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Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
11/30/19 10:00 a.m.
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Now that Black Friday is behind us, it's time for the next industry-generated holiday designed to make you spend money: Small Business Saturday is today. 

But unlike Black Friday, Small Business Saturday always hits us close to home. That's because unlike our investor-led competition, we really are a small business. In fact, we only have 11 employees. That's our staff to produce two amazing magazines, post free content every day on our websites, constantly produce video for our YouTube channels, host seven national events, and constantly build project cars. And it's also 11 eccentrically-decorated offices, since we don't think we could do what we do if our employees were checked-out drones sitting in cubicle farms. For the past three days those offices have sat empty, since we try to do the right thing and give our employees generous paid vacations during every holiday. 

All this means we can feel, well, a little disadvantaged at this time of the year. We don't have a million-dollar marketing budget for Facebook ads, we don't have a team of underpaid customer service reps answering emails, and we don't pay Russian hackers to find out your blood type in order to better target advertising to you. Instead we focus on what we're good at: Making awesome content, sharing it with the world, and treating our small, dedicated staff ethically in the process. 

If you believe in what we're doing--and you like what we're making--then your support would mean the world to us. We're currently offering our best subscription deal of the year: Subscribe today, and you'll pay just $9.99 for a one-year subscription to Grassroots Motorsports. You'll join more than 50,000 readers and get access to the best content in the world, including amazing feature cars, hardcore technical articles, and project cars that run circles around the competition.

Plus you’ll look good all year, as it includes a free 100% cotton T-shirt with our logo up front and custom artwork on the back.

Subscribe Today for $9.99

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_ Dork
11/30/19 10:15 a.m.

Oof. You reached my heart. I purchased. I'll say this, for the amount of fun and knowledge I enjoy on this forum, I would pay $9.99 a year to be part of it. 
if the magazines go the way of Dunder Mifflin, you'll always have me in attendance. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
11/30/19 10:24 a.m.

Thank you so much! 

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
11/30/19 10:27 a.m.

DONE! 
 

Shame on me! I haven't subscribed in years.

Also: The marketing on the promotion worked. Saw it on instagram/in email and said "I need to take a minute to do that."

3rd time was the charm!

Thanks for all that y'all do!!!

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
11/30/19 10:34 a.m.

Thanks for not being as big as Long John Silvers, King Arthur Flour, Pepboys, or Oberloo. Why? Because they've sent me 60 emails in the past 3 days, and I can't find their unsubscribe links. 

If I didn't just renew wednesday I'd do it again just because you didn't flood my inbox with offers. 

captdownshift
captdownshift UltimaDork
11/30/19 10:38 a.m.

In reply to poopshovel again :

I'm in the same boat. For several years I wasn't wanting to commit to something as a subscription for the reason that I didn't think I'd last the 12 months and didn't want a monthly pain coming to the mailbox, so I'd have the now ex pick it up at a local independent retailer who carried GRM. Sadly in the past year they've gone under. (Which is truly sad as they were uniquely Maryland and had a diverse selection far beyond books and we're also close to cars and coffee). I need to get the new swmbo'ed address to get her a gift subscription as well. 

When the 10 year comes up I'm committing long term this time around. 

noddaz
noddaz SuperDork
11/30/19 10:43 a.m.

I am in to take a year onto whatever I already had.  Thank you for great information!  And don't ever stop being GRM.

Scott

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
11/30/19 10:48 a.m.

I'm in for another year and I even signed up for Classic Motorsports.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
11/30/19 11:17 a.m.

Added another year to my GRM, selfishly motivated by my want of a black T.

bmw88rider
bmw88rider UltraDork
11/30/19 11:21 a.m.

Now that I'm settled in my house I just re-upped both :) I really enjoy the pictures in classic motorsports. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
11/30/19 11:25 a.m.

I have no idea when my subscription expires. It's likely significantly more than a year out. Still resubscribing. Thank you GRM for being so awesome.

OldGray320i
OldGray320i Dork
11/30/19 11:39 a.m.

I was going to re-up for GRM anyway because, hey, $10 for a t-shirt?   And the mag?  Well, duh. 

But seeing this post, and realizing I don't EVER want to be without the GRM boards, I plopped CM into my virtual basket. 

And, I've dropped $20 on stuff  WAY less valuable than what this place means to me. 

So to the entire GRM gang, Thank You!

LopRacer
LopRacer Dork
11/30/19 1:01 p.m.

Done,  had to re-new both by subscriptions.  Keep up the great work. 

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
11/30/19 1:15 p.m.

I had fallen off because I didn't read pretty much anything print anymore and for a while we were pretty close to living on a negative budget. This year I bought my 14yo son a subscription because I remember how cool it was to anxiously await the mag with all the cool ideas and stories, and I want him to experience the same. I am glad you guys do what you do so I can introduce him to this awesome world. Thanks. 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
11/30/19 1:32 p.m.

Thanks for all the great stuff you guys at GRM do. 

 

I just renewed, and went ahead and added the Classic MotorSports too.

 

yes  yes

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_ Dork
11/30/19 2:18 p.m.
RevRico said:

Thanks for not being as big as Long John Silvers, King Arthur Flour, Pepboys, or Oberloo. Why? Because they've sent me 60 emails in the past 3 days, and I can't find their unsubscribe links. 

If I didn't just renew wednesday I'd do it again just because you didn't flood my inbox with offers. 

Long Shlong Slivers. Haven't heard that name in forever. 

einy
einy HalfDork
11/30/19 2:42 p.m.

GRM is currently the only magazine that I subscribe to, and do so because of not only the content that you bring, but because of the community that you build.  Thank you for that !

Daeldalus
Daeldalus Reader
11/30/19 2:44 p.m.

I just went ahead and got my first subscription.

 

I just realized that I  enjoy this place way too much to not be supporting the magazine as well. Thanks!

captdownshift
captdownshift UltimaDork
11/30/19 4:14 p.m.

I've heard that all NA Miata content in addition to B13 Nissan, RX-7, MR-2 and CRX related content is being moved over to Classic Motorsports if anyone else has been on the fence about doubling up. 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
11/30/19 4:36 p.m.

YouTube channels?  As in more than one?  I did not know that. 

PMRacing
PMRacing SuperDork
11/30/19 4:43 p.m.

Done..again. Renewed earlier this year. Tacked on another year with this and added CM as well.

Dan G
Dan G Dork
11/30/19 4:53 p.m.

It's been more than a few years, but excited to be a new subscriber again!

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_ Dork
11/30/19 5:44 p.m.
captdownshift said:

I've heard that all NA Miata content in addition to B13 Nissan, RX-7, MR-2 and CRX related content is being moved over to Classic Motorsports if anyone else has been on the fence about doubling up. 

Really? Any substance to the rumor? Can I switch my sub to CM now instead of GRM?

SPG123
SPG123 HalfDork
11/30/19 7:25 p.m.

Much love for GRM. Stacks and stacks in the basement. And now my teenage Sons are going to be sharing our new subscription. Thanks folks! 

Hasbro
Hasbro SuperDork
11/30/19 9:24 p.m.

GRM/CM

 

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