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Old Apr 23, 13, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Vacation time View Post
I am thinking the purchase numbers are for the period all together if you land between 1-3 for the time period you get 25% and if 10-12 you get 100 % on all purchase if you make that number of purchases.
I hope you are right, but I didn't read it that way at all.
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Old Apr 24, 13, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by CubsGirl View Post
Does everyone else read this part to say that only the last three of 12 purchases would get 100%? (Unlike the 250% bonus that gave for all purchases once the threshold was met).

Bonus miles will be awarded to registered Dividend Miles members as a percentage of total miles earned from qualifying partners via a tiered structure. Tier structure is as follows:

Qualifying Activity 1 3 = 25% bonus miles
Qualifying Activity 4 6 = 50% bonus miles
Qualifying Activity 7 9 = 75% bonus miles
Qualifying Activity 10 12 = 100% bonus miles
The $50 minimum basically kills this deal. You can't do a bunch of iTunes and other cheapies to get to the 100% level.
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Old Apr 24, 13, 9:36 pm
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I think you can do a bunch of dining, where the $50 minimum doesn't appear to apply. The question in my mind is how careful about positioning purchases 10-12 one will need to be. I don't want to order bad wine and overpriced flowers, and possibly computer software or whatever that is that Webroot sells, to no good end.

And, will they add partners before the end of the promotion, as they have in the past. Right now, nothing approaches the track it back award, but that may be too much to wish for in any event....
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Old Apr 25, 13, 11:33 am
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There are a number of $3.99 eBooks on the SkyMall. I've ordered a couple (in separate transactions) for $4.23 total with tax and there are no shipping charges. Since I was buying Administrative Assistants' day and Mothers' day flowers anyway, I should net about 5K extra miles for going through the trouble of spending around $34.00 on the eBooks.
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Old Apr 25, 13, 6:49 pm
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The link for the Vinesse Wine Club is finally working: http://www2.vinesse.com/usairmdg0413/?

Unfortunately, it'll be over $100 to earn the 5K miles so high mileage earning might be restricted to flower orders.

And now you can collect 5,000 miles as you savor hand-selected shipments of limited-production wines. Your first shipment of 6 wines is $41.94 (that's 50% off) with only 1 shipping.

You'll receive 2,000 miles with your first shipment, 3,000 miles with your second shipment and 5 miles for every dollar spent on all other wine club shipments and orders.

Also, as a thank you, you'll receive a 6-piece Wine tote in your third shipment a $37.95 value.

Each month, you'll receive a new shipment of 6 captivating wines at just $12-$15 per bottle (plus delivery).
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Old Apr 26, 13, 9:04 am
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I just heard back from USDM:

"We appreciate your interest in our current Spring Retail promotion. Bonus miles will be awarded on eligible purchases up to and including your 12th purchase.

But keep in mind purchases above and beyond that will still earn the current mileage being offered by the individual partner.
"

So after that 12th purchase, no bonus.
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Old Apr 26, 13, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by tommyleo View Post
I just heard back from USDM:

"We appreciate your interest in our current Spring Retail promotion. Bonus miles will be awarded on eligible purchases up to and including your 12th purchase.

But keep in mind purchases above and beyond that will still earn the current mileage being offered by the individual partner.
"

So after that 12th purchase, no bonus.

This still doesn't clarify for me if you get the 100% bonus on all twelve or not. It says bonus miles apply but would that be a 25% bonus for the first 3 purchases, then 50%, then 75% etc. or 100% on all (if you do 12)?
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Old Apr 26, 13, 10:37 am
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Pretty bad of US. If you do a bunch of dining, then a huge 800 flowers to get bonus, but by some chance a 12th dining posting before the 800 flowers, you will be out of luck.

A promo encouraging you to minimize transactions
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Old Apr 26, 13, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by fanoftravel View Post
This still doesn't clarify for me if you get the 100% bonus on all twelve or not. It says bonus miles apply but would that be a 25% bonus for the first 3 purchases, then 50%, then 75% etc. or 100% on all (if you do 12)?
I'm going to ask for clarification on that, but I'd bet that only the 10-12 purchases get the 100% bonus.
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Old May 14, 13, 6:55 pm
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Any update on whether all 12 purchases get 100% bonus?
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Old Sep 17, 13, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by chromeez View Post
Any update on whether all 12 purchases get 100% bonus?
I just signed in and saw my bonus had posted 9/5 - 9/14. I did not get the 100% on all purchases. I had completely forgotten about the bonus!
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Old Sep 17, 13, 11:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Biblioman1 View Post
I just signed in and saw my bonus had posted 9/5 - 9/14. I did not get the 100% on all purchases. I had completely forgotten about the bonus!
Ditto - 3 at 25%, 3 at 50%, 3 at 75% and 3 at 100%. But here's the thing - this was all on Audience Rewards quizzes so zero dollars. I've got bonuses of 1 pt for the 25% - 50% level and 2 pts for the 75% and 100% levels. Who knew? If I had guessed that would be the case, I would have stopped at the 50% or 75% threshold and then may have actually shopped at the mall to get something with a higher bonus.
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Old Sep 18, 13, 10:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Splittin' Aces View Post
Ditto - 3 at 25%, 3 at 50%, 3 at 75% and 3 at 100%. But here's the thing - this was all on Audience Rewards quizzes so zero dollars. I've got bonuses of 1 pt for the 25% - 50% level and 2 pts for the 75% and 100% levels. Who knew? If I had guessed that would be the case, I would have stopped at the 50% or 75% threshold and then may have actually shopped at the mall to get something with a higher bonus.
It was a confusingly worded promo. The consensus was that the promo would work as you described (3 at 25%, 3 at 50%, 3 at 75%, and 3 at 100%), but with the uncertainty of whether this was the case and how long it would take various purchases to post...I didn't put too much effort into making larger than normal purchases for when I thought the higher bonus would be in effect.
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Old Sep 18, 13, 11:29 pm
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Well I'm pretty confused by this promo - it's like a double storefront points promo but only if you make 12+ purchases? I assume there is no sweet spot where you can buy something for the sake of it but still receive miles for less than the 100% buy bonus miles price?

I miss the Grand Slam....
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Old Sep 19, 13, 1:45 am
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My points are not posted for these as of yet!
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