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Up to 20,000 Asia Miles when you buy The Economist subscription

Up to 20,000 Asia Miles when you buy The Economist subscription

Old Jun 17, 15, 10:40 pm
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Up to 20,000 Asia Miles when you buy The Economist subscription

If anyone needs miles in that program:

https://subscriptions.economist.com/...joi/asiamiles/

20K for three years of print + digital
10K for one year print + digital

if you want just one year print or one year digital, they'll give you 8K for that subscription.
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Old Jun 22, 15, 8:22 pm
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A three year Asian subscription costs over $700, not a good value for 20k miles ($400 @ .02/mile which might be generous).

One year regular rate in the USA is $225 so I guess its not a terrible rate, but you can book it on Amazon.com for just $130.

I booked the Economist on Groupon two years back for less than $100. Might be worth checking for those deals too.
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Old Jul 2, 15, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by ryandelmundo View Post
A three year Asian subscription costs over $700, not a good value for 20k miles ($400 @ .02/mile which might be generous).

One year regular rate in the USA is $225 so I guess its not a terrible rate, but you can book it on Amazon.com for just $130.

I booked the Economist on Groupon two years back for less than $100. Might be worth checking for those deals too.
I did a one year Economist during June 2013 with SW points. It required very few points and I calculated the price to be about $20. I couldn't find any offers recently.
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Old Jul 6, 15, 12:12 am
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Love the Economist. I got a subscription for a year back when the Spirit 8K promotion came out - remember the 'say something bad about us for 8K free Spirit miles' promo? I took those and turned them into several Economist subscriptions. Worth it.
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Old Jul 6, 15, 11:49 pm
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I got myself an Economist subscription in January this year, opting to earn Etihad Guest miles. It's now July and the miles still haven't posted to my account. I must have contacted the Economist a dozen times by now, and they always apologise and "escalate it to the relevant department", but nothing ever happens. I'm baffled at the incompetence, frankly.
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Old Jul 14, 15, 9:28 am
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I used 3200 Delta SkyPesos for a one year Economist sub.

And one of neighbors found a $10 a year offer on EBay.
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Old Jul 19, 15, 6:15 am
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The digital only based in Canada sounds like a pretty sweet deal though...
Originally Posted by ryandelmundo View Post
A three year Asian subscription costs over $700, not a good value for 20k miles ($400 @ .02/mile which might be generous).

One year regular rate in the USA is $225 so I guess its not a terrible rate, but you can book it on Amazon.com for just $130.

I booked the Economist on Groupon two years back for less than $100. Might be worth checking for those deals too.
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Old Jul 19, 15, 2:06 pm
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What's weird about this is that usually, the longer the subscription, the better the offer

in this case

1 year - 155CAD - 10k AM = 1.55cpm
3 year - 384CAD - 20k AM = 1.92cpm

or digital/print only:

1 year - 120CAD - 8k AM = 1.5cpm
3 year - 305CAD - 15k AM = 2.03cpm

odd.
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Old Jul 20, 15, 5:06 am
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Originally Posted by Smiley90 View Post
What's weird about this is that usually, the longer the subscription, the better the offer

in this case

1 year - 155CAD - 10k AM = 1.55cpm
3 year - 384CAD - 20k AM = 1.92cpm

or digital/print only:

1 year - 120CAD - 8k AM = 1.5cpm
3 year - 305CAD - 15k AM = 2.03cpm

odd.

Yes but the pricing is less per year if you take the 3 year subscription.
That's probably why less miles are offered
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Old Jul 21, 15, 11:18 am
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But the miles diminish at a faster rate than the price
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Old Jul 21, 15, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by lsed View Post
Yes but the pricing is less per year if you take the 3 year subscription.
That's probably why less miles are offered
yeah but we're not buying it for the actual subscription but for the miles! :P well... I would. -cough-
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Old Jul 23, 15, 12:23 am
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Originally Posted by SteamyUncle View Post
The digital only based in Canada sounds like a pretty sweet deal though...
I signed up for that one. Local state tax gets added to the total (depending on the canadian state you choose.) Still, its less than half the price for continental europe, where I live. I mostly want the magazine, but Asia Miles seem to have lots of non-flight redemption opportunities so I can employ those miles for a hotel or something.

I've never been to the new world, but I expect I'll be able to change the delivery address later on.
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Old Jul 24, 15, 12:30 pm
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This is probably about equivalent to the 12,000 BA Avios offer in terms of how these two programmes price out.
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