Magazines subscriptions support MADD Canada

When MADD Canada representatives visited our home recently (stay tuned for an ultra cool post with more details to come) I found out that the organization has a magazine fundraising store. You can order or renew your magazine subscriptions totally online. The win-win kicker….you get to save 85% off newsstand prices (squeeee) AND 37% of your purchase goes directly to MADD Canada. Shut the front door, I know, eh?!?!?!

With over 600 magazine titles, including 60 French magazines, I have no doubt you can find your faves there.  I mean…if you are going to order them anyway, why not save money and support a great organization to boot?!?!?

Have you participated in fundraising magazine subscriptions before? What is your experience? Is it something you’d consider doing?

Two years ago, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver. In honor of Donna Jean Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

Support MADD Canada and follow them on Facebook, Twitter (@maddcanada), YouTube and on the Web.

P.S. In case you missed Monday’s post where I spotlight author Elena Aitken, you should definitely check it out. There’s a great giveaway and it ends Saturday so get reading and commenting!!!

Normally on Friday I share links to great posts about social media stuff and I do have a few for you but first, I want to bring your attention to two posts that truly knocked my socks off and I encourage all women to read and embrace:

  • August McLaughlin has organized THE MOST amazing blog event ever: Beauty of a Woman BlogFest. You must check it out and visit the incredible line-up of fahhhbulous blog posts women from all over have put together about their take on beauty. Each post will leave you breathless and in awe of your own beauty!
  • Marcia Richards’ post and video with Dr. Lissa Rankin was full of “aha” moments for me. Especially when I realize that I…am…a Cosmic Tit!

And for some social media goodness:

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Comments

  1. Awesome news about the magazine subscriptions, Natalie. What a great way to support MADD! Thanks for the shout-out-Lissa Rankin’s philosophy of medicine and the helpful posts on her website continue to amaze me and I connect with her and all the info. So glad it works for you!

  2. Great tip, Natalie! I love finding simple ways like this to give back to organizations that matter. That are hands-on helping people. I will both check out the program and share your post. 🙂

    As for your question, I’ve purchased magazines before for kids selling them for school drives. I haven’t been a fan, but I did it to help the kids just as I’ve done for candy or fruit drives. I get that they are profit-motive driven versus charity. Many times, I’d just rather give money directly to the band, choir or other group that needs it so they can use it all versus a small percentage kickback. When I deal with larger charities now, a big thing I look at is the amount really going back, which is why this fundraiser is awesome at 37%.

  3. Trish Loye Elliott says:

    Hi Natalie! Great post today. I wanted to thank you for adding my post to your mash up. But I wanted to let you know that I write for Wordbitches, not Writers in the Storm (who are great too!). Thanks again for including me!

  4. Love this, Natalie. So we can participate from the U.S., too?? I’ve subscribed to a few magazines on behalf of my nieces’ schools. Such a wonderful way to support people and causes we care about—the magazines work as great monthly/quarterly reminders. 🙂

    By the way, this post is rich with beauty, as are you and your whole darn blog. Thanks for cheering and supporting the blog-fest!

  5. Elena Aitken says:

    Awesome post Natalie! I love magazines and supporting a great cause…excellent match!
    I agree with all your linky love links today! Amazing stuff by all. 🙂

  6. I’ve never participated in a magazine fundraiser but it seems like it would be a simple way to help others and very practical because we already by mags. Thanks, Natalie.

  7. My son’s school did the magazine fundraiser thing and I’m like Barbara, I prefer to just give a straight donation, that way 100% of the money goes to the organization that needs it. BUT I get that some people need to think they are getting something back for their efforts, so I like to support that as well. What ever works to get people to donate, I say! Great idea and I’m going to check it out to see if I can order here in the US.

    And hey – if they have the magazine Clean Eating, order it for yourself. It has excellent advice and recipes on how to live a clean eating life. 😉

    • Wonderful Tameri. I am with you and Barbara, I like to donate straight to an organization as well but if I am going to buy magazines, then to do it in such a way where I also support an organization rocks! I guess the MADD Canada magazine fundraiser is only open to Canada right now but it sounds like they are working on making it international so I’ll keep my fingers crossed it happens soon.
      Clean Eating – awesome – I will definitely go check it out! Thanks doll! 🙂

  8. OK, I’ve been meaning to get over here since yesterday to tell you that when I saw the triple shout-out come through, I almost fell off the potty (which is where I was when I approved the pingbacks). I don’t think I’ve ever had a triple ping (you tell Hubby to pull his mind out of the gutter)…I definitely felt the linky love all the way across North America. Thank you!!!

    • Hubby aka The Blog Heckler says:

      Well I know I’m ecstatic to here Jenny got her triple ping cherry popped – I tried my hardest to come up with a play on words for the triple ping and blumpkin combo – but came up empty…the pain meds are killing my sharpness!

    • Squeee…I helped you break your tripe ping virginity!!! Woot woot! LOL!!
      I am glad you felt the love because your posts knocked my socks off!

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