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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find my Customer Number?

Your customer number can be found on any correspondence received by letter of email. If you subscribe to the print edition it can also be found on the wrap that your magazine arrives in. Customer numbers are 12 digits long and begin with 0016.

How do I notify you about a change of address?

Simply log in at and update your address details online. Or email giving your name and old address details and your subscriber number if you have it and, of course, your new address details.

Please give us as much notice as possible so that we can update our records in time for your moving date - at least a week if you can.

Am I able to suspend my subscription?

Subscriptions can be suspended at any time by email or telephone. If a subscription is suspended and you have digital access, this will also be suspended.

What is your data protection statement?

The Oldie collects your data so that we can fulfil your subscription. You will also receive the free, optional weekly newsletter. We may also, from time to time, send you details of Oldie offers, events and competitions, but you always have a choice and can opt out by emailing us at We do not share with (or sell) your data to third parties. Details you share with us will be managed as described in our Privacy Policy here:

How do I remove myself from mailing lists?

To be removed from mailing lists, you can contact our customer service team by email or by phone +44 (0)330 333 0195.

Who do I contact about the Literary Lunches?

Any queries regarding the Literary Lunches can be sent to

How do I log into The Oldie app?

Download and open the app, and tap on the ‘Account’ icon. You will be prompted to enter your customer number. Your subscription should now be activated. Note you can only login to the app if you have an active digital or print & digital subscription.

Am I able to access my subscription on a PC?

Yes, you can follow this link to access your issues, you just need to log in using your customer number:

How can I get help with The Oldie app?

If you have any problems with accessing your digital subscription, please contact

Is there a device limit for accessing my digital subscription?

No, there is no device limit. The Oldie app is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Why am I no longer able to access my digital subscription via Exact Editions?

Free access to digital is no longer offered to print subscribers; a decision was made to take down the service. If you would like access to the app, you need to subscribe to digital or print & digital package.

What currencies are available to purchase a subscription?

Pound sterling is the only available currency when purchasing a subscription to The Oldie.

What debit/ credit cards do you accept as payment ?

Maestro, Visa and MasterCard

Can I pay by invoice?

You can pay by invoice on request by calling our customer service team on +44 (0)330 333 0195. Our customer service representatives will be able to set up your order and arrange an invoice to be sent via email or post.

When will I receive my first issue of The Oldie?

The Oldie is published every 4 weeks. Your print subscription will usually start with the next available issue. Digital subscribers also get access to the current issue by entering their order number. This number begins with E and can be found on the order confirmation.

How do I renew my subscription?

If your original order was by Direct Debit your subscription will automatically renew until you decide to cancel. If you ordered a subscription using a cheque or credit/debit card, we will send you a reminder giving you plenty of time to renew ahead of your final issue.

Why is my annual direct debit leaving my account before the full year has finished?

The Oldie is published every 4 weeks, not every month. There are therefore 13 issues published in a year but subscriptions are typically sold on a 12 (or 6) issue-basis, not a calendar year.

Can I purchase a single issue instead of a subscription?

You can purchase single issues by phoning our customer service team on +44 (0)330 333 0195. The pricing is as follows:

UK £4.25
Europe £5.25
USA/Canada £6.25
ROW £7.25

Discounts are available upon request when purchasing six or more copies at once.

Is my subscription subject to tax?

Any applicable tax is included in the digital and print & digital subscriptions to The Oldie.

What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel at any time or on expiry of your current subscription term, a refund will be generated for the remaining issues. We will attempt to refund the money to the original payment source.

What should I do if I have not received my refund?

Card refunds take 5-7 working days to show in your account. There is a 2 week time frame for cheque refunds.

What is the address if I need to return a cheque refund?

You can return cheque refunds to:

The Oldie
90 Walcot Street

Do you have a claim period for issues and gifts?

If you have not received your gift or have missed an issue, we can arrange for a replacement or issue extension if a claim is made within 3 months of the sent date.

Can I purchase gifts separately?

You can purchase gifts separately two ways. Either on The Oldie store: Alternatively, you can contact our telephone team on +44 (0)330 333 0195.

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