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The FT Weekend is one of the great simple pleasures of my life. Each weekend I canter through its salmon pages, learning of people, events, and ideas.
The FT is more global than the WSJ in its coverage and outlook (I am a print subscriber to both). You get serious thinkers across the spectrum, including highly regarded economics commentator Martin Wolf. I look forward to David Pilling’s dispatches from Africa.
A Financial Times subscription does not come cheap. Now through December 2, 2019 is the lowest I have seen since July 2018: $99 for a print subscription, $165.88 for digital (no additional package discount for purchasing both). This is a public offer open to new subscribers, subscribe here.
Note: if digital is what you are after, Joey in the comments points out you can use miles to get a digital subscription via Newspaper Rewards. Current prices for 12 months of FT digital are: 3,600 Alaska miles, 3,960 American miles, 2,829 JetBlue points, or 3,300 Hawaiian miles. United miles get the ‘eEdition’ for 3,960 miles which could be digital or may be the ePaper.
Delivery area: unfortunately, FT delivery area in the US is limited. Check your zip code on the subscription form to see if you are eligible. If you are really determined, you might call in to see if they will agree to mail delivery to a zip code that lacks home delivery.
Renewals: FT does not make it as difficult to unsubscribe as WSJ. Approaching the end of the year you’ll get email offers at an increased rate to renew. I have not been auto-charged for not renewing. If you call in, you’ll typically be offered a ‘step up’ offer of $50-$100 more than your prior year.
Digital: a print subscription does not include digital access. If you want digital, you’ll need to separately subscribe to that. See note above about Newspaper Rewards as an alternate.
ePaper: a print subscription includes ePaper access, a PDF-like viewer. Digital subscriptions do not include ePaper access.
ePaper only: if you don’t want or can’t get home delivery and want the ePaper, get ePaper only for $99. On the print subscription page, enter your zip code or a zip code that doesn’t have home delivery to get the ‘more options’ screen and continue to the ePaper offer.