Reader's Digest (1-year)
Availability: Your first issue should arrive in 6-10 weeks.Average customer review:
(43 customer reviews)
Suffering from information overload? Reader?s Digest has a cure. An informative and entertaining mix of tips, trends, and inspiring reads, Reader?s Digest curates what?s best from the most trustworthy sources in media, then adds original reports and a healthy dose of humor.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #42 in Magazine Subscriptions
- Formats: Magazine Subscription, Print
Most helpful customer reviews
87 of 93 people found the following review helpful.
Too many ads, not enough substance
By Ellie Z
This publication isn't what it used to be. I am 32 years old and for my entire (yes entire) life my family has subscribed to the Reader's Digest. It is the perfect ahem... restroom reading material because it contains short, well written stories that are either amusing, thought provoking, heart warming (or a combination of all three).
Now, every other page - literally - is an advertisement for a pharmaceutical product of some kind. The first thing I do when I receive my monthly copy is I rip out the ads. In doing so I'm usually left with LESS THAN HALF of the pages I started with. I feel like I'm paying for a monthly subscription to pharmaceutical ads. "Now, That's Outrageous!"
I'm so sad and disappointed. I won't be renewing my subscription next year and I feel like I've lost a lifelong friend. I hope my review helps you in your decision.
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful.
They will not stop calling you when your subscription ends!
By S. Hawkins
First off, I agree with what others have said about too many ads. That's partly what is keeping me from renewing it.
Overall..if it weren't for the ads, I would continue to enjoy this magazine because I love the humor, easy reading stories, information, etc.
However...when my subscription ends they keep calling and calling and CALLING me about renewing. Or saying "We hope you are enjoying your subscription to Readers Digest"..(when I'm not subscribed anymore). I tell them no, I'm not going to renew..the next day I come home with three calls on my answering machine from them. This is not a one time occurrence either.
The magazine itself is good. However I think they should either lower the price or drop some of the ads.
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful.
Lots of ads, then they spam you
RD does have some interesting consumer & finance articles, but it has waa-a-a-y too many ads. I would never actually pay for it, but I do get a subscription as a gift every year. I end up ripping half the magazine's weight out in ads - and no, that's not "just life" as some other reviewer said, it's downright shameful.
Also, make sure you get on the RD website and change your privacy preferences; like other second-rate companies who like to abuse customers, they implicitly assume you want to be spammed by them and have them rent your information out to third parties.