(EXPIRED) United Shopping Portal: Earn 1,000 Bonus Miles With A $1 Wall Street Journal Subscription

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The United MileagePlus shopping portal is offering an easy way to boost your miles balance by earning 1,000 bonus miles when taking out a 2 month Wall Street Journal subscription for $1.

Wall Street Journal MileagePlus Shopping 1,000 Bonus Miles

The Deal

  • Purchase a two-month Wall Street Journal subscription for $1 and earn 1,000 bonus miles.
  • Direct link to offer.

Key Terms

  • Offer valid February 4 to February 8, 2019.
  • The trial subscription purchase must be made between February 4, 2019 at 12:01am Eastern Time through 11:59 pm Eastern Time on February 8, 2019 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 2 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 digital subscription per United MileagePlus account number.

Quick Thoughts

This is an easy way to boost your MileagePlus balance, although it’ll likely involve having to call to cancel the subscription in a couple of months. My understanding is that California residents are given an option to cancel online, but the rest of us aren’t so lucky.

Make sure you don’t cancel until you’ve had the subscription for at least 45 days. If you’re worried about forgetting to cancel, set a reminder in Google Calendar and have it send you an email towards the end of March.

A similar deal was available a couple of times last year, so if you took advantage of it through the United shopping portal, you won’t be eligible to earn the bonus miles again.

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Brutal cancellation process


When are you eligible again for the offer again?


Not only do you have to call to cancel, but they aren’t open on Sundays and have limited hours on Saturdays, so DEFINITELY set a calendar reminder to call and cancel several days before your trial expires. My trial ended on a Sunday, so I called first thing Monday morning… and they wouldn’t accept the cancellation, charging me for a month, and actually fought me when I filed a charge-back through my credit card.

Miles Ahead

Thanks Stephen, I appreciate these posts as it’s another eady way to accrue points. There’s a similar offer for Barron’s AND if you go to Cashback Monitor today you will find that there’s other participants besides United including AA for 1300 points Barclay for 1300 and (my fave) SW for 950, because I use them– not because they offer ridiculous value. For those on the fence. I’ve done the WSJ deal twice (thanks to these notices from FM and DoC) and found the cancellation process to be pretty easy and frictionless– although you do have to call and of course they will try to extend the subscription by offering you a deal– which you may actually find favorable.
Not the worst way to get some additional points in one of your fave FF accounts IMHO…
and then you get some good reading along the way…


I think about doing these, but it’s just not worth the hassle for 1000 points. I did like getting a free 1,000 miles for linking my new United business card to the mpx app,.