I am a bit paranoid

on May 25, 2016 @ 12:56 pm

I was entering a sweepstakes and I forgot to select the click to continue without a magazine trial and now it will come in the mail however it says, if I am not pleased, return the bill marked as cancel and keep the first issue for free with no obligations

I don't really know what this means. Does this mean I have to take it to the bank or something? I just don't want to pay for a magazine subscription that I don't want. What do I do? :/

15 Replies

. on May 25, 2016 @ 01:11 pm

When I've had similar offers in the past, the first issue of the magazine is yours to keep. You then decide whether or not to continue receiving the year-long subscription and pay for it, otherwise, you can email or call the magazine company and ask them to cancel the subscription. I've also sent the cancellation response through the mail but calling them is so much faster and you know for sure that your order has been cancelled because they'll usually email you the confirmation.

. on May 25, 2016 @ 01:49 pm

If you don't understand the terms, don't take the offer.

@Fredamans on May 25, 2016 @ 01:52 pm

I do not think you read my post properly. I said I forgot to click continue without trial so it was an accident.

@prettyrainbow on May 25, 2016 @ 01:55 pm

Thank you for your helpful response! I will call them when I receive the magazine.

Anonymous on May 25, 2016 @ 05:03 pm

Don't worry, I DO IT ALL the time! It happens to me all the time.
There is a way to cancel before the magazine comes.
Here are the steps;

You should receive and email confirming the subscriptions, if you haven't (don't worry) The bill will come in the mail before you receive the magazine.

In that email there should be a link or a section where it says contact customer service.

Go to that link or webpage, sign in, (I think you have to create an account)

In the same email or bill (there will be a number) Invoice number or something.

There is a section on the account page to CANCEL SUBCRIBTION. (You will need the order number) Go to cancel and there will be an option to say you ordered by accident.

You must do it quickly, as soon as you get the email or the bill in the mail to avoid complications.

The forum that I"m on for contest, hundreds of of people did it by accident. Don't worry, if you need help just let me know. It's kind of a confusing to cancel before hand but it's a lot better than waiting for the magazine to arrive and than cancel. I did a number of times, don't worry. :)

@jujusamples on May 25, 2016 @ 05:11 pm

Thank you so so much!!!! I checked my email and found that I did receive a confirmation for the subscription. Although, there is no account number to be found on the confirmation page.

Thank you so much again for your help by the way. It is confusing but I am going to try to figure it out. I'll keep you updated!

@jujusamples on May 25, 2016 @ 05:23 pm

I attempted to cancel and this is what shows:

Your current order is not eligible for cancellation for any of the following reasons:

* It was sold as part of a bundled order
* It was sold as part of a gift order
* Your mailing address is undeliverable

And when I click on email customer service for assistance, it takes me to the exact same page where it asks me to log in using X information.

I am getting a bit worried and it's already getting a bit annoying :(

. on May 25, 2016 @ 05:25 pm

Then the number will be on the bill when it gets mailed to you (you will get it within a week) Save the email tho, you will need the information from the email.

Also,keep the number because if you do it again, (it's always the same number) you could cancel a lot faster. :)

As you can see, I've done this too many times. Those magazine contests are tricky how they set up the entry form.

. on May 25, 2016 @ 05:30 pm

It means that your subscription is not yet in their system. It probably will be in the next couple business days. Best bet is to check back in a few days or when you get the invoice number ( on the bill)

First time is a little confusing, but after you have the account set up it's a lot easier to cancel. It does take a few days for the subscription to show up on the account.

. on May 25, 2016 @ 06:16 pm

Oh okay, I will give it about 2 more days and maybe I will get email about my invoice number or that the information will be in their system. I'll keep you updated. Thank you Judy :)

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