The #10yearchallenge has been a big hit on social media lately – people throwing up photos of themselves back in 2009, showing how much they’ve changed.

This is all well and good, but can we take a moment to talk about the real MVP that’s truly undergone a transformation in the past 10 years?

Subscriptions!

Subscription services certainly aren’t what they used to be. Ten years ago, Netflix was only just getting started as a streaming service in the US, and magazines were practicallythe only popular subscription service.

Fast-forward to 2019 and subscription products are no longer just an after thought.

You can now get a monthly delivery or service of almost anything – beauty care packages, meal prep, sports streaming packages ,the list goes on forever. And really, what’s not to love? They're convenient, reliable, and generally great-value for money.

If you love a good subscription (and c’mon, don’t we all?), be sure to check out these subscriptions, as we’re expecting big things from them over the next 12 months.

Kindles

Scribd

There are already plenty of well-known subscription services for TV shows and movies to choose from, but it’s not often you hear about book subscriptions. But rest assured they do exist.

With all the makings of a virtual library for book-lovers to enjoy, Scribd is a digital reading subscription service that allows you to enjoy access to unlimited eBooks, audio books and magazines for a monthly fee. Perfect for those of us who’ve bought many books over the years with the intention of only ever reading them once.

While not every single book will be available, there’s a very generous selection to choose from, with over 1 million bestsellers and award-winning books from some of the biggest global publishing houses in the world.

Scribd is just $8.99 (USD) a month to delve into as many books as your heart desires. There’s even a 30-day free trial for those who like to try before they buy – and let’s face it, that’s pretty much all of us.

Shopback

Shopback Australia

If you haven’t heard of ShopBack yet, just wait on it. It doesn’t quite fit into the same category as mainstream subscriptions, but it’s such a cool product, we wouldn’t want you to miss out!

ShopBack allows you to earn cashback from online shopping at your favourite stores. Yep. No strings, and it’s free to sign up.

All you need to do is log in and select the brand or store you wish to shop at – whether that be ASOS or The Iconic, Uber Eats & Deliveroo, hotel booking sites, you name it – simply purchase things as you normally would and be rewarded with cash back in your pocket.

More money to do even more shopping? We can’t even wrap our heads around this awesomeness.

Coffee

Three Thousand Thieves

There are plenty of things Aussies can be proud of. But if there’s one area we outdo many of our global friends in, it’s our coffee.

The coffee culture in Australia is quite advanced, with quality and taste being of utmost importance to us coffee connoisseurs. Some of the best coffee in the world is brewed right here.

And that’s where Three Thousand Thieves comes in.

Three Thousand Thieves is the subscription service you didn’t know you needed but won’t be able to start your day without once you’ve tried it.

They source the very best artisan roasters and coffee in Australia, package it nicely and deliver to you fresh – we’re talking a mere day or two after it’s been roasted.

You’ll receive a new delicious coffee blend every month to keep your tastebuds on their toes. For $25 (includes shipping), and can enjoy the finest espresso beans Australia has to offer every month of the year.

It sure beats lashing out $5 a day to fuel your superior coffee habit.

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