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Monday, October 15, 2018

Current Print Subscriber?

If you are already a print subscriber, your subscription now includes Digital Access:

Desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone
TheCourier.com
E-edition, the digital replica of our print edition
Mobile Apps

DIGITAL ACCESS

$12

EASYPay/Month

You get full Digital Access to our award-winning local journalism on your desktop, tablet or smartphone, including the digital replica of our print edition.
  • Latest breaking news, weather & sports at any time and on any device.
  • Full access to photos, videos and social media for commenting and discussion.
  • Membership into Reader Rewards and Loyalty Program.
  • Hundreds of dollars in valuable money-saving coupons each month.

NON-EASYPAY RATES

3 Month – $37.50
6 Month – $75
12 Month – $150

TOTAL ACCESS

$12

EASYPay/Month
BEST RATE

You get Total Access to our award-winning local journalism when and where you want it, from newspaper, desktop, tablet or smartphone.
  • Complete Digital Access plus the printed newspaper.
  • The convenience and reliability of print home delivery.
  • The convenience of digital access on any device (desktop, tablet, smartphone and e-edition).
  • Membership into Reader Rewards and Loyalty Program
  • Hundreds of dollars in valuable money-saving coupons each month.

NON-EASYPAY RATES

3 Month – $37.50
6 Month – $75
12 Month – $150

TOTAL ACCESS MAIL

$26

EASYPay/Month

You get full Digital Access to our award-winning local journalism on your desktop, tablet or smartphone, including the digital replica of our print edition & mail delivery in all other areas.
  • Latest breaking news, weather & sports at any time and on any device.
  • Full access to photos, videos and social media for commenting and discussion.
  • Membership into Reader Rewards and Loyalty Program.
  • Hundreds of dollars in valuable money-saving coupons each month.
  • Mail delivery in all other areas.

NON-EASYPAY RATES

3 Month – $80.50
6 Month – $161
12 Month – $322

FREE TRIAL

Try full access to the app, website and eCourier for FREE for 2 weeks!

Other Ways to Read The Courier

  • Website access
  • 5 article limit for 30 days
  • Sign up to newsletter
  • 15 article limit for 30 days

Frequently Asked Paywall Questions

Paywalls come in two forms:  Hard and Soft.

Hard paywall is when you go to a site and other than looking at a ‘landing page’, you must pay immediately for access to the website. We made a business decision NOT to go that route.  Our loyal readers and community deserve more from The Courier than that.

Soft paywall is when you allow access to the website for a metered number of visits in a specified amount of time.

In our case, it is 5 visits in a thirty day period. However, areas like breaking news, classifieds and much more will remain in front of the paywall as a service to our community.

Paywalls exist because the number of digital readers has dramatically increased. This shift from print to digital requires additional resources to update, develop and maintain our digital products. Additionally, the website includes extra features not available in print.  As a company we must adjust to industry trends like so many other publications already have.

  • Findlay Publishing Company made the initial decision to charge for content with the addition of the e-Courier to our product line in 2010.  The e-Courier is an exact duplicate of each day’s paper, available on line by 5 am.  Subscribers to the e-courier receive many ‘perks’ that readers of thecourier.com do not have but do not receive the in paper inserts.  Dual subscribers to the print product and the e-Courier receive all of the perks of the digital, plus daily delivery of The Courier, including the inserts.
  • The second business decision was made in April of 2012 when we initiated a paywall on thecourier.com.   The website has matured since it was first put on line free, about 20 years ago.  Taking advantage of  the exploding advancement in technology over the years, thecourier.com regularly has added many features like video, social media, breaking news and so much more.  We have invested time, talent and money to continually update and provide what our readers were clamoring for – more news, more photos, more sports, more videos and on more devices. Clearly our readers have designed this exceptional stand alone product and have determined the price value thru their subscriptions.
  • The third business decision was made in the fall of 2013 to launch membership and loyalty options for our products: print, e-Courier, thecourier.com and mobile apps.  Readers now can receive all four products at one price, make one payment to one company and provide multiple delivery methods based on the preferences of our readers. In addition, we have expanded the loyalty program to include all members and provide local coupons that can be downloaded and used at participating locations.  National coupons are also available now.

Need Help?

Having problems with delivery of your subscription, print and/or digital? Just call the The Courier circulation department at: 419-422-5158