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UK/Euro Equivalent of Harper's Magazine or the New Yorker?

We live in the UK, London: currently we subscribe to Harper's but are increasingly feeling like we just don't care about all the USA based content. And should be more interested in whats happening in the UK and Europe. Is there a good UK/Eurocentric equivalent that we could subscribe to? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Apr 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Tea-of-the-month club recommendations

We're thinking of getting a friend of ours some kind of Tea of the Month club subscription as a (slightly belated) Christmas present. We're not big tea drinkers ourselves; can anyone recommend a particular company to get it from? [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Dec 23, 2013 - 12 answers

How to set up a weekly meal planning/recipe subscription service?

I would like to set up weekly meal planning/recipe/shopping list service. I follow a certain dietary plan -(NOT paleo )and think that that there i a gap in the market for a simple menu/shopping list which arrives in your inbox every week. The problem is that I have no idea how to go about setting it up.I am a very decent cook and have done this for myself for about a year,so I already have a whole set of recipes and tricks that are diet compliant. I need to know if there are any software options that I should be looking at and I have no problem investing the money for someone else to do it-but I'm not even sure who I should be approaching!I would like to be able to modify it and maybe offer add ons/customizations if it was successful. So any help and advice would be gratefully received! Thank you!
posted by hitchcockblonde on Nov 23, 2013 - 5 answers

Are there any subscription-based news aggregators?

I'd love to see something like a cross between Zite and Flattr -- I'd pony up a monthly subscription fee, which would be distributed to news sources based on my likes. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by bjrubble on Oct 22, 2013 - 0 answers

I need fun snail mail sent to my young kids.

My 5-year-old (and therefore also 3-year-old) loves snail mail. How can I get more of it for him/them? [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue on Sep 18, 2013 - 34 answers

Shopify this - for one off digital media sales and subscriptions

I am looking for an out of the box solution that will allow me to sell digital (PDF) documents as a one-off and as a subscription. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on Sep 12, 2013 - 0 answers

Collection notice or ploy to get me to renew subscription?

Is this an actual collections notice or just an aggressively worded ploy to get me to renew my magazine subscription? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Jul 18, 2013 - 21 answers

Magazines: what's the best way to get both print and e- subscription?

Ideally, I'd like to find a way to get subscribed to BOTH the print and electronic versions, under one subscription charge, through one platform. (e.g. Buy a print subscription through Amazon and get the Kindle version free, or v.v.) [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Jul 12, 2013 - 5 answers

What Luck Have You Had With Subscription Boxes?

Just finding out about this amazing/ridiculous thing where you can sign up to have different companies mail you crap every month in a box they think you'll like! After a quick review scan online, I'm wondering if any of the Mefis have subscription box services that you would swear by? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Jul 5, 2013 - 22 answers

Subscribe to Boston

I’m interested in getting a subscription/membership to a museum or similar location in the Boston area as a gift. I’m really looking for something that would appeal to a younger adult without kids who likes a broad range of cultural activities. I’ve considered the Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts, but I’d love to hear first hand impressions of those and get other suggestions. It doesn’t have to be a museum specifically (could be, say, a theater subscription), but I'd like to keep it under $150ish and it does have to be MBTA accessible and let in at least 2 adults.
posted by fermezporte on Jun 3, 2013 - 13 answers

A subscription service for classical and opera that beats Rhapsody?

Rhapsody's catalog is pretty good, but poor search and spotty album info are making me unhappy. I want to be able to choose albums and tracks to stream, so I'm not looking for radio. Opera is my priority. Can you help?
posted by markcmyers on Feb 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Travel magazines for the Spanish-language reader?

Are there any magazines from Mexico or South/Central American countries specializing in travel to the region, in Spanish, directed towards the Spanish speaking reader, that are available via subscription in the US? If so, which would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Dec 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Which Boston-area theater/performance/arts subscription should I buy?

Which Boston-area theater/performance/arts subscription should I buy? [more inside]
posted by teditrix on Dec 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Recommend a subscription fitness program that keeps me healthy and mixes things up?

