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27 Ways to Use Worthless Verizon Smart Rewards Points

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Earlier this year I finally found something that I could redeem my Verizon Smart Rewards points for that didn’t also require a cash component: magazine subscriptions. At the time there was only a handful of magazines you could redeem for, including the Wall Street Journal.

The list of points-only redemptions has expanded to 27 publications now (h/t: ultra63 on Slickdeals), so if you’re sitting on a bunch of Verizon reward points you have no use for, this might be useful.

Afar Magazine
Bon Appetit Magazine
Conde Nast Traveler Magazine
Cosmopolitan Magazine
Elle Magazine
ESPN Magazine
FamilyFun Magazine
Glamour Magazine
Golf Digest Magazine
Good Housekeeping Magazine
GQ Magazine
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine
Marie Clarie Magazine
Outside Magazine
Rachael Ray Everyday
Self Magazine
Seventeen Magazine
Shape Magazine
Teen Vogue Magazine
Vanity Fair Magazine
Vogue Magazine
W Magazine
Wall Street Journal
Wired Magazine
Woman’s Day Magazine

To pull up the list of options, login to your rewards account, select merchandise >> magazines >> points only.


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  1. nr

    October 9, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I just redeemed them for an Amazon gift card. no cash involved.

    • Keri Anderson

      October 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Was that under Smart Rewards or My Rewards+?

    • Erin

      May 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      How did you do this?

  2. Frank Doyle

    October 10, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Where do you get to the magazines? I can find no such option. I only see “Browse movies”, “Enter sweeps”, “Shop gift cards”, and “Get wireless data”.

    • Keri Anderson

      October 10, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Sounds like you’re logged into My Rewards+ (Fios). You want to log in to the Smart Rewards portal under your wireless account. Once there, go to Merchandise on the top navigation, under the drop down choose Magazines.

      • Frank Doyle

        October 10, 2016 at 2:25 pm

        Stupid verizon…apparently these are two separate programs.

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  4. GlobeTrotScott

    October 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Anything else that is of any value with the rewards program? I have like 200k points? Thanks for the magazine tip!! Are the gift card discounts worth it?

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  6. Dustin

    October 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Looks like they caught on. Only one points only Glamour is available with points now.

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