Thumbs up for Courier offer

Jean Wakefield with newsagents Mandyann Margison and Christopher Shaw at Sharma News, Illingworth.
Jean Wakefield with newsagents Mandyann Margison and Christopher Shaw at Sharma News, Illingworth.
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Readers who sign up to the Courier’s subscription offer have been reassured that their newsagents are not losing out.

By subscribing to the offer, readers get free access to the Courier’s iPad app, which costs non-subscribers £3.99, as well as their copy of the paper for the reduced price of 75p rather than £1.

But some readers raised concerns that by taking up the subscription offer, their retailer would lose out.

One of them, Jean Wakefield, said she had contacted her newsagent Chris Shaw of Sharma News in Illingworth because she didn’t want him to lose out on revenue.

“I didn’t want to sign up to the subscription service if it meant Chris lost out on some money,” she said.

However, the Courier would like to confirm that retailers keep the same amount of money irrespective of whether their customers have purchased their paper through subscription or not.

“I don’t think a pound is too much but for some people it will be so the subscription is a good offer,” Mrs Wakefield said.

Chris from Sharma News said other customers had also contacted him to check he would not be out of pocket.

Readers who do subscribe will save £13 a year on the price of their Courier. They will also get access to the Courier’s iPad app, worth £47.88 a year.

How to sign up to your Courier subscription

Readers with internet access can visit www.subscriptionline.co.uk/hcw or if you prefer, call 0844 9916464.

You will then be asked if you would like to sign up to the 12 months subscription, saving 25 per cent on cover price plus the iPad app, or the six month subscription, saving 15 per cent on cover price plus the iPad app, with payments made via direct debit.

Those who subscribe in September also receive £34 worth of seeds.