Monday, 4 May 2015

Win a Year's Subscription to Delicious Magazine!

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It’s my 3rd blog birthday this month – and to celebrate I am bringing you 3 awesome giveaways this week...

Magazines are a huge part of my life. I’m not really a book reader, and much prefer reading articles in my favourite magazines. I think this stems from my love of comics from an early age – I started off with Pippin in Playland, moved on to the Beano, Look-In then Smash Hits before devouring magazines as a young adult ( including Sky and The Face in the 90’s).


Perhaps unsurprisingly, my magazines of choice these days are food related ones. I download a lot of American food magazines on my iPad, but there is something special that can’t replace an actual physical copy of a magazine. Holding a magazine in your hands, flicking through it, even the smell – something a digital copy can never replicate.

That's why I  buy actual physical copies of UK magazines and often give magazine subscriptions as gifts. It’s a great idea for a birthday gift for someone. The recipients get something every month delivered straight to their front door, courtesy of you. It really is the proverbial gift that keeps on giving.


I was extremely excited when magazine.co.uk, the UK's leading magazine subscription site,  contacted me to ask if I would like to be part of their blogger programme. Becoming one of their approved bloggers, I myself receive subscriptions to magazines and write about articles within them, over on their blog ‘The Hub’. 

For you, Cakeyboi visitor, I am pleased to bring you, via magazine.co.uk, the chance to win a year’s subscription to ‘Delicious’ magazine, the UK’s ‘food magazine of the year’. 12 copies delivered straight to your door. This is worth over £30.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a year’s subscription to Delicious magazine, entry is via the Rafflecopter thingamajig below. Minimum entry is to leave a comment, telling me what comic you used to read as a child. Other options are there too, including Twitter and Facebook (when it says visit -  a ‘Like’ would be lovely).

(If you would like to receive special offers, discount codes etc. from magazine.co.uk drop me an email and I will pass your details on.)

The competition, open to UK residents only,  runs until 31 May 2015, good luck to all who enter! The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.

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Disclosure Statement: This post uses affiliate links. I am receiving free magazine subscriptions as part of my partnership with magazine.co.uk.

203 comments:

  1. I used to read the Dandy when I was a child showing my age!

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  2. Beano sometimes but I was more of a girly magazine person.

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  3. I used to love the Beano. My brother would get the albums for Christmas too and I'd sneak them away for a read

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  4. i used to read the beano and my son does now

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  5. Kathryn Coster4 May 2015 at 20:50

    Omg, forgot about Look In! I used to love Fast Forward.

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  6. It was the Archie comics for me! :)

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  7. Strangely (or not) I read exactly the same magazines as you, but I was obsessed with Look-In and then Smaah Hits!

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  8. I used to read a german mazine called Bravo, I guess it's like smash hit

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  9. I used to read "Jack and Jill" and "Playhour"

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  11. Really showing my age here when I tell you I read the original Pippin (no Playland in my day!), featuring the Pogles Wood characters - also read the Beano & the Dandy, Bunty, June & Schoolfriends - maybe the fact that my grandad had a newsagent allowed my indulgence in reading a wide range of comics up until about 10 when he retired!

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  12. I used to read Buster as a kid.

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  13. I used to read Beano.Thank you for the chance to win this magazine subscription and happy birthday to your blog :)

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  14. The Broons and Oor Willie

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  15. Mandy. I've just looked it up on wiki and have been laughing at the descriptions of typical storylines. But I did like it at the time. Then Jackie, and then Smash Hits.

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  16. I used to read Honey magazine as a teenager

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  17. Bunty, I loved it and every year my aunt would buy me the annual for Christmas.

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  18. smash hits! i loved that mag

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  19. Judith Hamilton5 May 2015 at 15:43

    I used to read a comic called School Friend (now long defunct) but I'd also read the boy next door's Dandy and Beano.

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  20. I used to love Smash Hits

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  21. I used to read the NME every week when it was printed like a broadsheet.

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  22. Was Smash hits till I progressed on to The NME - Natally

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  23. I used to love reading smash hits! Donna Loxton

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  24. Pony magazine - anything with horses in really!

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  25. Bunty- it was the highlight of my drab week.

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  26. Bunty-it was the highlight of my week and the only treat my Mum could afford to buy me.

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  27. I grew up in Australia and read "Tv Hits" Loved it!

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  28. BUNTY

    KATHY D

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  29. I love magazines started on twinkle then bunty (annuals) Sugar, Shout, More mag, Mizz, bliss and then Glamour and Cosmo

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  30. Twinkle
    So pleased I've commented. Thanks for helping me :)

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  31. Bliss and Smash Hits

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  32. Smash Hits and Just 17... Which became J17

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  33. I loved the Beano, snd Smash Hits

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  34. Garfield - I loved it :-) oh, and Smash Hits

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  35. I actually can't remember.

    glenka@hotmail.co.uk

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  36. I used to read top of the pops and smash hits magazines! Ah memories!

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  37. I remember reading Tiger Beat as a teen

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  38. Amstrad Action, an awesome monthly computing magazine for users of the Amstrad CPC.

