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The United Readers’ Service is a magazine service. The company, in operation since 1972, operates out of Ohio and is a provider of many different magazine titles. If your current magazine subscription (whether you ordered it yourself or received it through a gift) is through the United Readers’ Service, you will need to cancel with them – not your magazine itself. In this post, we’ll explain how to do this.

To get started on cancelling your United Readers’ Service account, you will need:

  • Full name on account
  • Full address on account
  • Account number

Steps to Cancel

  1. Call (888) 369-7323 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
  2. Speak to a representative and request to cancel. If your contract is still current, you may not be able to cancel your account. In this case, you still may be able to get out of the contract by disputing the charges with your bank.

Insider Tip

Typically, this company will offer a discount or shorten the terms of the contract, instead of cancelling. It is usually possible to switch magazine subscriptions as well.


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US Weekly is an entertainment magazine featuring celebrity news, gossip, style advice and fashion. If you’ve enjoyed your subscription with the magazine but your taste has now become more along the lines of The Economist or Cook’s Illustrated, the steps for canceling US Weekly are below.

To get started on cancelling your US Weekly account, you will need your:

  • Where/how you obtained your subscription to US Weekly (direct from US Weekly, through a third party, etc.)
  • US Weekly account number/subscription number (on magazine label)
  • Subscription expiration date (on magazine label)
  • Full name on file with US Weekly
  • Full address on file with US Weekly (including zip code)
  • Email on file with US Weekly
  • Phone number on file with US Weekly
  • Your date of birth (for account verification purposes with US Weekly)

Steps to cancel
Go to customer service web site https://secure.customersvc.com/servlet/Show?WESPAGE=am/home.jsp&MSRSMAG=US. Enter the name, address and email address of subscriber. Click next. Select Cancel your subscription. Click enter. There will be a confirmation number.

Insider Tip
Keep the confirmation number provided for your records.

Please note

If you ordered the magazine from a third party, the US Weekly web site will provide the name and phone number of the third party. You will then need to contact the said third party to cancel the subscription. You will need to provide all subscriber information to cancel.


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Oprah magazine, sometimes called O magazine, is a women’s magazine that features articles on decor, home, health, relationships and cooking. If you’re looking to cancel this subscription, the steps are listed below.

To get started on cancelling your Oprah magazine account, you will need your:

  • Where/how you obtained your subscription to Oprah Magazine (directly from Oprah Magazine, through a third party, etc.)
  • Oprah magazine account number/subscription number (on magazine label)
  • Subscription expiration date (on magazine label)
  • Full name on file with Oprah magazine 
  • Full address on file with Oprah magazine (including zip code)
  • Email on file with Oprah magazine 
  • Phone number on file with Oprah magazine 
  • User name with Oprah magazine 
  • Password with Oprah magazine 
  • Your date of birth (for account verification purposes with Oprah magazine)

Steps to cancel

  1. Visit: https://w1.buysub.com/pubs/HR/OPR/OPR_nameAddrEntry_combo.jsp?cds_page_id=41205&cds_mag_code=OPR&id=1286081910114&lsid=32752356112016993&vid=3.
  2. On the left hand side it says “cancel your subscription.” Click on that.
  3. The next page says “are you canceling because…?” Click on “Any other reason?”
  4. On the right hand side it will say, “Login using your email address and zip code.” Under that, enter your email and zip code.

Please note

If you ordered the magazine from a third party, the Oprah magazine web site will provide the name and phone number of the third party. You will then need to contact said third party to cancel the subscription. You will need to provide all of your subscriber information to cancel.


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Washington Post is a news source based in the United States, with headquarters in Washington DC. The paper focuses on national politics, but also features world news. It is possible to get the news delivered in various formats such as print and Kindle. However, if you have acquired a new method of obtaining your news or you’re just looking to cut costs, it may be best to cancel the membership. See below for details.

 To get started on cancelling your Washington Post account, you will need your:

Email address on file with Washington Post

  • Reason for cancellation
  • Full name on file with Washington Post
  • Delivery address on file with Washington Post
  • Delivery method of Washington Post (home, email, Kindle)

Steps to cancel
Call customer service at 800-477-4679 to cancel. They will need to have your full name, address and email address to cancel.

Please note

You must call customer service to request cancellation.


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National Readers Service provides magazine subscriptions for most popular publications, and allows customers to buy many different magazines at a time and still have one single bill. Keep in mind that the National Readers Service is not directly affiliated with any magazine, and canceling subscriptions cannot be done by calling the magazines themselves.

To get started on canceling your National Readers Service account, you will need your:

  • Customer ID
  • Full name on file
  • Address on file
  • Phone number on file

Steps to cancel
To cancel National Readers Service, call 800-918-6773. You will need to ask repeatedly to cancel the agreement. They may try and negotiate a lower rate. If you stick to it and demand the entire agreement be terminated you can be successful.

Insider Tip
Cancel as soon as you know that you do not want to continue your membership. They will not typically refund any monies already paid.

Please note

If you are not cancelling within your cancellation period (usually the first 15 days), you will have to negotiate a buy-out on the contract.