Hope you are all having a good Friday whether or not you celebrate Good Friday! I guess Rocketmiles decided this was indeed a good Friday to announce their new partnership that allows you to earn Southwest Rapid Reward points when making your hotel reservations via Rocketmiles! Southwest joins the over one dozen different types of airline miles you can earn via Rocketmiles. Other options include: United, American Airlines, US Airways, Aeroplan, Jet Blue, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, and more!
To celebrate the new earning option, new customers can earn 3,000 bonus Southwest points on top of the 1,000 – 5,000 points/miles you normally earn per night. This can really add up in a hurry. The terms seem to indicate that this 3k offer does not stack with the 1,000 bonus mile new customer referral offer.
A few things to keep in mind with Rocketmiles is that they don’t list every hotel in the world, you still need to price compare to make sure you are coming out ahead in the end, and since you are booking via a third party you have to assume you won’t earn hotel points/elite stay credit (though still provide your hotel award program number to the hotel directly…just in case).
In case earning Southwest points isn’t your priority right now, this link seems to still be working to allow 3k bonus miles for new customers with a variety of airline programs.
Terms and Conditions for Southwest 3k Bonus Offer:
To be eligible, the hotel reservation MUST BE BOOKED USING THIS PROMOTIONAL LINK (www.rocketmiles.com/southwest-3k-bonus) by 11:59PM CT on 31 May 2014 and check-out must occur by 31 December 2014. Strictly limited to first time customers of Rocketmiles and subject to investigation post-purchase. Limit one per customer. Limit one per stay. Promotional offer can not be applied to existing bookings or retroactively applied to bookings not made using the link above. Promotional offer cannot be combined with any other bonuses or offers. Rocketmiles reserves the right to retract a bonus at any time if it detects fraud, stacking of bonuses, technical errors, cancel/rebooking activity (defined by identical search criteria), or ANY other deceptive behavior attempted to circumvent the limits expressed above. See www.rocketmiles.com/terms for full terms, or call our friendly concierges at 1-855-355-7625 with questions of eligibility or for any other assistance. Please allow 4-6 weeks from checkout for points to post. All Rapid Rewards® rules and regulations apply.
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