5 Amazing Magazines + My Biggest Giveaway YET! (9 Winners!) + A FREE gift for YOU! {Closed}



I have loved magazines since my mom introduced me to Highlights as a kid. I have¬†way too many a decent amount of subscriptions and I try to read mostly all of them before I let them pile up and drive my hubby crazy ūüėČ Here are my top 5 most favorite magazines to read in order. Keep in mind these are only the top five. I could have EASILY done a top 20.

 My TOP 5 Magazines (in order)


5) Fitness Magazine: First it is the magazine that made my legs famous. However, even before that happened I had been a fitness magazine subscriber. They have amazing recipes, great articles and some really creative healthy recipes. After meeting the staff in person at the Fitness Magazine Blogger Meet & Tweet, I was even more in love with this magazine. This one is definitely for the people who love all aspects of fitness including cool gear, full workouts and yummy food.


4) Cosmopolitan: Okay, so I know many of you are still clutching your pearls but YES I read cosmopolitan! I used to think it was an amazing magazine for girls in their 20s, then I entered my 30s and I am realizing that a lot of the material is still applicable! Yes, there is the fun and quite informative segsy information but there are also some serious articles relating to life and work that I will never out grow. Some of the cover stories definitely makes you raise eyebrows but the overall magazine is worth the read!


3) Shape Magazine: This is the first fitness magazine that I have ever subscribed to. I have been a subscriber for at least 10 years! I love Shape the most because they give real-life stories. Lots of before and afters and what I love most is the month to month stories of women that are currently in the process of losing weight. Usually they follow them and give us monthly updates, including the different things they have been doing to lose the weight. Shape also has fun exercises, recipes, cool gear and some great workout playlists too!


2) O Magazine: When O Magazine first came out, I was obsessed. There is so much good LIFE information in this magazine! There are often lots of celebrity contributors and a lot of the article topics are about real issues. It is completely opposite from the fluff that is normally in magazines. When I get it in the mail I feel like I need complete quiet and/or dedicated time to read it. This is not one of those magazines that you casually flip through, there is a lot of MEAT in this publication so you are sure to get a lot of it including self improvement, great reads, clothes and super relevant information.


1) Glamour: I won’t lie, my favorite part of Glamour is the “Do’s and the Don’ts”…something about the people with the rectangles over their eyes makes me giggle! (I also check to make sure I wasn’t chosen as a random don’t…hey you never know! :)) In addition to all of the awesome fashion finds and trends, Glamour also has a little fitness and some serious pieces that keep my turning every single page to see what is next! I think I love this magazine the most because it is the most like my personality. :)

What is Zinio?

Zinio is the World’s Largest Newsstand.¬†Zinio is a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazines, with more than 5,500 magazines from a wide range of publishers.

The Giveaway!

9–YES–NINE of my readers will win a FREE DIGITAL MAGAZINE subscription of your choice using the ZINIO app! The really cool thing about Zinio is that you can use the app on ALL your devices! Apple, Android, Windows, ALL tablets–its fully compatible! You can choose the magazine you want (including any one of the ones mentioned above)! Subscriptions vary by magazine but most of them are annual subscriptions! Check out the website for all the titles!

Free Gift!

Zinio is giving away a complimentary subscription to SHAPE magazine just by clicking here. No credit card required. Enjoy!

Enter the Rafflecopter below to win! Winners will be picked one week from today.

Good Luck!

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 Zinio was gracious enough to provide me with a digital subscription as a thank you for hosting this giveaway. Which one did I choose? I wanted them ALL but I chose O Magazine because my subscription ran out last month!

What are your favorite magazines?



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Periscope & Google Plus.


