Posted by William Charles on November 14, 2017

Published on November 14th, 2017 | by William Charles


[Expired] Subscribe To Wall Street Journal For Two Months For $1 & Get 1,000 United Miles

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The Offer

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  • United is offering 1,000 United miles when you purchase a two-month Wall Street Journal subscription

The Fine Print

  • Increased Miles Earning: Extra miles will be issued based on an eligible Member’s purchase of a subscription to The Wall Street Journal, starting with one (1) two month trial subscription for $1.00.
  • The trial subscription purchase must be made between November 12, 2017 at 12:01am Eastern Time through 11:59 pm Eastern Time on November 16, 2017 and must remain active (i.e., may not be cancelled) for at least 45 days.
  • There are no refunds of the $1.00 trial subscription fee.
  • If the Member does not cancel the trial subscription by the end of the two month trial subscription period, Member’s subscription will automatically convert to a monthly subscription, and Member’s credit card will be charged based on the terms found on the WSJ offer page (please see the link in the email above).
  • Offer is limited to one (1) trial subscription per United MileagePlus account number. Please see the MileagePlus Shopping mall site for details on product eligibility and/or any coupon code details or other usage restrictions.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Our Verdict

$1 for 1,000 United miles is a good deal, but keep in mind you need to keep the subscription for at least 45 days and after the two month period they automatically convert you to a monthly subscription. They are betting on the fact that you will forget to cancel. If you’re doing this deal and don’t want to keep the WSJ subscription, please make sure you set up reminders to cancel otherwise they win.

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LOL us vs. them, “otherwise they win”.

Challenge accepted!

Anyone have experience cancelling WSJ subscription? Can you do it online or have to call in, and do a handstand at the same time?

When I did this a while ago, you had to call in.

One of the reasons I never went back to the WSJ. It should be as easy as going online to take care of it.

and cancelling doesnt end there ; I still get tons of mail about subscribing…..they even get use plain white envelopes now with no return address. Sneaky.

Yes you have to call and it’s a hard sell. I got quite annoyed with the call taker who wouldn’t just get to it without different options.

Had to call in but received no resistance when I said I was canceling because I lost my job 😉

Ha! I’ll have to use that one!

I’ve always had to call in, but I’ve never had a problem canceling. I did have an issue one time, don’t recall if it was WSJ or NYT, where they billed me before the trial period was over. I had to fight to get that reversed. For this current offer I used a gift card with only $10 remaining and it worked. That way they can’t bill me again.

Hi Scott,
I keep trying my vanilla prepaid visa but it doesn’t let me go through. Which gift card were you using? Thanks!

I used a gift card that Regions bank sent me for opening an account. There was $17 left on it.

So this subscription fee is charged before the service. Because of this, if they try to charge your card, and it doesn’t work, they’ll simply notify you, but it won’t in any way affect your credit. Again, this is because the service is rendered AFTER payment, not before.

Because of this, each year they offer this, I pick the card of mine that I’m about to cancel and apply the charge. After the points post, I cancel the card, I receive an email from WSJ that my subscription will not continue because the card on file won’t work. Then my credit score continues to go up with my longer credit history. No issues. I recommend this, so that you don’t forget.

Did this last year… what a pain in the ass this was.

I am going to stack my Amex 20% off WSJ subscription offer to make it slicker

I did a WSJ trial back in September for $5 cashback and canceled it sometime in October.

Would I be eligible for this offer? It does seem like a good deal.. 1,000 miles for $1? Thanks

Also, if you have Citi or Capital One or another card, create a virtual account number so they can’t charge you later.

You have to call in to cancel, often waiting on hold. I recently had a quarterly subscription. I called to cancel 1 day after the charge hit my credit card and they refused to refund me for the quarter even when I told them that I intended to dispute the charge.

I disputed the charge with Amex and am awaiting the result.

I did this recently with CBS All-Access and the dispute went in my favor. Was certainly not intending to take it that far, but I have no problems disputing it when the entire business model revolves around keeping the money from the first month that you forget to cancel. In my case they screwed something up and gave me 2 accounts – I had cancelled on one account but they still charged the 2nd account.

FWIW, in the past I was able to get WSJ to refund that 1st month charge after I asked to talk to a supervisor.

In the future, I won’t be messing with these deals unless I set a reminder.

2 months would be January 14th if purchased today (Nov 14th), correct? Then 45 days would be December 29th. So if you buy it today, set reminders between Dec 29th and Jan 14th to ensure that you get it properly cancelled.

how long does it take for the miles to show on united account?

It takes about 1 week to 2 weeks

I was just going to do this but you have to call in to cancel. No way.

there’s an app called privacy download that link your bank and make a virtual card for $2 and use that number mine went through. that app is like a one time use credit card number

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Use that link to download that app

came here to ask whats the number to cancel. didnt see it in the post. it’d be nice if doc included that info up there since most all of us are on that path when we do these offers.

anyways, I believe this is still the current # to cancel subscription 1-(800)-Journal (568-7625) for the lazy.

lastly, not sure why doc chose the 1k offers (other airlines like AS, SW etc were offering that too acc to cashbackmonitor – and AA still is)… but SB was offering $15 which was (and still is) a much better deal IMO. so if someone happens to stumble across this post and hasnt done this offer yet, you could hit up SB.

p.s. if you do the SB WSJ offer, could you lemme know if your SBs showed up pending asap? mine didnt & I hope they auto post within the 45 day pend timeframe. otherwise will have to fire up a ticket to support.

Just wondering if anyone else keeps getting $1 pre-auth charges from WSJ AFTER already paying the $1 trial? I use and every few days I see a new pending $1 pre-auth charge from WSJ.. that seems to usually drop off after a day or two. And the original $1 charge has already cleared weeks ago. Just thought it was strange that I keep seeing additional $1 pre-approval charged by WSJ and WTF is going on L:/

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