Published 22 Jan 2020
[cont'd] every mode of transportation - with greener forms of travel rewarded even more.
Miles is a free app that's designed to work seamlessly in the background while logging each trip you take from start to finish and takes note of the type of transport you use. Travelers who carpool or take a rideshare service will earn twice the miles while those who choose public transit will see their miles rewards tripled. If a bike is your preferred mode of transport you'll be rewarded with five times the miles and those who prefer to walk or run will earn a whopping ten times the miles. Users accumulate miles points throughout their daily travels and they can easily be 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, discounts and exclusive specials from over 200 brand partners including Target, Postmates, Home Chef, Garmin, TOMS, Silvercar, YourMechanic, Chewy.com, Thrive Market, Vudu, HelloFresh, Cole Haan, NatureBox, Silvercar, Atom Tickets, Getaround and local event venues like Cal Bears, Saint Mary’s College Athletics and the Viansa Sonoma Winery and many more. Miles also partners 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...