Mileage for Economist Subscription?

Old May 12, 16, 1:49 pm
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Mileage for Economist Subscription?

I used to be able to get this publication with various mileage programs, but can't find any offers currently- has anyone seen one on Skymiles or any US Airline FF site? I don't think I'll ever earn enough Skymiles for an actual Delta ticket and was hoping to do this instead.
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Old May 12, 16, 2:06 pm
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Magazines come and go from magsformiles.com. The Economist indeed is no longer there, it seems.

The model appears to be to get new subscribers via magsformiles.com, then take the publication off there, so that instead of renewing (really doing a new subscription) via magsformiles.com, the subscriber actually renews by cash - that is the whole play of this, after all, to get new cash subscribers in the longer term. Then once all the new subscribers who are so inclined are converted to paying customers, the magazine will go back up on magsformiles.com again for a while to get some more new subscribers. Then go off again... Rinse and repeat.

The Economist has been on and off there several times, in line with this apparent operating basis.
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Old May 12, 16, 2:13 pm
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I have a current Economist subscription via miles and received a letter from the Economist a couple weeks ago advising that they were terminating their relationship with Magazines for Miles.
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Old May 12, 16, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by TTT
I have a current Economist subscription via miles and received a letter from the Economist a couple weeks ago advising that they were terminating their relationship with Magazines for Miles.
That's too bad. My current year long digital subscription was bought with 1000 Skypesos. Probably one of my highest yielding redemptions on DL...
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with all due apologies, there's often more than enough commentary from one particular economist here on the DL FT board to avoid using any SkyMiles for a subscription
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Old May 12, 16, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767
with all due apologies, there's often more than enough commentary from one particular economist here on the DL FT board to avoid using any SkyMiles for a subscription


But that commentary is usually quite different from the commentary in The Economist.

I, for one, don't mind to read both.
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Old Feb 5, 17, 1:13 pm
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points for subscribtion

i saw this in an email

https://subscription.economist.com/OA/partners/MMUS/25
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Originally Posted by RealHJ


But that commentary is usually quite different from the commentary in The Economist.

I, for one, don't mind to read both.
I enjoy reading both as well.
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