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People Magazine Subscription—Cancel the Service Easily

Ashley Ferraro, Product
May 15, 2024
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Take Control of Your Subscription Payments

Published by Dotdash Meredith, People magazine has been a leading source for trending scoops on celebrities, royals, true crime, and human interest stories since its inception in 1974. In Q4 of 2022, it was the leading magazine in the U.S., with an average monthly readership of 82.07 million people.

While the publication's popularity is undeniable, you may decide to end your membership due to a shift in interests, financial constraints, or the lack of time to keep up with the latest gossip. 

If you want to end your digital People magazine subscription, you can cancel it effortlessly using the steps outlined in this guide. You'll also discover how to avoid unexpected charges during and after cancellation.

Note that the information in this article is current as of March 2024. Please visit the official People magazine website or contact customer support directly for updates.

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How To Cancel a People Magazine Subscription on Different Platforms

There are several ways to cancel a People magazine subscription, depending on the platform you used to subscribe:

  1. Via the official People magazine website
  2. By contacting customer support
  3. On mobile devices
  4. Via Amazon

The following sections detail the specific steps to take for each platform.

How To Cancel People Magazine via the Official Website

According to CancelHow, you can cancel your People Magazine subscription via the official website by taking the steps below:

  1. Visit the People Magazine Website on your computer or mobile browser.
  2. Click or tap Your Account from the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Select Manage Your Subscriptions.
  4. Sign in using your account and zip code. You can also use your name and address to log in.
  5. Click or tap the Cancel Subscription button.
  6. Confirm the cancellation when prompted.

Upon successful cancellation, you should receive a confirmation email to your registered email address.

How To Cancel People Magazine by Contacting Customer Support

You can also end your People magazine subscription by contacting their customer support team at (800) 541-9000 (toll-free) or 877-604-6512. Make sure to call them from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and be ready with the following details:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Address
  • Account number of your People magazine
  • The last four digits of the card you used to make the subscription payment

Don't forget to ask the customer representative to send you a confirmation email after the cancellation is processed.

How To Cancel People Magazine on Mobile Devices

The steps to cancel a People Magazine subscription on a mobile device differ slightly based on the operating system of your device. Check out the table below for steps to cancel your membership on your iOS or Android device:

On iOS
On Android
  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

  2. Tap your name.

  3. Tap Subscriptions.

  4. Select the People magazine subscription.

  5. Tap Cancel Subscription. You may need to scroll down to find the option.

  6. Follow the prompts to confirm the cancellation.

  1. Launch the Google Play App.

  2. Tap your profile icon, then Payments & subscriptions.

  3. Tap Subscriptions.

  4. Select People magazine.

  5. Tap Cancel subscription.

  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm your decision.


How To Cancel People Magazine via Amazon

If you subscribed to People Magazine through Amazon, proceed as follows to end your membership:

  1. Visit on your computer browser and sign in.
  2. Navigate to Your Memberships & Subscriptions.
  3. Find the People magazine in your list of current magazine orders.
  4. Select Cancel subscription.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm your cancellation.

Why You Should Pay for Subscription Services With Virtual Cards

While People magazine has a pretty straightforward cancellation process, it's not always the case. Some companies may go out of their way to make the process overly complicated to keep you subscribed for longer and prolong your payments. They may resort to various tactics, including:

  • Requiring you to call customer support during specific hours
  • Keeping you on hold for extended periods before you can speak to a customer support representative
  • Asking you to send a written request via certified mail
  • Hiding the cancellation button under multiple pages and menus
  • Bombarding you with multi-part retention sales pitches 
  • Using guilting language to keep you from canceling

These tactics are meant to delay your cancellation so you can be charged for another month of services you no longer want. Even if you follow all the required steps to discontinue the subscription, you may still get charged by accident.

To avoid such scenarios and protect your finances against excessive charges, consider paying for subscriptions with virtual cards from Privacy. While connected to a real funding source, virtual cards mask your actual financial information with temporary card numbers at checkout. A dedicated virtual card provider like Privacy also offers robust card settings that give you more control over your financial spending.

Protect Your Funds Against Sneaky Charges With Privacy Virtual Cards

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Privacy Virtual Cards are especially helpful for managing subscriptions thanks to the following features:

  • Card pausing/closing—When stopping a subscription, you can pause or close the card you used to pay for it to block unwelcome charges. While you still have to complete the company's cancellation process, Privacy will block all charge attempts on a paused or closed card.
  • Spending limit—By setting a spending limit on your Privacy Card, you can define how much a merchant can charge you for their services. If the merchant tries to charge you more than your pre-set limit, Privacy will decline the transaction.
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