How the NEA Magazine Service Works

Find out how to get great deals on hundreds of popular and specialty magazines, pay your bill, give gift subscriptions and more.

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by NEA Member Benefits


If you enjoy reading magazines, saving money and easily managing your subscriptions in one place, the NEA Magazine Service is for you!

To help you get started, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about how the NEA Magazine Service works:

What kind of deals can I find through the NEA Magazine Service?

We’re proud to offer NEA members up to 85% savings on a wide range of magazines. In some cases, you can find better rates by signing up for 2-year subscriptions.

What if I find a better subscription price elsewhere?

If you find a lower publisher-authorized price for any magazine you’ve purchased from us, we’ll refund the difference.

You may find very low prices on some other websites, but they may not have publisher authorization or may not be current. Poor service and unexpected price increases often can occur with such vendors. All of the rates listed in the NEA Magazine Service are authorized by the publishers, and we’re committed to providing excellent customer service.

What kinds of magazines are available through NEA Magazine Service?

There are so many to choose from! You’ll find more than 800 titles available in over 30 categories such as finance, fitness, travel and more. Options range from lots of well-known publications such as People, Real Simple, Food Network Magazine and Sports Illustrated, to niche titles such as Artists Magazine, Modern Dog and Quick Quilts.

Do you have magazines for teachers and students?

Of course! There’s a whole section dedicated to “education” in the NEA Magazine Service store. You’ll find great deals on high-quality publications such as Smithsonian, Discover, School Arts, National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick, Ranger Rick Jr. and more.

What magazines do other NEA members like?

Currently, the top 5 magazines that NEA members subscribe to are The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, Smithsonian, Good Housekeeping and Magnificat.

How do I pay for my subscriptions through NEA Magazine Service?

You can pay online using most major debit or credit cards, a personal or certified check, a money order or your PayPal account. You also can pay via mail or over the phone.

In addition, we’re proud to be one of only a few online magazine agencies that offers a three-payment billing option, to help fit your budget.

How do I manage my subscriptions?

In the “My Account” section of NEA Magazine Service, you can easily manage all your subscriptions, make payments, submit change-of-address requests, and update your email preferences.

Keeping all of your magazine subscriptions in one place makes it easy to stay on top of your renewal dates and payments.

Can I give magazine subscriptions as gifts?

Absolutely! And you’ll get your NEA member discount when you shop for people on your gift list.

When you find a subscription you want to give someone else, you’ll have the option in the shopping cart to indicate that it’s a gift subscription and enter the recipient’s address.

What if I already subscribe to a magazine through another company?

When your magazine subscription is up for renewal, you can check to see if you can renew it through NEA Magazine Service. We can renew most of the magazines we offer; only a few publishers don’t allow us to renew subscriptions.

When you place your order, in your shopping cart you’ll check “Renewal” next to the magazine name. Make sure your name and mailing address are entered exactly as they appear on your current magazine label to ensure that the publisher adds the new term to the end of your existing subscription.

This all sounds great. How do I get started?

Go to the NEA Magazine Service page on this website. Once you’ve signed in to, you can click the orange button at the top of the NEA Magazine Service page. Accessing the service through that page allows you to secure the special magazine deals for NEA members.

When you click that orange button, you’ll be taken to the NEA Magazine Service site, where you can browse all of the magazines and deals that are available, place your order, pay your bill, manage your account and more.

NOTE: The information in this article was accurate as of November 2020.

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