When I was poking around my US Airways Dividend Miles account yesterday, I came across this offer of 500 miles for downloading their “StoreFront Shopping Assistant”. I have more than 179K miles sitting on my account, but would need to get the account to 180K for an award redemption. I could always buy the required points or transfer them in from a hotel program like SPG.
But, hey, if you are giving me free miles, I am happy to take them off your hands (Cartera’s in this case). Word of warning; this requires downloading software to your computer, installing it, and doing at least a search before uninstalling it. This should be enough for the free miles to post per the terms and conditions.
*To qualify for the initial download 500 bonus miles offer, make at least one search or purchase using the Dividend Miles StoreFront Assistant. Bonus offer is valid only for the initial download and install of the Dividend Miles StoreFront Assistant. Not valid on subsequent downloads or installs. For a list of complete terms and conditions please click here.
Here’s direct link for the offer, but you should find a banner on your Dividend Miles account advertising this offer.
There were few steps in between including your Dividend Miles account number and last name. They didn’t ask for the account password, however.
Then there was an offer to register credit cards for some in store offers as well. I did bypass this as I was only interested in getting the free miles.
The download is rather hefty at 12.3MB. It doesn’t take too long on a good internet connection.
You have to agree the installation thing before it is up and running.
It then requires you to close all your browsers. After installation you will see additional bar on your browser. I did couple of searches that should be enough for the miles to post per the terms and conditions.
I didn’t want to leave this “spyware” on my computer. So, I decided to uninstall it.
Some work for the 500 miles, but I needed them to hit the 180K RDM mark. Just make sure that you follow the terms and conditions of this offer closely and take couple of screen shots along the way.