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Rocketmiles is a company that has been around for a few years, but it has been a while since I wrote about them so I thought I’d share details about a good promo they are running right now. Essentially, Rocketmiles is a site that allows you to earn airline miles for your hotel bookings – and in some cases you can earn a substantial number of airline miles.
Recently I noticed an email in my inbox that awards 5,000 bonus United miles on your first Rocketmiles reservation in addition ton the regular 1,000 – 5,000 miles per night that are normally earned for the reservation. The offer is for those who use a United co-branded credit card such as the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card to pay for the stay.
Rocketmiles doesn’t offer reservations at every hotel, but there is often a large assortment of properties ranging from large chains to smaller independent properties. Keep in mind that since your reservation will be made via this third-party site, you probably won’t earn hotel points and may or may not have elite perks honored (though elite benefits are often honored with many chains). However, with 6,000 – 9,000 miles on the line for a one night reservation, it can be worth it to book via Rocketmiles even if you missing out on earning a few hotel points.
As always compare prices and make sure you aren’t overpaying for your reservation, but paying a few extra dollars to earn 6,000 – 9,000 United miles may be worth it! Have you used Rocketmiles for any of your hotel reservations?
Terms and Conditions:
*To be eligible for this promotion, the hotel reservation must be booked via the Rocketmiles mobile app with promo code “MP” OR via the Rocketmiles website using this promotional link (rocketmiles.com/mp) by October 31, 2015, 11:59 PM CT, and the stay must be completed by December 31, 2015. Cardmembers must pay with their United MileagePlus Club, United MileagePlus Presidential PlusSM, or United MileagePlus Explorer Card at time of booking to receive bonus. Limited to first-time customers and subject to investigation post-purchase. Limit one per customer. Limit one per stay. Limit one per card. 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. Please allow 2 weeks for bonus miles to post in a qualifying cardmember’s MileagePlus account after hotel stay is completed and the qualifying cardmember has met the stated conditions.
If Rocketmiles is not contacted directly with a refund request until after miles 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 rocketmiles.com/terms for full terms, or contact a Rocketmiles concierge by email (email@example.com) or phone (855-355-7625 / 1-773-257-7680 International) for questions of promotion eligibility. Please contact United® directly at 1-800-864-8331 for questions about flights, the MileagePlus Program, or how to use miles.
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