UPDATE: Between 1/1/2013 – 1/31/2013 this offer has been lowered to 600 miles. According to recent reports in this FlyerTalk thread some users have experienced delays in receiving the miles.
BCKSTGR, a newly launched company branding clients through social media services, is offering up to 1000 United MileagePlus bonus miles just for signing up for an account and optionally connecting your BCKSTGR account with a Facebook, Twitter, and FourSquare account. The earnings are as follow:
- 400 miles for signing up
- 200 miles for registering FourSquare
- 200 miles for registering Twitter
- 200 miles for registering Facebook
You don’t chave to connect with any of the services to receive the signup bonus.
To earn the bonus miles go to bckstgr.com/ and signup. During the signup process BCKSTGR requires that you type in both your MileagePlus account number and PIN/password so you should change your PIN/password after signing up!
After signing up connect with any or none of the three services. According to recent reports from forums and blogs, several users have had trouble connecting with their MileagePlus account and the site can be very slow from time to time. You might have to try several times before your request goes through.
Everything worked smooth when I signed up and connected my new BCKSTGR account with my social media accounts. Only an hour later the bonus miles posted into my MileagePlus account. My advice is simple: go for it!
Even that it can sound somewhat sketchy that you have to provide both your MileagePlus account number and PIN/password BCKSTGR is listed on United’s “Earn Miles” website as an official partner so the offer is valid.
You can earn more miles by completing certain offers from BCKSTGR clinets, for example, by checking-in and posting pictures from certain bars and restaurants. Right now it seems like they are only having clients in Chicago and New York City.