Rocketmiles is a hotel aggregator service that offers kickbacks for hotel bookings in the form of frequent flyer miles. There are a few good bonus point offers available at the moment, primarily for those making their first booking.

In particular, there is an offer on until 31 December 2020 that allows you to earn 5,000 miles with pretty much any participating frequent flyer programme, including Asia Miles, KrisFlyer, AAdvantage, United Mileage Plus, and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan.

Rocketmiles’ latest partners as of 1 October 2020.

What are the latest deals from Rocketmiles?

Rocketmiles tends to have longer-lasting deals, though most are targeted at new users. If you use an email, frequent flyer account or credit card that has previously been linked to a Rocketmiles booking, you may not be eligible for these offers.

Frequent Flyer ProgramOffer detailsEnd Dates
Aegean Miles+Bonus3,000 bonus miles on your first booking31 December 2020
Most frequent flyer programs5,000 bonus miles on your first booking31 December 2020

Last updated: 1 October 2020

Rocketmiles Boosters

While you’re finalising your room booking, Rocketmiles generally offers a ‘Points Boost’ proposition, where you pay more for your room rate in exchange for earning more rewards points. It looks like this:

Pay more to earn more points. Is it worth it? This example is for a 3-night stay.

Whether the booster is worth it or not depends on your individual situation. If you’re a bit short of a reward booking you really want to make, perhaps it could be good to pay more on the room rate to snag those points.

Using the Asia Miles example above, here’s how much you’d be paying over three nights to earn extra miles:

  • Boost: Paying A$186 for 3,000 more miles
  • Ultra Boost: Paying $795 for 15,000 more miles

We normally value Asia Miles at roughly 1.5 cents each, so it wouldn’t make financial sense to pay for the Boost or Ultra Boost options unless you really needed those bonus points for something (or if work is paying for the room rate and it’s within your budget).

How do I book with Rocketmiles?

It’s fairly simple to start booking and earning more points with Rocketmiles.

  1. Head to the Rocketmiles website to log in or sign up. (If you’re a new user, follow one of the links in the table above to earn bonus points).
  2. In the search box, enter your destination and travel dates. Also, select your desired rewards program to earn points in.
  3. In the search results, look for your desired property, taking into account the nightly price and points earned.
  4. Choose whether you want to proceed with the standard room rate, or choose a ‘Boost’ offer to buy more points.
  5. Complete the check-out process to secure your room. Points may take up to 8 weeks to post after your stay.

What should I be aware of with Rocketmiles?

We’ve written about Kaligo and Agoda PointsMAX, both direct competitors to Rocketmiles. Most of the commentary in those pieces also applies to Rocketmiles as well. For example:

  • Compare the market to ensure you are not overpaying for your hotel night and earning points at an unreasonable rate. This includes booking directly with the property
  • As Rocketmiles is a third-party booking agent, be aware that you will be forgoing any status benefits when booking a stay with any chain hotels, including Hilton, Marriott and IHG.

Summing up

These bonus points offers can be a decent deal if the price and hotels on offer work for you. Make sure to take advantage of the new user deals whenever you can, as it gives a decent chunk of points as a bonus.

You may also like to check out other hotel aggregators like Kaligo, Agoda PointsMAX and PointsHound.

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A guide to earning bonus frequent flyer points with Rocketmiles was last modified: October 6th, 2020 by Brandon Loo

This article was previously written by Daniel Kinnoch.

A guide to earning bonus frequent flyer points with Rocketmiles was last modified: October 6th, 2020 by Brandon Loo