Best-value subscription deal with The Gympie Times

IT'S less than a cup of coffee.

That's the cost of getting started in Australia's best-value digital subscription deal through The Gympie Times Unlimited, which now gives you exclusive access to News Corp's best stories - whether right here at home, across Queensland or around the nation.

The Gympie Times editorial staff have a commitment for you: if it happens here, you'll know it first with us -- because we're for you.

After 160 years serving this community,  it's a pledge we're happy to make.

This week, we moved to a Premium online digital subscription product.

This means the metered model we have used since October 2016 is no more.

The response has been great with more people signing up - and our total audience figures continuing to grow.

Under Premium, you will see more articles with a rainbow coloured Plus sign next to them.

This means the story is available to subscribers only.

But any story without a Plus sign is able to be read for free.

Nothing changes for current digital subscribers, who get to access everything under the same arrangement we have with them now.

As well as full site access, you get full access to the digital print editions of The Gympie Times, as well as our sister paper The Courier-Mail.

Our app is essential for users wanting the best experience; it allows you to sign up for the latest breaking news as well as follow topics of interest to you.

Your digital subscription gives you unlimited access to stories across the News network, including The Daily Telegraph, Herald-Sun and other News Corp sites.

Once you have activated the Courier-Mail part of your subscription, you also have access to our SuperCoach footy tipping competitions.

Reading the Courier-Mail's commentary from immortals Darren Lockyer and Gorden Tallis, and star writers Peter Badel and Crash Craddock, will help any tipster.

The Gympie Times Unlimited is a special club. Members get access to free tickets, discounts and benefits worth hundreds of dollars a year through News Corp's member-only +Rewards site.

Rewards include free eBooks curated by HarperCollins and Harlequin, 12-month digital magazine subscriptions to magazine titles, ticket giveaways to major sporting matches and discounted tickets.

We're making this change because serious journalism costs money. For the good of this region we need help to keep the journalism numbers high.

We hope the change to our online model, which follows best practice around the world, will lead to an even better-informed community.

That's because those just using their handful of free stories a month (under the old metered model) were missing out on great local stories and information.

But, of course, for access to the best journalism, you need a subscription.

So why not join the thousands of locals who have already taken up our great offers which start for as little as $3 a week for a Saturday paper delivery and full digital access.

To find out more about becoming a subscriber, or to access parts of your Gympie Times subscription, feel free to call our friendly customer service staff during normal business hours on 1300 361 604 or go to www.gympietimes.