How Much Does GRAND Magazine Cost?

GRAND Magazine is mostly supported by advertising, so using the website won't cost you much to use.  You can do all of these things with GRAND Magazine without paying a dime:

  • Read their articles

  • Subscribe to their newsletter

  • Read and submit favourite nicknames that grandchildren give their grandparents

  • View and submit pictures of grandchildren taken by (and/or with) their grandparents

  • Listen to interviews and other advice programs on GRAND Radio

  • Submit a question or recommendation to GRAND Magazine

  • Visit GRAND Magazine's pages on social media websites

You can even read a digital version of GRAND Magazine's latest issue for free!  However, it's full of advertisements, too.

If you want to get special versions of GRAND Magazine that don't have any advertisements delivered right to your email inbox (and support GRAND Magazine in the process), it will cost you $20 for a two-year subscription (12 issues bi-monthly).  Here's how to get it.

How to subscribe to GRAND Magazine

  1. Go to in your web browser.

  2. Click on the link to the latest issue of GRAND Magazine.  (See our How to Use the GRAND Digital Magazine tutorial if you need help using it or getting it to work.)

  3. In the top-right corner, click Subscribe.

  4. Scroll down until you see an item called GRAND Magazine — the Online Magazine for Grandparents, and click Add to Cart.

  5. You will see that your subscription has been added to your shopping cart.  Click Proceed to Checkout.

  6. First, you must enter your billing information.

    Enter the appropriate information by clicking in the text boxes and typing it in, or clicking the drop-down menus and selecting options.  Note that only those fields with an asterisk (*) need to be filled in.

  7. You will now need to select shipping options, which will be available when you fill in the "Country", "State" and "ZIP Code" fields in your billing information, and then click Refresh Rates

    (Though, since you're getting your magazines through email, you probably won't have shipping charges regardless of your billing information).

  8. Finally, you will need to enter your credit card information.  Enter your credit card number, expiry date, type, and security code (click What's This? if you need help finding this on your credit card) by clicking in the text boxes and typing the information in, or clicking the drop-down menus and selecting options.

    When you're all done, click Check Out

Watch your email inbox, and enjoy your subscription to GRAND Magazine!

What Is GRAND Magazine?

Becoming a grandparent can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.  You've already guided one or more children through the growing-up stage of life, and (hopefully) proudly watched them find their place in the world and stand on their own two feet.  Now, you get to help a whole new person explore the world and develop into the kind of person that you raised your own children to be.  That has to be really exciting!

GRAND Magazine is America's first magazine dedicated to providing advice and inspiration on how to live life as a grandparent.  Founded by publishing entrepreneur and family advocate Christine Crosby in 2004, GRAND Magazine not only covers how to keep your parenting talents sharp as you make the transition to grandparenthood, but also how to take care of your own well-being, so you can experience the joys of being a grandparent to their fullest. 

GRAND Magazine has articles on:

  • maintaining a positive relationship between you and the rest of your family

  • being a good grandparent when family issues get in the way

  • being a good parent (and helping your children be good parents) to your grandchildren

  • keeping yourself healthy and fit

  • keeping your financial affairs in order,

  • advice from — and news on — celebrity grandparents

As of 2010, GRAND Magazine is now entirely on the Internet, with articles and a digital magazine at its flagship website (, as well as an electronic newsletter and online radio broadcasts.

What is a digital magazine?

Well, you know what a magazine is, right?  Like the kind you get at bookstores, at grocery supermarket checkouts, or mailed to you as part of a subscription?  A digital magazine is basically the same thing, except that it's made entirely out of computer code.  This means that you won't have to worry about how many trees were cut down to make it, and that you won't get paper cuts from turning the pages!

In all seriousness, though, digital magazines include a whole bunch of features made possible by computer technology that allow you to read them in ways that are difficult or impossible with regular magazines.  For example, you can zoom in our out if you're having trouble reading the text, or you can instantly skip to a certain page or story.  Some stories have videos that accompany them, so you can see much more of the context surrounding what's written on the page (than just a still photograph or more words, for example). 

If something that you read or see gets you thinking, you can write a comment to say how you feel, and see how other people respond.  And if you see or read something that you think your friends would enjoy or appreciate, you can share it over social media or email.