How Do I Cancel My Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics is an American based magazine focused on the topics of popular science and technology news and information, including automotive, home, outdoors, electronics, science, do-it-yourself, and technology topics. Military, aviation, space. transportation and tools and gadgets are often featured in the magazine as well. The magazine was originally founded in 1902 by Henry Haven Windsor in Chicago as a once per month publication but is now published 10 times per year by the Hearst Communications publishing company which is based on New York City, New York. Popular Mechanics is published in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Russian and is available throughout the world. Popular Mechanics magazine had reached over 1 million readers in its circulation by 2017. A Popular Mechanics website can also be accessed and contains various articles on topics that are covered by the magazine as well.

Subscriptions to Popular Mechanics are available in 1 or 2 year subscription periods. One year, which includes 10 issues of the magazine, is available for $12.00 while a 2-year subscription includes 20 issues of the magazine and is available for $20.00. Both subscriptions use what Hearst refers to as the Continuous Service Program which automatically renews the subscription at the end of the 1 or 2 year period at the then-current rate for the subscription.

However, there is no minimum term and subscriptions may be cancelled at any time and subscribers may be eligible for a refund if they cancel their subscription before the end of the paid period. We have gathered some additional information which is included below to assist you if you wish to cancel a Popular Mechanics subscription.

Get together this information:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • E-mail Address on the account
  • Account Number
  • Address 1
  • Address 2
  • City
  • State/Province/Region
  • ZIP/Postal Code
To cancel by Web Form:
  1. Head over to
  2. Put your info in the places provided
  3. Continue by clicking on “Cancel Subscription” on the left side of the page
  4. It’s important to keep the info about your cancellation, just in case!
To cancel by Phone (Live Agent):
  1. Pick up your phone and call 1-800-333-4948
  2. Tell the representative that you’d like to cancel
  3. Help the representative locate your account by providing the info they ask for
  4. If you’re unsure, ask if you’re going to be charged again
  5. If applicable, ask for a refund
  6. Ask the representative for a receipt, email, or confirmation number
  7. It’s important to keep the info about your cancellation, just in case!