Earn 1,000 United Miles for $1 With Newspaper Subscription

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If you want to earn 1,000 United miles for just $1, you can do so until November 16, 2017, if you make a two-month trial subscription to The Wall Street Journal for just $1.00 by going through the MileagePlus Shopping Site.

You must keep the subscription at least for 45 days and then you can cancel and still get the 1,000 bonus miles. If you do not cancel by the end of the two-month trial then you will be converted to a monthly subscription and your credit card will be charged. You are limited to one subscription per United account.

It looks like this $1 for two months of a trial subscription is for a digital subscription, so you don’t need to worry about extra paper arriving at your house if you don’t think you will really be a regular Wall Street Journal reader, or if simply don’t prefer a printed newspaper. I would value 1,000 United miles at around $15+, so this is worth it if you want two months of access to the WSJ, or if you don’t mind remembering to cancel between 45 and 60 days from now.

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  1. Good post. I have a separate email for these throw away subscriptions and use gift cards to buy them. That way I don’t even need to remember to cancel them since the gift card is long since zeroed out before the renewal happens.

  2. I use my Bank of America cards for trial sign-ups because they still have ShopSafe numbers. I can set a $5 limit on a number that’s valid for two months – that way the charge just gets denied if I forget to cancel. I think Citi might still offer these as well, but not sure.

    Thanks for posting – nice to get an easy 1000 United miles and 2 months of WSJ for $1!

  3. Circling back on this… No fault of yours, Mommypoints, but you and your readers should know that this was a bogus deal. I signed up for this back in November, for myself and my wife. We never got the United miles. And then I sort of forgot about it, and they ended up charging us for a regular month’s subscription. When that hit my credit card account, I called to ask for the miles and for a refund for the subscription charge. This ended up being a very frustrating call. “We are unable to offer you a refund…” Well, they can if they want… they just don’t want to. So they lecture me about the subscriber agreement when they had failed to hold up their end of the bargain. Worse, the guy on the other end of the line mentioned that other people had called to complain about failing to get the miles. “I’ll have to tell corporate about that…” This was just a scam.

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