Denny, (and possibly Rich)
First off, let me say that SWAT is a great magazine.
Like Bartholomew Roberts I received the same renewal notice. It took a bit of decoding of the address label to determine whether or not my renewal had been added to my subscription. Unlike other magazines, the expiration date is not explicitly written on the address label. For instance, for the Oct 2002 issue the top line of the label after the customer number reads:
I do not know what the 0205 represents. I believe that the 2207 is the volume/issue number, except that the vol number differs by one from what is listed on page 3. Accordingly, the 2501 would decode as the first issue of 2005.
My suggestion, if possible would be to put the expiration date in a month/year format.