  1. Oh no! It says it’s “closed” – what’s up? I want IN on this one!!!
    I also love Runner’s World (of course) and Outside Magazine
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  2. It says its closed! :( My favorite magazines are probably Real Simple and Inc.
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  3. Thanks you for the awesome giveaway and seriously so happy to enter!! :)
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  4. I should be embarrassed I GET EVERY MAGAZINE.
    Id never ever do cardio otherwise!
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  5. Ohhhh I am like you where I have a ton of magazines. Some of my favs include Shape, Health, Cooking Light, Coastal Living, Z Life Magazine and People Style Watch! Great giveaway!
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  6. I use to read magazines all the time but stopped I need to get back into it I get ebony for free so that is the only one I have been reading lately
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  7. Black Enterprise hands down is my favorite magazine! On your list, I love SHAPE and that’s it. Those are my current 2 subscriptions besides Pharmacy stuff. I can’t keep up otherwise. I haven’t had a chance to check out the others. This is such an awesome giveaway Nellie! I sure do hope I’m one of the 9 people chosen!
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  8. I love magazines!! I used to subscribe to 5 or 6 but now I’m down to one subscription (Entertainment Weekly) and I pick up the others as I can. I grew up on Glamour so that’s my all time favorite. Like you, it’s the do’s and don’ts that are the best. I just like how they approach things more than other fashiony mags! I am keeping my fingers crossed here that I’m one of the lucky nine!! –Lisa
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  9. I think the last time I had a magazine subscription it was to CosmoGirl and I really couldn’t wait until they came in the mail. Now, I pretty much make use of the computer science/engineering magazines available at school. I have also considered subscribing to Time magazine, O magazine, and Essence.
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  10. Very cool! Talk about MEGA Giveaway!!!
    Since I’m an old bitty, my favorite is Better Homes & Gardens. LOL!
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  11. I get Shape Magazine – love! I think Cosmo is totally applicable in our 30’s, maybe more so. It’s just a little sillier.
    Hmm..my favorite magazine. This is so embarrassing and I never admit this to in-person friends, but I totally am addicted to Us Weekly. There, I said it.
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  12. I already get Shape in the mail but I clicked the button because it takes me so long to get my paper issue. Yeah! Thank you! I totally love Zineo and get more mags on that then any of my other mag readers. Shape is my favorite with Self falling in closely behind.
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  13. Awesome giveaway. I discovered that I loved magazines when I was pregnant with my first child…before then I would only read books. I still like to cuddle up in the sofa or sit on the back patio with a good magazine. The iPad is a pretty close substitute though.
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  14. I love magazines – it is the one area that I haven’t gone digital. I’m one of those people that always tears things out of my magazines and have files on all kinds of subjects.
    Food Network Magazine might be one of my favorite.
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  15. Oh my goodness. I LOVE magazines too. I used to have subscriptions to all of those. I never have time to read them anymore so I had to let them go. My magazine rack was out.of.control.
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  16. OMG!! I remember Highlights magazine, lol! I have few magazines that I pick up at various newsstands when letting my frugal self free! This is a great giveaway!
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  17. Highlights!!!! Lmbo! The memories. Highlights and book fairs go hand in hand…and Jump Rope for Heart. You brought back memories with that one. My husband calls me a magazine hoarder. I can’t say that I have an argument against that title. It’s true. I hoard magazines for years and years. I currently have subscriptions to Ebony and Parent mag but would love a Glamour or Time subscription. Nice giveaway!
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  18. I used to subscribe to a few magazines but now I have no time to consistently read. I pick them up as a treat! I love Shape and Oprah!
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  19. I am addicted to magazines too! I subscribe to more than I would like to admit, and I barely get to even read them.
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  20. I don’t have any current subscriptions, but I do love to pick up the odd copy of Real Simple. I still remember when I was in middle school and got my first subscription to Teen Magazine – I LOVED the afternoons when it would be waiting for me to get home and I would read through the whole magazine in one sitting.
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    Science Illustrated (unfortunately ceased publication)

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    I love to read them to relax after my kids are asleep. I would love Country Weekly.

  23. I love the reference to your legs’ starring role… So funny. I’ve never had a digital magazine subscription – fun!
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  24. Real Simple is my favorite magazine!
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  25. Gosh, I read so many magazines! Favorites include Entrepreneur, Inc, Fast Company, O Magazine, Real Simple and Psychology Today. Yes, I am an avid reader!
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