+ Last Updated: May 11th, 2017
Answer: There are two ways. First, sign up for our Free Subscription Email List, and you’ll receive a 10% discount on every chocolate offer, plus notifications of new issues, free subscriber-exclusive sales, and of course all new chocolate offers.
Second, sign up for a magazine subscription, either monthly or annually, and as long as your subscription remains active, you’ll receive a whopping 25% discount on every chocolate offer, plus of course all the other benefits of being a Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine subscriber.
Answer: Yes! To purchase a gift subscription, click the “Make this a gift” checkbox on either the CART page or the CHECKOUT page. This will prompt you to enter the Recipient’s Email Address. The address you enter here must be the email address for the person receiving the gift. That person will then be prompted to set up their Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine login, and will be given access to the magazine.
The person associated to the gift email will have the subscription access, but you will still control the order, renewal options, etc.
Answer: Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine is published digitally only. We do not print issues, largely because our unique publishing model gives us great flexibility in how we deliver content to readers, and keeps costs down. As you probably know, traditional print media is much more difficult to sustain here in 2017.
For the format, this description, pulled straight from our online magazine shop, sums it up nicely:
Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine is created each and every month as an advertising-free E-zine (there are no ads in the magazine content for paid subscribers). The magazine content is published exclusively on the Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine website, requiring a login. Logins are included as part of each subscription or single issue purchase, instantly giving you full access to ensure a top tier and seamless reading experience.
The magazine menu is initially accessed via each issue’s Content Center, which for individual purchases is immediately downloadable as a PDF, and for annual or monthly subscriptions is also sent initially to subscribers as an email.
Once you navigate to an article on the site, all other articles in that issue are accessible via the Issue Menu at the bottom of each article, making it quick and easy to navigate each issue online — all via your desktop, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, etc.
Answer: Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine Subscriptions, either Annual or Monthly, can be purchased by clicking here, or by clicking on SUBSCRIBE in the header menu above.
Answer: The standard Monthly Subscription Rate is $4.97/issue.
The standard Annual Subscription Rate is $49/year ($4.08/issue), nearly a 17% discount over the Monthly Subscription Rate.
Answer: New issues of Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine publish the 1st half of every month, publishing 12 times per year.
To be immediately notified when we publish new issues, simply join our Email List here, or by using the GET CONNECTED widget on this page, and you’ll always be up-to-date.
Answer: Yes! We use Stripe and PayPal as well for our merchant options, and they are the gold standard of security online. They handle all of your credit card information, so at no point do we even access, let alone store, any of that sensitive data on our own site.
The only data we store is your subscription access information — which is simply your ChocolateConnoisseurMag.com login information and your subscription data (subscription type, address, etc.). We’re also Trustify-Certified, as you can see from the trust seals on all of our Shopping Cart and Checkout pages.
Answer: No, because we offer instantly downloadable/accessible content, we cannot offer refunds. Monthly and Annual Subscriptions can easily be cancelled at anytime, however, and once a subscription is cancelled, there is no further billing.