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  1. pampchefrhondab

    pampchefrhondab Senior Member

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    Geesh, I just got my latest Kraft Food & Family last week. Along with it they send an invoice for $6.99/year and said this would be the last one I receive unless they hear from me!

    I like it, but not sure I'm willing to pay for it! It's not a lot of money, but it's the principal.

    They should at least have it on-line for free! It is advertising all of their products!
     
  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I got that too. I like it, but if I'm going to pay for a food magazine, I'd rather pay for one that isn't one continual advertisement. :rolleyes: Guess I'll be saying Buh-bye to Kraft Food&Family.:thumbdown:
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  3. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    I thought I was losing it. I didn't remember paying before. I will have to let it go, too. But I do love it!
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  4. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    It is online for free. All that magazine is is recipes using Kraft products. You can get them all for free when you sign up for their email list. I get them in my inbox every month.
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  5. pc_jessica

    pc_jessica Advanced Member

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    exactly this!!!! i love my recipes online from them!:thumbup:
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  6. pampchefrhondab

    pampchefrhondab Senior Member

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    Great - I'll have to sign up for the online version. I don't have a problem w/that at all - less paperwork in my small house:)!
     
  7. K_Jurich

    K_Jurich Member

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    I thought the same thing everyone I know got the same thing. I guess I will b reading it online from now on then.
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  8. itsjustCarla

    itsjustCarla Advanced Member

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    My invoice went into the shredder.....LOL.
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  9. Blmal

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    My mom actually got the same notice a few issues ago. She went ahead and paid to continue getting it. I have NEVER paid, and always get it. She also got the same generic notice that I (and seems like everyone else) got. Now that I think about it, I want to say that she said that her check never cleared.
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  10. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    yep, I got it too - dissappointing. I like the magazine, but not enough to pay for it.
     
  11. dianevill

    dianevill Senior Member Gold Member

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    I was disappointed, too. I went to kraftfoods.com and sent a message expressing my disappointment. I know it probably won't do anything, but I felt good! I told them that as much as I enjoy the magazine, I can't justify paying for another glorified macaroni and cheese dinner recipe.
     
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  12. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    Me too! I got my last one two days ago with the same notice. I never really looked at it after while. And I have used the on-line so...
    It does not pay for me to get it either. Diane - I love your idea though so I think I may steal it an drop them a line too. Just because.
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  13. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I'm doing the same thing--sticking with online only. I looked at the coupons that I'd use and they don't add up to more than the subscription price.
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  14. Pedey

    Pedey Member

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    I guess I'm the minority. I love it - and I already mailed them a check for a 2 year renewal! I've been getting it for over 5 years & I love it every time!
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  15. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I love the magazine. It's just that I also get it online. I have difficulty printing online coupons, so I continued getting the paper one for the coupons. So, if the coupons don't at least equal the subscription price I can't justify it to myself.
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  16. BadGirl

    BadGirl Member Gold Member

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    I don't have a problem paying the subscription fee. I like the magazine, and I particularly like holding it in my hands, as opposed to viewing it on-line.
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  17. lpacker

    lpacker Member

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    I already paid for two years too. AND for dinner this evening I made the Mexican Layered Bake in the DCB. Instead of putting it in the oven, I put it in the microwave for 12 minutes - excellent!!! AND a quick, easy meal!!!
     
    Nov 10, 2009
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  18. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I also got the notice several months ago, never paid for it still receiving it.
    I made the snowball cake on the cover in batter bowl last week it was yummy
     
    Nov 11, 2009
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  19. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Well, maybe they are just fishing for $... I would like to keep getting it, but don't want to pay. Its easier for me to read a mag than to be on the computer.
     
    Nov 12, 2009
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