Topguest, a membership rewards program that pays its users for checking into locations using services like Foursquare and Loopt, has a new partner: photo-sharing service Instagram. Yesterday, Topguest began rewarding users posting photos of certain locations on Instagram. To take advantage of this new functionality, just link your Topguest and Instagram accounts.
In celebration, Topguest-friendly airline Virgin America is sponsoring a competition: the users posting the most-liked Instagram photos taken at Virgin America-related locations (like airports and airplanes) will win 1,000 Elevate points — Virgin America's loyalty program.
The partnership allows Instagram users to connect the world around them (beyond just taking photos) and gives Topguest users an opportunity to earn more points just by taking photos of things they would naturally take photographs of anyway.