Friday, September 08, 2006

Is This Weird or What??

I just recieved a postcard in the mail stating "As you already know, Budget Living has ceased publication and the remainder of your subscription is being serviced with Marie Claire magazine." It went on to tell me how to cancel the rest of my free replacement copies.

Actually, I didn't know Budget Living had gone under but I was curious where the Marie Claire issues were coming from. Could two magazines have any less in common than these two?? I'll be opting out of the free copies of Marie Claire, its too hard to find the articles in between all the ads.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really weird. My remaining copies were replaced by Redbook.

Not So Vivacious Vegan said...

I just spent an hour today writing 11 letters and making numerous phone calls to opt out of mailing lists, etc. I'm so tired of junk mail (I know it's not totally related but your mention of the ads got me going). Anyway, I was reading something a while back something (can't remember what) that said get rid of magazine subscriptions because the ads only serve to bring us down and make us feel bad that we're not like the people in the ads. I think that's partly true. I don't read many magazines anymore these days. Most of it is such junk.

kleo2 said...

I've heard of that happening when mags go out of business. Being in journalism as i am at the moment is a very scary place to be... it's not the sure-deal kind of biz it once was. Hope you get to find something useful in the mags that will be taking the place of your old fave there...

Anonymous said...

They sent me House Beautiful in place of my subscription. Since I had only received one copy of Budget Living (last Thanksgiving I think), they sent all the missed copies of House Beautiful to catch me up. I received about 5 at once, which I haven't read.

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