I've tried to cut down on the number of magazines I buy as some of them are really quite expensive, and at one time, I was buying them even though I couldn't find the time to read them all.
Earlier on this year, I took out a subscription to Radio Times magazine, purely because there was an offer on, six issues for £1. It turned out to be a really good deal, as I was offered lots of other magazines at reduced prices. Some of the offers were three issues for £3, some were three issues for £1, and the best deals of all were free copies of certain magazines.
I've had plenty of magazines dropping through the letterbox just lately, yet I haven't forked out much money for them. It's a case of cancelling the subscription straight after the price of the introductory offer is taken from my bank account, so that I don't incur any further charges for keeping the subscription going.
The Simple Things is a magazine I've heard a lot about on blogs, I was eager to have a look at it myself. It's usual price is £4.99, but this offer was £5 for three copies. I wouldn't even pay the reduced price again, I didn't think much to it.
The English Garden and Homes and Antiques are magazines which I've read before and I enjoy them both. Each of these offers were £1 for three copies, I've still got another two of each to come, something to look forward to.
Countryfile was a freebie. Again, it's a magazine I've read before, there's always interesting articles to read in this magazine.
Simply Crochet was a new magazine for 2013. I paid £5 for the first three copies, which were ok, but I wouldn't pay the full price of £4.99 per issue.
Magazine subscriptions can also be bought with Tesco Clubcard Vouchers and you get a good deal. I used to take out a subscription to Gardener's World Magazine this way, but cancelled the subscription when I found I didn't have time to read the magazines properly.
I think it pays to look for deals on magazines, some are so expensive that popping two or three in to your shopping trolley can significantly increase your bill.
I'd be interested to hear which magazines you enjoy reading.