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Thousands of Free Miles for Free Sittercity Sign-Up

by on August 15, 2011 · 51 comments

in American, Delta, Shopping

Update: Deal is dead!

Fresh off the trail of several other mileage mall bonuses comes an easy one that I also do not think is a mistake. Sittercity is a Craigslist-ish type site that allows people searching for child and pet care (and housekeepers) to find suitable help. I had never heard of it, but apparently a bunch of my mommy friends “like” it, because when I went to the site it showed me that a bunch of my friends like it on Facebook.

Anyway, they are offering a free trial and points whenever you complete a new parent registration form. I created a profile, which automatically brought me to a page asking to create a job posting, so to be safe I created one for someone to clean my apartment (not like I’m ever there). American, United and Delta are offering promos, but AA and United’s are clearer that you get the points after simply registering, whereas Delta’s just lists 1,500 points with no explanation of how they are earned.

2,515 miles via AAdvantage E-shopping homepage. Log-in and then search for SitterCity.

2,093.02 miles via United Mileageplus Shopping (not quite sure how they plan to award .02 miles)

1,500 miles via Delta Shopping Mall. Log-in on the left then search for SitterCity (there’s also a 25,000 Skymiles a week back to school contest on the main screen, so might as well register for that too). It doesn’t specify how you earn the 1,500 points, so I’m not sure if simply registering a profile will count.
I signed up via AA to be sure (plus 2,515 AA miles are worth roughly double 1,500 Skymiles to me). However, it may be possible to get multiple bonuses if you create separate profiles (preferably using different browsers to avoid cookie issues).

In any case, since no purchase is necessary this one seems to be  a no-brainer. It took me approximately 3 minutes from start to finish and only 10 to create this post!

Hat tip Million Mile Secrets!

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  • Twiggers

    Thanks for the tip! Just signed up for myself and DH.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=591554012 Chris Atwood

    I signed up as well.

  • http://twitter.com/trentswanson Trent Swanson

    skymilesshopping.com says, “Place an order” to receive 1500″ and “subject to T & C”, which I can’t find posted anywhere. Not sure if registering + posting an ad constitutes a placed order

  • Holar

    clean sweep, all three!

  • Michelle

    I signed up on Delta – figured I’m not risking anything. The free trial is only good for 7 days, so maybe you have to become a full, ie, paying member to get the miles. I didn’t continue on to see how much the paid part costs.

  • Athan

    Do you have to use different emails for each sign up? If so, is that an issue if it’s a different email than your FF account?

  • http://twitter.com/gnomehole The Gnome

    Yup, Delta requires a purchase. Fail.

  • Andy

    Where do you enter your AA member number or will they send you an email to award you the miles?

  • Andy

    Nevermind, that was a stupid question. I went through the AA portal first. Sorry!

  • foofiter

    I did both AA and UA using different email accounts and different computers.

    Hope this posts! I like easy free miles!

  • Paul

    Just did for United. We’ll see, I am assuming it takes 6-8 weeks for the miles to show up.

  • ethics

    I normally love these free mile things, but does anyone else have a problem with this one, specifically the fact that one has to post a fake job? Especially in these tough economic times. I assume people will be be looking at these “job” postings with the hope for work. And taking great care in filling out their applications. Seems slightly cruel and indifferent to me just for the sake of earning a few thousand miles.

  • ethics

    I normally love these free mile things, but does anyone else have a problem with this one, specifically the fact that one has to post a fake job? Especially in these tough economic times. I assume people will be be looking at these “job” postings with the hope for work. And taking great care in filling out their applications. Seems slightly cruel and indifferent to me just for the sake of earning a few thousand miles.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with what you are saying. I’d encourage people that if they do post fake jobs, make them absurd so people realize it isn’t a real listing (though that may still not discourage people from applying in this economy).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VLUOHXWFKEQN2EOM4GII22JFZU Jorge

    Interesting website. The Do sitting is pretty cool, so not only for the miles but has many option: kids, eldelry and animals

  • Latimer

    After signing up, am I expected to see something under the “Transaction Details” section of my account summary page?

  • Ahuimanu808

    AA is now saying you need a paid parent registration to qualify….

  • Worldtraveller2

    Now look what Citysitter put on their website!

    Only new paid Parent Registrations will qualify for rewards, NOT Sitter Registrations.

  • worldtraveller2

    grrr! I was right in the middle of signing up multiple accounts when the dreaded:

    “Only new paid Parent Registrations will qualify for rewards, NOT Sitter Registrations.”

    Got 1 AA account and 1 United account before it changed. I posted a job for a Math tutor for my son, which we really need, so I think the site is actually really cool!

  • HikerT

    No surprise, dead now. A plea to the blog sphere to stop posting deals like this! There are a few (very few) that actually work and posting about them is a sure way to kill them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=849724157 Simoun Sy

    Delta ShoppingMall now says:

    “Only new paid Parent Registrations will qualify for rewards, NOT Sitter Registrations.”

  • http://twitter.com/trentswanson Trent Swanson

    Just had response to ad posted for elderly care, dog-walking, and bird feeding for $10/hour. Fully bonded/licensed/insured

  • Michelle

    I doubt that this vendor intended to give away miles for free – they’re just too inept to think things through and make the terms clear.

  • Gpuzzi

    Terrible this is already done, my work blocked the page due to “Pay to Surf”. Keeping my fingers cross that my $5 investment from yesterday pays off.

  • Michael

    Hiker — the people who see this are a tiny segment and I think the benefits of Brian posting outweigh the negatives (maybe sometimes losing out on a deal). Knowledge is power and Brian’s site gives us many more options that would not have if he sat on his hands (like Lucky did on a recent posting involving $500 and Choice Rewards).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YRK6JIEMWGNDBGXDBDUC7ZRAMI AA

    It says on the Delta site “Only new paid Parent Registrations will qualify for rewards, NOT Sitter Registrations.”

