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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Published April 3rd 2013
Are you paying too much for your Age?
Winston with Newspaper image from wiki common

After our Age newspaper subscription ran out I got a phone call about renewing. The lady on the other end of the line said " $90" to which I replied, "That is too much. I think I'll leave it, thank you."

You won't get a better deal," she said firmly placing down the receiver.

I honestly tried to live without my daily dose of The Age. I started collecting all the local papers and saving them up to read with breakfast. I went to the local op shop and bought 4 for a $1 magazines but couldn't stand the out of date celebrity news.

Finally it all got too much. I was missing Leunig, the travel section, something to crunch my mind into at breakfast. I succumbed and rang the Age subscriptions number.

"That will be $517.40 the year," I was told.

"But last time the offer was $90."

"That wasn't us ringing you," she said. "That was a subscription company".

"Well how do I ring them back then?" I asked.

"You can't they ring you."

I waited for them to ring me back but they didn't. Perhaps I wasn't quite as polite as I initially thought when I mocked their $90 offer.

So I went in search of my own sweet deal. I never did find one as low as $90 again, so if that subscription company reads this, please ring me back.

Here's what I did find.

Teachers are eligible to get home delivery 7 days a week for 52 weeks at $2.30 a week, which amounts to $120 a year. Click here. Interestingly no where does it ask you to provide proof of teacher status.

The many uses for newspaper. Try doing this with your digital copy. Photo from wiki common.

If you happen to be a St Kilda Football Club member (although they don't seem to ask for your number) then you can get Monday to Sunday delivery for 52 weeks for $149 or Friday to Monday, 52 weeks for $99. Click here. They seem to like teachers better than they like St Kilda Football Club supporters.

If you are a member of Vicsuper (again no proof of membership requested) there is a special introductory offer which goes for half the year. Monday - Sunday, 26 weeks for $99, Thursday - Sunday, 26 weeks $70 or just the weekend papers for 26 weeks for $50. And for a lot of people there is so much supplementary reading in the weekend papers that it is enough to last you a full week. Click here.

There can be a lot of reading in The Age.

Oh, and all subscriptions come with full 7-day access to The Age Digital Edition, and a searchable and interactive replica of the print edition available on computer and iPad.

The Age offers concession-priced subscriptions for full-time enrolled tertiary students. Students can choose from either the 7-day Digital Edition or weekend home delivery of the printed Saturday and Sunday Age.

Tertiary students can subscribe to The Age Digital Edition, which is identical to the print edition, just online. It give you access to The Age from the past two weeks, all fully searchable. The Digital Edition is $15 for the academic year. Click here.

The Print Edition is available to full-time students for $45 for the academic year and includes weekend home delivery plus 7-day access to the Digital Edition. Click here.

While I haven't mentioned the Herald Sun it is worth tertiary students noting that for only $10 a year they can pick up copies of the Herald Sun on campus and have their weekend papers delivered. The only catch is that you need to apply for this before the beginning of the academic year. Click here

You can also get a digital pass to The Australian for $20 a year. Click here. But you will need to provide your university email address.
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Your Comment
well-researched article Nadine.
by Joy (score: 3|1910) 2478 days ago
The Fin Review has free digital access over summer for iPads.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5716) 2222 days ago
sorry your info is incorrect
the offer for the age delivered for teachers at $120 is only for the weekend paper not the Teachers are eligible to get home delivery 7 days a week for 52 weeks at $2.30 a week, which amounts to $120 a year
by cglic (score: 0|2) 2452 days ago
hi, I cannot find the link or offer for the newspaper special delivery offer for teachers. There is no mention on the Age website.
can you please inform the link to subscribe The Age special offer for teachers.
by rimpy (score: 0|2) 1302 days ago
Hi, I am looking for The Age newspaper delivery. special offer for teachers. But there is no link or the offer on The Age website for special rates for teachers.
Can you please provide the link or additional info about this special offer.
by rimpy (score: 0|2) 1302 days ago
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