Subscriptions to Boost Your Miles and Points Balances

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Both The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s are offering significant miles/points bonuses with a subscription sign-up.

Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal are currently offering a 2-month subscription for only $1. Obviously, after the 2-month promo period ends, the monthly subscription rate will be much higher.

For that $1, you’ll get 1,300 American Advantage miles, 1,000 United MileagePlus miles, or 950 Southwest Rapid Rewards points with the current sign-up bonus promo. Delta and Alaska have sign-up bonus promos running as well.

The play with this deal, however, is to sign-up for the 2-month subscription, pay the $1, get the larger than normal Miles/Points bonus, and then cancel after the required 45-day active period ends.

Basically, you’re buying a nice chunk of Miles/Points for only a dollar.

If you haven’t been targeted via email for these promotions, you can click through your preferred airline shopping portal link to make your purchase.

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Be sure to read the fine print associated with the deal(s) before making the purchase.

If you want to continue the subscription at whatever rate will be charged after the $1 for 2-months promo ends, then it’s not a big deal.

However, if you only want to take advantage of buying Miles/Points for $1, then be sure to look closely at the requirements – like keeping the subscription active for at least 45 days.

And then cancel soon after the 45 days are up. Cutting it too close to the 2-month mark might result in at least one month of a full subscription rate being charged to your credit card.

In most states, you’ll have to call a toll-free number to cancel your subscription. I believe California is the only exception – you can cancel online. Yes, they’ll put the hard sell on, just keep firm that the paper/magazine is not for you after the 2-month trial, and they’ll ultimately relent.

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