I have been a Choice member for years and originally joined when I was buying something and wanted their honest reviews and just stayed. I do not read their articles every time I get them and mainly do so when it is something I am interested in. But I think the less than $2 per week is worth it for when I want to buy something and I can always look up previous articles and I want them to keep doing what they do. I want independent reviews! If you don't want to pay there are plenty of product reviews online which you can decide whether you think they are honest or not. I have found many of the personal reviews are negative written by people who have experienced a problem and want to complain, the happy customer seldom posts a review.
And they don't just do white goods. They give advice on financial planners, health insurance, travel insurance, home and contents insurance, phone plans, dishwashing liquids, washing machine powders and heaps of other things.
Nothing is free. I believe in paying for what you use and I am happy to do so. My husband and I are both around 70 and our private health insurance is $436 per month, but I keep paying it because I think it is important to have at our age. But we don't drink or smoke. You need to get your priorities in order.
At the end of the day you choose whether you think Choice is worth $95.80 per year.