There’s a new way to earn points from Social Media outlets and it’s not TopGuest. This time, the new enterprise BCKSTGR is offering United Mileage Plus members 1000 bonus points just for signing up and linking your social media accounts to BCKSTGR!
If you sign up now you’ll get the following bonus:
- 400 miles for joining
- 200 miles for connecting your Bckstgr account with Facebook
- 200 miles for connecting your Bcksgtr account with Twitter
- 200 miles for connecting your Bcksgtr account with FourSquare
All the details of BCKSTGR have not been realeased. I.e. How you’ll earn points or how many you’ll earn but as the company grows there will be more and more ways to earn free award points, miles, and other currencies to get free trips or other awards. Here is a little video the company has put together about what BCKSTGR is all about
SO what is BCKSTGR? Honestly it seems like TopGuest, but with an award bidding site as well. BCKSTGR is currently in bed with United Airlines, but as the company grows they may add other award programs as well. From their about us page:
Launched on November 1, 2012, BCKSTGR is a next-generation engagement platform that enables brands and businesses to reach millions of social consumers via dozens of behavior touch points and reward them instantly with award miles from MileagePlus®, the award-winning loyalty program of United Airlines.
The inspiration for this innovative idea came to Justin Jarvinen, BCKSTGR’s founder and CEO, when he was attending a charity event that offered the Jonas Brothers and a private backyard concert to the highest bidder. In the moment the auction closed at more than $100,000, Justin was already busy trying to figure out how to enable everyday consumers to earn the ability to get in on the excitement (since most of us don’t have $100,000 sitting around!). A year later, the technology platform was born with MileagePlus award miles as the loyalty currency consumers would earn.
But while consumers can now bid on or purchase all kinds of exciting experiential rewards and other high-value entertainment, brands and businesses can now create campaigns that reward a variety of engagement types, from checking-in to mentioning them on social media, taking pictures of their product, and more. Brands and businesses that create campaigns on bckstgr.com will be able to leverage the global appeal of MileagePlus award miles to reward our growing member base when they engage in a digital or social behavior that drives value back to the business.
We’re all incredibly excited to bring this amazing idea to life. What you see today is the first step of many as we focus on building a business that’s equally rewarding to our partner brands as it is for our members. Please check back often because we’ll be constantly evolving our site, signing up new partner brands and, of course, curating unbelievable experiences.
Anyway, I highly recommend signing up with BCKSTGR for not only is it an opportunity to earn 1000 free miles (A #DoubleWideDelight) but it’s also a way to earn more miles through social media and bid on fun trips and other unique experiences with your miles! The website has some kinks to work out still and has been overloaded the last few days, so don’t be surprise if it times out or you get an error message or two. Keep trying and earn your 1000 free miles!