Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Magazine Subscription Giveaway

I'm sure many of you that read my blog have a similar unhealthy obsession as I do, with buying magazines... it comes with the creative territory. (That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it!) I love flicking through magazines for inspiration, but I often find them stashed by the side of the couch or under my bed barely read! I am very bad at throwing them out when I'm done and all over
my home there are various stacks of magazines that I just can't part with. I wish they looked artful, like the photo below, but in reality they just highlight my hoarding tendencies and also the lack of storage space in my flat!
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Zinio about offering a subscription giveaway on my blog.

Zinio is a service which offers thousands of top magazines from around the world in digital format. You can browse and purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly from your computer or mobile device wherever and whenever you like. You can use it on your iPad, iPhone, Android mobile phones and tablet, kindle fire, laptops and desktop computer!

The lovely people at Zinio hooked me up with a free subscription to any magazine of my choice from their virtual newsstand to try out. I had a hard time deciding what to go for, with such a huge selection to choose from including Marie Claire, Harpers Bazaar and Elle, British and International editions to name just a few. It's not all glossy fashion mags though, I'm eyeing up National Geographic and Sky at Night as well.

I finally settled on British Vogue.

The sign up process was really straight forward. I was pleasantly surprised to find I did not have to enter any credit/debit card details in order to retrieve my free subscription. I half expected to be tied into a annual automatic renewal type affair, but this was not the case. Just my name, email address and a password.

Once I was registered the current issue of British Vogue was there in my Digital Library waiting for me. It reads very well on my MacBook and looks awesome on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Both the desktop and mobile apps are very easy to navigate through, you can flick from one page to the next as well as skim through thumbnails of every page to jump to a specific article or spread. I love that you can zoom in on the pages to get a closer look too. This is going to be so handy for when I'm travelling with work, in my head I'm justifying the purchase of an iPad as we speak!

From what I can see Zinio always have a little selection of offers on the go and the odd flash-sale as well. Currently they are offering 2 years subscription for the price of 1 on selected magazines - there's some great ones there if you're into Photography or a travel and outdoorsy type. Click the banner below to see what's on offer.

Because of my positive experience in signing up and using the Zinio service - I am delighted to offer up for grabs a free subscription to any magazine of your choice, from Zinio's selection, for 9 lucky readers of my blog. All you need to do is use the Rafflecopter widget below to follow my blog and leave a comment below telling me why you'd like to win a free subscription from Zinio. I'd love it if you'd go like my facebook page and Zinio's too, but its not compulsory! 

The giveaway will begin at 12am on Thur 21st March and run until 12am on Thur 28th March (GMT) after which the 9 winners will be chosen at random and notified within 48 hours of their win.


JOD said...

Great article!!