New Scientist Mag: 4 Print Issues for AU$9.90, then 13wk Subs. for $49.95

19 March 2008

I know this might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I absolutely love reading New Scientist - the articles are great & it gives my brain a run for it's money. It's also a mag meant for the general public, so it is mostly understandable to us novices. Plus, because it's a weekly, I've usually only just finished my previous issue when my new one arrives (I think I'm in love!!!)

I found this deal by accident - it's NOT on the normal subscription page: I decided I couldn't afford a proper subscription, so I was just going to buy one article online. I clicked the buy article button & was shocked to find out it was $10 for 1 article... until I read that it would also get me 4 print issues at no extra cost & I could continue with a quarterly subscription (13 issues) for $49.95 (the quarterly sub. costs $80 when you go through their normal subscription page).

I worked it out & realised, when you put all 17 issues together, it was only costing me around $3.52 per issue (less than half the $7.50 news stand price). So I went for it.

You also get full access to their online archive of 15 YEARS worth of articles - my head spins just thinking about it - WOW!

Also, If you try it and don't want to continue with the 13wk subscription (after your first 4 issues), the welcome letter tells you how to stop it before it happens (ie how to cancel it)

Again, it's not for everyone, but hopefully there are a few other science junkies out there that will take this up!

NOW: Some BIG Notes::: "iSubscribe" does offer normal subscriptions (eg 13wks for $80) which can be accessed through Buckscoop to get 6.75% Cashback, plus they currently have a 10% discount voucher which Brad has posted here on Buckscoop. If you go direct through my link you won't be eligible for those things, as you won't be using iSubscribe...

However... I have done a few calculations & subscribing via my link will cost you $49.95 for the quarter, while iSubscribe, even after taking off 10% & 6.75% BS Cashback, will still cost you $67.14. In fact even the cheapest normal subscription rate (2 years) with all the discounts & cashback on iSubscribe works out more expensive per issue.

So, there you have it! Sorry it's so long, but I wanted to make sure everyone can see just what they're getting. But don't take my word for it - read the subscription page thoroughly so you know all the details of what you're signing up for

***NB: the quarterly subscription is ongoing, so you will be charged every 13 wks if you don't cancel***

PS - I am not affiliated with New Scientist in any way - I'm just punch-drunk with Dark Energy & Neutrinos

11 comments

  • thedreamer81
    Thanks :) Thats a great deal!!I was wanting to subscribe to that cause its great for uni! and also I like paying mag subscriptions in smaller quarter amounts as I never have the full amount up front hehe!
  • nlafanclub
    thedreamer81;42701
    Thanks :) Thats a great deal!!I was wanting to subscribe to that cause its great for uni! and also I like paying mag subscriptions in smaller quarter amounts as I never have the full amount up front hehe!
    Definitely the way to go, if you ask me :D And in case no ones said it yet (& even if they have) - Welcome to Buckscoop, thedreamer81! :)
  • thedreamer81
    Thanx :D yeah I get my mens health sub taken out quarterly too and I just assume the money is more interest not a mag charge :P
  • Wally
    Tiz Indeed an excellent Price with the added bonus of only having to pay quarterly even beats the Academic/Student only offer http://studentmagazines.com.au/product.php/12.html
  • Manth
    We're huge New Scientist fans here. My husband has had 2 year subscriptions for ages - he's a Research Scientist by profession so he gets a tax deduction for it. If he wasn't a subscriber I'd definitely be getting this for him! It's a great deal.
  • nlafanclub
    Thanks for the response guys! I'm glad there's a few more BSers out there who love their science mags! I might have at look at Archaeology.org & see if their Subs are good enough to post - I mean we all love digging up old bones, don't we? ...or is that just me....? :eek: Happy Easter all! :D
  • lisss
    I like New Scientest magazine but I don't like how it's weekly... I never have time to read the 1st issue before the next arrives!! It can sometimes take me a whole month to read a magazine :D
  • nlafanclub
    lisss;42884
    I like New Scientest magazine but I don't like how it's weekly... I never have time to read the 1st issue before the next arrives!! It can sometimes take me a whole month to read a magazine
    ...that's just because you're absorbing more of it than the rest of us, which is why you're much more clevererer ;) Alternatively, you could just get a quarterly subscription & it would last you a few years - now that's a bargain!:D Edit: just to prove how less clevererer I am... I just realised that a quarterly subscription read at one a month would actually only last 13 months :o Maybe I should read mine a bit slower so I can absorb more :p
  • nlafanclub
    This is still valid, so just thought I'd bump it in case anyone new might like a look :)
  • thedreamer81
    Great deal :D, I subscribed first time around!! when you look at the Sub deals they offer each week, nothing comes close to $49 a quarter :D
  • nlafanclub
    thedreamer81;48827
    Great deal :D, I subscribed first time around!! when you look at the Sub deals they offer each week, nothing comes close to $49 a quarter :D
    Yeah, I know - It's great. Like finding an "Easter Egg" on a DVD or something. Certainly not something they advertise, anyway! I'm glad I found it, 'cause I'm still lovin' it!!! :D

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