Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Scrapbook Trends Digital Subscriptions (with coupons!)

I think that legally I have to disclose that Scrapbook Trends gave me a free month of my digital subscription, but that was for responding to their questions and not for writing this post. When I happened to mention that I had a blog and had written about them before, they sent me some coupon codes to share with my readers. :)

Yesterday the folks over at Northridge Media (publishers of Scrapbook Trends and several other magazines) contacted me and asked if I would mind answering a few questions about their digital subscriptions. As a very pleased digital subscriber of almost a year (and several years of print subs before that), I happily responded their email (and practically begged for PDF downloads, which is my only gripe about them). When I happened to mention that I had written about them previously on the blog, they sent me several coupon codes to share with my readers (scroll down to the bottom of the post for the codes)!

If you've not read Scrapbook Trends before, I encourage you to give it a try. It is quite pricey in the stores (compared to other scrapbooking magazines, which is one of the reasons I have a digital subscription), but it's so full of great layouts that it's almost like getting a book every month instead of a magazine. The presentation and photography are just beautiful- I find myself bookmarking page after page of ideas I want to try.

Northridge also publishes several other titles. My second favorite behind Scrapbook Trends is probably their Cards magazine. Like Scrapbook Trends, the photography is absolutely gorgeous.

I've never been into beading, but since I have the All-Access digital subscription I get Northridge's Bead Trends publication as part of the bundle. Even though beading is not my craft, I still love to look through this magazine each month just to see the combinations of color and pattern presented in the jewelry. And, hey, bling is a good thing, right? :)

Simply Handmade is published every other month and contains all kinds of crafting projects- sewing, card making, paper crafts, and many, many more. It was a Simply Handmade article that originally got me into making cupcake toppers. :)

Northridge also publishes a line of idea books every other month (they alternate months with Simply Handmade, so in any given month an All-Access subscription includes four publications). Their most popular idea book is probably their Mini Album edition- it's always packed full of awesome mini books! Past issues have also included Fast and Fabulous, Vacations, Stamping, Holidays, and more.

If you want to try out any of these publications (or all of them!) Northridge sent me the following codes to share with all of you. They'll get you a subscription to your chosen publication for $1 for the first month. Your subscription will auto-renew at the regular price each month after that, but you can cancel at any time. And, just to be clear, I'm not getting any money from Northridge for anyone who signs up from these codes. I just happen to really enjoy their books and the digital subscription and wanted to share them with others who might be interested.
  • All-Access Pass (this gets you all five of the subscriptions below and is the best value), $1 for the first month - feedback1
  • Simply Handmade, $1 for the first month - feedback2
  • Idea Books, $1 for the first month - feedback3
  • Cards, $1 for the first month - feedback4
  • Bead Trends, $1 for the first month - feedback5
  • Scrapbook Trends, $1 for the first month - feedback6
If you opt to continue your subscription after the first month, an All-Access pass is $9.99 a month. Single publications are $4.99 a month each, so if you want two or more titles an All-Access pass is really the way to go! You'll see a place during checkout to enter your code. Also during checkout you'll be asked if you want to purchase a back issues pass for $4.99 a month. This gives you access to all issues prior to the start of your subscription (I don't have a back issue pass since I have most of the back issues in print).

Just a note- the December 2009 issue of Scrapbook Trends is still available as a free trial as I mentioned on Friday.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Hello, I am a Customer Service Rep at Northridge Media. Thanks for your great blog post. :)
Just an FYI for you readers here are the Idea Book Titles for the rest of the year:
May- For the Home (Home decor)
July - Stamping
September- Holidays (Halloween- Christmas)
November- Christmas Cards
January- Mini Albums
Thanks- Debbie