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muffy28

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As there haven't been any good offers of bonus points from them recently I looked on the site and had a search for something to keep the account going.

For $8 for 2 months you can get 1700 miles by getting the digital version of the Wall Street Journal.

For $7.50 per months for 3 months you can get 1500 miles by getting the digital version of The New York Times.

These were the best I could find for someone in Australia.
 

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As there haven't been any good offers of bonus points from them recently I looked on the site and had a search for something to keep the account going.

For $8 for 2 months you can get 1700 miles by getting the digital version of the Wall Street Journal.

For $7.50 per months for 3 months you can get 1500 miles by getting the digital version of The New York Times.

These were the best I could find for someone in Australia.

Good find, $16 for 1700 points is even a good deal!
 

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Good find, $16 for 1700 points is even a good deal!

Indeed. It costs about twice as much as that to buy AA points, even when they have a 50% bonus. Do you think someone could subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, say.. 50 times?

Edit: appears not; "new subscribers only who have not previously subscribed to WSJ in the previous 180 days."
 
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The challenge is actually getting points credited. In my experience, AA's shopping portal is the least reliable in terms of recognising you have made a purchase and then crediting you with the points.
 

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Indeed. It costs about twice as much as that to buy AA points, even when they have a 50% bonus. Do you think someone could subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, say.. 50 times?

Edit: appears not; "new subscribers only who have not previously subscribed to WSJ in the previous 180 days."

How about family members living at the same address?
 

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how long does it take to credit?

I can depend on the retailer, I find that (when they do eventually credit), they show as pending in eshopping after a week or two, and then can take up to three months to move from pending to credited.
 

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Thanks mate, 3 month geez, was going to do it to keep some points alive
 

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If you're almost at 18 months without activity in your AAdvantage account, the eshopping site is not the thing to get you activity quick. It can be quicker than three months, but as the transaction history page says:

"Your recent AAdvantage eShopping[SUP]℠[/SUP] transactions are below. Please allow 2-3 weeks for a transaction to be posted in a pending status, with an additional 1-3 weeks to confirm your transaction."

For some reason the Delta shopping site usually posts for me within a couple of days, although given Delta miles have no expiry, it's not like they trigger any activity period extension.
 

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Did you see the WSJ subscription under this 'cos I can't open the 'complete list of titles' ...

Earn up to 2,000 AAdvantage miles for new magazine subscriptions.
To order, view our complete list of titles to earn the miles shown for each magazine subscription. Your selections will be continued annually.

EDIT, ok now. I think my Chrome is playing up, but can't see the WSJ.

I am not able to open this
It's only $8 for the entire 2 months, not $16. So 1700 miles for $8
 

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Thanks for sharing the information about the offer. I think there may be a similar points offer on the US Airways web store.

Yes, was going to note that myself, and on the United site also.
 

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Has anyone subscribed to the WSJ or NY Times recently? I've left it a bit late as I only have 6 weeks to extend 90K miles. I can't find those papers on the site, but if I donate $25 I'll get 10 points per dollar. Anyone seen anything with a better return?
 
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As I only have 6 week left to roll over my miles, what are my options. Eg, if I buy 1000 miles it seems to be USD29. Does that extend all the miles - ANY suggestions plse?
 
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