Frequently Asked Questions

What is Advocate Advantage?

Advocate Advantage is a membership program for our valued subscribers. The Advocate Advantage program enhances the value of your subscription by providing members with additional benefits. This membership program provides full digital access to our news content and a digital replica of the newspaper.

Is there a cost to become a member?

There is no ADDITIONAL cost to become a member. Membership is automatic for subscribers.

What does it cost to subscribe to the Advocate?

We offer three different levels of membership.

  • Full Advantage Membership – Daily delivery of the newspaper to your home as well as an unlimited all-access pass to our online content. From $3.50 per week.
  • Sunday Advantage Membership – Sunday delivery of the newspaper to your home as well as an unlimited all-access pass to our online content. From $2.50 per week.
  • Digital Advantage Membership – Unlimited all-access pass to our online content. From $2.50 per week.

How will I be billed for my membership/subscription?

You will be billed every four weeks. Your total will depend on which membership package you have chosen.
For Example: Full Advantage Membership – At $3.50 per week = $15 every four weeks.

What are the membership rewards?

As a member, there are several rewards that come with your subscription in addition to the content in the newspaper.

Unlimited Digital ExperienceYesYesYes
Exclusive Member-Only InvitationsYesYesYes
Replica edition Access for Desktop, iOS and AndroidYesYesYes
Free Classifieds AdsYesYesYes
Discounts on Celebration AdsYesYesYes
Sunday National CouponsYesYes-
Discover Magazine SubscriptionYesYes-
GC Magazine SubscriptionYesYes-
Sunday Home DeliveryYesYes-
Seven Day Home DeliveryYes--

How do I read the digital replica edition?

The replica edition can be accessed by all members who have provided us an email address. You will receive a daily email containing a link to the e-Edition. To access via our website you will be prompted to login by Facebook or Google single signon.

What does unlimited all-access pass mean for my online viewing?

Members will be able to enjoy uninterrupted content access, bypassing various sponsor messages and subscription solicitations.
Nonmembers will still be able to view our content online, but they will encounter multiple ads and surveys during their experience.
Note: Third party apps (such as Facebook on iOS) usually restrict the login process and therefor we are unable to verify the membership status and you may encounter the ads and surveys.

What are the member-only events?

As a member, you will be asked for your email address. Once we have that in our system, you will receive invitations via email to events sponsored by the Advocate. Some of the events will include:

  • Dinner trips
  • Wine tastings
  • Texas Zoo tickets
  • Water park tickets
  • Area theater tickets

The type of event and number of invitations available will vary each time. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and invitations will be sent to everyone who has provided an email address.

What if I do not have an email address or do not wish to provide it?

If you do not have an email address or do not want to provide it, you will still be an Advocate Advantage member. However, you will not receive any of the exclusive member-only event invitations, nor will you receive our daily digital replica edition.

What are the free/discounted classified ads?

Four times a year (once every three months) members can place free or discounted ads in our classified section. They include:

  • One free Birthday ad (1-by-1-inch picture and four lines of text)
  • One free “vehicle for sale” ad (four lines of text)
  • One free “merchandise for sale” ad (four lines of text)
  • One half-price wedding, anniversary, engagement and quinceañera announcement ad

How do I redeem my free classified ads?

For Full and Sunday Advantage members:
You will receive a sheet of special coupons in the paper once every three months. For Digital Advantage members:
You will receive an email with a special printable coupon sheet once every three months.

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