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Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has a very good promotion for new members, offering 5,000 bonus miles (with a wide variety of airline programmes) for a first booking.
1-night stays are absolutely fine, although many of the very cheapest hotels are not eligible for the offer.
If you need to book a short stay somewhere and the Rocketmiles price is competitive, definitely.
Depending on how highly you value different types of airline miles, there is even the possibility of effectively making a ‘profit’ (or at least making your stay effectively free).
For example, I value Alaska Mileage Plan Miles at about 1.5p each, so if I paid £87 for a night at The Colonnade Hotel in London and earned 6,000 Alaska Miles (worth ~£90), the hotel stay would be more or less free once you factor in the miles earned:
Further afield you can do even better. Hotels in good-value destinations like Bali can be booked for as little as £56, with the full miles bonus:
To be clear, you would be getting ~£90 worth of miles and a night at the hotel for £56 in total!
According to the terms, the offer is available until the end of the year. You can choose from dozens of different airline programmes, including British Airways Executive Club, American AAdvantage, Alaska Mileage Plan, etc.
Rocketmiles’ rates are often higher than other booking sites, but for a cheap/short stay it’s very likely that the bonus miles would more than outweigh the difference (but always do a quick comparison!).
Qualifying Activity: This offer is limited to new Rocketmiles customers booking with this specific promotional link (www.rocketmiles.com/daydream) or on the Rocketmiles app using code “daydream” by 11:59PM CT on December 31, 2020. 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. Limit one per customer. Limit one per stay. 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. Promotional offer cannot be applied to existing bookings, retroactively applied to bookings not made using the link above or combined with any other offers.
If Rocketmiles is not contacted directly with a refund request until after rewards 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 email outreach.