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AIBU to want to cancel subscription?

(7 Posts)
CheeseEloise1 Sat 22-Oct-16 22:15:59

Around three years' ago, our daughter's Godfather gave her a subscription to National Geographic Kids. Whilst I would like my daughter to have interest in it, she never reads it as she is simply not interested and we have piles of unread magazines.
Every year, rather than a Christmas and birthday present, her Godfather renews the subscription. It is very kind of him but AIBU to tell him that she does not read it?

CauliflowerSqueeze Sat 22-Oct-16 22:18:48

Yanbu.

However, he clearly likes the simple renewing thing. Is there another magazine she would read instead?

bestofbothhovis Sat 22-Oct-16 22:19:11

YABU, he's wasting money on things she doesn't like. I would point it out to him

MrsNuckyThompson Sat 22-Oct-16 22:20:16

As a pp said I'd suggest another subscription as it is a good idea for a gift and easy for him to renew.

PatriciaHolm Sat 22-Oct-16 22:20:20

Can you suggest a different magazine? What does she like?

anotherdayanothersquabble Sat 22-Oct-16 22:35:28

You could suggest that she has enjoyed NGkids and loves the idea of a subscription but would like to try something else.

We have tried loads of subscriptions (three children, live abroad so less access to magazines / books).

We LOVE the Phoenix Comic (though weekly so quite expensive for a whole year). and The Week junior (same problem!) is also very popular in our house. Read and quoted by 12, 10 and 7 year old.

www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk/subscribe/
theweekjunior.co.uk/gift-subscriptions/

EmsyApples Sun 23-Oct-16 02:49:15

I agree with suggesting that maybe she's interested in a different magazine and would like to try something new. Possibly something else educational? So that her godfather would still feel like his gift was benifiting her education?

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