Of all the things available for subscription, magazines have remained the favorite ever since the postmaster general banned beehive-of-the-month clubs. Skip bee-sting retrospectives with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a one-year subscription (12 issues) to Hartford Magazine (a $19.95 value).
The editors at Hartford Magazine comb Hartford County year-round for engaging pieces about local goings-on, including news, entertainment, and lifestyle stories. An informative issue folds itself into the mailboxes of one-year subscribers each month, awaiting excited first perusals and subsequent usage in elementary-school collages. Interviews with local media personalities supply insightful tidbits into the lives of familiar faces from the area, and restaurant reviews steer diners toward tasty choices for special occasions and casual nights out. Readers can skim features from the current issue online, allowing prospective subscribers to sample the magazine’s literary output without bribing the mailman for a bite of the neighbor’s copy. Subscribers must contact Hartford Magazine within two months after purchasing their Groupon to set up the subscription; the first issue arrives approximately two months after activation.