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  39. I used to love reading Just 17 and Smash Hits

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  40. i used to read match magazine and shoot

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  41. I used to love the beano and the dandy,

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  42. I used to LOVE Smash Hits. I had their little stickers and boy band posters EVERYWHERE. I was so gutted when they discontinued it!

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  43. Twinkle when I was very young, then the Beano

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  44. showing my age here!!! i used to read jackie

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  45. The Dandy, loved Desperate Dan and his cow pies.

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  46. I loved reading the beano and dandy comics when I was a bairn and of course the broons!

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  47. I never had comics or magazines when I was younger. I was too much of a bookworm!

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  48. Bliss and Smash hits

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  49. Showing my age here!!! June and School Friend.

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  50. Smash Hits!

    @rachiegr

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  51. I used to love girl and Jackie!

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  52. I used to love Mandy & Judy!

    Jane

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  53. Judy and my sister's Jackie

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  54. I read Beano and 'Yogi Bear' mags. I think I liked Yogi, because it was one of the first mags to come with a 'free gift'! It cost 10p....... The magazines I buy now are mainly food-based, although if I go on holiday or am sick in bed, I always like to get a couple of others to cheer me up!

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  55. Tracey Parker8 May 2015 at 19:24

    I remember reading Bunty then went on to reading Smash Hits

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  56. I used to read Mizz magazine.

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  57. it was always the Beano

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  58. Smash Hits. I had a scrap book of the cut out song lyrics decorated with the free stickers you used to get every noe and then.

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  59. i was a just 17 reader in my teens!!
    This would be amazing! Fingers crossed!!

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  60. Rosie Holloway11 May 2015 at 10:24

    Started off with Twinkle, then Beano and progressing onto Look In, Smash Hits, Just 17 and Jackie when I got older

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  61. Oh Boy! magazine as a teenager,I've still got a copy somewhere,I kept it because Wham were in it.

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  62. Jackie

    Fiona S

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  63. things like fast forward and smash hits

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  64. I loved the Beano and Dandy.

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  65. Smash Hits, J17, Bliss, Sugar, Top of The Pops, Shout, Girl Talk...all the greats of the early 2000s! I still love a good magazine

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  66. Jackie - it used to get passed round all my friends!

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  67. first Twinkle, then Jackie then Just Seventeen, then Cosmo.

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  68. I used to love Smash hits - wow reading through these comments really takes me back.

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  69. The Beano (until I discovered Blue Jeans)

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  70. I used to read Playbox or was it Paintbox I can't remember exactly but I loved it!

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  71. Thanks a bunch you

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  72. i used to read shout and sugar magazine also all my older sisters jackies xx fab giveaway x

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  73. The Beano and Dandy! :) x

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  74. I read Robin then Swift and finally Girl (the equivalent of the Eagle for boys). Girl carried simple recipes and gave me the taste for cooking new things.

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  75. I was an avid Smash Hits reader for several years.

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  76. Wasn't really a comic reader but Horse & Pony magazine was my thing

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  77. I can remember getting just seventeen every week!!!!

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  78. I remember buying (or getting my Grandad to buy) a postman pat magazine

    @jamiecomps

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  79. i always read my dads Asterix comics - I love them to this day

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  80. The Dandy & Beano couldn't split them.
    George Williamson

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  81. Girl talk and bliss
    Jade H

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  82. Jessica Hutton30 May 2015 at 12:23

    Smash hits

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  83. I used to read spiderman!

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  84. I loved Bunty.

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  85. I used to read Look and Learn magazine

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  86. Dandy Beano Bunty and many others would read anything I was able to.

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  87. The Beano. I used to get one every Christmas and have it read by Boxing Day.

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  88. Smash hits. Used to love the song lyrics.

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  89. I had Smash Hits delivered and my sister had Look In

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  90. Smash Hits magazine and ache comic (teenage version of viz) that i still have a copy of lol

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  91. Smash Hits for me when I was younger!

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  92. Girl Talk, Bliss, Sugar, Shout and Smash Hits. Forgot about a few of the mags I read growing up until reading some of the comments on here

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  93. I used to read Bliss, Shout and Smash Hits all the time xx

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  94. I used to read Jackie from cover to cover every week!

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  95. Bunty and Beano :)

    Mrs SW Lee

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  96. I liked Bunty,Mandy, Dandy and Beano then just 16 and Smash hits

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  97. Jackie .. showing my age now!

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  98. I loved smash hits for the lyrics they use to write out for you

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  99. When I was a teenager I loved Smash Hits and covered my bedroom walls with their posters!

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  100. I'm Canadian and grew up reading all the Archie and Veronica comics. Still have loads of them which my own kids then read throughout their childhood. Bring on the grandchildren!

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  101. Twinkle Magazine - I had my picture published in it once!

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  102. I used to read the Beano and my sister's Jackie annual :)

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  103. As a teenager I had Jinty magazine just to be different to my sister who had Jackie

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  104. Look IN.. For the song lyrics mostly!

    Keeley Shaw

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  105. Just 17, Smash Hits and More

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