Some magazine now have a $0.99 processing fee, which isn't bad for a magazine subscription. But since they're not 100% free, I've left them off and only listed straight up free offers below.
Free magazine subscriptions in exchange for random surveys have been a staple in the freebie scene for as long as I can remember. RewardsGold is obviously #1 in that department, but RewardSurvey is another I've talked about a few times on here and right now they're offering a rare free Time magazine subscription. I also spotted Wired and ESPN offers (which also includes free ESPN Insider access on their website!) One of the main reasons I keep coming back to RewardSurvey is they tend to always have at least one rare, exclusive free magazine offer.
After signing up and completing a survey around 20 questions, you'll get $20 credited to your account that allows you to request most of the free magazines they offer. You can then log back in once a week, take the new survey, and add more free money to your account that can be redeemed for more free magazines. All in all it takes me under 5 minutes (usually broken up during commercial breaks while watching TV) to get enough credit for the most expensive magazine offers.
If you're a new member and want one of the more expensive offers, like a free Sports Illustrated magazine subscription, fret not! Simply refer a few friends and your account will instantly be credited with $3 each.
Finally, if you want a magazine that's only marked as available for “new subscribers,” try signing up a different member in your household! Live alone? Use your middle name 🙂
September 2017 RewardSurvey Magazines Offered
As usual, I'll continue listing the magazines I was offered. Depending on our profiles, we may have different magazines offered, so your mileage may vary.
Offers with a mean they are new this month. Also, some offers are hidden until you click the “see all offers” link in the bottom right of the page!
- Arthritis Today (6 issues)
- HOLA! USA (8 issues)
- Sea Magazine (12 issues)
- The Risk Bulletin (10 issues)
- Allure (12 issues)
- Bon Appetit (11 issues)
- Essence Magazine (12 Issues)
- Glamour (12 issues)
- Golf (12 issues)
- Golf Digest (11 issues)
- GQ (12 issues)
- Money (12 issues)
- Outside (12 issues)
- People en Español Magazine (11 Issues)
- PeopleStyle (6 issues)
- This Old House (8 issues)
- Wired (12 issues)
- AFAR (6 issues)
- Autoweek (24 issues)
- Autoweek (24 issues, digital edition)
- Cigar Aficionado (6 Issues)
- Entertainment Weekly (50 issues)
- Men's Health (10 issues)
- Real Simple (12 issues)
- Sports Illustrated (50 issues)
- Sports Illustrated Kids (12 issues)
- Time (50 issues)
- Wine Spectator Magazine (15 Issues)
- Whisky Advocate (4 Issues)
- ESPN The Magazine (26 issues)
- Forbes (18 issues)
- Golfweek Magazine (14 Issues)
- New York Magazine (26 Issues)
- People (15 issues)
- Variety (48 issues, digital edition)
- Rolling Stone (52 issues)
- Variety (48 issues)
$10+ Freebie Level
$20+ Freebie Level
$30+ Freebie Level
$50+ Freebie Level
They only track “new members” by email. Just sayin'.