United is offering to deposit all six 2011 systemwide upgrades early for those that have already requalified for 1K status, anytime between now and December 25 (link only visible to 1K members that are logged in). Registration is required, and you can even register to have them deposited as soon as you requalify for 1K, even if you’re not there yet. Keep in mind systemwide upgrades expire 12 months after they’re issued, so be wise about when you deposit them.
This is by far the earliest United has ever offered to have them deposited, and in the past it has only been for four of the six upgrades.
(Tip of the hat to Matthew)