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 – 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.
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.)