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Rocketmiles finally hooked me into making a hotel booking via their site for myself! I’ve helped family members book a hotel stay via a Rocketmiles promotion a couple of times, but haven’t pulled the trigger for my own stays since I usually am either using hotel points, or want to earn points/elite status on my stay so don’t book via a third party. Or, more recently, I’m booking via Travel Pony thanks to finding some really low prices on their site. However, Rocketmiles has always intrigued me as you can earn a bunch of airline miles for booking a hotel room.
In recent months their footprint has expanded and their prices seem to often be very competitive, and even really good in some cases. Over the weekend some accounts, including mine, were targeted for an offer that awards 5,000 bonus airline miles with the program of my choice from their partners (such as United, American Airlines, Alaska, Southwest, and many more) on top of the minimum of 1,000 miles per night that are always awarded. This was a targeted offer that had to be booked by tonight (June 2nd). The terms of the offer were a little confusing and said there was a 3 night minimum in one spot, but did not say that on the website. In the end, the one night stay I booked in Las Vegas for later this year shows up with the 5,000 + 1,000 bonus online, so hopefully that means I am good to go.
The night I needed a room in Vegas wasn’t one of those cheap nights where you can get a room for practically nothing, and the reservation I made via Rocketmiles was $169 plus taxes/fees at the Mirage, which was the lowest I could find publicly available for that date (even lower than the offer I got with my MLife status). The deal came with a $50 dining credit, and I will earn 6,000 United miles that are valued somewhere from $90 – $120 thanks to the 5,000 bonus miles Rocketmiles promotion. It is also a rate that can be cancelled without penalty until just before the date in case I find something better or my plans change. This means it was a totally risk free way to lock something in that may turn an otherwise pretty expensive Vegas hotel night into one that is a very solid value.
This offer is targeted, and you can see it here. If you have registered for Rocketmiles in the past, but haven’t yet had your first booking like me, then I recommend looking in your inbox for an email from May 30th with the subject line “Claim Your Unique Bonus”.
These are the kind of deals that turn what otherwise might be a relatively expensive hotel night into one that ultimately is a great deal. Not all hotel nights can be “free”, but they can hopefully at least be pretty good deals. Anyone else take advantage of this offer?
Terms and Conditions:
]This offer is strictly limited to new Rocketmiles customers only. To be eligible for this promotion, the hotel reservation must be booked with Rocketmiles using this promotional link (www.rocketmiles.com/dream-5k)and valid one-time use promotional code before 11:59PM CT on 2 June 2014 and checkout date must occur before 31 December 2014. Limit one per customer. Limit one per stay. Promotional offer cannot be applied to existing bookings or retroactively applied to bookings not made using the link above. This promotional offer cannot be combined with any other offers, including a sign-up from referral bonus. Rocketmiles reserves the right to retract a bonus at any time if it detects technical errors, cancel/rebooking activity (defined by identical search criteria), or any deceptive behavior attempted to circumvent the limits expressed above including multiple accounts. If Rocketmiles is not contacted directly with a refund request until after miles/points have already been posted, any approved refund amount may be reduced by up to the full retail value of the reward. Rewards that cannot be posted due to incorrect or incomplete information may become ineligible after 12 months and no customer response to our e-mail outreach. See www.rocketmiles.com/terms for full terms, or call Rocketmiles concierges at 1-855-355-7625 with questions of eligibility or for any other assistance. Please contact your loyalty program directly for information about redeeming miles/points, or for questions about earning miles/points for past flights.