There are so many factors as to why I love magazines as much as I do - the fun of opening my mailbox and finding something other than bills, the distraction it gives me from the daily grind, learning about new things and getting inspired, the glossy photos that make everything look perfect, and with each issue there is something new and exciting to read. I also especially love international magazines although subscribing to them is pricey so I tend to pick these up when I travel.
I found a fellow magazine junkie in @tracizeller over on Twitter. I love hearing about people's favorite magazines so I asked her if she had a list of the magazines that she reads posted on her blog. She didn't, but then I realized that I didn't either!
Here is a list of the magazines I subscribe to:
Just for Fun
Fashion & Beauty
New Beauty *
(I get this through the Beauty Test Tube on http://www.qvc.com/)
Canada's Style at Home
HGTV Home *
Woman's Day *
Ladies Home Journal
Working Mother - Didn't know I subscribed to this, but it started showing up one day.
Health & Cooking
Taste of Home Healthy Cooking
Travel + Leisure *
Conde Nast Traveler
* I starred my favorite magazine in each category.
Buying Magazines and Saving $$$
In my opinion the BEST place to buy magazines is through eBates.com. If you're not familiar with eBates, when you're ready to shop for something you first go to their website and look for the store that you want to shop online at.
When you find the store, you'll notice a % next to their name - that's the % cash back you'll get if you shop at that online store by using the link provided on eBates. Each quarter eBates sends you a check of your earnings.
I typically use Magazines.com through eBates which depending on the time of year can save me 26 - 52% off magazines (between Thanksgiving and New Years is the highest % back). If you want to sign up for eBates and give me a perk in the process, I've posted my Tell-A-Friend link. No pressure.
Post in the comments section what magazines you like to read and why you like to read them - I'm always on the prowl for new magazines to read!