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[Google Pay] Free 6 months of the Financial Times (YMMV)

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Dec 22, 2017
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Haven't heard of these guys but are they fake news like WSJ or NYT?
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Nov 21, 2017
246 posts
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Toronto
shatilas wrote: Google Pay is offering free 6 months subscription of the Financial Times. After 6 months it’s $44.50 every month, and you can cancel anytime.
I don't know how much it helps everyone but a free is FREE.
This could be YMMV.

*With this promotional offer, you will receive a 6-month promotional trial, then be automatically enrolled onto a rolling monthly contract unless you cancel during your trial period. This promotion is limited to Google Pay users in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are not existing subscribers to the Financial Times. This promotion is non-transferable. You can cancel at any time at no cost during your 6-month trial through your Google Account page. Once your paid subscription begins, any cancellation notice will take effect at the end of the same month and previously paid amounts are not refundable. Offer valid through April 30, 2019. Financial Times Terms & Conditions apply.

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The deal link has been updated. Hopefully it will work for every Google Pay user.
RFD is an addiction
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Jul 13, 2009
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Free is free and nice to stop seeing paywalls.
App works pretty well too, offline reading for those long TTC delays underground.
Member
Apr 12, 2013
437 posts
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BC
Signed up but surprised to find it doesn't include premium content as promised on FT's support pages. Can't really complain for free.

FT has always been globally respected for quality journalism and excellent reporting (I'm a Brit so may be biased...) and is equivalent to the Wall Street Journal (nothing close in Canada sadly).

Thanks OP.
Jr. Member
Jun 11, 2017
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Thanks OP. Will be nice to have for a few months.

Any Economist deals around lately?
Member
May 2, 2015
409 posts
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Toronto, ON
bylo wrote: Use Google to your advantage, not only for a free subscription but also a free reminder (using Google Calendar) set a day or two before the trial ends so you can cancel before the auto-renew kicks in.

Simple. Easy. Free. All Google.

not required. you can cancel it right away. you will still get the 6 months free access.
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Dec 5, 2018
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Montreal
Thanks OP. Subscribed and cancelled right away. I'm in Quebec and it worked.
Newbie
Jan 24, 2016
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Waterloo, ON
Got this in email this morning too. Personally I think this is hot, FInancial Times rarely sell its subscription at discount (unlike WSJ NYT etc. which regularly have $1 per week promos on)
Newbie
Aug 1, 2008
89 posts
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Toronto
Thanks, was waiting for 99 usd sale in july but this is great.
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Jan 7, 2002
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trijunction wrote: not required. you can cancel it right away. you will still get the 6 months free access.
Thanks. That wasn't clear from the "fine print." Sometimes these sorts of deals are designed to take advantage of peoples' forgetfulness. Good on Google and FT for not being among them.
veni, vidi, Visa
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Dec 21, 2006
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Toronto
Just sign up this morning. But before i cancel it, i receive a email from FT that says sorry to see you go. Does it happen to anyone? Where to check if I have cancelled the sub?
Member
Aug 20, 2016
337 posts
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click on articles it says not included with subscription.
need premium digital to read anything but headlines.
Newbie
Jul 11, 2018
10 posts
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Ottawa, ON
Same thing happened to me. I signed up yesterday, but the subscription didn't immediately show on my Google account. Now this morning I received the same "sorry to see you go" email from FT, but the trial subscription is now in my Google subscriptions page as "Active". Strange.
I can't access anything on the FT site because when I try to sign in using my Google account to access content, it goes through an unending loop of "We found your subscription..." and "Signing you in to your account".
I just checked, and there's no option under "Manage" in my Google account to cancel this! So FT says I'm no longer a customer, but Google says that I have an active trial subscription.

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