TopGuest is a very unique program. I have blogged about it before.(Please read carefully my second post explaining how not to misuse TopGuest). For those who came in late, it gives you points of miles in some of your favorite programs for ‘checking-in’, even if you don’t actually check-in for a paid transaction. So, visiting a hotel for a meeting (which I do regularly) or even stopping by a hotel lobby to pick up a Starbucks, allows you to ‘Check-in’ and earn points.
I have been doing this for a while and I am fortunate that I attend a weekly meeting in a Holiday Inn, which participates in TopGuest. I also work near a Crowne Plaza which has a Starbucks in its lobby. I looked in my Priority Club account yesterday and noticed an additional 3,550 points this year. I have not stayed in a Holiday Inn or other Priority Club related hotel all year, so all these points are from check-ins! 71 check-ins at 50 points a pop. Not bad.
Check it out! You can participate by linking your Foursquare (which I use) or Facebook accounts and checking-in when you are on a participating property. I also earned a few Hilton points – DoubleTrees participate, but these are linked to actual stays. I have too many transactions in my Hilton Honors accounts to figure out how many points were from Topguest.