As a tech geek that loves sports I frequently come across ESPN insider only articles all the time. If you’re reading this then you’re probably familiar with them. They have the lovely image next to the article name. That’s your way of knowing stay away, because you don’t feel like paying $6.95 a month or prepaying for 1+ years to read their articles. (After all we have access to blogs, Google, Facebook, twitter, and a ton of other places to spend our time to read sports commentary..)
Interestingly enough if you have an ESPN The Magazine subscription you get free access to all those insider pages. I purchased that subscription on Amazon for $5 for a year. Meaning you could either pay $6.95 a month through them, decide to pay for a year at their 52% discount of $39.96, or pay a one time fee of $5 and get a whole year. Hmmm.. I wonder what price you guys prefer? Kidding aside enjoy your 94%+ discount, basically free magazine, and ESPN Insider subscription for a flat $5 (or less).
If you don’t want the magazine send it to your closest hospital or doctors office and I’m sure a patient there will appreciate the donated subscription. As of today (6/11/2010) Amazon wrapped up their promotion, but other magazine sites are still offering great deals (even better than the $5 I paid):
“ESPN Magazine is on sale through Saturday for $3.75 per year when you use the code WKLYSPEC at checkout from Best Deal Magazines.”
Even without that coupon code it’s still cheaper than the $5 I paid. My point is to run a quick Google search, buy the magazine, and save yourself some money:
Click to check Google
Now if only I had a work around to when the eBook in the Kindle store costs the same (or even more) than the paperback version at Amazon…