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Provided you book before the end of 8 May (but stay anytime), “miles for booking” site Rocketmiles is offering a bonus of 3,000 miles on your first booking with them.
Unsure what exactly Rocketmiles is? It’s pretty simple: Rocketmiles awards you air miles for hotel bookings made through them. You can then choose one of a number of airline frequent flyer programmes (including Avios, Virgin Flying Club and Etihad Guest) to add these miles to. Customers apparently earn an average of 5000 miles on each hotel booking, excluding any bonuses.
As noted above, while you need to book by 8 May, there are no restrictions on when the stay needs to be made.
The 3,000 bonus miles will be in addition to the standard miles you earn for your stay.
The frequent flyer programmes you can earn miles with through Rocketmiles include:
- Alaska Airlines – MileagePlan
- Alitalia – MilleMiglia
- American Airlines – AAdvantage
- Avianca – LifeMiles
- Cathay Pacific – Asia Miles
- British Airways – Executive Club
- Etihad Airways – Etihad Guest
- Finnair Plus
- Icelandair – Saga
- Jetairways – JetPrivilege
- Malaysia Airlines – Enrich
- Qatar Airways – Privilege Club
- Saudia – Alfursan
- Singapore Airlines – KrisFlyer
- Turkish Airlines – Miles&Smiles
- United Airlines – MileagePlus
- Virgin America – Elevate
- Virgin Atlantic – Flying Club
Is this offer worth it?
Quite possibly. The key value with Rocketmiles is largely in the sign-up bonuses, where you get an added chunk of miles on the booking (very generally speaking, 3,000 miles will be worth £20-£30). Standard bookings may offer some value when you factor in the miles, but it is essential that you compare the cost with a direct booking, or booking through the likes of lastminute.com etc.
If your room is substantially cheaper elsewhere without the miles, it’s unlikely to be a value offering to go with Rocketmiles. One clear warning message too: you are very unlikely to earn any loyalty scheme benefits on stays booked through Rocketmiles.
If this offer tempts you, it’s also worth comparing with the current bonus points offer from similar site, Kaligo. If you have a BA Amex card, you can also take advantage of this Kaligo bonus.