Got a Bill for a “Free” Magazine?!
Have you’ve ever ordered a so-called free magazine, and then gotten a bill in the mail? It’s infuriating to think you were taken advantage of by some shady website, right?
“They said I wouldn’t get a bill!! WTH is this!”
Trust us, it’s not a bill!
If you found a free magazines on one of our sites, you may receive a renewal offer. But, when we say: You will not receive a bill for this, and you do NOT need to enter a credit card. We mean it! Yes, you will very possibly receive a renewal notice. But, that is not a bill, and you don’t have to pay it.
Look for them:
- One of our favorite sites to snag free magazines subscriptions is Rewardbee!
- And then there’s Valuemags who also offers free magazines.
- Tradepub sometimes has free magazines as well. Check them out!
About Free Magazines
Firstly, it is super important to slow down and pay attention to what you’re signing up for. Here on gimmiefreebie.com, we do not post magazine ‘trials’ that you will have to cancel or get charged for. So, why do I hear from fans that they got a bill? I mean, none of the magazines we post will bill you. So, what gives? Are you cheating on us with another freebie site?!! 😉
Finally, I figured out what was happening. People are getting renewal notices! But, these notices are made to look just like bills!
Here’s an example of a renewal notice (this is not a bill):
Are You Sure? It really looks like a bill!
Yes! It really does look like a bill! As a matter of fact, the FTC filed a lawsuit against companies that don’t make it clear that this is an offer to buy their magazine. Not something you already owe them.
In other words, this is 100% not a bill. Actually, not paying the renewal notice will do nothing to you. Because, it’s like an advertisement; they are trying to sell something to you. You can simply ignore it. It is not a bill!
FTC Alleges Companies Deceived Consumers With Fake Subscription Notices for Newspapers (and magazines). You can read it here.
What to do if you receive a Renewal Notice
You have two choices. If you want to keep getting the magazine, then I highly recommend coming back to gimmiefreebie.com to find it free again!! (Not what you thought I was going to say, is it? LOL!)
If you don’t want to pay for the magazine, then tear up the renewal notice (that looks like a bill, but isn’t one). And, then throw it in the trash.
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