As with Kaligo.com and PointsHound, Rocketmiles has deals with various hotel room consolidators to provide it with rooms at wholesale prices. Whilst the selection of hotels available is not the largest, the large profit margins on the rooms allow them to offer very generous mileage incentives when you book.
Rocketmiles will offer you 1,000 – 5,000 Avios points PER NIGHT when you book with them.
Their pricing, frankly, not always the cheapest. The price should compare OK with booking the hotel directly from its own website (the consolidator route is often used by hotels to quietly move unsold rooms without cutting their headline price) but you should check other independent sites.
If you are not spending your own money when booking hotels, it can be very attractive.
Generous ‘first booking’ offer
Many British Airways Executive Club members received an emailed offer from Rockemiles yesterday. You will receive a bonus of 5,000 Avios points when you make your first booking.
The 5,000 Avios additional bonus is valid for bookings made by 15th May for stays over the next 12 months.
The sign-up bonus is, without a doubt, a decent deal. It means that you will receive at least 6,000 Avios points (5,000 bonus miles plus 1,000 base miles) even for the cheapest one-night stay they offer.
You need to book via the link in the email. It is now clear that it does not work otherwise so I have deleted the URL.
If you were not targetted, you can receive 3,000 Avios on a booking made before 30th June by using this link – https://www.rocketmiles.com/ba-avios-3k-bonus
It is important to remember that you will not earn hotel loyalty points or status credit from your stay booked via Rocketmiles. Depending on the chain, you may or may not be able to get your status benefits honoured (free internet, free breakfast, upgrade etc).
Rocketmiles is fully approved by British Airways. You can see their page at ba.com here. Do NOT book via the link on that page, though, as you will not receive the additional 5,000 Avios. You need to use the link emailed to you or, for 3000 Avios, this link – https://www.rocketmiles.com/ba-avios-3k-bonus
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)