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Essential Digital Pass


per week - for life

Limited-time offer

Cancel any time at; cancellation will lose lifetime offer. New subscribers only (no subscription in last 90 days); not transferrable. Billed $8.59/mo. + applicable tax (tax subject to change); autorenews. Excludes print and ePaper. Some content available without a subscription; content is subject to change. Terms apply; offer subject to change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If I don’t want to subscribe, can I still read the AJC for free?

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Yes, on a limited basis. Access to a limited number of free articles is available on before you are asked to subscribe. In addition, as a public service during times of crisis to our community, we provide access to select breaking news to keep the community informed.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

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Your subscription will automatically renew until you cancel. You may change your billing preferences or cancel your digital subscription at any time at  My Account, or by contacting us at or 404-522-4141. You must cancel your subscription 2 days before the end of your billing period to avoid billing of the next billing period's subscription fees to your payment method. Accordingly, when you cancel, you cancel only future charges associated with your subscription. Your cancellation will become effective at the end of your current billing period, and you will continue to have digital access for the balance of the billing period. For digital subscriptions, payments are non-refundable, and there are no refunds or credits for partially used billing periods (unless required by law). 

What does the lifetime subscription offer include? What are the limitations and other terms?

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This lifetime offer includes a subscription to our AJC Essential Digital Pass, where you'll gain access to and the AJC News App. Essential Digital Pass does not include access to the ePaper (available through the Unlimited Digital Access subscription).

This is a limited time offer. It is only applicable for eligible subscribers (new subscribers or those who have not had active AJC subscription within past 90 days) who sign up for the AJC Essential Digital Pass Lifetime Offer via during the offer period.  Your payment method will be automatically charged $8.59 each month plus tax (if any) within 48 hours before the end of each billing period. Price of $8.59 per month is for the lifetime of the subscriber listed in your AJC account, provided this digital subscription remains active (is not paused, canceled, or terminated, changed (upgraded or downgraded) or allowed to lapse due to non-payment) (“Lifetime Offer”). Lifetime Offer pricing is not transferable to another person, including household or family members. You can cancel your subscription anytime via your AJC account settings at My Account, or another method listed in the Cancellation section of our Subscription Terms but you will lose Lifetime Offer pricing. If you choose to re-subscribe at a later date, it will be at then-current rates. Offer terms are subject to change. Some content may be available without a subscription; products and content are subject to change.  By subscribing, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use, Subscription Terms, and Privacy Policy.