While I was pregnant with my son, I was bombarded with multiple oportunities to subscribe to baby and parenting magazines. I ended up with a subscription to Parenting ($12 a year) as well as Parents (for $1 a year!). The thing I didn't know at the time was how much money these magazines could save me. Almost every month, my magazines have coupons in them. Almost always, there is a $10 off or 20% off coupon for Amazon. Using these coupons as well as my Amazon Mom subscription (for more information on this program, click here), I have been able to save a lot of money on baby stuff. There are usually coupons for other baby related stores as well (Diapers.com, Gymboree, Pottery Barn Kids, etc.).
Along with my Parenting subscription, I was able to sign up for Parenting Privileges (free with paid subscription). Parenting Privileges is like ebates, you start at the Parenting Privileges website and route to another website through them to make purchases and earn cash back. Parenting Privileges is not just cash back at baby stores either, it has a lot of the same stores as ebates. I always check both ebates and Parenting Privileges to see where I get a higher percentage of cash back. I have already more than earned enough money to pay for my subscription. If you get your subscriptions through Magazines.com, ebates will give you 26% cash back on your subsriptions. As a bonus, I have seen Magazines.com as the daily double twice in the last few months as well, making your cash back 52%!
There are a couple of free baby and parenting magazines out there as well, American Baby and Baby Talk. The free subscriptions are at the bottom of those websites.
Happy reading...and happy shopping!