Download Shopping Assistant Toolbar for 1,000 United Miles

by on October 16, 2012 · 15 comments

in Free Miles/ Points, Shopping, United

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If I had a browser toolbar for every time an airline wanted to give me free miles for downloading one, I probably wouldn’t have any more space left in my window to see the actual web page.

However, I wanted to put this one out there since I think United miles have some of the best value in the frequent flying world, and you can score 1,000 of them just for downloading United’s Shopping Assistant toolbar and performing one search through it. You don’t even have to make a purchase!

Per the T&C: “To qualify for the initial download 1,000 bonus miles offer, make at least one search or purchase using the Shopping Assistant. Bonus offer is only valid for the initial download and install of the Shopping Assistant. Not valid on subsequent downloads or installs. Offer ends 10/31/12.”

Then, in a few weeks once the miles are credited, you should be able just to uninstall the toolbar and go back to browsing as normal – unless you find that having the Shopping Assistant helps you remember to go through the United shopping portal and earn bonus points and earn multiple miles per dollar you spend on purchases you’d be making online anyway.

I try to keep up on all the spending bonuses the various airline and hotel programs shopping portals to maximize my earnings as those bonuses change all the time, but if you’re just focused on United and need a simple reminder to shop through them, the toolbar can help you. In the meantime, you might as well get 1,000 miles while you try it out!

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  • Annie

    It says on the search bar0 Earn 1 mile/ 3 searches. If that is so, I’ll keep it. But I do not like toolbars on my browser!

  • RakSiam

    Haven’t they done this before? If you previously got a bonus can you get this one too?

  • thepointsguy

    Never hurts to try!

  • Dax Omni

    I don’t need bonus miles or browser bars, I need PQM’s! ;-)

  • Corey

    I tried this like last July and they never gave my the sign up bonus miles but they did give the miles for the searches i made……

    I’m trying again now on a different computer in a different country. Hopefully I get the 1,000 miles this time =[

  • 123

    Any idea when the miles for this promotion will be posted and which email to contact if the miles are not posted?

  • Jlaveck

    The miles may be good, but United, as an airline, is lousy. Oh, and I’m 1K.

  • Annie

    Also, is there a limit on the miles you get for searching in a single month? Some page said 100, but could you get more?

    And since downloading this toolbar, the computer seems slower. Is it just my computer or anyone elses?

  • Thisthat

    This promo is run by Cartera, if I’m not mistaken. That says all we need to know. Enter at your own risk. Anyone who reads or contributes to The Points Guy, FlyerTalk and other points sites knows all too well that Cartera’s record is disastrous, its follow-up nonexistent, its customer service incompetent, and its point promises empty. This isn’t just one person talking. Read up on Cartera’s trash operation. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

  • Jon

    There is no cost involved, thus no monetary risk. It’s certainly worth a shot for 1,000 free UA miles IMO.

  • Benj

    Same question here. It seems like they should have gone through by now.

  • Diamond Vargas

    Anybody received the miles from this yet, either the 1,000 for installing or the ongoing 1 mile per 3 searches?

  • Paul

    I haven’t….bummer!

  • dude26

    Just noticed 1 mile showed up (for the search via the toolbar) – but not the 1.000 bonus…
    It’s been allmost 2 months since this promo has ended, hope we don’t have to call up and nag them about this……

  • Nick

    Same thing, I just have… 1 miles credited for 10/31/2012.

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