Some links to products and partners on this website will earn an affiliate commission.
Rocketmiles is currently offering 5,000 bonus American AAdvantage Miles on selected hotel bookings. When you factor in the standard 1,000 miles per night minimum, you can earn at least 6,000 AA Miles from a one-night stay!
Do note though that the offer only applies to “selected hotels” and that Rocketmiles seems to be considerably stingier than they used to be when it comes to which hotels/bookings you can earn these big bonuses on. Major cities still generally provide lots of potential options, but the cheapest properties tend not to be eligible.
That said, if you dig around a bit, you can still find some genuinely superb deals:
Taking the Three Sukhumvit Hotel in Bangkok as an example, I could find rates elsewhere as low as £50, whereas Rocketmiles is charging £85 on the same date for the same room. Crucially though, you’ll earn 6,000 AA Miles if you book with Rocketmiles, meaning you would be paying £35 more in order to get 6,000 AA Miles.
That works out as effectively paying 0.58p per mile, which is a very, very good deal for AA Miles – we value them at at least double.
Due to the relatively limited number of cheap hotels that are eligible for the bonus, this isn’t the sort of ‘no brainer’ deal that similar offers used to be, but it can still work out extremely well if you’re prepared to do a bit of searching.
What’s the cheapest eligible hotel you can find?
To be eligible for this promotion, the hotel reservation must be booked via the Rocketmiles website using this promotional link (www.rocketmiles.com/aa-bonus) or via the Rocketmiles mobile app with promo code “aa-bonus” by 11:59PM CT on June 30, 2019. Bonus only applies to eligible properties marked on the search results. Eligibility can change at any time. Bonus does not apply to Booking.com properties. Limited to first-time customers who receive this offer communication, and subject to investigation post-purchase. Limit one per customer. Limit one per stay. Promotional offer cannot be applied to existing bookings or retroactively applied to bookings not made using the link above. This promotional offer cannot be combined with any other offers, including a sign-up from referral bonus. Rocketmiles reserves the right to retract a bonus at any time if it detects technical errors, cancel/rebooking activity (defined by identical search criteria), or any deceptive behavior attempted to circumvent the limits expressed above, including multiple accounts. Please allow 2 weeks for bonus miles to post in a qualifying member’s account after hotel stay is completed and the qualifying member has met the stated conditions.
If Rocketmiles is not contacted directly with a refund request until after miles have already been posted, any approved refund amount may be reduced by up to the full retail value of the reward. Rewards that cannot be posted due to incorrect or incomplete information may become ineligible after 12 months and no customer response to our e-mail outreach.
See www.rocketmiles.com/terms for full terms, or contact a Rocketmiles concierge by email (email@example.com) for questions of promotion eligibility. Please contact American Airlines directly for questions about flights, the AAdvantage® program, or how to redeem miles.
American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage® program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage® program with six months notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. Unless specified, AAdvantage® miles earned through this promotion/offer do not count toward elite status qualification or AAdvantage Million MilerSM status. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage® program, visit aa.com/aadvantage.
American Airlines, AAdvantage, the Flight Symbol logo and AAdvantage Million Miler are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.