Easy 1,000 United Airlines Miles for Spending $1 With Wall Street Journal

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Here’s a cheap way to earn 1,000 United Airlines miles if you’re looking to boost your frequent flyer account balance or keep your miles from expiring.

Folks on Reddit report a limited-time offer through the United Airlines shopping portal.  You’ll get 1,000 United Airlines miles when you pay $1 for a 2-month subscription of the Wall Street Journal!

Wall Street Journal Miles

Wall Street Journal Is Practically Giving Away 1,000 United Airlines Miles

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal.

Buy 1,000 United Airlines Miles at a Huge Discount!

Until 11:59 pm Eastern Time on September 19, 2016, you’ll receive a bonus 1,000 United Airlines miles when you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal through the United Airlines online shopping portal.  Here are the details:

  • Get a 2-month trial subscription to the Wall Street Journal for $1
  • Subscription must not be cancelled for at least 45 days
  • If you do not cancel your subscription before the 2-month trial ends, your card will be charged the normal monthly rate until you cancel
  • This offer is limited to 1 trial subscription per United Airlines account.  So if you participated in earlier promotions, it’s possible you will not get the current bonus

This is a good deal for folks who are organized enough to remember to cancel their subscription before the trial period ends!  Forgetting to cancel and being charged a monthly fee makes this deal much less attractive.

Also, you can NOT cancel your Wall Street Journal subscription through the website or by email.  You must cancel by phone at 800-568-7625.  That said, the Wall Street Journal is a great source of information.  You might find yourself keeping the subscription anyway!

What Are 1,000 United Airlines Miles Worth?

United Airlines normally sells miles for 3.5 cents each.  So 1,000 United Airlines miles would usually cost $35 plus tax.

While you can’t do much with just 1,000 United Airlines miles, this could be a good deal for folks who are saving for an award or need a few more miles to top-off their account.  Or if you need to keep your United Airlines miles from expiring.

And remember, there are lots of other ways to earn United Airlines miles!

Let me know if you jump on these easy points!

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11 responses to “Easy 1,000 United Airlines Miles for Spending $1 With Wall Street Journal

  1. I am always looking for ways to collect United miles. This is a great deal and I snagged it. Thanks! 🙂

    I frequently make use of United’s shopping portal as well as their mobile app, MileagePlusX. All of my everyday purchases eventually add up! 🙂

  2. Do this at your own risk! I went for a 1300 mile offer last year, and have fought with WSJ and Barrons since MAY over cancellation! They keep billing my credit card, I dispute, and they bill again! Cancellation numbers and names and dates mean nothing to them. BEYOND aggravating!

  3. Great find! Made the purchase and set a calendar reminder to consider cancelling in 50 days. Thanks

  4. I agree with Susan. I didn’t have any issues over cancellation, but to covered my bases, I switched my credit card to a card I had cancelled.

  5. Susan’s right – watch your back. I cant remember the bonus, but I bit and the WSJ never came. I called once then let it go. I think a renewal bill came – (which I didn’t pay) and the points never showed in my account. The details are foggy now – but getting screwed over is still clear in my mind – and their total lack of concern was indelibly etched.

  6. Only use a card which you plan to cancel or a Visa gift card or something as it’s very hard to cancel. Also be prepared to fight for your miles. I did his promo earlier this year with United, American M, and Southwest. United and Southwest came through fine but American? I filed a follow up claim when the miles didn’t come through and it took 5 months for them to finally resolve it and give me the miles.

  7. STAY AWAY !!!


  8. Not worth it! Cancelling the subscription is difficult and the customer service reps are bullies.

  9. Never got the bonus from last offer.

    There are other ways to get miles that do not involve credit cards …try those

  10. Just wanted to let you guys know that I received the 1,000 miles in my United Airlines account today. Yay! 🙂

  11. Ordered on the 16th and got the miles on the 20th as well.