In addition to being a source of crucial information, magazines can be fanned across a coffee table to conceal almond-butter stains or rolled into a handy bopping device to stun tarantulas. Get a steady supply of spider-boppers with today's deal: for $15, you get a three-year subscription (six issues per year, a $24 value) to Louisiana Life magazine plus a 15-month culinary calendar for 2011–12 (a $12.95 value).
Louisiana Life provides statewide lifestyle and point-of-interest coverage. The magazine, which is printed on glossy paper to ensure that fingers glide across the pages like a figure skater on ice covered in engine lubricant, features regular topics on issues relating to health, business, and more. In the September–October 2010 issue, readers can stare at articles about places to eat, local publicly held companies, and state college mascots.