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While you can catch up on the news from your local TV station or a newspaper, many people turn to web resources to read the news. The New York Times is one of the best-known newspapers in the United States, and it has a new offer that might tempt you into subscribing to its all-access service.
Normally, a New York Times All Access subscription includes full access to the Times website and mobile apps, behind the scenes content, and a special podcast each week. You can also grant the same subscription to two friends at no extra cost.
During the special promotion (U.S. only), you’ll also receive free access to Spotify Premium when you subscribe to Times All Access. We’ve discussed what a worthwhile upgrade Spotify Premium is, as it offers instant listening on mobile devices, the ability to download music for offline listening, no ads, and higher quality music.
This subscription will cost you $5 per week, which amounts to $260 per year. The FAQ page includes a few fine print details you should know: if you’re currently subscribed to either All Access or Spotify Premium, you can’t use this offer.
Once you join, you’re locked in for a year and cannot cancel during that time. After the first year, the weekly price rises to $6.25 per week with Spotify Premium still included.
Interesting idea: New York Times offering free access to Spotify Premium if you sign up for one-year All Access subscription
— Brett Molina (@brettmolina23) February 8, 2017
Should you sign up for this? At $260 per year, a Times subscription is a lot more expensive than Spotify Premium’s $120/year (less if you use the family plan). If you were already thinking of joining the Times and don’t subscribe to a premium music service yet, this is a good value for you.
Just make sure you’ll actually take advantage of reading the Times, though, because you can’t cancel for the entire first year if you change your mind.
Do you subscribe to the Times or Spotify Premium? If this deal strikes your fancy, let us know in the comments!
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