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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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Quote from Tua31263 View Post :
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.
Before you invest any more in stocks, you should read (if you haven't already) "Bogleheads' Guide To Investing" by Larimore, Lindauer, and LeBoeuf as well as "The Four Pillars of Investing" by William Bernstein.

Chances are that individuals will be unable to beat the market. About 70 to 80% of investment professionals fail to beat the market consistently after taking taxes and fees into account. Your best bet is to invest in index funds with low expense ratios (Vanguard and Fidelity Spartan index funds) with an asset allocation appropriate to your risk tolerance, preferably in a retirement account.
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#62
Quote from gareim View Post :
That would have to be false advertising then. The banner clearly states buying a 3 month subscription includes the gift card. If we have to extend past the 3 month subscription to get it, then that makes the banner false.
Another poster said that you are only subscribing to one month, and getting two months free.

It would seem that they may be thinking an actual 3 mo. (paid) subscription, which would mean ultimately 5 mos. of access.

So it is possible that the 2 free months don't count towards 3 mos. subscription.

But, I am not a soothsayer nor do I play one on television!
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#63
Quote from nrdk00 View Post :
That's what it sounds like, as 90 days hit's the autorenew for the next month cycle. And a $50 Amazon GC you don't receive for 90+ days. Not really worth it to most of us for all of a 6% discount 3 months in the future.
If you cancel on June 5th that would be 90 days from today, but wouldn't that be less than 3 months from today (3/7)? So couldn't you avoid paying for an additional month?
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Quote from scooterp7 View Post :
Another poster said that you are only subscribing to one month, and getting two months free.

It would seem that they may be thinking an actual 3 mo. (paid) subscription, which would mean ultimately 5 mos. of access.

So it is possible that the 2 free months don't count towards 3 mos. subscription.

But, I am not a soothsayer nor do I play one on television!
It doesn't mean what they think, the wording is clearly in our favor. That giftcard better come. :/
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Quote from scy2200j View Post :
Before you invest any more in stocks, you should read (if you haven't already) "Bogleheads' Guide To Investing" by Larimore, Lindauer, and LeBoeuf as well as "The Four Pillars of Investing" by William Bernstein.

Chances are that individuals will be unable to beat the market. About 70 to 80% of investment professionals fail to beat the market consistently after taking taxes and fees into account. Your best bet is to invest in index funds with low expense ratios (Vanguard and Fidelity Spartan index funds) with an asset allocation appropriate to your risk tolerance, preferably in a retirement account.
Are you a registered investment adviser?
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#66
Wow.. the reps are all over in their info and somewhat different than what I put on the Wiki. But someone posted 90 days? Oh well.

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It does pop up at bottom of my screen. Click to subscribe gives you subscription screen which I clicked the agreement link to start reading. Item 4 was of interest so I called the cancellation line as that's the important one vs regular customer service.

Just off the phone. I repeated the offer. Cust Serv guy said offer not in front of him but I said 3 months for $22 and I get $50 GC. What am I missing?

He said paying in advance for a month and get 2 free. Its a month to month subscription. The Amaz gift cod would come in the mail.

So I said if I cancel at 2 months time what happens?
He said I would end the subscription and be prorated rebate back for the time remaining.

And would I still get the card?
He said I should have gotten the card ( no info when it comes ). He doesn't say what happens if you have not gotten the card.

However, he stated read the fine print of the agreement so make sure I'm not missing anything that affects this offer.

I said its a lot of fine print and pretty long but he said its by that agreement.


So I think I'll let other penguins walk up to the edge on this one. Smilie


From the agreement....
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
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#67
there is a goldrewards website where you can get a free paper subscription for 6 months... no catch, money wise, but you have to do a survey...I think its only one per address though so I can't do it anymore...my old man loved it...

was hoping OP deal was a paper subscription..
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#68
I got a complimentary subscription without request for 3 months a while ago. After 3 months it did not stop but kept coming so I thought they extended the cmplimentary for a year. At the end they sent me a bill requesting to pay. Which I ignored. Then I got a mail from the collection agent.

With that experience ... I am not giving my CC info to them , to try my luck for $28
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Quote from Tua31263 View Post :
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.
For me, books have been the biggest help. Including The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis and The Interpretation of Financial Statements. This is because I'm in the Graham/Buffet style of investing. Then once in a while when I get nervous and might be trigger happy, I read one of Buffet's article or his interview to calm myself down Smilie
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#70
Here's my convo with a rep:

Me: I have a questionst about the a promo for 3 months of WSJ Digital Plus and a $50 Amazon Gift Card. I was wondering when the gift card would be to sent out.
BRYAN: Thank you for contacting Dow Jones. I understand you want information on the Amazon Gift Card.
BRYAN: Your gift card would be sent out after the account has been active for 150 days.
BRYAN: Is there anything else I can do for you?
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Quote from eddiel1226 View Post :
Here's my convo with a rep:

Me: I have a questionst about the a promo for 3 months of WSJ Digital Plus and a $50 Amazon Gift Card. I was wondering when the gift card would be to sent out.
BRYAN: Thank you for contacting Dow Jones. I understand you want information on the Amazon Gift Card.
BRYAN: Your gift card would be sent out after the account has been active for 150 days.
BRYAN: Is there anything else I can do for you?
LOL! 150 days? To quote Lando Calrissian -- this deal is getting worse all the time [youtube.com]!
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#72
Quote from scy2200j View Post :
Before you invest any more in stocks, you should read (if you haven't already) "Bogleheads' Guide To Investing" by Larimore, Lindauer, and LeBoeuf as well as "The Four Pillars of Investing" by William Bernstein.

Chances are that individuals will be unable to beat the market. About 70 to 80% of investment professionals fail to beat the market consistently after taking taxes and fees into account. Your best bet is to invest in index funds with low expense ratios (Vanguard and Fidelity Spartan index funds) with an asset allocation appropriate to your risk tolerance, preferably in a retirement account.
Haha BRAVO buddy. The most dangerous investor is one who has never experienced a bear market Smilie
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#73
Quote from TheEdge View Post :
LOL! 150 days? To quote Lando Calrissian -- this deal is getting worse all the time [youtube.com]!
Seems like a terrible deal if you have to go 150 days but I used a VCC just in case for I don't have to bother with customer service cancelling.
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#74
Quote from Tua31263 View Post :
I am relatively new to investing stocks and have been reading such sources as The Street, Kiplinger, Money, SmartMoney, etc. I have not read the WSJ before. Based solely on investing stocks, is WSJ worthwhile? Thanks for any opinions.
If you want to learn investing stocks. newspapers are so so. buy some real books and learn some charts and technical indicators.
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#75
Quote from gareim View Post :
That giftcard better come. :/
Indeed!

I understand your fervor (and what later may become your furor)!

We are entitled to have an expectation that companies pay us to buy their product at a sum that is more than two times as much than the cost of the product itself, and, what's more, keep the product!!

Every damn business in the world needs to follow this business model.

Buy a blender at Sears for $50 and get $100+ in return!!
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