Nearly 85% of surveyed adults said they get their news online from a smartphone, computer or tablet, according to Pew Research.
As print newspapers decrease in popularity, legacy news organizations and networks like USA Today have begun offering digital-only options that subscribers can personalize to their reading preferences.
With a digital subscription, subscribers can access USA Today news, politics, sports, entertainment, life, money, tech, opinion, weather and more, all in one place on their desktop or mobile device.
About USA Today
USA Today, owned by Gannett Co., Inc., is one of the top three newspapers in the United States. Gannett also operates hundreds of local media outlets in 46 states across the country. These smaller newsrooms feed articles to USA Today to provide readers with a well-rounded news experience.
USA Today has provided home delivery of their daily print edition newspaper for more than 40 years. In 1995, the company launched USAToday.com, the online face of their print edition. Now, readers can subscribe to USA Today’s digital-only news and read it on a desktop, tablet or mobile device 24/7.
How Much Is a Digital Subscription to USA TODAY?
USA Today offers three subscription types. Below is a breakdown of standard plan pricing before student, teacher, or military discounts:
- Digital All Access is the cheapest subscription option and includes advertisements. This subscription level is free for the first month. After that, subscriptions cost $4.99 per month.
- Ad Free + Digital All Access offers the same USA Today digital subscription without advertisements. This subscription level is also free for the first month. After that, the subscription cost is $9.99 per month.
- Print Delivery + Digital All Access offers the same Digital All Access subscription, while also including a print delivery of USA Today to your address. This plan costs $9.99 per month for the first three months and then increases to $34 per month.
Every USA Today subscription price includes access to USA Today’s online content and several other features, according to the USA Today’s subscription page:
- Full access to subscriber-only content on your desktop, tablet and mobile device
- Exclusive subscriber newsletters
- The eNewspaper, which is a digital replica of USA Today’s print edition
- Exclusive access to conversations with the USA Today newsroom
- Access to more than 200 USA Today Network e-edition newspapers from across the nation
Ad Free + Digital All Access subscriptions are completely ad-free.
Print Delivery + Digital All Access subscriptions include Monday to Friday USA Today newspaper home delivery.
Does USA TODAY Offer Military Discounts?
Military members can get a subscription to USA Today’s Digital All Access for $1 for 3 months. After that, military readers can continue their subscriptions at $4.99 per month.
Previously, the USA Today military discount offered a free month of Digital All Access, and then a 50% discount on the regular subscription price of $9.99, lowering the monthly cost to $4.99. USA Today has recently restructured their pricing tiers, and removed the 50% military discount. At the same time, they lowered the regular subscription price from $9.99 to $4.99.
At the end of the day, the new plan pricing is overall cheaper than the previous plan for military members, as it gives you an inital offer of 3 months for $1 versus the old plan of one month free, a savings of nearly $9. However, the regular monthly fee after the intorductory period is the same as non-military servicemembers at $4.99.
USA TODAY Military Discount Eligibility
Active-duty, reserve and National Guard service members and military dependents are eligible for USA Today’s military discount on a Digital All Access subscription.
USA Today does not offer a military discount on its other ad-free or print subscriptions.
How to Get the USA Today Military Discount
Just visit the USA Today military subscription page and click Subscribe Now to sign up.
You don’t need a promo code, but you do need to create a USA Today account and then verify your eligibility through SheerID, a military verification service.
Enter your branch of service, birth date, and current military status: (active duty, reserve, veteran, or family member). SheerID may ask for a valid military ID, dependent ID, veteran ID or another document to verify your current military status.
Sheer ID verification should take less than 20 minutes. You can stay on the page, or leave it. Sheer ID will send you an email when verification is done.
Once verified, USA Today’s site will automatically load the next page, where you can enter your payment information and read over your subscription terms. Once you click “place your order,” the online purchase is complete and your subscription is active.
For easy mobile access, you can download the USA Today app onto any mobile device and log in to access news and USA Today Network podcasts. . Tablet users can play sudoku and the USA Today crossword.
Other Discounts Available at USA TODAY
USA Today currently offers students, teachers and professors the same 3 months for $1 introductory offer. Students and teachers can visit the USA Today subscription page to verify their status and sign up for savings.
USA Today does not offer a senior discount.
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Suzy Ospina says
Thank you for providing military discount information. In this high inflation economy those savings add up. Thank you for your family’s service to this great nation, USA. Happy July 4th: be safe.
MAJ Lora Thompson (retired) says
Hi Christy- thank you for hooking us up with discounts! It’s great to hear that you’re also a vet! Hooah! Keep leading from the front!
The Iceman says
USA Newpaper is a rag. I would not read it if it were free.