United has joined the bandwagon of going ‘Local, Social and Mobile’ by partnering up with TopGuest. I have written before about how TopGuest works (be sure to read my clarification post). Essentially, one can earn miles for being at a location and sharing it with your Social Network by ‘checking in’ on Facebook or FourSquare.
United is giving 50 MileagePlus Miles for sharing your location at select airports (I am assuming airports with a large United presence; all the hubs for sure). Once you do so by checking in of Facebook or FourSquare, United awards you 50 Miles and sends you an email with ways you can earn more miles around the airport. To start earning, register here.
Here is the email I got today when I checked in a Dulles Airport here in DC (IAD).
As with other programs that participate via TopGuest, one can only earn miles once a day. So you segment runners who go thru five airports in one day, it’s still 50 miles. Do note, you have to be at the airport to ‘check in’, though getting on a flight is not necessary. Drops off and picks are worth 50 miles too.
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