Posted by William Charles on November 26, 2017

Published on November 26th, 2017 | by William Charles


Subscribe To Wall Street Journal For Two Months For $1 & Get 700-1,000 Miles

Reposting because the portals are now offering an additional 200 miles.

The Offer


The Fine Print

  • Valid until December 5th, 2017
  • The trial subscription purchase 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 or three 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. Offer is limited to one (1) trial subscription per loyalty account. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site.

Our Verdict

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Must kept membership for at least 45 days
  • You are auto renewed once the trial finishes to a monthly subscription
  • Must cancel via phone

Please make sure you set up a reminder to cancel if you don’t actually want the membership. The rates are normal, but the real deal is that the $1 month trial subscription is eligible. They recently did a 1,000 United deal.

Hat tip to reader Eric

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Valid til Dec 5 not Nov 5

When I click through to the order page there is a countdown clock showing just 5 hours left for the Black Friday Sale of $1 for 2 months.

Did this for AA as well as Barron’s. Same deal, $1 for 8 weeks and 1,000 AA points. Must cancel after 45 days.

Wonder if I can do the deal for AA, Southwest and United. Worth it to get the miles for $1. And hat tip to whoever previously recommended signing up using a prepaid visa instead of your credit card to avoid them automatically renewing it before the 60 trial is up.

Which prepaid card did you use? Neither of the cards that I have pass the validation

Thanks for this; hit the AA WSJ/United offers and the Barron’s United one (already had done WSJ). $3 for 2,800 miles is pretty solid.

And an hour of your time trying to cancel your subscription over the phone. Apparently, WSJ moonlights as a shady scam artist.

Well, damn all of the portals are showing even higher rates for today, the day after Black Friday. $1 for 2 months deal still going.

Yeah, it looks like all the programs were given a 200 mile boost.

American Airlines: 1,200 miles
Alaska Airlines: 900 miles
Southwest: 900 miles
United Airlines: 650 miles (not sure if this is for Chase United cardholders or not)

This appears to be only for digital access and does not include the print edition.

Protip if you do want cheap access. Get the print edition (which has access) then set it to go on vacation for as long as possible. You will maintain access but your remaining subscription will not deplete. Update every 9 months or so. If you forget, the pile of papers on your doorstep will be a friendly reminder.

WSJ signup page says one per household (“Introductory pricing is only available to households or customers at a business address who have not been subscribers to The Wall Street Journal within the last 180 days.”) Anyone know of a way around that? I assume they use the credit card billing address to check the one-per-household restriction, since you don’t enter your address anywhere else. All my/my wife’s CCs have our address as the billing address… I have a prepaid debit card (gift from someone), wonder if using that would work? Not sure what I would put as my billing address.

Did the prepaid trick work for you?

No 🙁 Purchase wouldn’t go through…

Can I do this for each portal and get 4 papers? or once you sign up for 1 then you have a subscription and will be ineligible for another?

+1 this question

FWIW/YMMV – a couple of years ago I did one of these (not sure if it was Barron’s or WSJ) and the miles were eventually clawed back. I think I commented on a doc post about it at the time.

Hmmm. must cancel by phone is not really worth up to 1k miles for me.

It won’t let me sign up. Takes me on a never-ending loop

Ditto for the Barron’s one too

Thanks for posting this! I need more miles so I can book wifey flights back to Korea to see friends and fam.

Does anybody know how long it takes for the miles to post to your Southwest account?
I can’t find the fine print that states that.

Anyone encountering issues getting the 900 Rapid Rewards to post? I and three family all subscribed, it’s past the 45 days mark.

Two of us got credited the next day, the other two nothing. So we provided receipts and such via the Southwest RR customer service reps (online form/email only). They acknowledge the error and say they have to “sort it out with our merchant partner”. It’s been this way for several weeks now…

Planning on canceling my trial in the next two weeks or so, really hope these missing points aren’t impacted by our cancellations :/

Similar. Met all the criteria, canceled via phone right before first charge, about 55 days in, and never received the miles for Southwest.

Did this, met all the criteria, canceled via phone right before first charge, and never received the miles for Southwest.

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