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#1 Post by Eric S n y d e r »

$15 for 15 issues... saw this on the CT forum.

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-wine-s ... r-magazine

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#2 Post by Dennis Borczon »

thanks, this is good bathroom reading for a buck an issue. Matt kramer is at least worth .50.

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#3 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o »

Thanks - good deal!

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The next issue is on Chateauneuf du Pape. Perfect for bathroom reading, for sure.
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#5 Post by Dennis Borczon »

Is that brett I detect? Or something else... hitsfan

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Thanks, a good deal.
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Victor Hong wrote:The next issue is on Chateauneuf du Pape. Perfect for bathroom reading, for sure.
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#8 Post by Rich Brown »

Awesome deal, thanks for posting!

No brainer at $15

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#9 Post by Arv R »

Just be careful of buying any of their add on subscriptions, which look superficially 'cheap' for $2.

What these kinds of companies try to do is use that bait to get your credit card info, and then book renewals at crazy prices.

We had a family member with dementia who was constantly falling for that kind of crap, and had lots of $400 People magazine subscriptions to cancel after they had passed away.

I looked through the T&C of the WS offer, and it didn't seem like there was any auto renewal risk. They do state that they will email you after the 15 issues are up to request a renewal. But presumably they don't have any billing method, since Groupon kept that for themselves. (That's the whole thing behind the voucher # nonsense, and the two step set up process)
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Funny, I am not getting this. All I get is,
"Not yet available"
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#11 Post by Michael Klein »

same here, "not yet available"....is it sold out, maybe?

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#12 Post by Ted Erfer »

"Not Available" for me as well.
IMHO - it isn't worth $50 but isn't bad for $15.
I give this deal 70 points!

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You could always get it for free on https://www.rewardsurvey.com, even if you sign up and always answer with some BS information. Just make sure you don't hand over any CC information and you're golden. That's how I've been getting my subscription for years.
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H Guy wrote:You could always get it for free on https://www.rewardsurvey.com, even if you sign up and always answer with some BS information. Just make sure you don't hand over any CC information and you're golden. That's how I've been getting my subscription for years.
Wait- really? That is a legit thing?

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H Guy wrote:You could always get it for free on https://www.rewardsurvey.com, even if you sign up and always answer with some BS information. Just make sure you don't hand over any CC information and you're golden. That's how I've been getting my subscription for years.
Nice Harvey! Just got a year's worth of Sports Illustrated for a five minute survey on socks.
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Will P@yne wrote:
H Guy wrote:You could always get it for free on https://www.rewardsurvey.com, even if you sign up and always answer with some BS information. Just make sure you don't hand over any CC information and you're golden. That's how I've been getting my subscription for years.
Wait- really? That is a legit thing?
Totally legit. How they get you is with those cheap "add-on subscriptions". They'll renew you at full price every year after that and it's almost impossible to stop the subscriptions. If you don't hand over any CC information, you're good to go.

I was weary at first, but at the price of $0, figured it was worth a shot. Took about a month or two for the magazines to come in.
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S. Stevenson wrote:Funny, I am not getting this. All I get is,
"Not yet available"
Groupon is very exclusive. Sort of like the Screagle List. Maybe next year.
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#19 Post by MikeO »

I usually use my old airline mile points via MagsforMiles. Usually 900 to 1200 miles for 1 year and apply every 11 months to avoid missing an issue.

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MikeO wrote:I usually use my old airline mile points via MagsforMiles. Usually 900 to 1200 miles for 1 year and apply every 11 months to avoid missing an issue.
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#21 Post by Steve L Gellman »

I got a subscription at $2 for the year through lifemart.

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MikeO wrote:I usually use my old airline mile points via MagsforMiles. Usually 900 to 1200 miles for 1 year and apply every 11 months to avoid missing an issue.
And here we have the winner. I've been doing this because 900 miles, at 2 cents per miles is $18. I can be a sport at that price.
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Is 2 cents per mile really still a legitimate value? I've seen most estimates be closer to 1.5 lately and that matches my experience in trying to use them. At 1.5, 900 points becomes an even better deal.

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H Guy wrote:You could always get it for free on https://www.rewardsurvey.com, even if you sign up and always answer with some BS information. Just make sure you don't hand over any CC information and you're golden. That's how I've been getting my subscription for years.
Wow, thanks. I just did their survey and asked for a wine spectator subscription. Nice. I vaguely remember doing something like this before, but it's been a while.

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Jeff Bloom wrote:Is 2 cents per mile really still a legitimate value? I've seen most estimates be closer to 1.5 lately and that matches my experience in trying to use them. At 1.5, 900 points becomes an even better deal.
My redemptions have been really shitty too the last few years. Only ways I've gotten decent value is long haul foreign excursions. I don't think I'm going to play that scam anymore, and basically mostly moved to simple cash back cards, and whichever flight is cheapest/best fitting schedule wise.

