It’s a dream come true- we can use Facebook/Twitter to win free stuff and get discounts. By joining with social media firm Klout, American Airlines is giving away free prizes to users with high enough Klout scores, including one-day free passes to the Admiral Club and a free one-year Admirals Club membership.
Klout determines a person’s “influence” on the web. So, basically, it looks at how often you’re tweeting, who responds to your witty Facebook posts, and how many views your cat has on YouTube, to determine your score of 1-100. The higher the score, the higher your status as a web influencer.
My current score stands at a measly 45 (I wish I was better at social media, it honestly intimidates me. Don’t even get me started on Google +), but I received a $50 discount off the yearly membership to the Admirals Club lounge. I already get Admiral access through my Platinum card, so I won’t be needing the code, but I bet you could use it. Comment on this post below and I’ll forward it to one lucky reader. Who knew tweeting could get you free stuff? I promise to do it more now. Maybe.
To enter the giveaway yourself, you can enter twice at https://secure.fly.aa.com/klout. It’ll ask for your Facebook and Twitter info, then you’ll need to allow Klout to access your profiles. From there you should get a score, and be able to fill out the rest of the entry form. But it doesn’t end there. You can enter again for better chances at freebies, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, phone number, home address and email address in the body with the subject line “The Klout to Win Sweepstakes.” This also doubles your entry to win the grand prize.
If you’re like me and only get on Facebook to remember birthdays, you’ll probably fall into the 0-54 range, which gets you the $50 discount off a new annual Admirals club membership. The membership has to be purchased online by July 31, 2013.
For those of you who can’t get off Twitter to save your life, you’ll probably be the lucky ones who score 55 or higher and win a free One-Day Pass to the Admirals Club along with $50 off a new annual Admirals Club membership if you purchase it within 30 days of your visit.
And some lucky grand prize winner drawn from all the entries will win a free One-Year Admirals Club Membership (valued at $450, pretty sweet).
It’s a pretty easy way to win some freebies or discounts. And, if you aren’t social media savvy or just want to make it even easier, don’t forget to comment below for a chance to get my code for a $50 discount off the yearly membership to the Admirals Club lounge.
— Geoff Whitmore