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Right now, for five hours only, there’s one of the best mileage-earning hotel booking deals ever that isn’t a mistake. Rocketmiles usually offers pretty good return, rebating miles for hotel bookings (that aren’t gong to earn hotel points or have elite status recognized most of the time). Right now they are offering five times the usual number of miles when you book through the Avianca LifeMiles portal. It runs from Noon Eastern until 5 p.m. Eastern.
What Rocketmiles is and How it Works
Rocketmiles gives you airline frequent flyer miles (or your choice of other points currencies) for the rooms you reserve. It’s a third party booking site, you aren’t going to earn hotel points for the stays or elite status credit. But that’s still great when,
- You’re staying at an independent chain or with a hotel brand whose program you don’t participate regularly in
- You’re booking for someone else especially someone without status. Since you’ll earn the points instead of them.
They have a variety of currencies you can choose to earn. It used to be that hotels might cost more on their site than on other online travel sites, but they’re owned by Priceline and it looks like they’re now pulling rates from the same sources. So you should do as well price-wise booking through Rocketmiles as you will booking with, say, Booking.com which Priceline owns. And get a bunch of miles back when you do.
LifeMiles 5-Hour 5x Offer
In addition to booking through the Rocketmiles site the provide a white label for some loyalty programs. The Star Alliance program Avianca LifeMiles has a hotel booking site that is really Rocketmiles. And they have a quintuple (5x) miles offer for five hours only.
Five hours limits their exposure, because this is incredibly rich. When they ran triple miles for a single day last month I saw 15,000 miles on a $380 stay. This would yield 25,000 miles for the same stay. It can be like buying miles for what they’re worth and getting hotel stays free.
I’m a fan of LifeMiles because their award pricing is reasonable, there are no fuel surcharges, and they make most of their partners bookable online (which is good because if you need to do anything that isn’t online you may have some frustrations with customer service). You can book premium cabin awards on airlines like Lufthansa, Asiana, ANA, Thai Airways, and Scandinavian. LifeMiles also frequently sells miles at a discount.