Last night I was helping my mom find the easiest way to prevent her Dividend Miles from expiring when we came across the 500 mile bonus for downloading the Dividend Miles StoreFront Assistant. I had previously participated in this promotion about four months ago but had completely forgotten about it. As per the T&Cs – 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. So while the page notes that you receive the bonus for downloading and shopping with the assistant, it’s clear from the T&Cs that a search counts as well, which is how I qualified for my 500 miles. It took a little over two months for the miles to post, which will hopefully come in just prior to her expiration date. However, several readers have reported the miles posting after just one month.
This option was perfect for my mom as she was not interested in signing up for Netflix, receiving Thanks Again text messages, or redeeming a small amount of miles for magazines to keep her balance alive. I would have transferred one SPG point to her US Airways account, but that option doesn’t work when the names on the two accounts don’t match exactly.