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Subscribe to WSJ Digital (3 months for $21.99, plus 2 more months free) and get $50 Amazon GC

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Update 4/24:

The Wall Street Journal just e-mailed me with subject "Your Gift for Subscribing to The Wall Street Journal" with a $50 GC. I have already applied the GC successfully to my Amazon account.

Meanwhile, http://wsj.com today is offering a $25 Amazon GC for subscribing to both digital & print editions. However, that $25 GC won't be delivered until 150 days after the initial payment. So the $50 GC deal we got in turned out to be a way better deal.



Update 4/23:

I am sorry if you have not received your GC. I am still waiting for mine too. I never heard back after e-mailing TheWallStreetJournal@e.wsjonline.info. The first time support@wsj.com said to wait 180 days. Then asked for screen shots. The third time support@wsj.com said:

Quote :
Thank you for contacting The Wall Street Journal Online regarding your gift card inquiry. We do apologize for all the delays. Your card does come to you straight from Amazon electronically. We have passed your request on to Amazon for further action.


Update 3/17:

Two more months for free, thanks ready2mosh and alp44.
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=58259458&postcount=240

Steps:
  • Visit http://wsj.com/starbucks
  • Because we have signed up already, click on "Already have username and password?", Continue. No need to sign up again, no need to enter code.

In Customer Center, your next payment date should show 8/x/2013.



Update 3/9:

The Wall Street Journal just e-mailed me with subject "Thank you for your recent order" that confirms:
Quote :
Your recent subscription order includes a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card. With an active paid subscription, your gift card will be delivered electronically 45 days from the date of purchase.
I think the date of purchase is 3/7. So if you have not canceled already, you should receive your $50 GC by around 4/21.
(After you Log In, in Customer Center, for WSJ Digital your STATUS should say Active. You paid $21.99 on 3/7. So you have an "active paid subscription".)



If you want to cancel:

I plan to enjoy my subscription for at least the next 3 months (I prefer and use Bing for all my searches, but I had to use google news search to read WSJ articles for free. Now I can skip google news.). If you want to cancel before the end of the 3-month trial period, please see:

http://online.wsj.com/public/page...ement.html
Quote :
4. Cancellation and Renewal. Your subscription will renew automatically, unless it is cancelled in accordance with this Section. For annual subscriptions, we will notify you of the pending renewal of your subscription at least 30 days prior to the date your subscription renews, except as otherwise required by law. For all subscriptions, you must cancel your subscription before it renews in order to avoid billing of subscription fees for the renewal term to your credit card. We may cancel your subscription at any time by notifying you. You may cancel your subscription by calling Customer Service at (800) 975-3913. We do not accept cancellations by mail or email or by any other means other than calling Customer Service.


Original post on 3/7:

If you visit http://wsj.com today, you get a banner. The banner leads to:

https://buy.wsj.com/shopandbuy/or...e=aap7bz1l

It says "Your credit card will be charged $21.99 for the first three months. . . ." At the bottom it says "This is a special offer made available for first time subscribers to The Wall Street Journal Digital Plus. Sales tax may apply."

I wish it says how soon I'd get the $50 Amazon GC. But it seems like a deal to buy a $50 Amazon GC for $22. What do you think?


My own thoughts: CSRs have been all over the place as to when I would receive the GC. But I think the offer is simple: "SUBSCRIBE TO WSJ & get a $50 Amazon.com Gift card." You just need to subscribe to WSJ to fulfill your part of the bargain; nowhere does it say how long you have to subscribe to WSJ for. The fact that you get 3 months when you pay the price of 1 is simply an added bonus. The added bonus is not an additional requirement. Nowhere does it say you have to pay for 3 months of subscription in order to get the Amazon GC.

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In for one and used a shopsafe virtual credit card number so I don't have to remember to cancel the subscription.
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Quote from dorkyden View Post :
did the confirmation email say anything about the amazon gc?
No, mine didn't. And that worries me. The only reason for me to do this is for the GC.
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Cool. I have a free print subscription, but never find the time to read it either I'm out or don't feel like grabbing the paper on my way out. I'd love to read it on my tablet. The fact that I'm getting a gift card for Amazon at more than 50% off makes it even better.
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in for one. a little nervous that the confirmation page does not mention the amazon gift card at all.
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did the confirmation email say anything about the amazon gc?
No. Not at all.
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Quote from dorkyden View Post :
did the confirmation email say anything about the amazon gc?
I just signed up. It did not say anything about the GC.

It says:

Dear [name]

Thank you for subscribing to WSJ Digital Plus. We appreciate your business and are pleased to provide you with this receipt for WSJ Digital Plus.

Click here to activate your subscription by verifying the email address, [email here], that you entered at time of purchase:

Date:

Order No:

Amount:

CC information:

Please be advised that prices are in U.S. dollars and may include applicable taxes.

If you require further assistance, or, if you believe you received this email in error, please contact Customer Service.

Thank you for your business.

Regards,
WSJ Customer Service Team
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Quote from TerenceP View Post :
IMO for solely investing in stocks, probably not worthwhile, as with any news source about stocks you'd want to do your own research, calculations and your own formulas/algorithms. For general investing advice and news, i'd say it's definitely worth it. The articles tend to be well written.
Thanks for your input. Yes, of course I do not base my stock choices solely on any particular article. I cross reference many articles and check out reports by Credit Suisse,S&P Capital IQ, Ford Equity, MarketEdge, etc. as well. I am not yet seasoned enough to implement my own formulas/algorithms and I am not currently a huge investor in general with only about $12,000 invested in funds and stocks (25 yr. old grad school student with a child). If you would be interested in discussing stocks/funds with me here and there, or anyone else on here who has been in the game for awhile, I would be very interested in learning more and comparing portfolios.
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Quote from Chi-YanC View Post :
in for one. a little nervous that the confirmation page does not mention the amazon gift card at all.
In 4 1, If I don't get Amazon GC in time. I will just call cc to dispute this charge. Cool
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Just chatted with WSJ representative and she told me that amazon gift card will be sent out via email in 6 to 8 weeks.
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Remember to save a copy of the offer page, just in case.
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Quote from paisa.paisa View Post :
Just chatted with WSJ representative and she told me that amazon gift card will be sent out via email in 6 to 8 weeks.
Will it be too late to cancel after 6-8 weeks?Confused
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Dont see amazon gift card info on the banner any more
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Will it be too late to cancel after 6-8 weeks?Confused
You have to cancel in week 11 to not incur the cost for the 4th month. Cutting it close!
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Will it be too late to cancel after 6-8 weeks?Confused

I am planning to cancel as soon as I get the gift card and ask to prorate the charge.

$21 for 3 months, if I get gift card in 8 weeks, I will ask them to refund me $7 (remaining one month charge)
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Dont see amazon gift card info on the banner any more
Still there for me.

Bah I'm in I guess. Have zero interest in the content, just in for the GC.
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