I already really like PointsHound for the ability to earn miles when booking hotels for yourself (and especially for others). In that way they’re similar to Rocketmiles (which sometimes offers more miles, but has fewer properties to choose from).
What I especially like though – and what differentiates PointsHound – is the ability to earn miles while in the case of their ‘Doup
We’ve supercharged our website and the deals have never been better. This is no promo – we’ve increased our everyday earning rates and expanded our selection of hotels! Check out the new PointsHound and see how many more points you can earn on your next hotel stay.
Here are their examples:
A couple of months ago PointsHound was acquired by Points.com. That’s the company that many frequent flyers know lets you transfer and trade points (at a substantial loss or cost) between programs. But they’re primarily focused on technology solutions for loyalty programs, handling the back end of mileage transfers and purchases. (So when you buy miles from an airline, in many cases it is Points.com charging your card.)
That positions PointsHound with stronger relationships, and likely lower cost per point. I haven’t done a before and after comparison of earn rates, but the acquisition and their messaging resonate as consistent with each other and available facts.
Always worth checking more than one site for pricing on hotels. I’ve had PointsHound come up with lower rates than I could find elsewhere, and I’ve had times where I could beat rates on my own.