Clearly, the closing of Gourmet took everyone by surprise... including whoever's printing the thing. Brokelyn noticed that their last mailed copy of the magazine came with a subscription offer:
The deal: buy a one-year sub for $20 and get a bonus gift sub for [the grovelingly low price of] $4. "Don't miss out," the promo copy reads. "Like the holidays, this offer won't be around for long." They weren't kidding.