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Frequently asked questions about the Monitor

We get a number of questions on a regular basis from our readers. To save you time, we’ve assembled answers to some of the most frequent questions we get from our subscribers or those who want to subscribe.

Don’t see an answer here? Email us at customerservice@csmonitor.com or call 617.450.2300 between 9:00am and 4:15pm and we’ll make sure to get you an answer.

How do I subscribe to the Monitor Daily?

New Monitor Daily subscribers can subscriber here for only $1 for the first month with an option for an annual payment of $110, or you can subscribe monthly for $11 a month. At the end of your one month trial, your credit card will automatically be charged for the full year or the monthly rate. You can cancel at any time and receive a refund of your subscription balance by emailing daily@csmonitor.com.

If you are already have a subscription to our Monitor Weekly print magazine, please email us at daily@csmonitor.com to get a special, discounted rate for full digital access.

What do I get for my subscription to the Monitor Daily?

You’ll get the Monitor Daily email delivered to your inbox each weekday evening, Eastern Time, as well as access via any web browser on desktop, laptop, or mobile device. In each Daily edition, editors explain — briefly and directly — why the day's five stories matter to you. An audio button adds the convenience of listening to an overview of each edition read by our editors. You also get unrestricted access to our CSMonitor.com website, free of third-party advertising. As a subscriber, you’ll also hear from us about special online events, podcasts, and Facebook live events.

How do I subscribe to the Monitor Weekly?

Go to our Weekly subscription page where new subscribers can receive 12 free issues of the weekly print magazine. When you subscribe, you’ll pay $14.95 for 16 weeks. Thereafter, your credit card will be charged $14.95 every 8 weeks. You can cancel anytime at csmonitorcustserv@cdfulfillment.com. Allow 4-6 weeks to receive your first print issue.

What do I get for my subscription to the Monitor Weekly?

Your subscription provides you delivery of the print edition of The Christian Science Monitor Weekly. The Weekly is produced 48 times a year. You also receive access to a digital PDF version of the Weekly which you can download and view on your computer or tablet.

Why can’t I access CSMonitor.com as a Weekly subscriber

Your Monitor Weekly subscription allows you to access the digital edition of Monitor Weekly (csmdigitaledition.com). However, your Monitor Weekly subscription does not include unlimited access to csmonitor.com. If you would like to access more than 5 articles on csmonitor.com per month, you will need to subscribe to Monitor Daily, which now includes unlimited access to csmonitor.com.

We hope this information is helpful. If you decide you'd like to subscribe to the Daily via the special rate for print subscribers ($70 annually or $7 monthly), please visit www.csmonitor.com/dailydeal.

Please let us know if we can help answer any other questions you may have. We're always glad to help and are deeply grateful for your support of Monitor journalism.

Does my subscription to the Monitor Weekly give me free access to all of the digital products such as the Daily and the csmonitor.com website?

Your Monitor Weekly subscription only provides access to the print magazine and the PDF replica of the print magazine. A separate subscription is required to receive the Monitor Daily.

If I subscribe to the Monitor Weekly, how do I download the digital PDF version that is included with my subscription?

Subscribers of the Monitor Weekly can go to www.CSMDigitaledition.com and to read online or download PDF issues.

Is there a bundle available so I can subscribe to both the Daily and Weekly?

We are working on it! If you’d like a bundled subscription, email us at daily@csmonitor.com for more information.

I’m a student. Does the Monitor have an academic discount?

Yes. Visit csmonitor.com/student and get the first 30 days free, then only pay $4/month or $40/year. You must have an email account with an .edu domain in order to register for this academic offer.

I’m currently a subscriber to either the Monitor Daily or Weekly; where can I get the details on my current subscription?

Complete details for your current subscription are available here.

How do I give a gift of the Monitor?

The Monitor makes a great holiday, birthday, or graduation gift. You can give a 6-month or annual gift of the Monitor Daily here, or a year-long gift of the Monitor Weekly here.

I want to cancel my subscription. What do I do?

