My grandmother called yesterday. She'd subscribed my two older daughters to a magazine (it has different age levels, so each gets her own). She said she had just wanted to let me know she'd received a renewal notice and she'd be renewing the magazines. I was puzzled at this, because I didn't *think* they'd been getting the magazine for a year already. Thanks to this thread, I knew that magazines try to get you to renew and renew and renew. So I accessed our account online and discovered that we're up for renewal in December, not now. So I was able to tell her that, and she can save her money for six months.
I'm contemplating whether I should contact the magazine and tell them that I'm disappointed in them. They might contract out that sort of thing to another company. But, nonetheless, it definitely doesn't give me happy thoughts when thinking of them, and I *do* like the magazine a lot!