Great American Readers

If you’re having trouble cancelling on your own, you can also try this online cancellation service:

Great American Readers is a magazine telemarketing service based in Excelsior, MN with call centers and offices in multiple locations. The company was founded in Minnesota in 1976. The service provides subscriptions to a variety of magazines for a set monthly price delivered to your home for a specified period of time. These subscriptions are often offered over the phone via calls from a representative from the Great American Readers sales department and may offer some included gifts such as gift cards or other items included with your subscription. Members can change their chosen magazines and swap the ones they receive for other available titles whenever desired but cancellations are more complicated. Most subscriptions through Great American Readers are only able to be cancelled within the first 14 days the subscription is set up. After the 14 days have passed, subscriptions can be adjusted including lowering the number of payments or reducing the number of magazines received. This is a contract membership with a minimum commitment term, as such, it cannot be cancelled without penalty outside of the service’s cancellation period which is mentioned above. You may choose to continue the subscription after your initial term, or you may choose to end it once the term has passed. Customers can pay off their entire remaining balance in most cases if desired and then not have to make monthly payments any longer while continuing to receive their chosen magazines for the rest of their subscription period. We have gathered some additional information to help you negotiate changes to or cancel your Great American Readers subscriptions.

First, get together the following pieces of information, you will need them in order to cancel.
First Name
Last Name
Address 1
Address 2
ZIP/Postal Code
Country (if outside USA)
Date Of Birth
Phone Number on Account
Approximately how long ago did you start this membership – (In years and months)
Name of Magazine(s)
Last 4 Digits of the Card Being Charged
Next, use one of the following contact methods and steps to complete your cancellation.
Cancel by Phone (Live Agent)
  1. Contact customer service at 1-800-269-4179
  2. Give the rep your account info
  3. Ask for and write down the steps you need to take to cancel
  4. Advise the rep that you need to cancel
  5. Make sure that you won’t be charged again
  6. Be sure to get a confirmation number or email for the cancellation
  7. Be sure to keep the email and/or confirmation info about the cancellation
Company Information
Address 1: 6281 Hummingbird Rd
City: Excelsior
State/Province/Region: MN
Zip/Postal Code: 55331
Country: USA
Address 1: PO Box 20460
City: Bloomington
State/Province/Region: MN
Zip/Postal Code: 55420
Country: USA
Phone 1: 1-800-269-4179
Phone 2: 1-864-878-6843
Fax: 952-885-0555