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Earn up to 10,000 bonus Avios with hotel bookings via Rocketmiles

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Rocketmiles is a similar business to and PointsHound.  It offers you a generous pile of airline miles when you book any property through their website.

As with 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 – 10,000 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 offer for both new and existing customers

Rocketmiles has a launched a new bonus in association with Avios.  You can find full details here.

It is not hugely generous unless you are staying somewhere very cheap.  You will get:

250 bonus Avios on your first and second nights

500 bonus Avios on your 3rd to 9th nights

1,000 bonus Avios on your 10th to 15th nights

This means a total of 10,000 Avios points – on top of your standard points – for booking 15 nights.

In addition, new customers will get an extra 2,000 bonus Avios with their first night.

The nights do NOT have to be consecutive.  However, you must book your stays by 31st August and complete your stays by 31st December.

Don’t forget ….

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).

This promotion is one to bear in mind if you are asked to book a non-chain hotel for a lengthy period.  If not, you may find better value with IHG’s Accelerate promotion this Summer which is the most generous of the chain offers.

British Airways BA Amex American Express

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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.)

Comments (12)

  • Alan says:

    Every time you post these I always take a look to see if they have somehow lowered their prices.

    These never work out to be free or even a good avios cost (for me at least) for anything other than a night in cheapest hotel for a mattress run.

  • Anon says:

    I guess the Hilton bonus Avios or IHG accelerate deals far out strips this in terns of value.

    Rob – Are there any known examples where Rocketmiles is worth it? …. is destinations where there are no chain hotels??? Scottish Western Isles???

    • Rob says:

      Plenty of places where the newest or most convenient won’t be a chain!

      I recommend Scarborough as being chain free!

  • @mkcol says:

    Do you know if you actually have to check-in & stay to earn these bonuses?

    • Callum says:

      You’ll presumably have to check in but I’ve never stayed in a hotel that monitored your attendance!

      It would make absolutely no sense whatsoever to do that on this deal though, you’d be paying a ridiculous price for the avios.

      • James67 says:

        It seems you have obviously missed out on the delights of a soviet-era hotel in mother Russia or the eastern bloc then.

  • barnaby100 says:

    I still haven’t got my bonus miles for a rocket miles stay linked to virgin miles in april. The base credit promptly but the bonus no show so far.

  • Andrew H says:

    Rocketmiles have totally gone off the boil for me. I can no longer find any good offers between £50-£70. For example, when they have promotions offering 3000 to 4000 miles, regardless of airline, they remove all the Heathrow and Gatwick airport hotels from search results if they’re £90 or less. I have spent absolutely ages trying to find hotels like this but they just don’t show up.

    I suspect Rocketmiles weren’t making any money out of them because the prices were so low, and hence were removed.

    Kaligo are similarly unenticing in that price range. I don’t check these sites much anymore as I know it’s futile.

  • Mark says:

    Same for me as well.

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