Topguest partners with foursquare and a number of travel partners (hotels and airlines) to award points for check-ins with your smartphone. e.g. register with Topguest and connect your foursquare account and you get 50 points when you check in with foursquare at or near a Hilton hotel. Topguest offers many check-in bonuses so you could potentially earn hundreds of thousands of points per year with this hack. It depends on how much time you are willing to put in, but a few minutes per day can easily earn you hundreds of free miles per day.
This is a great way to make some extra points when you are traveling and taking flights and staying at hotels etc but why limit yourself to bonus points when you are traveling when you can get bonus points everyday with a little hack.
e.g. With United and Continental - You can get up to 100 mileage points every day = 36,500 free miles per year = up to 2 free domestic US return flights = per person. You can also sign up family members to multiply the bonus many more times.
What you need - First register with each of these Topguest partners if you want to maximize your miles or focus on just a few of your favs: e.g.
If you decide to just focus on United miles do the following:
1.) Sign up for a free United Airlines frequent flier account if you don’t already have one
2.) Sign up for a new foursquare account (even if you already have one) and use the gmail hack so you don’t need to use a new email account (optional). Important: You need to use the same name in the new foursquare profile as you have for your United Airlines profile e.g. if your United profile has your name as Joseph Bloggs your new foursquare profile name should be Joseph Bloggs (this will ensure your miles get credited without any issues.)
3.) Register with TopGuest United and connect your new foursquare account
4.) If you are lucky enough to live or work or commute within a few miles of one of ‘these’ airports you simply need launch the foursquare app and login using the account you connected on the TopGuest - United link. Then select the airport and check-in. You will get a confirmation email shortly afterwards confirming you just earned 50 miles. Points usually show up within 24 hours.
If you are nowhere near one of these airports, you need to use the hack to spoof your location first then check-in as above. Open multiple foursquare accounts and link different United / Continental accounts or hotel accounts to repeat the above bonus / reward many times.
Enjoy the miles/points and let me know how you get on.
UPDATE: YOU CAN NOW AUTO CHECK-IN on FOURSQUARE
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