The Economist, subscription deal

User avatar
Precessional
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:06 pm

The Economist, subscription deal

Postby Precessional » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:15 pm

Found a nice deal online, thought I'd share:
https://www.economistsubscriptions.com/ ... /index.php

12 issues for $12-- definitely worth the price of 1.5 PrepTests. And renewable too!




(I linked to it via slickdeals, http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread ... &t=1985476)
Last edited by Precessional on Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

03121202698008
Posts: 3002
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:07 am

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:18 pm

Check your airline miles too. I had a bunch set to expire and subscribed to the economist using them...so it cost me nothing. (It cost me very few miles...and I didn't have enough for a ticket or upgrade with that airline anyhow.)

270910
Posts: 2437
Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 9:51 pm

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby 270910 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:24 pm

Looks like a good deal. But... why? Why is the magazine selling itself for only a dollar per issue, forever? It has to cost nearly that much just to mail. There's no promo code, there's no "STUDENT SPECIAL," there's no date at which it will end. Just a big box asking for your credit card information.

Also, it's not the economist's main page - it's http://www.economistsubscriptions.com

How sure are we that this is legitimate?

Edit: Turns out if you go to the economist website and click subscriptions, you're taken to economistsubscriptions.com - so I guess it's just a really good deal!
Last edited by 270910 on Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

03121202698008
Posts: 3002
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:07 am

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:26 pm

disco_barred wrote:Looks like a good deal. But... why? Why is the magazine selling itself for only a dollar per issue, forever? It has to cost nearly that much just to mail. There's no promo code, there's no "STUDENT SPECIAL," there's no date at which it will end. Just a big box asking for your credit card information.

Also, it's not the economist's main page - it's http://www.economistsubscriptions.com

How sure are we that this is legitimate?


12 issues is only 3 months. Still seems pretty cheap though.

User avatar
Precessional
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:06 pm

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby Precessional » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:28 pm

disco_barred wrote:....Also, it's not the economist's main page - it's http://www.economistsubscriptions.com

How sure are we that this is legitimate?
I guess I'm putting some faith in the slickdeal.com community. (Their ears should be attuned to concerns like this one).

And I'd be sure to let you guys know if I find "suspicious" activity on my credit card. =P

270910
Posts: 2437
Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 9:51 pm

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby 270910 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:29 pm

blowhard wrote:
disco_barred wrote:Looks like a good deal. But... why? Why is the magazine selling itself for only a dollar per issue, forever? It has to cost nearly that much just to mail. There's no promo code, there's no "STUDENT SPECIAL," there's no date at which it will end. Just a big box asking for your credit card information.

Also, it's not the economist's main page - it's http://www.economistsubscriptions.com

How sure are we that this is legitimate?


12 issues is only 3 months. Still seems pretty cheap though.


Didn't realize it was that frequent. Also, see above edit - it's definitely legit.

User avatar
Precessional
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:06 pm

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby Precessional » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:32 pm

blowhard wrote:12 issues is only 3 months. Still seems pretty cheap though.
I think it's auto-renewing. Better than a similarly price annual deal due to this offer's flexibility.

Though, all of this isn't as nearly as cool as getting a free subscription. =P

User avatar
TommyK
Posts: 1309
Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:08 pm

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby TommyK » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:33 pm

Also, the majority of funds come from advertising, I imagine. They're likely willing to sell the magazine at a loss or break-even to increase their circulation so they can sell their ads for more. Magazines like the Economist typically have a very small swath of the general population - on the whole, probably largely educated and fairly affluent. Advertisers are likely to pay significantly more for something like this when compared to readers digest.

howcani111
Posts: 83
Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 4:19 pm

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby howcani111 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:34 pm

this has been around for a few years. it's legit. I used it to study for the lsats. But i find the economist boring, so I discontinued it.

03121202698008
Posts: 3002
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:07 am

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:14 pm

howcani111 wrote:this has been around for a few years. it's legit. I used it to study for the lsats. But i find the economist boring, so I discontinued it.


They have some good articles sometimes. This weeks issue (maybe last weeks) had a big write-up on how the US has too many crimes and the economic impact of jailing so many people. I found it interesting at least.

User avatar
hv1
Posts: 134
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:08 pm

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby hv1 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:15 pm

The BEST way to prepare for RC, is still to read A LOT of official LSAT RC passages.

User avatar
brickman
Posts: 347
Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:59 am

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby brickman » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:54 pm

your local library branch almost certainly has a subscription, and online accessibility too. Don't waste your private dollars on goods that are already available to the public for free!

Justiceinbrothel
Posts: 62
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:24 pm

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby Justiceinbrothel » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:44 pm

If English is not your native language then reading economist may benefit you otherwise it provides no help for test like LSAT. The complexity of expression, compound sentences are not part of economist. Better you read few passages from previously administered LSATs.

User avatar
Precessional
Posts: 85
Joined: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:06 pm

Re: The Economist, subscription deal

Postby Precessional » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:20 pm

brickman wrote:your local library branch almost certainly has a subscription, and online accessibility too. Don't waste your private dollars on goods that are already available to the public for free!

As a kid, I enjoyed annotating library picture books with my crayons. My parents didn't like this-- and neither did the folks at the library. Now, when it comes to circling, underlining, and jotting in the margins-- practice of LSAT RC procedures-- I make sure to distinguish between personal property and library property. ^_^




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Instrumental and 3 guests