Radio Times magazine 12 print issues for £1
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Radio Times magazine 12 print issues for £1

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£1.11 TCB also
Edited by: "nougat" 27th Feb 2017
£1.10 quidco! Just ordered, thanks!!
This is so good how does that work out !!
thanks just called them no need to sign up for longer soon as the dd has been taken call them and cancel. nice and helpful on the phone answers quick as well
chardisty88

Radio Times print magazine, 12 issues for £1

Thanks nougat.
It's £1.15 on TopCashback & for any one else you will find it under Buysubscriptions.com on TopCashback.
Actually works out free!

Dont they do this all year? We did this last november and then again late jan just use a different name or bank account or is that cheating but if they offer it?????
Just got the last of my issues from the offer just before Christmas. Read the Xmas one, but that was about it. Passing for now, but will look out again in November.
I'm currently on this from just before Christmas. When I checked my account, it said it was not an auto renewal account, so that no money will be taken after the 3 months are up. But yes, just cancel the direct debit as soon as you get the first edition and you will continue to get the rest until the 12 editions are up.

Also they were very helpful to me when I emailed them. They advised me that I would not be charged after the 12 editions but also on their own advice, to cancel the direct debit if I hadn't already done so just incase, and all would be good. Might try it again even though my current sub hasn't quite run out, or would that be being greedy? (_;)
says it continues at £39 after that, I'm assuming you can cancel it before then
iNSOMANiAC

says it continues at £39 after that, I'm assuming you can cancel it … says it continues at £39 after that, I'm assuming you can cancel it before then


Absolutely. Cancel as soon as the first payment has been taken.
iNSOMANiAC

says it continues at £39 after that, I'm assuming you can cancel it … says it continues at £39 after that, I'm assuming you can cancel it before then



​Still something of a bargain though, given that each issue costs £2.50.
Thanks OP, great deal and offer
NICE ONE!. :-)
No need to ring, just cancel direct debit.
Went for this deal when it was posted over Christmas. Cancelled after around four editions and they stopped turning up!! Great if you've been given assurances they'll keep coming though. Head added op.
I took this offer out in November and cancelled about month later. however I then received a letter to say they had set up a direct debit up. I spoke to them again telling them I wanted to cancel and again they said they had done it. 2 weeks later I received another letter saying they were going to start taking 39 pound from my account.
3 phone calls and a very frustrating time, hopefully I never hear from them again as I've seen plenty of people having the same problem
cold from me.
Perfect lining for your recycling tray. Admittedly it seems a good idea before you order it though!

Can't beat the modern day EPG for programme listings.
Edited by: "Taksim_Red" 28th Feb 2017
Taksim_Red

Can't beat the modern day EPG for programme listings.


Are you serious? Have you ever read the programme details and reviews in the Radio Times? EPGs are fine for setting the Humax etc but they're of little use if you want any programme details of any consequence.
Newbold

Are you serious? Have you ever read the programme details and reviews in … Are you serious? Have you ever read the programme details and reviews in the Radio Times?



They don't particularly interest me.

Newbold

Are you serious? EPGs are fine for setting the Humax etc but they're of … Are you serious? EPGs are fine for setting the Humax etc but they're of little use if you want any programme details of any consequence.



EPG info is enough for me. I don't usually sit there pre planning my viewing I usually just watch whatever's on at the time.

As it happens I still voted HOT on the deal. It's fantastic value for what it is. Just that in my experience, when I'd subscribed in the past, nobody in our house read the thing it just sat there, often still in it's wrapper, and the same will happen with others.

As I say it seems a good idea when first when you sign up. It's a British institution all of it's own but I imagine it's sales must falling somewhat these days.
Edited by: "Taksim_Red" 28th Feb 2017
Taksim_Red

They don't particularly interest me.EPG info is enough for me. I don't … They don't particularly interest me.EPG info is enough for me. I don't usually sit there pre planning my viewing I usually just watch whatever's on at the time.As it happens I still voted HOT on the deal. It's fantastic value for what it is. Just that in my experience, when I'd subscribed in the past, nobody in our house read the thing it just sat there, often still in it's wrapper, and the same will happen with others. As I say it seems a good idea when first when you sign up. It's a British institution all of it's own but I imagine it's sales must falling somewhat these days.


Horses for courses, I suppose. Some like the Guardian/Telegraph, some the Express/Sun. Probably of greatest value to those who are selective about what they watch, and want to know more about a programme before they watch or listen to it. If you're happy using EPG you probably won't want RT.

However, if you're a Radio 4 listener, chances are you'll get a lot out of it (sweeping generalisation, admittedly ;)).
Got them last time. Never read a single one.
But heat if you will actually use it. oO
I have received my first copy, the direct debit is set up but they haven't taken anything yet. I'm going to wait for the £1 to go out then cancel DD, will this stop them taking £39.99 after the year is up or do I have to call them?
Gauney

I have received my first copy, the direct debit is set up but they … I have received my first copy, the direct debit is set up but they haven't taken anything yet. I'm going to wait for the £1 to go out then cancel DD, will this stop them taking £39.99 after the year is up or do I have to call them?


It will stop the DD from being taken, but unless you cancel with RT as well there's a tiny theoretical risk that they might hold you to the contract to pay. Extremely unlikely in practice.
Newbold

It will stop the DD from being taken, but unless you cancel with RT as … It will stop the DD from being taken, but unless you cancel with RT as well there's a tiny theoretical risk that they might hold you to the contract to pay. Extremely unlikely in practice.



