Premium content (Insiders Pass) on BucMag.com will consist of inside information and exclusive stories, Q&A's, extended game coverage, salary cap information, analysis and commentary you won't be able to find anywhere else.
WHY CHARGE FOR CONTENT ON THE INTERNET?
The majority of information that will appear in the Insiders Pass will be exclusive to the premium portion of BucMag.com. The exception will largely be some timely game coverage that may also appear in Buccaneer Magazine. Just as we charge for a subscription to Buccaneer Magazine, we believe that the premium information on BucMag.com's Insiders Pass is worth paying for. We, along with many other Internet sites, are shifting towards pay-per-use as another revenue stream, but there will still be free stories on BucMag.com as well. Our game story, practice updates, transactions and other stories will be included in the free portion of BucMag.com. We will also keep the current message boards free of charge.
WHY CHARGE NOW?
With the start of the football season, there are plenty of news angles and stories to cover. You may sign up at no risk for 5 days to sample the content, then pay just $4.95 per month through October. The introductory offer will expire in October and we will notify you of the new monthly rate and give you the option of continuing your Insiders Pass or cancelling. Or choose the full-season pass for just $39.95 to lock in one low price for the full season.
WHAT ELSE DO I GET WITH THE INSIDERS PASS?
In addition to the exclusive stories, columns, salary cap info and inside scoop on the Bucs, those with Insiders Pass memberships will have access to all of the premium content on all of the other pro football sites on Scout.com network. Our Internet partner, Scout.com, will also be providing our site with a "members only" message board and chat room. The additional message board will be provided with password protection for those Bucs fans who don't want to deal with the constant trash-talking flamers from other teams who invade the message boards the week prior to kickoff. Unlike our other message boards where simply signing up makes you a member, this premium board will be used by paying Bucs customers only. The same will apply to the premium chat room. Both the message board and the chat room will be available shortly.
WHAT IF I SUBSCRIBE TO THE PRINT VERSION OF BUCCANEER MAGAZINE?
The BucMag.com Insiders Pass is a separate entity from Buccaneer Magazine. Current Buccaneer Magazine subscribers must still subscribe to the Insiders Pass to receive the premium content. Remember, the majority of information found in the Insiders Pass will not be found in Buccaneer Magazine. We want to reward our faithful print subscribers by offering a special season pass to you. Some of the time-sensitive information in your print subscription of Buccaneer Magazine will be available through the BucMag.com Insiders Pass. We are currently working on a solution for some sort of discount for our print subscribers and hope to have it completed by the start of football season. But don't let this deter you from subscribing today. We can always adjust your account when a discounted rate comes to fruition.
WHY SHOULD I SUBSCRIBE TO BUCCANEER MAGAZINE AND THE INSIDERS PASS, TOO?
Buccaneer Magazine has the most comprehensive coverage of the Bucs found anywhere. Complete with action photos of your favorite Buccaneers, Buccaneer Magazine has several features and stories that are exclusive to the printed version alone, such as our weekly Cover Story, Buccaneer Blitz, Chalk Talk and Goal Line Stand columns, Voices From The Grandstand, Huddle Up, Buccaneer Buzz, Audibles, Point/Counterpoint, Coaches Q&A, X's & O's, Cheerleader profile, NFC South and Central Recaps and all of the Buccaneers merchandise. Buccaneer Magazine subscribers also get 10 percent off of all their in-store purchases at the Authentic Team Merchandise - Buccaneer Heaven store in Tampa. The Insiders Pass is a supplement to Buccaneer Magazine and will provide even more great Buccaneer inside information and commentary.
WHAT SORT OF PREMIUM CONTENT WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH THE INSIDERS PASS?
We will have some exclusive game preview stories, game reviews, game MVPs, game grades, exclusive interviews with coaches and players, salary cap information, columns (Flynn's Focus and SR's Fab Five, etc.), detailed information on the progress of reserve and practice squad players, pre-draft info during the football season and much, much more. Subscribe to the Insiders Pass today!
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO GET AN INSIDERS PASS?
Simply click on the Premium Services link under the Member Services section on BucMag.com's navigation bar, which is located on the left. Or simply click onto a story that has the Insiders Pass star next to it.