How To Subscribe to Retro Gamer Magazine for $6.09 an issue!

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You love Retro Gamer magazine, but can’t get around its $10 an issue price tag? Well I may have a way to lower that per issue price to $6.09, and the best part is it will be delivered to your mailbox! Now every few weeks I try to remind myself to stop by my local Barnes and Noble bookstore to grab a copy of Retro Gamer magazine. They sell them at the list price of $9.99 plus 5% sales tax. In addition to the $10.48 I am spending on my monthly copies of Retro Gamer, I am also losing 45 minutes of my Saturday to drive up, browse around, and drive home. With gas at $3.79 a gallon, the 18 mile round trip to get the magazine every few weeks is also costing me money. So if I break it down….

$10.48 – Per Issue w/ tax
$2.34 – Gasoline
$18.75 – Time


$31.57  – Total Cost Per Issue


So as you can see from the above calculations, each time I purchase an issue of Retro Gamer it costs me around $31.57. So I started to look for a better way to get my monthly dose of nostalgia. My first stop was the Retro Gamer website to see what the current rates were. Their website read “13 issues for £80.00 by credit card”, well what does that come out to in US dollars? A quick Google search and 80 pounds is roughly $126.74! Now that is the price for 13 issues, so each individual issue works out to $9.74. Now that is a fair price and slightly under what I am paying at my local bookstore. It also saves me time and gas because it will be delivered. One other nice thing, is sometimes I make the trip to the bookstore and they are sold out or last months issue is still up. Since no one at Barnes and Noble seems to know when these magazines come in, I just have to make the trip every two weeks and hope that I can buy that months issue. But I still feel as though I can do better on the price, so my next step is! Now  usually I can find good deals on magazine subscriptions from Amazon, so what do they have it priced at? Well to my surprise, Amazon has Retro Gamer at $10.66 an issue through their website. So Amazon is out of the question as an option for subscribing to Retro Gamer.

So for the past few months, I have been hoping and waiting to see if I could find a cheaper option for subscribing. Then last night I went back to the Retro Gamer website to get a price check and noticed a small “Promo” box at the bottom of the screen. So I searched the internet high and low for any Promo codes that could lower my total cost. I found a forum discussion from February 2010 on GiantBomb and they were talking about this Retro Gamer promo code “CLASSIC”. Now this thread being a year old, surely the code had to have expired right?

So I go to the Retro Gamer subscription page, select the magazine and plug in “CLASSIC” as my code, I hit enter and the price lowered down to “13 issues for £50.00 by credit card” Back to Google to get the conversion from pounds to dollars, and Google reveals that 50 pounds is equal to $79.21 in US dollars! So that brings each issue down to $6.09 plus it saves me time, gas and frustration! This is the best price I could find for this magazine at this time, if you happen to find a different promo code that brings it down even lower…..please mention it in the comment section below!

Hopefully this helps people get the best deal, on this fantastic magazine!

12 Responses to How To Subscribe to Retro Gamer Magazine for $6.09 an issue!

  1. Blake May 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    Dude, its 5/27/2013,…and this promo code still worked for me. Awesome. Thanks man.

    • Rafael November 13, 2014 at 1:47 am #

      Dude its Nov 2014 and the code STILL works, I was renewing and I remembered a deal that was 50 pounds and BAM sure enough its still active! BEST DEAL EVER.

  2. Vlad June 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Thanks, still live!

    • Vlad August 29, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

      Just renewed and still live!

  3. Manic Miner September 13, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    Renewed by phone and they charged me 80 pounds. Called back (9/12/2013!) and they were more than happy to cancel the original charge and honor the 50 pounds.

    Great customer service. Thanks for the promo code!!!!

  4. Keldon October 8, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    The code still works as of 10/8/13! Just entered it for my renewal. Thank you bunches!

  5. bitofrits November 2, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    I used this code last Christmas to pick this magazine up for my husband cause he’d been eyeing it at B&N… now almost a year later this code is STILL working! Their renewal offer was 76.80 pounds for US, but with this code it’s still 50 pounds. You’re a lifesaver! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  6. Andy July 10, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Classic code still works as of July 10, 2014. You just have to change the promo code from “WEB100” in the URL address to “CLASSIC” and it’ll apply properly.


  7. Sorti July 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    I just swapped in CLASSIC in the URL from WEB100 to order this today 7/13/2014 for one year for American delivery

    saved about $51.36 – depending on how much Wells Fargo charges for the foreign transaction fee (I used this CC because I think they charge less then my Chase card does)

    $89.86 – 6.912307692307692 each issue as of today’s rates

    But it’s a good magazine, I like to be reminded of all the fun stuff we had in the 80s-90s

    • BenjaminBullet October 31, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

      I can confirm this still works as of October 10, 2016. Ordered it and made my night 🙂

  8. BenjaminBullet October 31, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

    October 31**, 2016

  9. Chris February 9, 2018 at 8:45 pm #

    Coupon invalid

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