2011 is definitely the year that loyalty programs have jumped on the social bandwagon. Like a company on facebook, check in on foursqure, etc. Today United joined the party (registration link: here). Now you "share your location at (or near) any United or Continental airport on Facebook or Foursquare and get 50 award miles plus instant offers from nearby merchants."
I would have thought that facebook / foursquare check-ins would have to correspond to a reservation departing that day, but it appears that you can do this as much as you want, whenever you want, with a maximum of once per day. I pass SFO on my daily commute down the 101 so I guess I'll be earning 50 miles every time I go to the office. Perhaps I'm missing it, but I don't see the date that this promotion ends. Well, enjoy the bonus miles!
Terms and conditions pasted below:
- A member can only earn 50 award miles once per day.
- Please allow as much as 6-8 weeks for miles earned from sharing location to post to the registered account.
- Users will only receive points for check-ins that occur when the relevant Facebook or Foursquare access token granted to Topguest is valid.
- Airport retailer offers are managed by ThanksAgain. Miles earned from ThanksAgain requires program registration at https://secure.thanksagain.com/united/register.aspx. Please allow as much as 6-8 weeks for miles to be posted to the MileagePlus account registered with ThanksAgain. This offer is only applicable to United or Continental home airport within domestic US.
- Miles earned from MileagePlus Dining requires registration at http://mpdining.rewardsnetwork.com. Additional 50 miles per dine earned from MileagePlus Dining requires location to be shared. This offer is only applicable to locations near a United or Continental home airport within domestic US. Please allow as much as 6-8 weeks for miles to be posted to the MileagePlus account registered with MileagePlus Dining.
- This 50 bonus mile offer for sharing your location is not limited to members who received this email, however program registration is required. Registration can be closed at anytime without notice.
- Offer valid only for MileagePlus® members currently residing in the 50 United States (including Alaska and Hawaii). 50 bonus mile offer for sharing location can be earned only at a United or Continental home airport within domestic US.
- This offer is combinable only with other MileagePlus offers.
- A member may have only one Facebook and one Foursquare account associated with each Mileage Plus membership number.
- Miles accrued, awards issued and bonus offers are subject to the rules of the MileagePlus program. The MileagePlus program, including accruals, awards and bonus mile offers is subject to change without notice. United, MileagePlus, are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus program, visit mileageplus.com.
- Offer subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.