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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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If you have completely exhausted your gift budget, but still have a gift or two to give, here is an idea for you: FREE magazine subscriptions!

My rule of thumb for a magazine is not to pay more than $5 for one year. Of course, FREE is always preferred around here and Recyclebank makes it really easy to earn great free magazines.

Right now they have tons of popular magazines for 115 points each:

Good Housekeeping, Whole Living Road & Track, Bazaar, Seventeen, Popular Mechanics, Town & Country, Everyday Food and Car & Driver

If you haven’t signed up for Recyclebank yet, you can easily earn enough points (a total of 490) for 4 free magazines by completing all the active point earning opportunities! (It will take a few minutes, but hey, it’s a free gift!)

Available Recyclebank Earn Opportunities

Green Your Seasons New Years Tab – 90 Points
Green Your Seasons Winter Tab – 90 Points
Green Your Seasons Autumn Tab – 90 Points
Coca-Cola Artic Home – 25 Points
Suave & Brita Turn Off the Tap – 50 Points
Kashi Challenge – 10 Points
Ziploc Quiz – 20 Points
Qtips Composting – 25 Points
New Way to Gift Wrap – 10-15 points
Paper Pilot Video – 25 Points
Aveeno Facebook Pledges – 50 Points

Good Housekeeping on RecyclebankOne tip if you want to give the magazine as a last minute stocking stuffer:  Head to Amazon and search for the magazine you get with the Recyclebank points. Look for the line that says “Giving a gift?” and easily print a gift notification card like the one above to let your recipient know to expect their first issue.  (They say Amazon on them, but the gift recipient doesn’t have to know it didn’t cost you anything!)

    • Guest

      Do any of these have coupons?

      • Darlene

        good housekeeping does

    • Steph in TN

      Yay for a free year of Good Housekeeping! Thanks Jenny!!!!

      • DanielleDD

        I do not see any info how you can buy it for points! Please, show where I have to look? Thanks

        • Amy B.

          Look under the “get rewards” section and click on the magazines category.

    • Mcdaniel303

      I can find the high value points to get enough points to get the magazines

    • Bailbondgrl05

      Mcdaniel do the green your season challenge

    • DanielleDD

      I do not see any info how you can buy it for points! Where to look?

    • Bailbondgrl05

      Woot got Good House Keeping for me, Popular Mechanic for my husband and Martha Stewart Weddings for my best friend who just got engaged yesterday. Thank you everyone is thrilled

      • Holly

        How did you manage to send it to a different address?  Did you change your address to the person  you were sending it to?

    • Linda

      I couldn’t figure out how to send gift subscriptions to different addresses….anyone know how

      • Holly

        I need to know this too!  I earned my points and can’t figure out how to send it to someone else!  Help please!

        • Emily

          When you go to the magazines website, you input your recipients information. 

          • Holly

            When do I go to the magazine’s website?  Will I get a voucher in the mail or something?

    • sweetk3346

      Thank you Jenny! I got Martha Stuart Living. It’s the only thing I gave myself for Christmas and it was free:)

    • MarySC

      Can you order the same magazine more than once to get more than one year??

      • Laini M

        No, you can’t. Or at least not Good Housekeeping.

    • Leslie

      I earned 260 points and planned to redeem 100 points for Magazine Outlet’s offer: “up to 4 magazines for $2” but was afraid I wouldn’t be able to send them to different people.  Any try this yet?  I’m holding off on checking out.

      • MbASSETT73

        I was looking at the same deal,until I read the reviews for the company that the magazine deal goes through.They have a history of not sending out notices that it is time for the magazines to renew and just bill your credit/debit card for the full price without notice.

    • Frugal4eva

      Got 2 magazines! Thanks Jenny!  Awesome!

    • Laini M

      Thank you! And FYI, once you buy a magazine, you can’t buy the same one again. IE, couldn’t get Good Housekeeping for myself and then use more points to get it for my Mom.

      • ShannonV

        You can’t buy another one right away….but down the road you can.  I bought GH a few months ago, and then bought another subscription for myself yesterday to extend it for another year :-)

    • Pamgam1

      Thank you this is a great idea.  Merry Xmas and a blessed New Year.

    • Guest

      Has anyone else had problems receiving coupons from recyclebank.  I have “spent” points to get coupons twice now and they were supposed to mail them to me and I have never received them.  I have tried to contact them and there is no response.  I am wondering if I am the only one having these problems with them?

      • Missy

        I requested the coupon to Harris Teeter and received it with no problems.

      • Pamgam1

        I have ordered several Harris Teeter coupons and I have received them all.

      • I have had that problem once when I moved I had 2 coming and they didn’t come so I chalked it up because I moved.  I then ordered some more and they came and then in November I ordered 3 and they didn’t show up.  I sent an email and they responded to me about it asking me to confirm my address but I haven’t heard anything back since then.  I think someones stealing them but that’s my cynical side talking maybe it’s a bigger problem.

    • Gamblesonsfarms

      you can also print a gift certificate from magazines dot com without any emblems…just click on the mag then click the more tab.

    • Recycle bank is an awesome site! 

    • RB

      Will we be notified when it is time to re-subscribe next year??  I just ordered 2 one for me and one for my sis! 

    • Selenity13

      just an addition, swagbucks also has magazine subscriptions as prize, so you may want to check their too.