Experience a new way to earn award miles - BCKSTGR

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  1. sobore
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    Just got this email, check your inbox.


    Earn up to 1,000 bonus miles with BCKSTGR through December 15.

    Our new MileagePlus® partner, BCKSTGR, provides an easy way to earn award miles. For a limited time, you can earn up to 1,000 miles for signing up with BCKSTGR and linking up to three of your social media accounts.* Then, start earning more miles when you spread the word about participating brands on Facebook and Twitter.

    Plus, you can use your miles to purchase or bid on exclusive experiences, unique merchandise and much more.

    It’s easy. Create your BCKSTGR profile, link your social media accounts, and begin earning miles when you engage with participating brands. You’ll earn 1,000 award miles just for doing that through December 15, 2012. Then you can use your miles for exciting experiences and entertainment rewards offered by BCKSTGR as well as MileagePlus awards and more.

     
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    No email solicitation required...

    https://bckstgr.com/?q=signup

    Seems to be 400 for signing up. I'm guessing 200 more each for twitter, FB and 4sq linking. Or they're advertising 1000 points on the front page and not delivering that to actual users.

    Also looks like 25-50 points daily for posting on twitter or facebook about their service.
     
  4. sobore
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    Registered and my BCKSTGR account shows I received 600 miles.
    Even if you don't use the service, it's a quick 600 and an updated mileage expiration date.
     
  5. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Why exactly do they need the Mileage Plus account PIN or password?
     
  6. sobore
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    Not exactly sure, had to give that one a long look.
     
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    I am going to change my PIN to a temporary one before giving it to them. Surely they don't need to know it permanently?!

    Edit: Perhaps they need it because you can redeem miles through them? In any case, I am going to change my PIN back as I doubt I'll need redemptions through them.

    Also, I got 400 miles for signing up.
     
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    Did it credit to UA quickly?

    I think therefore I Poast!
     
  9. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    No, they say somewhere that it takes 24-48 hrs. They use the PIN to at the very least read your MP account balance. Not sure what else they suck out of the Mileage Plus account.
     
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    Actually, I just checked my MP account, and yes, they've already poasted.
     
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    Mine posted in about 5 minutes :)
     
  12. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Me thinks they need a bigger server.
     
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    That was one of the slowest websites I've had to deal with in a loooong time. Must have taken me 1/2 hour to complete the processes and get my 800 miles. but at least i got them. SmileyThumbsUp.gif
     
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    Yeah, it was like I was back in 14.4kbps modem days.

    I didn't get 1,000 points yet, though. Only 400 points posted to my MP account.
    As soon as it posts, I'll change my MP account password.
     
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    My 400 posted instantly, the rest took about 10 minutes. Changing password sounds like a good idea.
     
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    hmm im putting in my MP number and pwd, but it keeps coming back saying Error: Unable to complete registration. Please verify your Account and Pin/Password. Thanks you.
     
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    Have you tried your PIN?

    Perhaps they are just overloaded.
     
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    yep--tried both. I guess ill try later...maybe their systems are down
     
  19. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Yeah, I'd hold off. For one of my family accounts I got through the first page (MP # and PIN), but the second page never came up. That's where you create the account by specifying email and password for the BCKSTGR account. Well... Now when I try to go through the registration again, it tells me the MP # is already in use. Bad backend implementation.
     
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    I got the same thing
     
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    Something's broken.
     
  22. sobore
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    Yesterday when the offer was young the system worked flawlessly. Today under a heavy load the system seems to have broken. Hopefully 'IT MAN' was called and is actively working on the fix.
     
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    Here's something I find interesting: I changed my PIN on united.com after signing up on bckstgr.com and doing a few of the easy FB/Twitter activities. Today, when I log in to bckstgr, they show the accurate current MP balance in the upper right-hand corner. It has changed since I changed my PIN, so they are somehow able to get it from United without knowing my current PIN. Hopefully they are not turning into bckstbr.com.
     
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    I got my 1000 today.. or actually last night. so they turned it around in less than a day. Not too bad. wish they had check in locations in Hawaii tho....
     
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    I thought it said it would post instantly, but havn't got the credits yet.
     

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