Rocketmiles is a hotel booking website that rewards you with miles for your reservations.
- I don’t make great use of it for my own travels, since I generally book directly through a hotel chain since I want their points and elite stay credit.
- If I wasn’t chasing status, I’d find this site very lucrative.
- And it’s great if you book rooms for other people – they stay in the room, you get the points.
Their CEO Jay Hoffman emails to let me know,
Since we now have twice the number of partners we had a year ago, we’re offering 2x miles to new customers for 24 hours
This offer is for first-time customers only, but double miles applies for any mileage partner, any length of stay, and any hotel on their site.
And they do offer a ton of choices. Personally I’d accrue with Alaska or American. But there are 23 points currencies to pick amongst, from Saudi Alfursan to Aeromexico Club Premier.
Hotels normally earn 1000 to 5000 miles per night (depending on the currency you choose, and the margin they have with each hotel — they’re kicking back miles out of any profit the booking company receives).
With this offer that becomes 2000 to 10,000 miles per night, for first time users one day only.
I wouldn’t jump on this for a one-night stay at one of their less-rewarding properties. An extra 1000 miles isn’t a huge bonus (and you forgo other first-time customer offers, there are frequently 3000 mile bonuses). But if you have a long stay to book, or at one of their more rewarding properties, this could be a big bonus indeed.
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