For long time I was out of the Frequent Flyer Miles activities, therefore I have not posted any tips for fellows readers in this direction. However, life itself in form of the rising costs of air transportation, especially overseas, pulled me back to the miles-collection mode. Thus, from now on, I am going to share with you some nice giveaways for the Frequent Flyer Miles.
First of all, what is the value of these miles? You need to understand that for yourself to assess how much time and efforts are you willing to apply for each opportunity. There are different approaches for the mile monetary costs, but the range is 1 to 2 cents per mile, depending on destination. Let’s say, internal roundtrip ticket in the USA costs $350. If you use your 25K miles, the cost of a mile is 1.4 cents. And if overseas roundtrip ticket costs $1,800, and you use for that 60K+$200 fees, the cost of a mile would be 2.6 cents. Just for simplification, I will use the averaged value of the mile as 1.6 cents.
So, do you want free 1000 United miles, which cost $16, for 5 minutes of your time. Note that this is a time-limited proposal, and it is suppose to expire by end of March.
The story is that United Airlines and its heavily-subscribed MileagePlus frequent traveler program have linked up with Chicago’s newest twist in social media engagement, Bckstgr.com. The site invites visitors to become members and earn MileagePlus reward points by promoting Bckstgr.com partner brands through a variety of social media outlets.
Bckstgr.com’s proprietary technology will be able to track each member’s points of social engagement related to a particular brand and immediately award the member the appropriate MileagePlus credit. Those points of engagement could include tweeting, liking, following, writing specific phrases on various social networks or watching videos and filling out surveys.
According to Bckstgr.com founder and CEO Justin Jarvinen, the company made the decision to link its member rewards program to MileagePlus because his research showed that “frequent flier miles”.
So, the future miles earning opportunities are on the way, but for now, you can get 1000 miles just for signing to become a member and linking you other social media sites at Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. You can complete a full linking procedure, or chose just some of the sites (you get appropriate portion of the miles, site registration only – 500 miles).
It will take just 5 minutes of your time.
OK, you want to get more? There are additional possibilities when you become a member. Review the listing at https://bckstgr.com/node/390
For example, you can get extra 10 miles for simply liking the company at your Facebook page, or extra 25 miles for posting the phrase “Check out BCKSTGR’s Experiences here http://www.bckstgr.com/redeem” on your Facebook wall.