-year (three issues), Digital Camera World for $10 for 1-year (three issues). You may recognize many of them from back when there were bookstores will fully stocked newsstands on almost every street corner 🙂

PS: there are magazines with very similar names that are published in different countries, so do pay attention to the detailed listings.

PS2: Zinio magazines can be read with a web browser on a computer or using their mobile apps (iTunes, Google Play, Windows).

Weekend Magazine Sale – $5/year/magazine as usual

UPDATE: the sale continues on Monday 8/8/16…

Another weekend, another Weekend Sale at DiscountMags which recently added digital subscriptions, so now you have to pay attention to the listings. The digital subscriptions say (Digital) after the magazine’s name and have a “Powered by Zinio” tagline. This weekend sale is the standard weekend sale:

Printed Magazines
+ $5 per magazine per year for Pop Photo or Digital Photo or Outdoor Photographer
+ $9 per year for Digital Photo Pro
+ the usual terms, up to three years, new/renewal/gifts, magazines delivered by mail to USA addresses

Digital Subscriptions
+ $6.75 for 1-year of Smart Photography
+ $7.60 for 1-year of HD Video Pro
+ digital subscriptions through Zinio
+ only 1-year available, either New or Renewal

Some Printed Magazines include Digital Downloads
Some of the printed magazines delivered by mail also include a digital download, sometimes it’s the magazine itself, sometimes it’s bonus items. Items with this option have a “Digital Download Included”, eg look at the listing for Wired or ESPN or Vanity Fair

1-Year Digital Photo for $5 (Digital Subscription)

The DiscountMags Weekend Sale post got me looking for magazines, and sure enough, for a limited time, you can get 1-Year Digital Photo digital subscription through the Zinio service and apps for $5 for 1-year. This is part of their Limited Time Sale (no expiration date is mentioned). Zinio subscriptions can be read in a Web Browser along with their apps for iOS, Google Play, Windows Metro (Kindle Fire can sideload the Android apk).

DiscountMags adds Digital-Only Subscriptions: Shutterbug for $9/yr, Smart Photography for $6.68/yr; also some Printed Mags get Digital Content

The weekend is upon us and with it we have another Weekend Magazine Sale at DiscountMags, now with a new addition. In addition to printed magazines, they are also offering digital subscriptions (redeemed through the Zinio service/app). Digital subscriptions mention this in the listings (Digital) and have a “Powered by Zinio” with a “?” explainer. Here’s a screenshot of a digital one:


Of camera and photo interest:
+ Popular Photographer for $5/year, up to 3 years, PRINTED
+ Shutterbug for $9/year, 1 year only, DIGITAL
+ Smart Photography for $6.68/year, 1 year only, DIGITAL
+ various $5/year magazines: Wired, Popular Science, ESPN, CNet, etc
+ see them all at the Weekend Magazine Sale

Some Printed Magazines now include Digital content
Another new feature at DiscountMags is that a subset of the Printed magazines now include Digital content to go with it. The eligible magazines mention this with the “Digital Download Included” in their section. You can use your browser’s in-page search feature to search for that phrase. Pop Photo is not eligible for this, but other non-photography magazines are, here’s a screenshot for Wired:


Digital content varies by magazine. For example, Wired offers this using their own Wired app (iPad, Nook, Kindle Fire [not sure why they don’t have a Google Play option]). ESPN offers ESPN Insider access, and such. Check each magazine of interest to see what and how they offer this.

PS: I haven’t tried any of the digital options yet, so I don’t know how they work. If you have any existing subscription, it may also be eligible if the offer is available through the publisher’s website. Simply follow the instructions as given by the magazine’s website.

2-Year Photography Magazine Subscription for $9 per magazine (Popular Pho, Outdoor Pho, Digi Pho)

The weekend is here, and so are the DiscountMags Weekend Magazine Specials, the theme this time around are discounted 2-year subscriptions, with three photography magazines going for $9 per magazine per 2-year subscription (Popular Photography, Digital Photo, Outdoor Photographer), while Digital Photo PRO goes for $15 for the 2-year period.

Other options include the ESPN Magazine or Popular Science for $5 each for a 2-year period, Wired for $9 for the 2-year period. The only subscription duration option is 2-years for this promotion. These are good for new subscribers or renewals or gifts. These are printed magazines delivered to USA addresses. Offer ends Sunday night.

PS: “Pho” in the blog-post title is for Photography/er. Actual Pho dishes or recipes are not included 🙂

$5 per magazine per year: Pop Photo OR Outdoor Photographer or Digital Photo

This weekend’s DiscountMags Magazine Sale ends on Tuesday night and it is the standard weekend sale, $5 per year per magazine for Pop Photo OR Outdoor Photographer OR Digital Photo and $9 per year on Digital Photo Pro. A variety of other non-photo magazines are participating. The usual terms apply, printed magazines delivered to USA addresses, no auto-renewals, up to three years, offer good for new customers or renewing subscriptions or gifts.