Smithsonian Delivery Information
If you order a subscription to Smithsonian today, your first magazine should arrive before November 21, 2023. Renewals can be automatically added to your existing Smithsonian subscription to ensure uninterrupted service.
Once your order is processed, your subscription will be added to the publisher's next production cycle. Therefore, the number of times your magazine subscription publishes each year will determine when you will receive your first issue. For example, the first issue of a weekly or more frequently published magazine should arrive within 4 to 6 weeks of your order. The first issue of a magazine published 10 to 12 times a year should arrive within 6 to 8 weeks and sometimes up to 10 weeks depending on the publication. Less frequently published magazines, such as quarterly or magazines not published on a regular schedule, can take up to 11 weeks. These are standard industry lead times and every effort will be made to expedite your order. Please note that your subscription ultimately starts when you receive your first issue, not when you place your order. This simply means that you will receive all the issues you subscribed to or be promptly refunded as our policy states.
Smithsonian Gift Orders and Gift Cards
Smithsonian subscriptions make a great gift! When you use our convenient Gift Order Form, you will be given an opportunity to send a personalized gift card with information about expected delivery date and customer service contact information. Gift cards can be sent out as early as the next business day after you place your order, or up to 45 days afterwards. Give a gift subscription to Smithsonian today.
Smithsonian Subscription Renewal
You can take advantage of our great subscription rates to renew your existing subscription to Smithsonian magazine or any other magazine to which you subscribe. Your order will be transmitted to Smithsonian magazine and the additional issues will be added to your existing Smithsonian subscription.
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