It’s not even added to the list of programs you can earn with yet, but United Mileage Plus and Continental Onepass have been added to TopGuest, the website that allows you to earn miles and points for check-ins via FourSquare and Facebook.
Connect with Facebook or Foursquare and you’ll get 50 reward miles each time you share your location at or near select United® and Continental® airports. Plus, you’ll receive special offers within minutes for nearby airport retailers, car rental agencies and restaurants.
Eligible airports are here. Some of the offers they’ll send to you earn miles via Thanks Again and require a Thanks Again account. They’ll also send you Rewards Network dining offers, which of course require being signed up for a free dining program account to earn miles.
With a Washington National checkin, an email was instantaneously generated with rental car offers. It seems the retail establishment offers are only loaded for five airports so far.
You can add both a Continental and a United account, some airports are eligible to earn with both, I suspect that you can only earn 50 points a day for checking in at an airport in one program or another. We’ll see if that’s the case and whether if registered for both United and Continental miles which account generates the earning activity. Please share your experiences in the comments.
I find it exceptionally interesting that the offer says you are eligible to earn when checking in at or near eligible airports. In the past TopGuest has said they’re quite persnickety about your having to actually be at the location you’re checking in from in order to earn points, although that hasn’t been everyone’s experience (many folks who have had problems have checked in multiple places in rapid fire succession from their computer rather than with a location-tracking phone, I’ve not had problems even when my phone doesn’t actually think I am where I’m checking in, an unfortunately all too common occurrence.
For the past year and a half I’ve been earning 50 points per day with Priority Club and then with Hilton HHonors, Best Western Rewards, and Choice Privileges (though not participating in their other offers) for checkins on my blackberry. I live and work in a cluster of participating hotel properties. Now I can earn up to 18,250 miles per year for free with United… Great to live by a participating airport to boot!
Again, some folks have had problems doing ‘phantom’ checkins for points so I’m not encouraging that, but if you’re at the airport you can check in for points the same as you can at a participating hotel property.