Are there good programs out there that will help me stay fit without getting bored when I'm not participating in a team sport or working towards a specific goal? I'm willing to pay a small amount or make investments in equipment, but ideally the monthly cost should be less than a gym membership. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Nov 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Subscription Services for Daily/Weekly Presents by Mail

What are some fun things I could have delivered by mail that will satisfy my urge to have a package waiting for me when I get home? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Oct 22, 2012 - 33 answers

You know, like Netflix....

I am looking for a shopping cart solution that specializes in subscription based sales. I have a small product that comes in several "flavors" that I would like to ship to each customer's house every month. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2012 - 3 answers

On-line subscription contracts

I'm looking for pointers to draw up a contract for an online subscription-based service. (UK based) [more inside]
posted by Ricardus on May 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Information wants to be free

A question about software that turns Wordpress into a paid-membership-only platform. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Mar 1, 2012 - 6 answers

YouTube the Snitch

YouTube sleuthing question: When you're logged in, the home page shows a timeline of activity from all the accounts you've subscribed to. This is activity like uploading a new video, or liking/favoriting someone else's video. You can also click on a username to see that person's individual activity feed. What circumstances could cause an action to appear in the main feed, but not in the personal one for that user? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Seeking good ______ of the Month Clubs

Looking for some recommendations for fun, surprising ______ of the Month subscriptions. [more inside]
posted by shoyu on Dec 15, 2011 - 15 answers

A subscription service for professional grade protocol signatures?

A subscription service for professional grade protocol signatures? [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Dec 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Save money or save trees?

Magazine subscriptions on Kindle: Save money or save trees? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 10, 2011 - 8 answers

I don't want to *cook* the recipes, I just want to laugh at them.

"Chicken Diane in only 30 minutes!" Please help me track down the name of this 1980s-90s quick-recipe card subscription service advertised on U.S. television. [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Oct 17, 2011 - 6 answers

I keep getting distracted from posting this by "Jersey's Best Dancers"

What can I buy a lifetime subscription to? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Sep 23, 2011 - 23 answers

I'd like a free sample of awesome!

What are some places that send awesome free samples or subscription goods for small amounts of money and don't spam you to death? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jun 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Est-ce possible (to subscribe abroad)?

I'd like to subscribe to a French magazine, but I live in Wales. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by piato on Jun 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for one of those wine clubs/shops that mail out assorted cases on subscription basis

Can anyone recommend a wine club mail order company? I'm looking for a gift for someone: one of those subscriptions where you pay money every month/quarter and in return they send you a nice assorted case of wines. [more inside]
posted by uk_giffo on May 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Best software for managing clients with IT-related subscription services?

Do I need a CRM, or does something else exist for IT clients? Focus on managing existing subscription services, rather than sales leads. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Apr 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Of The Month

I'm researching starting a candy business, initially selling at craft shows and farmers markets and online. I'm planning to do a new-flavor-of-the-month subscription, and am researching the best way to manage these purchases. [more inside]
posted by doift on Mar 28, 2011 - 4 answers

New Yorker Online Subscription

Since the magazine hasn't answered my email I'll ask y'all. I was thinking about purchasing the online subscription to the New Yorker so I can read their archives. Anyone know what format the archived articles are available in? Can you only read online or do they allow you to download so you can read stuff on your device? Epub? Pdf?
posted by zzazazz on Mar 15, 2011 - 7 answers

What is the best deal out there on a New Yorker subscription?

What is the best deal I can get on a New Yorker subscription. Last time I renewed my subscription I used the lowest price I found on the internet/mailings and said that I wanted that price and the umbrella. I know they have had $26 deals out there? Anyone got any good offers lately? I saw Amazon is selling subscriptions for a year for $40, on the New Yorker website you can also get a calendar with that. Anything better?
posted by treeshar on Jan 13, 2011 - 8 answers

What are some web services worth paying for?

What are some web services worth paying for? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Dec 26, 2010 - 33 answers

Help me round out the Christmas offerings.

