Miles Expiring? Pick Up A Magazine Or Newspaper Subscription!

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Related: When Do My Miles Or Points Expire?
Redeeming miles is safer than the various methods of earning miles as point earnings don’t always post and it can turn into a fight in case your account expires. But as with everything else in life when you’re paying for something you can be sure that it will always post without any fighting required 😀

There are actually get some pretty sweet deals, like The Economist for 3,200 miles. Delta miles don’t require activity, but still 3,200 Delta “Skypesos” for a year of The Economist isn’t bad at all!

Or you can just get a cheap magazine for 300-400 miles to keep your account active.

Alaska requires activity every 24 months.
Alaska Magazines

American requires activity every 18 months.
AA Magazines (Link 1)
AA Magazines (Link 2)
AA Newspapers

Delta miles don’t expire.
Delta Magazines (Link 1)
Delta Magazines (Link 2)
Delta Newspapers

Frontier requires activity every 18 months.
Frontier Magazines

Hawaiian requires activity every 18 months.
Hawaiian Magazines

Spirit requires activity every 3 months.
Spirit Magazines

United requires activity every 18 months. If you have the United Explorer or Club credit card miles will never expire.
United Magazines (Link 1)
United Magazines (Link 2)
United Newspapers

USAirways requires activity every 18 months.
USAirways Magazines
USAirways Newspapers

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definitely the cheapest way to get mags. 3200 for the economist or $120 about 4cents a mile


What about BA miles? Do they expire? Is there anycway to save them?


36 months.

BA only charges $2.50 to cancel a domestic leg online after 24 hours.
Can always just do that to get another 36 months…


can i still redeem united miles for a mag the day of expiration or it takes some time to post?

Flying Fish

Any method (besides payment) of reinstating United miles that expired on 12/1? Or if I try calling anything in particular I can say?


anyone know any cheap miles or other way to get the new yorker? seems to be never available for cheap…they fancy themselves more premium than the economist..


what about hotel points? could you write up another about that? thanks


What is the best way to prevent Avios points from expiring? Are there magazines which can be redeemed for Avios points?