FAQs

The answers to many frequently asked questions can be found here.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Why not get in touch via the Contact Us page.

  1. How many free articles can I read before and after registering?
  2. How do I create an account?
  3. I’ve forgotten my password or username, how do I reset?
  4. How do I link my existing subscription?
  5. What is my subscriber number and where can I find it?
  6. Can I access the Spectator app and, if so, how?
  7. How do I manage my subscription?
  8. How can I buy a gift subscription?
  9. My magazine is arrive late, damaged or not at all. What should I do?
  10. How can I contact the magazine?
  11. What is the Spectator Club and how do I get access?
  12. How do I buy a cartoon?
  13. How do I change my email preferences?
  14. I’ve signed up to one of your emails, but I’m not receiving it.
  15. How do I sign up to post comments?
  16. I’m interested in working for The Spectator
  17. How do I advertise with The Spectator?

How many free articles can I read before and after registering?

You can read 8 articles after which you’ll be required to create a web account. Once registered and logged in you will be able to read Coffee House blogs for free. Certain articles such as the majority of articles from the weekly magazine are only available to subscribers. If you wish to continue reading subscriber-only articles you will need to become a subscriber or link your existing subscription.

Please note that only subscribers to the Digital or the Print + Digital packages will have full access to subscriber-only content on the website.

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How do I create an account?

After reading 8 articles you will be presented with a form to create an account. Alternatively you can click Register in the top-right of the navigation bar. Enter your name and email address when prompted or use the social login buttons to sign up using Facebook or Google. If you are already a Digital or Print + Digital subscriber you can also enter your subscriber number at this point which will then give you full access to all Spectator content.

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I’ve forgotten my password or username, how do I reset?

Click on the forgot username / forgot password links on the login form and follow the on-screen instructions

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How do I link my existing subscription?

Head to the ‘My Account’ page and select the first tab called ‘My Info’ where you’ll find a field called ‘subscriber number’. Enter your subscriber number here and click submit changes. This will verify with our subscription bureau that you have an active subscription and will then grant full access to the rest of the website.

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What is my subscriber number and where can I find it?

Subscriber-account-number2All subscribers have a unique subscriber number.

New subscribers will find it in the welcome email you received when you first subscribed. Print subscribers can also find it printed on the slip of white paper that comes with the printed issue every week – see example above.

To gain access to subscriber-only content on this website you will need to link your existing subscription to your web account using your subscriber number (see above how do I link my existing subscription?).

All subscribers will then be able to use their web account to access the latest deals from the Spectator Club however only subscribers to the Digital or the Print + Digital packages will have full access to subscriber-only content on the website.

If you cannot find your subscriber number, contact customer services by email at
customerhelp@subscriptions.spectator.co.uk
or call 03303 330 050.

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Can I access the Spectator app and, if so, how?

Subscribers to the Digital or the Print + Digital packages will have full access to the Spectator app, available on all Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices.

In order to use the app, you must first download it from the appropriate app store on your device.

Once installed, link your subscription to the app by following these simple steps:

  • Select an issue to read
  • Tap ‘Existing subscriber?”
  • Enter your subscriber number and tap ‘Activate’

Should you have any queries regarding your subscription, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email on customerhelp@subscriptions.spectator.co.uk or by telephone on 0330 3330050.

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How do I manage my subscription?

You can manage your subscription, including:

  • Updating the delivery address
  • Upgrading your subscription to print + digital
  • Renewing / Cancelling
  • Finding out when your subscription expires
  • Pausing your subscription if you’re away on holiday

By contacting our customer service desk on 0330 333 0050 or via email customerhelp@subscriptions.spectator.co.uk

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How can I buy a gift subscription?

Go to www.spectator.co.uk/subscribe, select your package and follow the on-screen instructions to purchase a subscription in the normal way. Where it says delivery address tick the box that says “Use a different address as subscription is a gift” then enter the gift recipient’s address in the fields provided.

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My magazine is arrive late, damaged or not at all. What should I do?

Contact customer services via email customerhelp@subscriptions.spectator.co.uk or call 03303 330 050.

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How can I contact the magazine?

All contact details are available via the Contact Us page

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What is the Spectator Club and how do I get access?

Subscribers are automatically part of the Spectator Club which offers exclusive discounts, competitions, events and offers from a range of different providers. To find out the latest offers, go to the Spectator Club page. In order to benefit from the deals you will need to be logged into you web account and have linked it to your subscription using your subscriber number.

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How do I buy a cartoon?

Some of the cartoons from the magazine are available for sale, either as a print or the original. Find out more and purchase from the Spectator Shop.

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How do I change my email preferences?

The Spectator offers a range of different newsletters. Click here to choose which emails you’d like to receive.

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I’ve signed up to one of your emails, but I’m not receiving it.

There are a number of reasons why you may not receive an email you’ve signed up for. You may have entered an incorrect email address or you may have previously unsubscribed from the newsletter.

Check your junk mail to ensure its not accidentally been sent there.
If you are still failing to receive emails you’ve signed up for please email us at marketing@spectator.co.uk and we will investigate for you.

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How do I sign up to post comments?

We use Disqus to manage our commenting system. If you would like to post comments under any of the articles simply register with Disqus using your preferred social account or an email

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I’m interested in working for The Spectator

Current vacancies can be found on our jobs page.

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How do I advertise with The Spectator

If you would like to advertise with us please contact a member of the advertising team. You can find their details on the Contact Us page

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