LastMinuteGiftFilter: Looking for a subscription or experience gift for my boyfriend, ~$40, NOT a magazine. [more inside]
posted by arianell on Dec 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Fulfilling projects.

Give me more websites with the same concept as Art House Coop, The Present Group, or The Thing Quarterly. [more inside]
posted by LittleMissItneg on Dec 4, 2010 - 1 answer

Some information doesn't want to be free.

We have a directory of indexed PDFs of back issues of an academic journal we publish. Can I make it so that Google can see the text (so searchers will see when a journal issue contains the keyword they're looking for), but won't give up the direct link to the full PDF? We sell access to back issues and reprints. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jul 6, 2010 - 3 answers

AVP for Me?

Virus Protection at a discount? I use Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 (or internet security in past years) and it's usually $60. However this time of year it is only $10-$20. I currently have 189 days left on my current subscription. Can I buy another copy of Kaspersky 2010 now and install it in 190 days and get another year of service or do I have to buy a 2011 version next year?
posted by saradarlin on Jun 16, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I wring a refund out of our local newspaper?

I want to cancel my pre-paid newspaper subscription. What can I say to maximize my chances of getting a refund for the remainder of the subscription? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on May 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Browsing the magazine rack at Borders got me no where. What would you read?

What magazine should I subscribe to? I'd like it to make me think but not about politics. I also want it to be fun, so quarterly reviews are probably not the solution. Some more details inside. [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Apr 25, 2010 - 41 answers

What's the best interval for an online subscription to maximize revenue?

What's the best interval for a voluntary online subscription to maximize revenue? [more inside]
posted by petestein1 on Mar 12, 2010 - 9 answers

How to sell access to articles on a news website?

My magazine wants to sell small-scale online access: day passes, week passes, month passes, maybe per-article, etc. What web services exist to facilitate this process? [more inside]
posted by waldo on Mar 2, 2010 - 3 answers

I can't quit you, subscription pricing model

Looking for psychology research related to how people perceive the value of different pricing models. Specifically, how a perception of accrued value in something affects the likelihood of no longer wanting the item / service. [more inside]
posted by lowlife on Feb 28, 2010 - 3 answers

What are your MOST useful or interesting e-mail subscriptions, newsletters or notifications?

What are your most useful or interesting e-mail subscriptions, newsletters or notifications? I switched gears recently to get more things delivered to my inbox (as opposed to seeking them via RSS or visiting their site), and I've enjoyed the added convenience, and the convenience of centralization around my inbox. I'd like to improve the convenience even further by learning what inbox messages or services you've found most useful. [more inside]
posted by MikeHarris on Jan 7, 2010 - 21 answers

Subscriptions that aren't to magazines?

What are some wonderful things I can buy subscriptions to, other than magazines and newspapers? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Oct 29, 2009 - 36 answers

Insert Creative Title Here.

You are a subscriber to McSweeney's and/or The Believer. Convince me that [either magazine, or both] is worth the not-insubstantial subscription costs. [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Sep 17, 2009 - 11 answers

I can't believe it's not emusic!

Need a replacement for the now-rubbish Emusic - options bewildering me! [more inside]
posted by smoke on Jul 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Paypalfilter please help me!

How do I send someone a Paypal subscription invoice? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on May 22, 2009 - 2 answers

How do I get DokuWiki subscriptions working with Active Directory authentication?

DokuWiki Filter: Running a DokuWiki install with auth:ad for Active Directory authentication. Everything works fine except subscriptions. How do I get those emails working? [more inside]
posted by Xuff on Mar 31, 2009 - 1 answer

Magazine scam

Any recourse for friend scammed by magazine-subscription salesman? [more inside]
posted by whatgorilla on Mar 20, 2009 - 13 answers

Can you recommend a pay online service or website that would be useful to an art student?

Is there an online service or website of some sort that one has to pay for that would be particularly useful to an art student? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Mar 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Daily Variety vs Weekly Variety?

Daily Variety vs Weekly Variety, which one should I subscribe to? [more inside]
posted by travis08 on Nov 17, 2008 - 5 answers

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