How Do I Place a Vacation Hold on My New York Times Account?

This article describes how to place a vacation hold on your New York Times paper delivery. A set of instructions for placing the hold are given. Special instructions for people living outside of the New York Metro area are provided. Further options for keeping your digital access and donating to the Sponsor a Student program are also given.

Apr 28, 2020

If you have a subscription to The New York Times and are going on vacation for a while, you should place a vacation hold on your subscription while you are gone. There's no point in being charged for papers you won't be reading. When you put a vacation hold on your subscription, you will be credited for the copies that weren't delivered, so you will still get to read all of the papers that you paid for. To place a vacation hold, just follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the New York Times home page.
  2. Click on the Log In button in the top right corner.
  3. Log in to your account.
  4. Click on the Account button.
  5. Select the Vacation Hold option.
  6. Select the start and stop dates for your vacation hold using the tool provided.
  7. Click on the Save button.

Keep in mind that if you live outside of the New York Metro area, the hold might not take effect for up to three days, so you should keep this in mind when selecting the dates for your vacation hold. So if you need to place a hold on your subscription and do not live in the Metro area, place the start date of the hold three days earlier than you actually need it to be.

Also, you should note that when you place the hold, you have the option of keeping your unlimited digital article access while delivery of the physical paper is on hold. This will allow you to continue reading the Times' stories online while you are away. If you select this option, you will be charged $1 per day plus tax for the digital access.

You also have the option of donating the credit you get for the vacation hold to the Times' Sponsor a Student program. This donation will help fund digital subscriptions for public schools all over the country.

If you have any problems regarding your vacation hold, you can contact the Times' customer service department. They have a phone line and a help forum.

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