We all are hanging onto our money a little more tightly these days–every penny counts. Consider sharing the cost of your newspapers and magazines with family, friends, and neighbors. Usually, by subscribing for a full year it is much more cost-effective and then split that cost with someone. The person who receives the paper can pass it on after reading it.
Magazines can be fun to swap with a group of family and friends. Get together and discuss who will subscribe to what, so that there are no duplicates. Then once a week get together and swap. After the magazines have made the rounds, recycle them.