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23/08/2012 at 17:09
Hi Have just brought the gw subscription advertisement which is 5 gw magazines for ??5. I thought this was such a bargain as the magazines retail for over ??3 don't they?? Just wondered if anybody else had taken this great offer up? Jem x
23/08/2012 at 18:44

No, I had GW for many years as a subscription but then after a while got rather fed up with it all the time, so now buy the odd one if it looks interesting & with new information in it.  However, that does indeed look like a good offer, so if you are interested, go for it.  I found it very good in the earlier years of gardening, but a bit repetative after about 15 years!!  Enjoy, there are some good things in it. 

23/08/2012 at 19:30
Hi bookertoo I defo agree. I can imagine it would be come quite tiresome if you were a pro Gardner and had it every month.

I on the other hand am a new Gardner so like you said would find it interesting and will need the advice and information : )

Have taken advantage of this offer and hopefully received my issue in September.

23/08/2012 at 20:42

I find it a good read but like bookertoo can see why it would become repetative after few years, I've been getting it for 2 - 3 years now. I've found it well worth the cost just for the special offers, love the middle section and the bit which tells you about someone elses garden....actually there's not much I don't like 

Money well spent - Jem    

23/08/2012 at 21:59

Jem have you checked the t&cs when your 5 months end? I did one of these offers for another mag and ended up paying for the next 3 months at full price  without noticing it.

24/08/2012 at 12:05

I have looked at the advert and was very tempted with the offer of 5 issues for £5.  However this is the advert

Subscribe to Gardeners' World Magazine for £5 for first 5 issues, After this, continue to pay just £19.38 every 6 issues, saving 15% on the shop price

It doesn't say whether or not you can cancel after the first five issues or whether you are comitted to paying £19.38 for the next six issues.

24/08/2012 at 16:25

No I haven't looked : ( silly me. Just thought it was a good offer. Didn't think about the terms & conditions.

Will be having a look now at what they say. Hope I won't be retreating this buy.

Thanks for letting me know Jem x
24/08/2012 at 18:36

They do different offers from time to time - sometimes they throw in a gift such as a book or a sweatshirt. I looked out for good offers and in Jan this year I took up an offer of £13.50 per 6 months. No extra gifts, but it seemed like a good deal compared with other offers.

You mya find you can cancel after your first 5 cheap issues. They count on most people forgetting or not bothering to do this, or simply liking the mag enough to keep paying the full rate.

25/08/2012 at 17:05

I subscribe for the mag and havent found that much repitition. I read it then my mum then my neighbour and then a friend so think its pretty good value as i get cake in return from my friends. Cake is good.

28/08/2012 at 11:05

Cake is excellent, no denial of that!  I had been having the magazine for many years, so it was hardly surprising that it repeated - it will always need new readers and as yet unexperienced gardeners to help.  i did like it alot until a couple of years ago when I found I just was not reading it any more - time to stop I thought. 

29/08/2012 at 07:02
I looked at the 5 issues for ??5 offer, but when I looked at the small print I found that subsequent issues were at a saving of 15%. However when I clicked on a 'subscribe now' box at the top of the screen I found an offer that gave me a better deal in the long term.
29/08/2012 at 09:40

I get mine with Tesco vouchers and it is cheaper than the direct subs. Worth a try if you collect Clubcard points. I have done it for several years now and you don't have the bother of being auto. locked in a sub. with GW.

29/08/2012 at 13:58
Hi OP, I too have taken this offer, as It was cheaper than me buying at the news agents. Just starting out gardening and have just planted my first part of the garden, found the advice in the mags invaluable so far (but quite overwhelming on how much there is to take in). Even with the additional 6 issues at an increased price from the 1 pound cost, it's still a saving, so I'm happy, but I do make a note in my diary for when I need to cancel it in future.
As I said, I am new to gardening and have a blank canvas to play with with nothing but brambles in to deal with, so i will probably be posting for advice quite a lot on here.
01/09/2012 at 19:05

I have made scrap books with items i think i will need to read again, usually how to prune things i always forget how to. I still have brambles on my allotment which i have had for 5 years. Have dug them out , hacked at them and put weed killer on them and they still keep growing. They do have the sweetest blackberries. I have a feeling they are indestrucktable ( not sure i have spelt that right).

01/09/2012 at 20:30

Hello, I took advantage of an earlier offer this year- think it was £20 for a year subscription, which for me was great value. Having said that in no way I am locked into this, I plan to cancel my DD at the end of the offer instead of it just rolling on to the full price.

I'm not sure but there must be an element of repetition in the magazines year upon year.

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