HELLO! now more affordable to South Africans at R50 for LATEST issues (R30 less!)


South African fans of HELLO! magazine will be happy to know that the cover price of the new issues have come down from R79.95, all the way down to R50! And to celebrate the R30 lower price, I’m also giving away 3 month subscriptions to FOUR of my readers and followers, with a value of R600 each (R50 x 12 issues)!

I have to admit that I am one of those people who walk past the Air Freight section of the magazines (as the magazines are just too expensive with my non-existant Blogging income), so I never bought the latest issue of HELLO! which was flown in and costed R79.95. And the more affordable copy of R50 was the Sea Freight copy which was sometimes up to 6 weeks old!

But that’s now all changed as HELLO! has pulled strings and struck deals, making it possible for them to print the latest issue in Gauteng, and have it on shelf at the same time as their UK issue hits their shelves, and for R30 less than previously!

I think this will be great news for everyone who always had to wait for the ‘cheaper’ but ‘older’ Sea Freight issue, as they can now get the new issues at R50, and of course the dedicated buyers who will now save R30 each week…


And subscribing is even more affordable, and the perfect option for UK expats in South Africa, as you can save up to 50% of the new cover price!

  • 6 months for R780 (R30 per issue)
  • 12 months for R1 275 (R25 per issue)

To take up this special subscription offer, make sure you click here! I mean, taking a 12 month subscription works out to about the same price as what local celebrity/gossip titles would cost you… Cheap-Cheap 🙂

STAND THE CHANCE TO WIN A 3 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION (This competition is now closed)

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The Prize: 4 of my readers (2 via Twitter, and 1 via Facebook, 1 via website) will each win a 3 month subscription to HELLO!, receiving it via post every week, for 12 weeks.

The Value: With a cover price of R50 for 12 weeks, the value is R600!

How to enter via Twitter: Simply ReTweet my original tweet below, OR send a new tweet including the link to this post, and include @MediaSlut.

How to enter via Facebook: Simply Share my original post I posted on Facebook.

How to enter via Website: Leave a comment below and tell me if you’re a HELLO! reader, and what you would look forward to most if you receive HELLO! for 12 weeks!

*The subscriptions can only be claimed by South Africans. Competition is open until Wednesday 27 August 2014. Winners will be drawn on Thursday 28 August 2014. 


Press Release:

From Sunday 10th August 2014, HELLO! magazine – the world’s largest Royalty, Celebrity & Society Weekly – will be available in the same week it goes on sale in the UK.  This will be achieved as a result of taking the decision to invest in the South African economy and print the magazine on the presses at the Paarl Media plant in Linbro Park, Johannesburg.

Currently, HELLO! magazine is imported to South Africa from the UK, and sells for up to R79.95 – the air freight copies being one-week behind the news in the UK, and the sea-freight copies lagging behind the news often by up to 6 weeks.  Now, however, HELLO! will be right up-to-date and the magazine has further taken the decision to change its cover price to the new price of R50.  The new magazine will also be a different size – smaller than the current UK edition, and more akin to the size of the other, local, weekly women’s magazines.

HELLO! will be printed by Paarl Media Ltd and distributed by RNA.  It will be available from prestigious retailers like Woolworths, CNA and Pick n Pay and, from August, available in twice as many retailers as previously listed.

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  11. Well, I for one am glad the price has come down, I don’t need to stand in Woolies anymore just looking at the cover, I can actually buy it. 🙂 I will never forget the first one I bought, my mom was disgusted with the fact that I bought a mag that was not recent, however, she secretly she ended up reading it too! Oh and what I would look forward to for 12 weeks….would be the celeb news, I am getting a bit tired of our celeb titles.

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