Mystery solved about the magazines that keep showing up
January 12, 2013 2:58pm CST
Once a month for the past two months my daughter has been receiving these magazines in the mail. We had no clue why she was getting them and if I was going to be charged. I thought she signed herself up for something again and didn't realize what she had done. Come to find out her grandmother ordered them as a Christmas present but didn't say anything to us because she didn't think we were receiving them yet. Mystery solved.
• Manchester, England
12 Jan 13
I should imagine that this could be a cause for some concern. It would have been a problem some years ago because it would have been rather unlikely to subscribe to a publication without realising that you had dome so. Nowadays it is not so straightforward because the internet has many devious sites that can deceive you into signing up to something by accepting the rules of the site and continuing to the next page. This is a very distasteful practice, but it is difficult to stop it happening. I would imagine that the publication is a subject of interest to your daughter since it was selected by her grandmother, so it must be a pleasant surprise to her.
• United States
13 Jan 13
Wow, that's a good gift! I think I'm going to steal that idea sometime, ifi can afford it! I'm glad though that there's no more cause for concern, though its understandable, thinking that some stranger was able to gather your daughter's real name and your address.
29 Jan 13
In cases like this, it's better to let people know in advance that they are getting a gift subscription. With a lot of magazines up here in canada, they have cards that you can send to the recipient. the cards often have pictures of presents or something on the front. This way you're letting them know about the gift, in a way that lets them know it's there, so they won't be unaware, if it does not show up. The presentation of the card still allows the giver to send something that looks like a gift, not just a plain notice.