Daily Mercury offer: Be first to know for just $1 a week
THE Daily Mercury has a team of journalists living in Mackay passionate about covering news that matters to our readers every single day.
If you love to stay informed and you value local journalism, you'll love our limited-time only subscription offer for just $1 a week for the first 12 weeks with no lock-in contract.
Your digital subscription gives you unlimited access to all our online content and stories as well as premium access to The Courier-Mail.
Our member benefits program +Rewards is available only to Daily Mercury digital subscribers. Enjoy access to a limited number of double passes to a variety of top event tickets, freebies, exclusive offers and subscriber-only competitions.
Updated monthly, check out what's available exclusively to members at our Daily Mercury Rewards page - you must be an eligible subscriber to redeem and access these offers.
DIGITAL EDITION OF THE PAPER
We know how much you loved seeing your news curated and laid out so we've created a similar experience through our new digital edition.
The Digital Edition can be found each day on the header bar at the top of the website to the left of your login profile, or under the network news banner further down the home page.
The edition allows you to zoom in on an article and also go article-by-article.
You can also access regular newspaper features like the TV Guide, share market information, death and funeral notices, puzzles, horoscopes and local weather.
What about if you want to find past editions? You can access the archive of back issues via the menu at the top right.
NEWSLETTERS AND ALERTS
Each day, we send out newsletters and breaking news alerts on key local stories.
Our morning newsletter comes out about 6.30am and the afternoon one just after 4pm.
It's a great idea to sign up to them so you don't miss a thing.
Daily Mercury journalists are writing stories from morning till night including on weekends so we will also send out news alerts on the bigger stories of local interest.
We will also alert you on the big network stories like the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to set your newsletter preferences
Once you're logged into the site, go to My Profile.
Then go to Newsletters. You can tick the newsletters you want to receive.
If you find you are getting too many or might be away for a while, you can go back and change your preferences.
FINDING PUZZLES AND HOROSCOPES
We know many of our readers love puzzles, so we've put them online for you to enjoy.
You can challenge yourself with a new crossword puzzle and Sudoku game on our website everyday.
You can find Today's Puzzle and Horoscope via the Lifestyle section in the hamburger menu (the three horizontal lines) on the left.
You will also see today's puzzle next to the subscriber exclusives section on the home page each day.
LEARNING HOW TO USE ONLINE
We know reading news online can be tricky but we promise there are so many benefits like stories being updated as soon as new information comes in.
Reading stories online also gives you access to related content so if you're interested about Mackay schools or your favourite sports team, you can keep on reading stories to your heart's content.
Below are a few handy links to get you started:
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