Updated on April 5, 2017
2/11/16 update: this Barron's deal has now expired there is still a $1 for a WSJ 3 month subscription offer available. It says $1 per week on the AA portal, but $1 for 3 months when you click through to the signup page. Good luck to those who had placed multiple orders.
The AA Shopping Portal is currently offering a President's Day promo: $1 for a Barron's 12 week subscription which comes with a bonus 1,300 American Airline miles (per subscription). The terms of the offer are simple: Place an order now, and you will earn 1300 miles, which is displayed after you click the offer.
The Barron's offer says you are not eligible if you have subscribed in the last 180 days, but what if you buy gift memberships for other people, could you place several orders and get 1,300 miles each time? This offer ends 2/28/16, so we won't likely know for sure if this will work multiple times (it takes time for the points to arrive).
HOW TO SIGN UP
- Go to the
Barron's offer page on the AA eShopping Portal(or the WSJ Journal offer)
- Click the ‘shop now' button next to the Barron's/WSJ “1300 Miles” offer
- Sign up for the subscription.
NOTE: If you have subscribed to Barron's in the last 180 days, you are NOT eligible for the $1 introductory pricing. Not sure how they handle digital subscriptions with email addresses, however.
WHAT ARE THE TERMS?
Notice how it says in the terms in the screen shot above:
Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes not found on this site.
The offer IS found on this site:
ARE THERE ANY LIMITS?
As mentioned above, you are NOT eligible for the $1 introductory pricing if you have subscribed to Barron's in the last 180 days. The AA site doesn't say there are any limits to the 1,300 bonus. So in theory, you can get 1,300 AA miles for each email address you have available to you.
I subscribed 3x so far with different email addresses and credit cards just in case and decided to post this awesome deal before I continue with more subscriptions. If you don't have that many different credit cards and you have a Citibank card, you can use Citi Virtual Account Numbers to make temporary card numbers with short expiration dates in case you forget to cancel.
If the AA Shopping portal eventually limits the deal to 1 per account, it's only several extra dollars wasted for the potential to earn thousands of extra AA miles. So who wants to be the next pudding guy? For reference, the last time I posted a similar deal with Singapore Air bonus miles, it worked!
If you don't plan to keep the subscription, don't forget to cancel it after you get your bonus miles or before the 12 weeks is up or else:
Your credit card will be charged $1.00 total for the first 1 quarter of your Wall Street Journal subscription. Thereafter, service will automatically renew and your credit card will be charged $28.99 per 1 Month. You will be notified in advance via email of any price increases. All fees and charges are nonrefundable. For questions about your subscription or to cancel, please call us as 1-800-JOURNAL(568-7625).
HT to Ken K. who found it on Reddit