Even the SO who pretty much grew up in Admirals Clubs is exhausted with AAdvantage BS.
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Jeff Bloom wrote:Is 2 cents per mile really still a legitimate value? I've seen most estimates be closer to 1.5 lately and that matches my experience in trying to use them. At 1.5, 900 points becomes an even better deal.
It all depends on your preferences. In the last year, I've redeemed for Lufthansa and JAL first class for last minute travel, and that has been well worth it-- especially as JAL serves Salon up front! champagne.gif
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Ross Massey wrote:It all depends on your preferences. In the last year, I've redeemed for Lufthansa and JAL first class for last minute travel, and that has been well worth it-- especially as JAL serves Salon up front! champagne.gif
If you can do it, that's definitely the way to go. Best flight I ever had was first class trans-Atlantic on Lufthansa on points. I haven't been very successful in finding the seats lately, though.

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Has anyone else had issues with their delivery? I got 3 issues then it stopped. Contacted wine spectator and they said I need to contact blue dolphin since the subscription was through them. Emailed their customer care 5 times and have not received any response for 2 weeks.

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JeromeHan wrote:Has anyone else had issues with their delivery? I got 3 issues then it stopped. Contacted wine spectator and they said I need to contact blue dolphin since the subscription was through them. Emailed their customer care 5 times and have not received any response for 2 weeks.
Funny you mentioned that, I noticed yesterday that it had been awhile since I received an issue.

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Eric S n y d e r wrote:
JeromeHan wrote:Has anyone else had issues with their delivery? I got 3 issues then it stopped. Contacted wine spectator and they said I need to contact blue dolphin since the subscription was through them. Emailed their customer care 5 times and have not received any response for 2 weeks.
Funny you mentioned that, I noticed yesterday that it had been awhile since I received an issue.
Exactly. I had forgotten until I was at the airport and saw an issue at the magazine stand and realized that I was supposed to have a subscription.

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#31 Post by Michael Martin »

No problems getting mine. Last issue was a couple weeks ago.

FYI, you can get these for miles at https://magsformiles.com/

That is how I do it. Haven't paid cash for a subscription in years.

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#32 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o »

I had problems getting the subscription started, but since then, I have received 3 issues, the most recent one arriving this week (restaurant issue).

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#33 Post by S. Stevenson »

No problem for me. It started on time and have been receiving issues ever since. Maybe I did a better survey? :)
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#34 Post by Michael Martin »

Just got another one today. Napa issue.

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#35 Post by Rich Brown »

So far so good here too. Also got Napa issue yesterday

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#36 Post by Eric S n y d e r »

Napa came today for me too

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#37 Post by larry schaffer »

How are getting mail delivered on a Sunday? :-)
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#38 Post by Eric S n y d e r »

larry schaffer wrote:How are getting mail delivered on a Sunday? :-)
Good question... usps delivered an Amazon package, and the WS was sitting on top of it. Maybe they forgot to give it to me yesterday?

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Arv R wrote:
Jeff Bloom wrote:Is 2 cents per mile really still a legitimate value? I've seen most estimates be closer to 1.5 lately and that matches my experience in trying to use them. At 1.5, 900 points becomes an even better deal.
My redemptions have been really shitty too the last few years. Only ways I've gotten decent value is long haul foreign excursions. I don't think I'm going to play that scam anymore, and basically mostly moved to simple cash back cards, and whichever flight is cheapest/best fitting schedule wise.

Even the SO who pretty much grew up in Admirals Clubs is exhausted with AAdvantage BS.
AA is the worst. I ended up paying $75 per flight segment for one trip, plus taxes, which worked out to many hundreds of dollars.
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Eric S n y d e r wrote: March 22nd, 2017, 8:38 pm $15 for 15 issues... saw this on the CT forum.

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-wine-s ... r-magazine (help: groupon contact number)
Thanks for this. Nice deal

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#41 Post by John Glas »

Thanks for this. Nice deal
The original post was from 2017. I don't think it is valid anymore.

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#42 Post by Arv R »

I don't think I've ever renewed anything with WS, but the issues keep on coming, years later.

The TN's in the back, and some of the producer profiles/advertorials are ok though. I will give them some credit for that. Lots of props to doing all their tastings blind too.

Not as pukey as I recall, well maybe except for the Jon Bon Jovi one from a while ago.
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#43 Post by Robert M yers »

jessica_ashford wrote: January 13th, 2021, 1:59 pm
Eric S n y d e r wrote: March 22nd, 2017, 8:38 pm $15 for 15 issues... saw this on the CT forum.

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-wine-s ... r-magazine (help: groupon contact number)
Thanks for this. Nice deal
If anybody wants it’s for free this is where I get mine from.

https://www.rewardsurvey.com/

Answer a few questions and bingo. The selections always change and obviously don’t pick one where they charge you anything (I assume they will auto renew), but WS has always been free and available. It’s worked for 5-10 years for me.

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Usually get it via "Mags for Miles" using orphan United Airlines points.
Worth it just for the pictures.

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