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4,500 US Airways Miles for LifeLock Sign-Up

LifeLock from time to time offers mileage bonuses for signing up for their identity theft protection.  And, whether you are credit card churning fiend, have just a few, or even just a debit card it is a very smart idea and this day and age.  Especially when you can get a nice mileage haul as an added bonus.
OFFER
Currently, LifeLock is offering up to 4,500 US Airways miles for new account sign-ups.  They put together an intriguing video, as well as a short quiz about how to protect yourself from identity theft.

You can go directly to the registration link, and sign up for identity protection using code TRAVEL68.  Mileage earned is dependent on what level of protection you choose, and award AFTER the 30-day trial period:

  • 1,000 miles for LifeLock basic monthly adult membership
  • 1,250 for LifeLock Ultimate
  • 4,000 for LifeLock basic annual adult
  • 4,500 miles for LifeLock Ultimate

LifeLock Offer

TERMS & CONDITIONS
While the Terms & Conditions (below) state it must have been 12 months since you had a LifeLock membership, you can certainly try with a different email address, but no guarantees.

At the end of the 30-day period, your card will be billed automatically, for the service you selected, unless you cancel within the 30-day trial period.  You can cancel anytime without penalty by calling 1-800-LifeLock.
US Airways DIVIDEND MILES: Must be an active LifeLock member to earn Dividend Miles.  This offer is exclusive to new adult LifeLock members who have not been members within the last 12 months.  After the 30 day trial, you will be awarded 4,500 miles for LifeLock Ultimate/ 4,000 miles for LifeLock basic annual adult LifeLock membership, or 1,250 miles with LifeLock Ultimate/ 1,000 miles with LifeLock basic monthly adult LifeLock membership.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles to be credited to your account.  US Airways is not responsible for the quality or delivery of goods and/or services provided by LifeLock on any other Dividend Miles partner.  All Dividend Miles Terms and Conditions apply.

ANALYSIS
As a point of reference, 90,000 US Airways Dividend Miles is enough for a round-trip business class from the US to North Asia, or 120,000 miles in First Class.  Personally, I would value US Airways miles at about 2 cents each.  At this valuation, the full potential bonus here of 4,500 Dividend Miles would be worth $90.

OFFER
Currently, LifeLock is offering up to 4,500 US Airways miles for new account sign-ups.  They put together an intriguing video, as well as a short quiz about how to protect yourself from identity theft.

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Points.com Mileage Giveaway and US Airways Dividend Miles Sale

Points.com:
Points.com has announced that they will be giving away 1,000,000 (places pinky nail over lips in Dr. Evil-esque fashion) US Airways Dividend Miles for new or registered Points.com members.

Points.com US Airways 1,000,000 Miles Giveaway

You can register a Points.com account here.  The site is similar to AwardWallet, with an added feature of being able to buy, trade exchange points with other users.  However, generally this is done at poor rates and I wouldn’t reccommend….

Points.com Registration

US Airways Miles:
Having a Points.com account also makes you eligible for a 100% bonus on purchased US Airways Dividend Miles, up to a total of 50,000 miles, now through April 15:

US Airways 100% Bonus Miles Sale

It is worth mentioning that only 50% of the US Airways mileage bonus will post initially, and the additional bonus will post by June 5, 2012.

Terms & Conditions:
*Offer available for purchases made between 12:00:01 AM (MT) March 15, 2012 and 11:59:59 PM (MT) April 15, 2012. The 50% bonus for purchasing miles will be awarded at the time the purchased miles are posted to your account. You must be a registered user of Points.com or join Points.com during the offer period to receive the additional 50% bonus. The additional 50% bonus will be awarded before June 5, 2012. Offer available for Buy miles only. The maximum number of combined bonus miles that can be received by one member for this offer is 50,000. Offer is subject to change without notice. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Gift and Share transactions are not eligible for bonus. Only purchases made online are eligible for the bonus.
Miles are sold for $0.035 per mile plus a tax recovery charge of 7.5%. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. Miles purchased through Buy, Share or Gift Miles do not count towards Dividend Miles Preferred status. All other Dividend Miles Terms and Conditions apply. Miles may be used based on award availability at the time of booking. Please note that Dividend Miles accounts less than 12 days old are not permitted to Buy, Share or Gift Miles. All purchases are non-refundable.

My Thoughts
Overall, this is a good deal, as you are essentially purchasing miles at a rate of 1.75 cents a piece.  A great use of the miles, which was my intention in purchasing miles at a 100% bonus last summer, is to use 120,000 Dividend miles to fly First Class to Asia, with a stopover in Europe!  Another great use of the Miles that Ben of One Mile at a Time recommends is 90,000 miles for First Class between Asia and Australia.

Tip of the hat to Lucky.
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