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[Expired]1,400 United Miles for only 99 cents

[Expired]1,400 United Miles for only 99 cents

Old Feb 16, 13, 10:10 am
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[Expired]1,400 United Miles for only 99 cents

Long time lurker, first time poster. Did a search but I couldn't find this anywhere. I recently applied and received the Chase United card with 55k bonus miles. Was looking to pad the account with extra miles and noticed that in the shopping portal you can receive 1,400 miles for activating a NY Times digital subscription. The first 4 weeks it is only 99 cents, during which you can easily cancel by calling 877-698-5635. If you forget to cancel your subscription will be extended at $15 every four weeks but the 1,400 miles posted for me within 2 weeks both times I placed an order. Both times we padded my wife's united mileage account. Each time I used a Chase credit card, one in my name and one in my wife's. Activated one digital subscription with her email address and one with mine. I can't think of an easier way that's out there right now to add some miles !

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Old Feb 16, 13, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by Samson7256 View Post
Long time lurker, first time poster. Did a search but I couldn't find this anywhere. I recently applied and received the Chase United card with 55k bonus miles. Was looking to pad the account with extra miles and noticed that in the shopping portal you can receive 1,400 miles for activating a NY Times digital subscription. The first 4 weeks it is only 99 cents, during which you can easily cancel by calling or going into your newly created NY Times account online. If you forget to cancel your subscription will be extended at $15 every four weeks but the 1,400 miles posted for me within 2 weeks both times I placed an order. Both times we padded my wife's united mileage account. Each time I used a Chase credit card, one in my name and one in my wife's. Activated one digital subscription with her email address and one with mine. I can't think of an easier way that's out there right now to add some miles !
Thanks for the info, but I don't see an option to get the first 4 weeks for $0.99? I only get 4 options as follows:
Daily Delivery: $8.05 per week
Weekender: $5.65 per week
Sunday Only: $4.10 per week
Weekday: $4.05 per week
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Old Feb 16, 13, 10:23 am
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You need to select the option for the "digital subscription", not the reguarl mail delivery.
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Old Feb 16, 13, 10:32 am
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How long ago did you subscribe/cancel?
"Please note these terms & conditions: New subscriptions will be eligible one time only. Not eligible on subscriptions cancelled prior to 120 days."
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Old Feb 16, 13, 10:52 am
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While I was offered the 1400 mile deal, my gf's account was offered only a 900 mile version. Changing rapidly or targeted based on MP balance or linked CC status maybe? Both of us are non-elite.

$.99 is a small risk to take in the face of small print that so far has been shown to not be accurate.
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Old Feb 16, 13, 11:12 am
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I don't see where you can select digital only
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Old Feb 16, 13, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by nicholastg View Post
I don't see where you can select digital only
You need to choose a zip code with no delivery. I randomly chose 03310 and it then gave me the 99c option.

Also, you can click https://www.mileageplusshopping.com/...s/bc_16___.htm and select the special offer which takes you to the 99c page

Last edited by ukinny2000; Feb 16, 13 at 11:22 am Reason: updated info
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Old Feb 16, 13, 11:31 am
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Good time to use Citi's virtual card.
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Old Feb 16, 13, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by ukinny2000 View Post
You need to choose a zip code with no delivery. I randomly chose 03310 and it then gave me the 99c option.

Also, you can click https://www.mileageplusshopping.com/...s/bc_16___.htm and select the special offer which takes you to the 99c page

right now that comes up at 900 miles , still not bad....
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Old Feb 16, 13, 11:42 am
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Nice post.. easy 1400 miles. Will cancel and re-order once i receive the miles.
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Old Feb 16, 13, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by soarer View Post
right now that comes up at 900 miles , still not bad....
1400 miles if you have UA Mileage Explorer Card, otherwise is 900 miles.
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Old Feb 16, 13, 11:52 am
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I guess MP card members are getting 1,400miles, otherwise 900miles.
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Old Feb 16, 13, 11:58 am
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I don't have the MP card and was offered the 1400 miles. I used to have the old CO card (>1 year ago) maybe it still has me tagged in the database? I'm no longer elite.

Thanks OP!
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Old Feb 16, 13, 11:58 am
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churnable?
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Old Feb 16, 13, 12:15 pm
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Hopefully not churn able or we will have members doing it 5,000 times in 24 hours.
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