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Wired magazine's Memorial Day sale - $5 for 1 year of print and digital access
Sunday, May 26th, 2019
16:54:21 GMT

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Last modified May 27, 2019 at 7:15 AM EDT.

I recently re-subscribed to the technology magazine Wired because I noticed their excellent Memorial Day sale - $5 for 1 year of print and digital access.

Such a low price even I felt like I could comfortably afford it!

WIRED Magazine Subscription

As I write this, the sale is ongoing, even though Memorial Day is actually tomorrow.

However, if you miss out on this particular sale, I think I remember seeing this sale being offered around other holidays, though I forgot which one(s). So, hopefully there will be future sales like this. (Also, even the normal price of $10 per year is actually quite excellent, I think.)

Happily for anyone boycotting credit cards - you can even pay with PayPal or Amazon Pay instead.


By the way, the first time I visited the subscription page, there was a pop-up which gave me a less excellent offer of 3 months for $1 when I clicked yes on it.

Fortunately, I wasn't stuck with that offer. To get back the superior offer of $5 for 1 year of print and digital access, I simply had to leave the subscription page and return to it several minutes later.


Here's Wired.com's search page, which lets you search the entire Wired magazine archive.

If you'd rather browse the archive instead of searching it, you can go to Wired.com's Site Map page.


This blog post is definitely not affiliate marketing or any other kind of official marketing for Wired. (Though I would probably happily join their affiliate program if I found out they had one, but I wasn't able to find one yet.)

I'm just pointing this out because I think this is a really good deal. Wired has been one of my favorite magazines ever since the 1990's. (Though for lack of enough money or willingness to spend it - the only time in the past I actually had a subscription of my own was way back in 2001-2002 or something.)


I'm so glad there's still a print magazine. Even though Wired is one of my favorite magazines, I wouldn't have been entirely happy to subscribe for digital access alone, because I think selling exclusively digital access to anything is probably a bad, unsustainable business model in the long run (and I could probably write an entire blog post on all the reasons why I think that) - and in general, I much prefer to buy physical objects rather than non-libre, non-open source digital products.

And I just love the idea of having some good old-fashioned print magazines to leaf through, instead of having to read everything on a glowing screen.

I also am pleased with the fact that I'll probably be able to sell my used print magazines on eBay or something when I'm done with them, probably for a profit. Especially since I'll probably hoard them for years before I ever get around to selling them, and they'll probably go up in value because of being so old.

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