News in brief:
3,000 airline miles with a hotel booking, including Avios and Virgin
Rocketmiles, a Kaligo.com clone, is a hotel booking site which offers airline miles with every booking. You won’t earn points or status benefits from the hotel itself but the miles from Rocketmiles usually make up for it.
If you book before Saturday night for any future date, you will receive 3,000 bonus airline miles in your choice of 33 programmes if you are a new Rocketmiles customer. Any cheap one night stay somewhere will count!
As well as Avios and Virgin Flying Club, they also partner with American, Etihad, Flying Blue, Qatar, Singapore, United and many others.
New £50 Royal Mint Britannia coin available
Royal Mint has launched a new £50 Britannia commemorative coin as you can see here. It has a face value of £50 – and you can buy them for that.
If you have a bank which accepts them, and I know that one HfP reader does have a very flexible HSBC branch near him, these are free miles via your credit card.
Royal Mint does not take American Express so you need a Visa or Mastercard with a high earnings rate. The reader who contacted me has the old BMI MasterCard paying 2 Avios per £1.
This is a little risky unless you are absolutely sure that your bank will accept them, as the running around required to find a suitable one could easily be more trouble than its worth.