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Million Mile Secrets reader Corridor! (thanks!) writes in with a quick way to get 500 free US Air miles by downloading the US Air shopping mall toolbar and then either making a search or a purchase.
The terms say (bolding mine):
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.
The FAQ says that you should receive the miles within 60 days from the end of the month in which you made the search.
If you have only one computer at home, but multiple family members with US Air Dividend Miles account, you can download the toolbar once, and log-in separately to the toolbar with each family member’s Dividend Miles information and complete a search or make a purchase.
Bottom Line: 500 points for downloading a toolbar and making a search isn’t too bad and will extend the expiration of your US Air Dividend Miles by 18 months i.e. you won’t have to worry about your miles expiring for another 18 months.