Here's the letter I wrote to the subscription office:
"The solicitation I received offered me a free issue of Wilson Quarterly, and the option, as I understood it, to cancel if I did not like the issue. I might actually have liked it, if I had ever seen one.
Instead of a free issue, I received the membership card along with the subscription bill. I held onto it, waiting to see the issue to find out if I wanted to continue.
The issue never came, but your second request for payment did. At this point I can honestly say that even if I found a copy of your magazine somewhere and loved it from cover to cover, I wouldn’t subscribe since I feel that the terms of the solicitation were misrepresented.
Cancel my membership and subscription and do not send me any more offers."
I dropped it in the mailbox, along with three responses to credit card offers (One postage-paid envelope held a Claritin magnet and the other two held each other's offers without our name on them) and then opened my mailbox.
"Yay," I said, "My license plates are here." I eagerly pulled them out, along with the two flyers from a store, and...the magazine I'd just spurned.