New Unite Toolbar with 500 mile bonus

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  1. alohastephen

    alohastephen Gold Member

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    I just received this email today:

    Introducing the new
    MileagePlus Shopping Assistant


    MileagePlus Shopping is announcing a new and improved toolbar, the MileagePlus Shopping Assistant.

    It is FREE and easy to use:
    • Never miss an opportunity to earn miles with hundreds of participating online retailers
    • Search on Google, Yahoo! and Bing to see where you can earn miles
    • Continue to earn miles for Yahoo! web searches
    Limited-time offer: Earn 500 bonus miles when you download and install the new MileagePlus Shopping Assistant, and make at least one search or purchase by 10/31/11.

    As of 10/3/11, the previous version of the MileagePlus Shopping toolbar will no longer earn miles for shopping or making Yahoo! searches. To continue earning miles automatically for online shopping and Yahoo! searches, and to take advantage of the 500 bonus mile offer you must click here to install the MileagePlus Shopping Assistant.
     
  2. alohastephen

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    Just downloaded the new toolbar "shopping assistant" today, but it says "search down" after installation. :(
     
  3. Infinite1K
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    :(

    Hopefully the support comes in before 10/31/2011
     
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  4. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I'll install it in my "junk" VM and discard it ASAP.
     
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  5. Wandering Aramean
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    Not nearly enough points to actually get me to use this sort of crap.
     
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  6. alohastephen

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    What's difficult about earning a few miles for doing internet searches that you would have done anyway?
     
  7. goalie
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    Agreed on OSX "support" coming soon :(
     
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  8. Wandering Aramean
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    I never said it was hard. I said I wouldn't trust having that crap on my system. ;)

    These toolbars work by monitoring your internet browsing patterns and by forcing certain requests through third party servers and allowing the toolbar operator to control how you receive the data you're requesting. I'm not into that. Certainly not for a couple dollars worth of points.
     
  9. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Totally agree. But that's where my Windows VM comes in handy. Install thing, run the required search, collect miles, then roll VM back to clean snapshot. Not worth setting up just for these 500 RDM, but I use this scheme for other purposes.
     
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