UPDATE: It appears the increased bonuses are gone for most airlines 🙁

Last week I wrote about a great offer to earn thousands of miles when you sign up for a $19 subscription to Motley Fool. The terms stated you have to be signed up for 45 days before you can get the miles so doing the math you’ll quickly realize you need to pay for two cycles ($38).

I signed up on Friday and yesterday received this e-mail:

I got a little bit excited in thinking this meant my miles actually posted to my account, but upon further review, the miles have not posted yet. I noticed a few of you have gotten a similar e-mail and have been wondering whether it’s time to cancel the subscription…DO NOT CANCEL YET. 

Once the miles have posted to your account, then you may go ahead and cancel, but until then, just sit tight 🙂

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has the bonus been reduced? i’m only seeing 5000 miles for AA on the shopping portal 🙁

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the 7500 was on for a limited time, the 5000 points is the standard offer. This deal happens at least once a year, I have gotten roughy 21000 points from this deal over the course of the past 18 months for AA and 12.5K miles from Alaska Air

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Why do I get the feeling it won’t be easy to cancel this? Says you can email to cancel but I bet their reply says “please call our customer service to cancel” and by doing so you’ll get a hard sell on why you shouldn’t cancel, etc.

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I subscribed 8/12 and was again billed 9/12. The AA Miles posted quite quickly. The email address you mentioned is a M-F office, so the cancellation email I sent yesterday (after the required 45 days) was responded to today (twice: “you’ll get a confirmation” and “this is cancelled”). Auto-renewal is now turned off and I’m still “good” through 10/12 per the confirmation. I didn’t even pursue a pro-rated refund of the partial month and don’t know the T&C of the promo. There was no phone “retention specialist” step that I feared as you did. Since the billing wasn’t impacted, I… Read more »