I love magazines, but not enough to actually pay for them; my rule of thumb is that a subscription should be under $5 for the year, or—better yet—free. I’ve noticed the “completely free” deals dwindling of late, but there’s still some cheap deals to be had.
Through the end of the month, for example, Amazon has a slew of magazines $5 or less at checkout (after an instant $5 deduction in your cart), which means now is a great time to renew those magazines you were going to let go because you were cutting corners. So far the best deals I spot are a couple of 2-year subscriptions that come out to just $5, like on Marie Claire or Redbook.
Hey, I don’t begrudge anyone a couple of magazines. Just don’t overpay for them.