Miles is a universal rewards app that delivers value for every mile traveled, across every mode ... More
Miles is a universal rewards app that delivers value for every mile traveled, across every mode of transportation - with greener forms of travel rewarded even further.
Designed to work seamlessly in the background, the Miles app logs each trip from start to end along with the mode of transportation used. For example, users who carpool or take a rideshare service earn 2x the miles, those who use public transit receive 3x the miles, those who bike earn 5x the miles, and those who walk or run earn 10x the miles. Users accumulate miles throughout their daily travels which can be easily viewed within the app. These miles are then exchanged to redeem rewards with leading brands and retailers across various categories. Rewards cost as little as 100 miles and are redeemable either online or at a nearby store.
Rewards include free products and services, credits, and discounts with brands such as Target, Postmates, Home Chef, Garmin, TOMS, Silvercar, YourMechanic, Chewy.com, Thrive Market, and many more. With over 200 brand partners offering exclusive specials on the Miles platform, there’s truly a reward for everyone. But the value doesn’t stop there.
Miles is also partnered with several cities and public transit authorities to encourage users to choose more sustainable modes of transportation, such as trains or buses. This is done through challenges. For example, Caltrain, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, put out a challenge to residents to take three train trips. Once completed, the user was rewarded with a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card. With challenges like this which encourage users to partake in greener forms of transportation, the Miles app incentivizes a more eco-friendly and healthy lifestyle, while rewarding users with deals from brands they love.
Last updated 18 Jan 2020
Published 22 Jan 2020
You can't turn your head these days without encountering a story about climate change. In the last year alone we've seen huge fires in the US, Australia and Brazil as well as numerous other 'natural' disasters. Sea temperatures are rising, the ice is melting and many countries have seen average temperatures higher than they've ever been. Politicians have suggested radical new ideas to stall the onset of climate disaster. In America, politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has even put forward her Green New Deal plan which tries to convince the world's population to stop flying and to eat less meat, among other things. As interesting as these ideas are, however, I can't see the mass voting public going along with that one in the near future. To my mind, the answer is to change the way we live in a more gradual way by encouraging people to be more aware and responsible in their daily life. We can start off by making some small but significant changes in the way we live and, in this case, the way we travel.
We all know about frequent flyer points. We've been using them for years. Well, Miles is a new universal transportation and sustainability rewards app for iOS and Android that gives the same benefits when using ground transportation as others do for flying. What's more, the 'greener' we are with our ground travel the more points we earn. It delivers value for every mile traveled, across...