Published on August 20th, 2018 | by Chuck315
[Offer Changed] Get $100 or 5,000 AA Miles or 3,600 Southwest or Alaska Miles with $19 Motley Fool Subscription
Update 8/20/18: The portals have now updated their terms to only allow payment on one-year subscriptions which costs at least $99. Those who bought the $19 monthly subscription before the terms were updated should get the reward as long as you keep it for 45 days. As an aside, there is also increased the payout today on various portals, such as 7,400 AA miles, 5,800 United miles (for those who have UA cc), etc.
Update 8/16/18: They have reached out again to indicate that those who have already signed up aren’t guaranteed to get their rewards, this will be at the affiliate’s discretion (I assume whatever portal you used?).
Update 8/16/18: The marketing team reached out to us to let us know that they’ve changed the offer for affiliates, though there may be a delay until it’s updated on the affiliate’s site. They indicated those who already signed up can expect their rewards, but not for new signups. I realize the offers are still showing now (16:25 ET) on the various mileage and cashback partners, but you might have issues with clawbacks.
Update 08/14/18: Reposting as Yazing is offering $100 cash back now. It clearly states $100 per sale and the $19 monthly plan is clearly listed. I think Yazing is a lot more known/trusted in the community than some of the other sites that were offering $100. Keep in mind the Yazing offer won’t show up unless you’re actually logged into your account.
The Motley Fool has various portal offers for those signing up for a subscription. There seem to be three different things you can signup for to trigger the portal rewards:
- $19 monthly subscription
- $99 annual subscription
- $149 (or higher) annual Stock Advisor subscription
- $100 cashback from Yazing
- $100 $50 cashback from RebatesMe
- $90 $50 cashback from Simplybestcoupons
- $50 cashback from Citi Bonus Cash Center
- 5,000 American miles
- 3,900 United miles for United cardholders
- 3,600 Southwest miles
- 3,600 Alaska miles
- 3,000 Delta miles
- 2,600 United miles
The Fine Print Eligible on one (1) subscription per loyalty account number. Only eligible on paid Motley Fool subscription. Subscription must be active for at least 45 days. Not eligible on any free products, trials, services, memberships, subscriptions and retailer marketing subscriptions. Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents. Our Verdict We’ve covered similar kinds of offers with Wall Street Journal and Barron’s subscriptions. Apparently, the Motley Fool has been on portals at least since March; not sure how we all missed it until now. According to Cashbackmonitor’s best rate history, there have been in the past a $100 cash offer, 7,400 AA miles offer, and 7,500 Barclay’s portal offer, so these rates aren’t necessarily the best. I don’t know whether the $19 monthly subscription option has always been there, so it could make sense to do this now as that can always change. The fine print notes that you have to remain for 45 days, so I’d assume you’ll end up paying two monthly $19 fees for the cashback or miles earned. Milenerd notes from a reader that you can get away with a single $19 fee; not sure how that’s possible, perhaps they refund the month you cancel. I’d say the $90 cash offer from Simplybestcoupons is best, though it doesn’t inspire confidence in me since there are no terms there (and the link doesn’t really lead anywhere), versus the mileage portals and the Citi Bonus Center which are clear that the $19 monthly subscription option will work to trigger the offer. Assuming a $38 cost for $50 cash or 5,000 AA miles or 3,600 Southwest or Alaska miles could be a good deal, even better if it somehow lands up just $19 cost. Deal is best if you find the actual product useful too as there’s always some risk in something going wrong with portal tracking. It’s easy to cancel the subscription with an email. Regardless, I found it interesting that there’s another kid on the block to keep track of here besides for WSJ and Barron’s. Hat tip to Milenerd