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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Closed: Zinio Digital Subscription Giveway!

Update: The Giveaway is over. Scroll down to see the winners.

As you may know (if you've been reading this blog), when I'm not blogging, I am a Graphic Designer. And during my years of experience working in various industries, I have witnessed less and less demand for printed magazines (not that to have a magazine subscription was actually a norm). But have readers moved on? Well, right now I am writing this blog and you are reading it on some sort of digital device, be it on iPad, iPhone, Android mobile phones, tablets, laptop or desktop.
With the advancement of technology, instant access to information is now a whole new dimension in itself. For myself, as a blogger, getting instant feedback and comments really adds to the interest of writing for an interested audience. So what has happened to the world of magazines? Well, they have gone virtual too. So, it's not a lesser demand for reading material that has caused this decline. I find quite the contrary.
Not only is digital more convenient - you can access your favourite titles anywhere you are - it is also cheaper and lighter (you don't have to carry so many of them around). And the best part is, they don't clutter your house! At the tip of your fingers you get access to any areas of interest to you.

Well, even if you've never had a printed magazine subscription in your life, here's your chance to get a digital one! Zinio is an online magazine subscription provider, home of the largest newsstand, that carries thousands (more than 5,000 magazine titles, in 33 languages) of top magazines from around the world. Since we each have our own likes and individual interests, there's definitely more than enough choice there to please everyone!

With Zinio, you can browse and purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly from your computer or mobile device to read wherever and whenever you like. The "Explore" section lets you read - even without a subscription - thousands of articles from your favorite magazines and share them with friends.

I infact got one free subscription from Zinio for myself. But guess what?

Zinio is offering 9 more free subscriptions for grabs to the readers of this blog! 

That's right, it's a giveaway for not 1 but 9 lucky winners!! Each winner gets to choose one subscription for ANY titles (not just related to health or recipes or crafts, but anything you like) on Zinio for free!  Subscription lengths vary, some are for 6 months, some for a year, some are just 1 issue... it depends on the title that you will choose.

Rules To Enter This Giveaway:

All you have to do is ONE or MORE of the following :
  • Share this post on Facebook, and supply the link where you've shared it in the comments below (make sure your post settings on Facebook is set to Public, otherwise I won't be able to see it if I don't have you in my friends list)
  • Tweet this post with the tags @veganlovlie @zinio #zinio
  • Blog about this post and giveaway on your blog and link back to here.
  • If you can't do any of the above 3, you can still get one chance of winning by just leaving a comment sharing your thoughts about the new virtual world of reading magazines online or share your favorite online magazines.

Then leave a comment below (not on Facebook) for each of the 4 above that you've done. 

If you do all 4 that's 4 chances of winning!

This giveaway ends on Thursday 14th February 2013 at 11:59pm EST (or GMT -5). This giveaway is open to anywhere in the world, since you will receive your subscription digitally.

Make sure you read this too:
Winners will be chosen by a random number generator. Make sure you don't comment as anonymous. Also leave some contact details so I can identify you. Although I will not chase winners up, you will have to check back here as from Friday 15th February to see if you are a winner and claim your subscription. (So, the email or details you leave in the comment box should match the one you contact me with). If winners don't claim their prize within 3 days, I will generate winners again for unclaimed subscriptions. So make sure you check back this blog.

Best way not to miss out is to follow me on Facebook, Twitter or subscribe to this blog by email or in a reader.

The Winners Are:

  1. Ben Freeman
  2. bohemiatura
  3. Claire
  4. Meghan Duce
  5. Leyla
  6. bitt
  7. Fiona O Reilly
  8. Jhanelle Golding
  9. Charice Carrasco

The Giveaway Is Not All!

If you do miss your chance then there are still some Special Promotions on Zinio currently:
Best of 2012 - Editors’ Choices
Ends 21st Feb
Save 50% on these selected great issues

WatchWorld UK
Ends 15th Feb
50% off regular already-discounted Zinio price

Follow Zinio on...
Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Tumblr

And if you are a winner, here are a few recommendations if you're looking for inspiration on what to subscribe to (but don't limit yourself to these only, as I have said before, there are thousands of titles on Zinio!):

I hope you enjoy this giveaway and good luck to all!


  1. I love reading digitally but it's not quite the same if you know what I mean? Sometimes reading the beautifully thick glossy donna hay magazine is more special than reading it on the ipad/phone.

    Having said that it's still my choice because I want to save the paper!

  2. I shared on facebook tyty

  3. Shared on facebook. Have never digitally read a magazine...

  4. I shared on FB as Mireillefood

  5. I shared on Facebook. Love this magazine. Would be v handy digitally :)

  6. I don't know how many years it's been since Eating Well first came out. I loved it at first, and then a few months later it carried a long article full of apologetics for GMO foods. I felt betrayed, and I never bought it again.

  7. Shared on facebook & twitter...

    Reading a digital magazine is a easy way to get in contact with the world, share knowledge, and grow up as a multicultural and flexible thinking human being

  8. And my favorite online magazines is Car And Driver.

  9. My favorite online magazines is Wheels Australia.

  10. I've changed my Vegnews subscritpion to a digital one, this is one of the ways to save our planet and its beautiful trees.

  11. posted on facebook

  12. post on twitter

  13. i read all my mags digitally now, Oprah, Parents, Parenting, Family Fun, Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living and MOre!! Allure, etc

  14. shared on facebook. /jorgeand.carrasco.

  15. While I still prefer paper copies of my magazines for a variety of reasons, it does feel more equal friendly to read the digital versions. I am hoping to win the subscription so that I can start subscribing digitally to a few of my favorites.

  16. Double duty - tweeted @veganiowa and tagged you in my pos on

    I travel a lot for work and life and it is so much easier to carry my kindle loaded with my most recent book or magazine selection (weighs a lot less and takes up less room also!!)

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  18. I like the idea if digital mags since its cheaper and takes up no space compared to paper ones. But I do like the "feel" of the real thing at times. My favs are National Geography, Reader's Digest and Women's Health


  19. Trying to figure out how to claim my subscription... Help!

  20. Charice, if you could send me your email address. I will forward it to Zinio.

  21. Hi and thank you....I'm so happy, but I don't know how to contact you, my e-mail is under my previous message and I'm also an e-mail subscriber of yours. What must I do?

  22. Hi Leyla, it's fine. I got your email. I will forward it to Zinio who will contact you directly. Give it a week or so until I gather all the other winners' emails. Congratulations! :)

  23. Hi Lovlie, is it too late now to change my subscription to Torque Singapore. Sorry for the trouble.

  24. Hi Ben, you can choose any title you like when Zinio contacts you. I'm only sending them your email address. You can choose the title you want then. :)


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