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Home Delivery Only (in-state)

Courier Gazette, Camden Herald, or Republican Journal Rate Tax Included
1 month $5.01 $5.29
6 months $32.58 $34.37
12 months $56.17 $59.26
12 months (senior 65 & up) $44.14 $46.57

Home Delivery Only (out-of-state)

Courier Gazette, Camden Herald, or Republican Journal Rate
1 month $8.00
6 month $53.62
12 month $94.86
12 month (senior 65 & up) $72.66

Home Delivery and Digital Access Bundle (in-state)

(Courier Gazette & Camden Herald include Knox VillageSoup online. Republican Journal includes Waldo VillageSoup online.)
Courier Gazette, Camden Herald, or Republican Journal Rate Tax Included
1 month $5.25 $5.54
6 months $42.00 $44.31
12 months $66.00 $69.63
12 months (senior 65 & up) $52.35 $55.23
(Bundle savings: 1 month = $3.96, 1 year = $34.98)

Home Delivery and Digital Access Bundle (out-of-state)

(Courier Gazette & Camden Herald include Knox VillageSoup online. Republican Journal includes Waldo VillageSoup online.)
Courier Gazette, Camden Herald, or Republican Journal Rate
1 month $8.19
6 month $60.50
12 month $102.00
12 month (senior 65 & up) $77.32
(Bundle savings 1 month = $4.02, 1 year = $38.21)

Digital Access Only (in-state)

Knox or Waldo villagesoup.com Rate Tax Included
1 month $3.99 $4.21
12 months $42.99 $45.35

Digital Access Only (out-of-state)

Knox or Waldo villagesoup.com Rate
1 month $3.99
12 months $42.99

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a ‘Home Delivery and Online Access Bundle’ subscription?

A ‘Home Delivery and Online Access Bundle’ subscription includes unlimited access to the Knox VillageSoup website or the Waldo VillageSoup website,  the digital edition of the paper and the paper delivered to your home or office. Printed newspaper delivery by US Mail can be included anywhere in the U.S.

What do I get with a ‘Home Delivery and Online Access Bundle’?

With the ‘Home Delivery and Online Access Bundle’, you will have access to the site that goes with the paper you choose, both online and in print.

What if I don’t have a subscription?

If you’re not a newspaper subscriber, you can review the options above or call our subscription services team at 207-594-4401.

I already get the newspaper. Do I automatically get access to everything online?

No, you will need to upgrade to the ‘Home Delivery and Online Access Bundle.’

If you choose the bundle, in addition to your newspaper delivery, your news will be updated throughout the day and available digitally on your computer, smartphone and tablet. This option includes unlimited access to news stories, photos, community happenings, special offers from our Biz Members, and more.

Can I use the web site to change my existing subscription?

Yes. Click anywhere you see ‘Manage account’ or click here.

What if I choose not to subscribe to anything?

If you’re not a subscriber, access to certain stories and information will be limited to 3 articles per month. This is called a “meter,” which gives everyone free basic access to villagesoup.com. You may have heard about “paywalls” that completely lock down access to specific sites, popular sections or specific subjects, but we’re not doing that at villagesoup.com

Some parts of the site, such as homepages and popular sections listing headlines, are always free.

Our website meter operates more like a parking meter that gives you the first hour free. For some people, that’s enough. But if you want to spend more time, it will cost something. If you use all your free views for the week, the site will automatically provide some subscription options, making it easy to sign up.

Why would I pay for online access?

The local news and information published on our websites is a valuable product. Much of the news on villagesoup.com comes exclusively from the newsrooms of the Village Soup, which fields the largest newsgathering force in Knox County. That means a lot of the news posted here can’t be found anywhere else.

And much of what is published online can’t be found in our printed products – live blogs, updating sports scores, galleries of photos, videos, live weather conditions and radar, thousands of event listings, and much more.

By giving you the opportunity to purchase unlimited access to all of this exclusive information, we’ll be able to continue to maintain and improve the quality of this coverage and information. The ‘Home Delivery and Online Access Bundle’ subscription remains the best value to receive unlimited access that you want, when and where you want it.

What can I get online that I can’t get in the printed newspaper?

Many features are available online:

  • Photo galleries
  • Videos
  • Easily searched archives of past articles and entire newspaper editions
  • Newsletters and alerts that can be emailed or sent to your phone so you never miss a thing

How do I get villagesoup.com access on my smartphone or tablet?

Our sites are built from the ground up to be mobile-friendly and responsive for all sized devices. Simply access the site from your favorite browser on your preferred device. You may need to log in once on each device, but, depending on your settings, your device should remember your details for you going forward.

Can I get access to the VillageSoup newspaper electronically?

Yes. The Village Soup publishes a new digital edition that is an exact replica (with the exception of inserts) of the newspaper available for download every morning to your desktop or mobile device. This also is included in ‘Home Delivery and Online Access Bundle’ access.

I can’t get newspaper delivery in my area, and I don’t want to pay a subscription for a website. Why don’t you offer a basic website for free? That’s all I need.

That’s actually quite similar to what we’re doing. You can view a certain number of any stories on the website for free each month, and some parts of the site are free all the time.

You’ll be asked to pay if it turns out that you’re a frequent or heavy user of the site. Collecting, producing and delivering exclusive local information around the clock, seven days a week, costs money no matter whether it’s published and delivered in print or online. We think it’s fair to ask readers who rely heavily on our information to support the effort by paying a modest subscription fee, regardless of whether they get the information from our paper, website, or mobile products.

If you’re going to charge for access, why don’t you turn off the advertising?

As more advertisers shift from print to online, they expect us to continue to help them reach local residents with their offers, deals and other messages. We’ll recognize these shifts from print to online advertising by maintaining and possibly even expanding advertising options that will be more relevant and connected to your interests.

In this fast-changing business, modest digital subscriptions and advertising work together to cover the cost of collecting local news and information, and to produce numerous products around the clock.

I live out of state but have family in your coverage area. Why should I have to pay?

If you’re checking our site only once in a while, you probably won’t be asked to pay, because we allow limited free visits to the site. But if you rely heavily on us, it seems fair to charge a subscription fee, just as we do for local residents who pay for unlimited access to the website and newspaper.

I don’t go online and just want the paper delivered to my house. Do you have a subscription package for that?

Yes. You can choose the ‘Online Only’ option.

A subscriber is welcome to share a login with others in their household, just like you share the newspaper with family or friends.

For example, if there are three people in your family, you all can share one account. The overall limit is three computers or devices. Please keep in mind, everyone who has access to a shared account also has the same access to account information and privileges.

Can I share my login with my friends and others?

We discourage sharing too widely. Sharing login information gives users access to all aspects of your subscriber account, including billing information. So, you may want to be careful about who can access your login information. Also, if more than three devices are logged in at the same time, one or more will be denied access to digital products, possibly creating confusion about whether the digital subscription is really working.

I’m having problems activating my full access subscription. Who can I talk to?

Please call 207-594-4401 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. A customer service representative will be happy to assist you.

How do I update my subscriber account information?

You can use our customer portal or call 207-594-4401.

What is the cancellation policy?

To learn more about a cancellation policy that applies to you, please contact customer service at 207-594-4401.

Need help?

If your question is not answered above, please call 207-594-4401. We’ll be happy to assist you.