Recently I’ve discovered that there have been some that did not realize that such a program existed. I had written about it previously in December, but thought it would be a good time to resurrect the topic just in case you have not heard of it. Apologies to those who are already enrolled in this program.
United has partnered with Topguest to award MileagePlus members 50 award miles each time they check in from an airport served by United. It’s a fairly straightforward process. First, you need to register your MileagePlus Account here and second, use either Facebook or Foursquare to “check in” when you are at or near the airport.
The program allows you to do this once a day, and is not tied into actual travel. So in theory you can drive to your local airport each day, check in, and have 50 miles credited for your troubles. Should you be fortunate and live near an airport, you could amass 18250 miles if you did this each day for a year.
Here are the F.A.Q’s from the Promo’s webpage:
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I earn 50 award miles?
By sharing your location via Facebook Places or Foursquare at select United® and Continental® airports.
Note: 50 award miles will only be awarded if location is shared at select United or Continental airports. See list of airports. You have to be within 2 miles of these airports to receive the confirmation and offer email.
When will my 50 award miles get posted to my account?
Please allow 6-8 weeks from the date you shared your location for your miles to be posted to your account.
How do I know if my 50 award miles will be posted?
So long as the location shared is a qualifying United or Continental airport, you will receive a confirmation email that you have earned 50 award miles.
Note: 50 award miles can only be earned once per day, therefore you can only receive a confirmation email once per day.
I have checked-in/shared my location on Facebook Places or Foursquare, but have not received my offer email yet.
Wait a few minutes after sharing your location and you will start receiving your offer emails. Offers are subject to availability and may not be available at every check-in.
Note: You will only receive an offer email if location is shared at the select United or Continental airports. See list of airports. You have to be within 2 miles of these airports to receive the confirmation and offer email. Please check your Facebook or Foursquare email for the confirmation and offer email.
How is this different from check-in?
Sharing your location or “checking in” via Facebook Places or Foursquare is not the same as checking in for your flight at the airport.
What airports is the 2 miles per dollar parking offer valid for?
JFK On-Airport Parking
Short-Term (Daily) Parking: Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange and Red Parking; adjacent to Terminals 1 through 8
Long-Term Parking is located at Lefferts Blvd near Pan Am Rd approx. 4 miles from Terminals 1 through 8
Newark Liberty On-Airport Parking
Short-Term Parking Lots A and B, and the C Parking Garage
Daily Parking Lot P3 and the P4 Parking Garage
Economy Long-Term Parking Lot 6
Valet Parking located at P4 Parking Garage
LaGuardia On-Airport Parking
Short-Term Parking (Daily) – Parking Garage & Lots 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7
Long-Term Parking – Parking Lot 3 Only
Stewart On-Airport Parking