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OllieWollieWoo Tue 28-Oct-08 11:23:45

Is anyone giving magazine subscriptions for presents this Christmas - and if so, which website are you using to order them? My sisters want Red/Easy Living type magazines.

Eddas Tue 28-Oct-08 11:39:04


Although mine are for children. I'm using my tesco clubcard vouchers. The offers are such a good deal, much cheaper than other places when I looked around

Not that it'll help unless you have tesco vouchers!

hanaflower Tue 28-Oct-08 11:40:08

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OllieWollieWoo Tue 28-Oct-08 13:58:49

smile at shaking in WHSmith! But I don't live in the UK hence the need to do it online!

biscuitsmustbedunkedintea Tue 28-Oct-08 22:56:06

Google it. Compare as some are cheaper if you take out more than one subscription. It's sometimes better to take out the subscription offer that the mag itself advertises as you get freebies. Managed to get some nice hair products and Revlon make-up when I took out a subscription for my friend before. Also not all magazines are available on subscription from general companies, for example I found that Company magazine, I think it was that one, was only available thru their website only.

anniebear Wed 29-Oct-08 07:07:04

take a look at tesco deals if you have any points!

we are getting c beebies free for 6 months!

frazzled74 Wed 29-Oct-08 09:35:14

anyone know of a magazine that i could subscribe to for my 12 year old niece?

murphyslaw Wed 29-Oct-08 13:22:42

Puffin do a bookclub with regular magazine/book

lljkk Wed 29-Oct-08 17:50:51

HI, can anyone help?

Would NG Kids be suitable for a bright (but not especially worldly or mature) 9-10yo boy?

Would Animals & You be good for a bright (animal loving, but increasingly precocious) 7-8yo girl?


janeite Wed 29-Oct-08 17:53:40

Easy Living are doing 12 months for £12 at the moment, with a free gift as well. Just check their website.

ramonaquimby Wed 29-Oct-08 17:53:50

My 7 year old girl gets NG Kids and loves it.

lljkk Wed 29-Oct-08 17:56:47

Ramon, What do you think the target age is for NG kids?

ramonaquimby Wed 29-Oct-08 17:58:38

prob a bit older than 7 - but dd is fab reader so no problem. Probably years 4-6? YOu can buy single copies in most supermarkets

CandleQueen Wed 29-Oct-08 18:02:47

Nectar rewards have offers on their mag subscriptions at the mo.

roisin Wed 29-Oct-08 18:06:23

NG Kids - definitely. I was told (on here I think) that NG Kids was for younger ones, so we didn't try it. I saw a copy recently and thought ds2 (9) would love it, so mum is getting him a subs (with Tesco vouchers) for Christmas.

We got Nat Geographic for a year, but didn't like it: too American.

ds1 (11) and scarily nerdy gets BBC Focus Magazine

They also (both joint) get First News every week. We've been getting it for c.18 months (since it started) and they read it every week.

They also get [ The Dfc]] I don't understand this one at all, because I don't "get" comic-strips. But they love it and fight over it every Friday when it arrives!

lljkk Wed 29-Oct-08 18:40:22

Oh thanks Ramon, NG Kids sounds perfect for my 9yo, then.

First News sounds way too serious for my lot, lol. But the DFC thing, I think we'd have hair-pulling over that, too.

Now, Just got to figure out if Animals & You is too baby-ish for a 7-8yo??

roisin Wed 29-Oct-08 18:49:35

First News isn't serious at all: it's really aimed at children and they love it.

There is always a page of funny news, a page of animal stories, a double-page of world news, loads of competitions, recipes, loads of sport, save-the-planet-type stuff. It's really accessible.

I subscribed before it even came out, because I thought it would be 'worthy and educational' and wanted to encourage it blush But it isn't at all, it's really at their level.

lljkk Wed 29-Oct-08 18:52:40

Roisin, do your DC moan loudly whenever NewsRound comes on CBBC? Mine view it (at best) as an extended toilet break opportunity...

Me: "What do you call Newsround on CBBC?"
DD: "!Cowpat!"

roisin Wed 29-Oct-08 18:55:00

They started groaning at Newsround when they were about 7 and 9. Before that they did used to watch it.

Actually they used to watch Newsround before they got First News and discovered that "News" could be interesting and entertaining and fun!

Cauldronfrau Wed 29-Oct-08 18:56:40

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cheerycherry Wed 29-Oct-08 19:01:09

Just to butt in, but rspca do subscriptions too, £11 for under 12's with free gift and 7 magazines, can get a form from their website. rspb do one too, lovely mag and free gift.
Just a thought!

lljkk Thu 30-Oct-08 08:51:30

Actually, DD did demand (out of her pocket money, mind) I buy her the BBC wildlife mag, recently. I wonder if it's too grown up, though.

roisin Sat 01-Nov-08 17:55:15

I like the look of that lljkk - especially as you can buy it with Tesco vouchers! I haven't actually seen a copy though, and we have quite a lot of subs atm, so I thought I might wait until one runs out and maybe get that for a year and see what it's like.

DesperateHousewifeToo Sat 01-Nov-08 18:57:01

I've got subscription insert for NGkids if anyone wants one?

Ds (7) loves it but doesn't read from cover to cover yet so def more years in it for him. There is a younger version, so maybe that is the one you were told about, Roisin.

What age is Dfc aimed at approx?

Used Wh smith for subscription to 'Stuff' last year.

roisin Sat 01-Nov-08 22:32:10

Well ... DesperateHousewifeToo Philip Pullman is involved with the Dfc and he vehemently and extremely eloquently does not agree with age-banding on books, so I am hesitant to repsond to that ...

..but... It's not primary colours and bright and bouncy (and I don't like the look of it, so it's hard for me to day). So personally I can't say it appealing to children much younger than 8 or 9. Certainly eminently suitable for 11-13 yr-olds.

I know Califrau's ds loves it, and I can't remember how old he is. But I think still quite young - 7 or 8?

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