In fact, a DD contract (unlike a Standing Order) can be cancelled only by the payee/recipient of the money - they're the ones who initiated it, albeit with the information you provided for them. Cancelling the DD at your bank stops the bank from paying out the money (in theory at least), but if Radio Times Subscriptions still request it, your bank is entitled to charge you a 'handling/administrative' fee, in much the same way as they would if your cheque bounced. So, to be safe, just give RTSubs a ring as well.

On the subject of the offer itself: 2 and a bit years ago, I took out one of these 12-issues-for-a-pound offer, followed by a 6-monthly DD of £29. They have just written to tell me that my 6-monthly DD is going to be increased to £49.92 from the 7th April - and yes, this just reflects the inflation in the shop-price over the past 2 years! So I have cancelled. However, if I now take out this new deal (which is slightly cheaper, at 12-for-£1 + £39.00/6months, direct from Radio Times Subscriptions) and they then hold the DD rate for another 2 years, I'll feel that I'm still getting good value, but also that I'm not cheating them or pushing them into bankruptcy (after all, a number of issues are always wasted - when we're away - and I never read any issue from cover to cover!)

And if you hang on a bit, I predict there'll be some new offers available round about mothers day, probably involving free chocolates or something similar

Kat
Thanks Newbold for your post re the D/Debit. I will ring them too to cancel the Direct Debit.
Is anyone else having issues reliably getting this offer on multiple occasions? I use this to get RT delivered to my nan, and it used to work fine signing up fairly regularly. However, the last few times I've signed up they've either sent nothing at all or sent one issue and nothing else. Both times they didn't take the £1. I've received no e-mails saying the subscription had been cancelled, and everything went through OK when I signed up. I just wondered if this is happening to other people, or am I just being unlucky? If the subscription is getting cancelled, I wish they'd just tell me! Thanks.

Edited by: "jazlabs" 20th Mar 2017
yes happened to me,rang them and they said it had been suspended as i have had 3 offers from them.they never took any money but never informed me either till i rang them
Suzy.Q.231

Thanks Newbold for your post re the D/Debit. I will ring them too to … Thanks Newbold for your post re the D/Debit. I will ring them too to cancel the Direct Debit.


You don't need to ring anyone, just cancel the direct debit. Newbold is talking rubbish.
Your bank is not entitled to charge you anything.
With regards to the direct debit, fairly certain the bank can't charge you anything at all if you cancel it and the other party still try to debit your account. Direct debit is not a fixed term contract and can be cancelled at any point by the account holder. You are then withdrawing authorisation for said company to make any or future withdrawals from your bank account. How often have people still continued to have debits taken from their accounts from say mobile phone providers, Virgin, sky etc after cancelling or moving services bucause the provider never cancelled their end of you never cancelled direct debit?.

You could cancel with radio times and yet still see your account debited. Only way to stop payments is to withdraw your consent and cancel direct debit otherwise can be a nightmare getting unauthorised debit back!.
Done this before, 11 copies got chucked in the bin without being removed from the plastic sleeve
dave99461

With regards to the direct debit, fairly certain the bank can't charge … With regards to the direct debit, fairly certain the bank can't charge you anything at all if you cancel it and the other party still try to debit your account. Direct debit is not a fixed term contract and can be cancelled at any point by the account holder. You are then withdrawing authorisation for said company to make any or future withdrawals from your bank account. How often have people still continued to have debits taken from their accounts from say mobile phone providers, Virgin, sky etc after cancelling or moving services bucause the provider never cancelled their end of you never cancelled direct debit?.You could cancel with radio times and yet still see your account debited. Only way to stop payments is to withdraw your consent and cancel direct debit otherwise can be a nightmare getting unauthorised debit back!.



the bank won't charge you anything in that scenario - it might charge you if you left the DD in place but did not have sufficient funds but that's different

you always need to check the T&Cs though - with insurance cos you might still owe them money in various scenarios if you simply cancel the DD without informing them:
- perhaps you already received the insurance cover but did not pay for it
- your insurance took the form of a credit agreement (loan) with a specified term such as 12 months - this is fairly common and easy not to understand you entered this kind of agreement when it's hidden in the small print and all you are doing is making a monthly payment by DD
If you've signed up before can you do this again with the same name and bank details. A silly question to some but can't be bothered doing it on another bank and name.

My Mum does enjoy reading these!
Good deal, for those that still use. I also got the one before xmas, no issues cancelling (just called them) after the first edition had been delivered and received all 12 editions I ordered, plus the quidco payment (which was £5 then). Have to be honest, probably didn't look at more than 3 copies.
The never ending deal that is always available
Done it, had four copies so far.
£1 debited, direct debit cancelled.
No time to read it!
No £1.00 TCB available this time, (I wont use quidco ever again).
Why waste any money on this just pick your iPad, tablet, up or if your still not up to date try teletext or ceefax
surnjit

Why waste any money on this just pick your iPad, tablet, up or if your … Why waste any money on this just pick your iPad, tablet, up or if your still not up to date try teletext or ceefax


Or, in a similar vein, why waste any money on a book when you can read the synopsis on Amazon?
big fan of the radio times; the Eddie Mair column is priceless.
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