Rocketmiles is a hotel reservation site with a twist: it offers you a certain number of loyalty points in various programs if you book a hotel through it.
The loyalty programs available through Rocketmiles are numerous and include:
- An advantage
- Alaska Mileage Map
- Etihad Guest
- Flying blue
- BA Executive Club
- Singapore Krisflyer
- Virgin flying club
- Emirates Skywards
- Aerlingus Aerclub
- Heathrow Rewards
Whether the points earned through Rocketmiles mean it’s the best place to book varies wildly, and we certainly recommend that you compare prices before committing to a reservation through Rocketmiles.
However, one thing certainly helps increase the value of Rocketmiles, and that is a signup bonus …
The current Rocketmiles sign-up bonus
If you sign up for Rocketmiles and book through this link (or on the Rocketmiles app using the code “daydream”) before March 31, 2021, you will receive 5,000 bonus miles in addition to the regular miles you would receive.
The loyalty points you choose to earn with the Rocketmiles and their value to you will vary widely depending on your personal circumstances.
However, for the sake of this article, I’m running with the example of Avios, which I estimate at around 1 cent each. Therefore, the 5,000 point bonus, in the form of Avios, is worth around $ 50.
At the lower end, you can really cover the full cost of your hotel room with this Rocketmiles sign-up bonus.
A March 2021 night at the Rodeway Inn Miami will set you back $ 63, but you’ll grab 6,000 Avios – worth around $ 60!
And just to prove that the title of this article works and that you can really cover all the cost of the room, a $ 60 points rebate at Red Roof Plus Chicago Willowbrook earns you $ 3 off an overnight stay of $ 57 the night of March:
At a higher level, you still get a massive (effective) discount on your room. The Radisson New York Midtown-Fifth for example, will set you back $ 34 for one night:
While the San Francisco Marriott Marquis can be yours for an unbeatable price of $ 85 for one night:
These are of course just random examples – there is a huge range of rooms and discounts available for you. The only important consistent point, however, is the 5,000 bonus points.
Should we use the Rocketmiles?
Whether you use the Rocketmiles continuously is up to you. Personally, I think it’s always worth taking this into account when shopping for hotel stays.
Having said that, the usual end result for me of any shopping for me is that booking directly is the cheapest, and you still get the benefits of status when you book direct – that’s not guaranteed with Rocketmiles.