  • dear sir

    These deals die when too many people use them. That is true whether posted on flyertalk or the blogs. I don’t know why anyone thinks they are more entitled to a deal like this because they read forum x instead of blog y.

  • EricT

    Bummer, I signed up for it but now see it said “paid”. Oh well, I may pay for it (assuming it is reasonable) as we have a daughter and two dogs. So it may be a worthwhile site for us anyhow.

  • HikerT

    I’m including flyertalk in that sphere. I’m not saying people aren’t entitled to these deals. Just that posting a deal like this on flyeralk or a popular blog is bound to kill it.

  • Anonymous

    Right, but what good is a great deal noone knows about?

  • HikerT

    There was an offer a while back that paid ~2500 miles / signup. Not only did it work, but it was churnable. I’m sure it was a great find for those who stumbled upon it. Posting that deal would have killed it immediately and not really benefited anyone (and if anything would be unfair to those who invested the time / money to wade thru numerous offers to find it). I guess I’m concerned with the shotgun approach that’s being applied as of late to these mileage mall offers (ever since the obvious error on AA shopping). I’m not talking about sustainable offers like 2500 miles for joining netflix but rather the offers from obscure merchants that will die a quick and inevitable death once they are posted. Just a plea to add a little more consideration before posting them.

  • Dan

    These “deals” die not because too many people use them, but because the idiots who create them don’t understand the internet. Nor do they understand marketing. Let’s go back to the Hilton property that was giving away 10,000 points for “liking” them. What were they thinking?

    I still think that the mega-bonuses of BA, AA (first 100k, but still have been offering 75k for over a year), Cap 1, etc are much better than a handful of “free” (or heavily discounted) miles. None of the major credit card bonuses died because “too many” people use them. In fact, we’ve seen repeats of them — BA offered their promo twice, and AA has been running theirs for close to a year.

    If “deals” get killed because they’re popular, then what’s the point? You advertise to get people in the door, period. “Deals” get killed because the marketing groups screwed up.

  • Eric

    I posted a job but now want to delete it. Can someone tell me how to do that? I can’t find a remove or delete post link. I’m sure it’s obvious, like a big blinking DELETE JOB button, but I don’t see it. Thanks.

  • KP-HOU

    I signed up for AA but dont see where a variable was passed along to give me the points

  • Guest

    This no longer works, they’ve changed the enrollment since this post went up and the image capture was done, it now says in red text that you must register for a paid account in order to qualify.

  • http://twitter.com/KaiserG13 Kaiser Gerhardt

    US Air Shopping is offering 31 miles to signup for BabytoBee.com. It is not 2500+ like the SitterCity offer but I take all the free miles I can get. They posted for me within a week. Here is the link http://usairways.skymall.com/mall/info/usairways/BabytoBee?afsrc=1

  • Jason101

    Yeah, the AA deal is dead too. You should update your blog.

  • WeirdAl

    Seems like the most logical source of advice on how to do something on their website would be the SitterCity folks. Perhaps there is a Contact Us function.

  • Aaron

    Do a Tequila/Wine/Carnival Adventure!

    Transfer 32,500 *wood points to LAN to get 70k LAN miles (1:2 = 65k + 5k).

    Then book JFK-MEX-EZE-MEX-JFK.

    Fly to Mexico city where you book a 1 day stop over.

    Spend 4,800 (Miles + Points) to stay 1 night at the W Mexico City.

    Have dinner at the award winning Solea Restaurant and party at the Terrace doing Tequila shots.

    Fly from Mexico City to Buenos Aires.

    Spend 17,500 to recieve $250 in Avis Credit. Rent a car for 5 nights.

    Spend 9,600 (Miles + Points) to Stay 2 nights in the Park Tower Buenos Aires.

    Go to the beach, party Carnival style.

    Drive to Mendoza

    Spend 5,600 (Miles + Points) to Stay 2 nights at the Sheraton Mendoza.

    Tour some of the world famous Malbec wineries and hike the Andes.

    Drive to Iguazu National Park.

    Spend 9,600 (Miles +Points) to Stay 2 nights at the Sheraton Iguazu Resort and Spa

    Spend an additional 10,000 points for an Instant Reward at the Sheraton – including a guided tour of the rainforest.

    Drive back to Buenos Aires, fly back to Mexico City, where you book another 1 day stop over.

    Spend 4,800 (Miles + Points) to stay 1 night at the Mexico City St. Regis.

    Spend an additional 10,000 points for an Instant Reward at the St. Regis of Spa Treatment (massage, etc.)

    Relax, watch the sunset, and have a massage and spa treatment.

    Total points spend – 99,600. Donate the 400 to charity.

  • Derekgoss

    if the deal is dead, then why keep it posted?

  • Anonymous

    So people can discuss the aftermath, like if miles posted. I added a DEAL DEAD notification to the top of the post so people don’t think its still live

  • http://upgrd.com Brad

    did anyone get any miles to post with this?

  • Gerry

    Anyone get miles? I signed up for AA and nothing yet.

  • Dgitalia

    Any update on this? No miles for me yet.

  • Alan Fowler

    Ditto. No points yet. Anyone received their’s?

  • Promo_Jake

    anyone get their points yet?

  • Gerry

    Anyone get these miles? I signed up but have not received them.

  • mike

    no miles yet anybody??

  • http://twitter.com/Promo_Jake Jacob

    nope

  • http://twitter.com/Promo_Jake Jacob

    I have sent an inqury about these miles with screen shots and documentation, no answer yet….

  • http://twitter.com/Promo_Jake Jacob

    My points are pending!!!! It took a lot of emails and twitting with American, but I got them!

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