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Last Edited by rakisto February 19, 2013 at 08:19 AM
In the Rapid Rewards shopping portal, you can subscribe to New York Times digital subscription for 4 weeks for just 99 cents and net 1300 points for doing so.

https://rapidrewardsshopping.sout...?mids=3260

The good thing here is that SWA deposits the 1300 points at the 2 week mark at which point you can call 877-698-5635 to cancel the subscription so you don't pay the $15 after expiration.

This works out to 13.13 points per cent!

BONUS to make it even SLICKER:
Using the same rapid rewards shopping sign-in, you can sign up for two subscriptions to the NYT with a different name and credit card (your significant other?) and it will still deposit to the same RR account!

Cheers and happy flying!


Edit:
The disclaimer of "Not eligible on subscriptions cancelled prior to 120 days.", just means that accounts cancelled in the past 120 days are not eligible for this offer again.

Worked successfully for United points per Flyertalk with the same disclaimer:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mi...cents.html

Seems to be with most airlines too:

Rapid rewards shopping mall purchases do count toward your Companion Pass earning so this should count as well. See attachment.
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Last Edited by djm409 March 29, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Call this number to get your southwest miles. The csr told me that she would manually add the points to my account if they didn't appear within one week. it did go over by a few days, but i just noticed that the points DID just post.

214-932-0333


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From an ethical point of view, bear in mind that you're basically tricking the New York Times into buying you ~$15 of Southwest points. I suspect it would work, but I don't think it would be right.
Really you're just paying $1 for NYT to have your info... No where do they state that you need to commit to an active subscription with them after the 4 weeks are up.

2. CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY FOR DIGITAL PRODUCTS

2.1. Cancellation and Refunds of Digital Subscriptions

You can cancel your digital product at any time by calling Customer Care at (800) 591-9233. For international customers, please e-mail us at help@nytimes.com. Group Subscription billing cycles and terms of cancellations may differ and are governed by the terms set forth in the Group Subscription Purchase Order.

Monthly and 4-Week Subscription Billing


When you cancel, you cancel only future charges associated with your subscription. You may notify us of your intent to cancel at any time, but the cancellation will become effective at the end of your current billing period.

Cancellations are effective the following billing cycle. You will not receive a refund for the current billing cycle. You will continue to have the same access and benefits of your product for the remainder of the current billing period.

We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future.

Annual Subscription Billing

If you cancel within the first 11 months, your access and other benefits will end immediately and you will receive a refund prorated to the day.

If you cancel in the final 30 days, the cancellation will not take effect until the end of your current billing period. Your access and privileges will continue to the end of the current billing period, and you will not receive a refund.

We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future.

Changes to Content or Access

We reserve the right to make changes to our digital products at any time. If we temporarily reduce or eliminate the charge for content or access that you are currently paying for under different terms, you will not receive a refund.

Cancellations by Us

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your subscription or product for any reason, with or without notice and without further obligation. You will not be entitled to a refund in these circumstances. If any or all of our digital products are temporarily unavailable, you will not receive a refund. We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future.

2.2. Cancellation and Refunds of One-Time Purchases

One-time purchases cannot be canceled or refunded. For more information on the cancellation terms for gift subscriptions, see the Gift Subscriptions FAQ.

We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future.

Changes to Content or Access

We reserve the right to make changes to our digital products at any time. If we temporarily reduce or eliminate the charge for content or access that you are currently paying for under different terms, you will not receive a refund.

If any or all of our digital products are temporarily unavailable, you will not receive a refund. We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future.

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Quote from chuck4rooke View Post :
nope, see comment above yours.
Ahh... yeah that's weird then.

I used a vanilla visa with like $2.30 left on it and it worked just fine.
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Quote from mrredskin View Post :
i did all digital, as well, but did not do the update portion. i set a reminder on calendar and which cards i used to make sure to cancel in time.

i bet the other user's AMEX didn't go through because of the additional $1 they put on there. i think he/she said there was only $1.xx remaining on his card. in that case, it wouldn't go through.
that was me. laugh out loud
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Quote from FM66 View Post :
American is my airline of choice, wondering if 1500 miles is worth paying $56.46.

120 days / 7 days in a week = 17.14 weeks(round up to 18 weeks). Cheapest subscription option is "After the introductory period, your rate will be $3.75 per week, billed every four weeks." after the first four weeks for .99 cents comes out to $56.46 after 18 weeks.

My math could be wrong so I wonder if this is worth $56.46. Personally I'm not missing out by not having a NYTimes subscription.
To add to this, the 120 day disclaimer just means that accounts that have been cancelled in the last 120 days are not eligible for this offer.
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i used a BoA visa virtual vard with a $1.08 limit. Digital+mobile app. went through fine
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Quote from rakisto View Post :
To add to this, the 120 day disclaimer just means that accounts that have been cancelled in the last 120 days are not eligible for this offer.
I thought it meant you had to keep your subscription for 120 days before you cancel in order to keep your points/miles. I'll cancel this subscription in 2 weeks then. Hell of a deal then.

Edit: Not sure why the wording confuses me. It reads like what I thought in the first place.

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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Last edited by FM66 February 19, 2013 at 08:44 AM
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Quote from myamex View Post :
I did AA 1500 miles. I checked UA and I only saw 900 miles.
UA 1400 is only for Chase UA Explorer card holders.
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what is the value of 1300 points or what can we get with them?
$21.66
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let's just hope i remember to cancel my subscription Smilie
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thanks OP, trying out for 900 UA miles

I still need something like 700 more miles to get another round trip ticket. is it ok/feasible/doable to do it twice for the same mileage plus account? if so, just use a different credit card? I get a different screen if I visit the link again
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Quote from SirenOfJafar View Post :
let's just hope i remember to cancel my subscription Smilie
Make an IFTTT script to text/email you that day. I change ROMs too many times for on-phone reminders to be useful.
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Quote from gfx2 View Post :
thanks OP, trying out for 900 UA miles

I still need something like 700 more miles to get another round trip ticket. is it ok/feasible/doable to do it twice for the same mileage plus account? if so, just use a different credit card? I get a different screen if I visit the link again
Flyertalk user reported that you can have two different people (name and CC) deposit into the same account. I'd recommend trying to use the same shopping portal and try for an incognito window maybe?
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Well I'm trying it out as well so thank you if it works
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Flyertalk user reported that you can have two different people (name and CC) deposit into the same account. I'd recommend trying to use the same shopping portal and try for an incognito window maybe?
thanks, trying for 2x 900 UA mile
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i think i will use BofA virtual card through paypal. Just playing it extra safe Smilie
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Points post after 2 weeks. already confirmed
If you use these shopping portals to accumulate points on a regular basis, you also know that just because they deposit them does not mean they don't revoke them later.

They do it all the time for returns or cancellations such as this.
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