I mentioned hotel booking site Rocketmiles recently when I touched on their Thanksgiving promotion. The company has now sent me details of all of its current offers, which give you the chance to earn 3,000 bonus miles in one of seven different frequent flyer schemes.
The only rule is that you must be a new customer. You need to book by 31st December but your stay can be for any future date.
The 3,000 bonus miles is on top of the standard earnings from your booking.
As with Kaligo.com and Pointshound, you need to be careful when you book as prices tend to jump around quite a bit. If you can find a hotel which is priced very similar to what you would pay elsewhere, the bonus miles make it a bargain.
Remember that you will not receive points in any hotel loyalty scheme for your stay as these bookings are treated as non-qualifying. You will also not receive a VAT receipt which may be an issue for small businesses booking a hotel inside the EU.
Here are the home pages for their current offers – click to be taken to the respective registration page:
- British Airways Executive Club- 3,000 bonus miles
- Virgin Atlantic – 3,000 bonus miles
- Singapore Airlines Kris Flyer – 3,000 bonus miles
- United MileagePlus – 3,000 bonus miles
- American Airlines – 3,000 bonus miles
- Asia Miles – 3,000 bonus miles
- airberlin topbonus – 3,000 bonus miles
- Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles – 3,000 bonus miles
- Norwegian – 3,000 bonus CashPoints
As an example, a quick search for Leeds for a stay next Thursday threw up the Holiday Inn Express for £136 and a total of 4,000 Avios earned, including the bonus.
ihg.com was asking £129, but the extra £7 would be well worth paying for 4,000 Avios points.
The Doubletree, on the other hand, was £271 with 10,000 Avios earned. hilton.com is asking £226 so you are effectively paying £49 for 10,000 Avios – which, to be fair, is a decent deal if you are looking at it purely from an Avios perspective. You should also factor in the opportunity cost of the lost Hilton HHonors points, of course.
As usual, you should do your due diligence – but there are good deals to be had.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)