While we’re sad to see you end your subscription, you may cancel at any time and receive a refund for the balance of your paid subscription. To cancel your Daily subscription, email us at daily@csmonitor.com or call 617.450.2300. To cancel your Weekly subscription email us at csmonitorcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com or call 800.456.2220.

If there’s an issue that’s prompting your decision to cancel, call or email us using the same contact information and we’ll try to resolve that issue for you directly. We’re eager to answer your questions or concerns.

What do I do if I want to report an error I see in the Monitor, or I’d like to comment on a story I read?

If you discover an error or have a comment about our reporting, go to this form. Information you provide will be seen by our editors. You can also email readercomment@csmonitor.com.

Is the audio program I hear on the Monitor Daily available as a podcast?

Yes. If you’re an iPhone user, go to the purple "Podcasts” app on your phone (or download it from the Apple App Store). Search for " Christian Science Monitor Daily” and hit subscribe. To listen with an iPhone, say, "Siri, play The Christian Science Monitor Daily podcast.”

If you’re an Android smartphone user, go to the orange Google Play Music app on your home screen (or download it from the Google Play app store). Search for "Christian Science Monitor Daily” and hit subscribe.

You can also download the podcast directly here:

To listen with a Google Home device, say, "OK, Google, play The Christian Science Monitor Daily podcast.”

Coming soon: the Monitor Daily on Amazon-Alexa enabled devices.

I’m a Daily subscriber having trouble logging into the Monitor Daily

Your subscription to the Monitor Daily includes unlimited access to CSMonitor.com. To read more than five articles per month, you’ll need to create a password and log-in.

If you need to create an account, please start here.

To report technical issues including challenges accessing CSMonitor.com, let us know how we can help through our technical questions form. You can also email us at customerservice@csmonitor.com or call 617.450.2300.

I’m a Weekly subscriber having trouble logging into CSMonitor.com.

Weekly subscribers need a Daily subscription for unlimited site access. If you are already have a subscription to our Monitor Weekly print magazine, please email us at daily@csmonitor.com to get a special, discounted rate for full digital access.

I’m not receiving the Monitor Daily email.

From time to time, hiccups in digital delivery do occur. Here are a few things to check:

Please search for messages from newsletters@cssubs.com in your email and also in your junk or spam folder. Does this locate your Monitor Daily emails?

In order to ensure that you receive these messages in your inbox, please be sure to add "newsletters@cssubs.com" to your safe list or address book.

Here is a link with some helpful instructions that will walk you through the steps of “whitelisting” the Monitor Daily to make sure it arrives.

You can also log in to view Monitor Daily by going to csmonitor.com/daily. If you would like to view previous issues, you can scroll down to "MORE ISSUES" at the bottom of the page (below the audio player) and click the arrows to access previous them. Clicking the calendar icon between the < and > arrows opens a calendar popup menu where specific days can be selected.

Your Daily emails should arrive by 6:15 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. If not, please contact us at daily@csmonitor.com or call 617.450.2300.

I’m having trouble with my Monitor Weekly delivery.

Are you a new subscriber?

Your Weekly delivery should arrive 4-6 weeks after you order your subscription. If you don’t receive your magazine by then, email us at csmonitorcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com or call 800.456.2220. In the meantime, your PDF download should be available anytime at www.csmdigitaledition.com.

Are you an existing subscriber?

Since the Monitor is sent with your regular mail delivery, we are unable to guarantee a specific delivery date each week. Delays may sometimes occur but you should receive your issues during the week of the date of issue. Issues are not considered late until the Monday following the date of issue. At that time, please contact technical questions form. You can also email us at csmonitorcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com or call 800.456.2220.

Are Nook and Kindle versions of the Monitor different from a direct subscription to the Monitor Daily or Weekly?

The Nook and Kindle versions of the Monitor Daily are 6 to 8 stories available each weekday sent from our website, but there are no photos, video or audio features available, nor does your Nook or Kindle subscription provide you free access to CSMonitor.com.

I have questions about the relationship between the Monitor and the Christian Science Church.

On our About page, you can find answers to questions about the Monitor’s constructive approach to journalism and our relationship with the Christian Science Church.