SkyMall NOT DM Shopping

Old Sep 12, 11, 5:03 pm
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SkyMall NOT DM Shopping

In preparation for Daylight Savings Time and the subsequent task of changing smoke alarm batteries, I am getting ready to buy two 9v battery from SkyMall for 99 cents each + s/h. I only need 1, but I don't want to run the risk of getting 0 DM for a <$1 purchase.

As a reminder, you have to access SM from the US site. If I recall from last year, using coupons invalidates receiving DM, hence no hit.
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Old Sep 14, 11, 8:49 am
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I like that! My smoke alarms are hard wired but just in case :-) My question is I created an account on SM and its not asking for my DM acct number anywhere...how do we get credit then?!?!
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Old Sep 14, 11, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by lrdwilder View Post
I like that! My smoke alarms are hard wired but just in case :-) My question is I created an account on SM and its not asking for my DM acct number anywhere...how do we get credit then?!?!
SkyMall asks for your DM number at checkout. It's one of the final steps. And welcome to FT.
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Old Sep 14, 11, 10:10 am
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Excellent, thanks!
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Old Sep 14, 11, 10:16 am
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I'm pondering whether to do the batteries (which I guess I can use), or something else. Always did want a Bigfoot statue...
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Old Sep 14, 11, 10:19 am
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Just tried and ended up ordering without a chance to enter my DM number there was no place for specific DM or Frequent Flyer Miles...only a place for a coupon. I called them and they said it should have been placed under the coupon code....does anyone know if this is standard for all orders?
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Old Sep 14, 11, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by NewArrival View Post
SkyMall asks for your DM number at checkout. It's one of the final steps.
I did a dummy purchase all the way up to actual payment. SkyMall absolutely did not ask for my DM number explicitly. *headslap*
You have to use the US weblink, rather than clicking on a direct link (from FT or elsewhere) to an item. My bad.

Originally Posted by lrdwilder View Post
Just tried and ended up ordering without a chance to enter my DM number there was no place for specific DM or Frequent Flyer Miles...only a place for a coupon. I called them and they said it should have been placed under the coupon code....does anyone know if this is standard for all orders?
Did they say what the proper format is? (US1234567? US-1234567? 1234567?)

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Old Sep 14, 11, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by beltway View Post
I did a dummy purchase all the way up to actual payment. SkyMall absolutely did not ask for my DM number explicitly.

Did they say what the proper format is? (US1234567? US-1234567? 1234567?)
I started on the US Airways home page and went to SkyMall that way. At one point I was prompted to sign in to my SkyMall account (from some long ago purchase). I went all the way through to just before submitting the order and didn't see any place for the DM number. I called Customer Service and they couldn't see any connection to DM either. While they suggested I finish the order and they would make a note to apply the DM miles once they could touch the order, I decided to start over. This time I went the same route but never signed in. Now I could see a US Airways banner at the top of the screen all through the ordering process, plus the "certificate #" box referred to by Irdwilder was pre-filled with my number in the following format:
"us 1234567". ( On the first attempt I tried adding the number in exactly that format and it wouldn't accept it). There was another box below this one asking for my DM number in order to receive 3 miles per dollar. So with my DM appearing several times on the order I finished it, feeling pretty sure I'll get the hit. Bottom line - don't submit the order without seeing your DM number somewhere on it.
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Old Sep 14, 11, 1:40 pm
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Okay, I just went through it. Linked from the US Airways site but didn't log in initially, and had the "earn 3 DM miles/$1" banner.

Picked out 2 99c batteries from Improvements and went to check out. On the first checkout page, I did log in.

The "Checkout - Step 2" page is where you enter your DM number. There will be a box for it under the gift certificate/coupon box that says "US Airways Dividend Miles". Enter your DM number and click Apply. After I did that, over under the payment total it added a line reading "FlightFund earned: 6". Yes, someone hasn't updated their America West code.

So at this point I'm pretty confident of the hit. As noted above, the US Airways logo covers up all but the very top of the Submit button.
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Old Sep 15, 11, 7:12 pm
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Skymall website

Is it just my PC -- which is fine on EVERY other website -- or is Skymall's website the slowest on the planet?!?

I can't get the pages to load in less than 5 minutes. At this rate, it's NOT going to be an "easy" hit!
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Old Sep 15, 11, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by alanh View Post

Picked out 2 99c batteries from Improvements and went to check out. On the first checkout page, I did log in.

I don't have an "Improvements" option/category and, when I ran a search for "battery", the .99 cent 9V batteries did not come up.

Am I missing something or did they possibly sell out, due to the GS rush?
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Old Sep 15, 11, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by footypjman View Post
I don't have an "Improvements" option/category and, when I ran a search for "battery", the .99 cent 9V batteries did not come up.

Am I missing something or did they possibly sell out, due to the GS rush?
It's there. And as usual, post #1 in http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/2011-...er-thread.html would have told you (and still does tell you) exactly how to find it. Perhaps it would be a good resource to consult in the future.
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Old Sep 15, 11, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by beltway View Post
It's there. And as usual, post #1 in http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/2011-...er-thread.html would have told you (and still does tell you) exactly how to find it. Perhaps it would be a good resource to consult in the future.
+1!!!

And thanks so much btw, for all your amazing work!
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Old Sep 15, 11, 7:53 pm
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Jeez...that was not easy!

Thanks for the tip about the "submit" button being blocked by the US Air logo -- I couldn't figure out how to submit my order and was going crazy!

Ended up spending $10 ($18 with shipping + tax) for a wallet that straps to your arm. Was thinking I needed that exact product while out exercising the other day (shorts have no pockets; don't like to carry keys, money, etc.)

Couldn't find the batteries but there was a $3+ cleaner thing that blots out grease/oil stains. Was leaning that way until I saw the wallet-thing that I thought about the other day.
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Old Sep 15, 11, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by beltway View Post
It's there. And as usual, post #1 in http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/2011-...er-thread.html would have told you (and still does tell you) exactly how to find it. Perhaps it would be a good resource to consult in the future.

Post #1 in that thread no longer tells you exactly how/where to find it - it mentions the specific item (+ some others), but link has been removed because you have to go through US Air website.

I have no idea why a search for "battery" (or "9 volt") didn't bring it up - it brought up some C and D batteries, but not the 9 volt.

In any event, it doesn't matter, as I would rather pay $18 for something I want/need, as opposed to $9 for something I don't. So it's all good, and I have squeezed out another hit!

Again, thanks for the tips!
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