First, my apologies for the lack of posts lately. It’s been pretty hectic at work lately, plus I’m taking off for Europe for a month starting tomorrow. I promise I will have a new stream of daily posts coming back shortly. 🙂 Thank you for those who are subscribed via email notifications, and thank you even more to those who loyally check the website periodically. You’re all superstars in my book!
That being said, there is a SUPER AMAZING promotion going on by RocketMiles.com right now for TODAY ONLY: Get DOUBLE miles on ALL bookings at RocketMiles until 11:59 PM CDT today, Wednesday, June 5, 2013!
I blogged about RocketMiles back in March, but here’s the quick lowdown of why this is a sweet deal, in my opinion:
- RocketMiles, which is free to sign up, allows you to earn 20-30% “cashback” in the form of airline miles currency when you book hotel stays via their website. Let’s start calling this “milesback” instead of cashback.
- All hotel prices are already pretty competitive. When you add in the 20-30% milesback, that easily means you could be getting a hotel stay for 30% off the competitive market rates for the hotel.
- Valid for airline miles for the following 5 airlines: American Airlines’s AAdvantage, Delta’s Skymiles, Hawaiian Airlines’s HawaiianMiles, United Airline’s MileagePlus, U.S. Airways’ Dividend Miles
- For TODAY ONLY, that milesback bonus could be as much as 60%–or even more, depending on how you spend your airline miles!
- For example, RocketMiles has a stay at the Allerton Hotel Chicago for $239/night with a 5,000 United Airlines milesback award. I value United Miles at roughly $20 per 1,000 miles. With $100 worth of miles as a return, that’s easily a 40% milesback you are getting from the hotel stay.
Bottom line: Even with this promotion, I would not go out of my way to just book a hotel stay if you are not planning on needing one. (So no mattress runs!) But if you are already planning a trip and haven’t booked a hotel, give RocketMiles a try today. The milesback potential definitely seems worthwhile to at least spend some time today playing around with.
Also, if you are a new RocketMiles member, you can receive an additional 1,000 bonus miles for FREE after you complete your first RocketMiles-booked stay, just for using another user’s referral link. This could potentially be a good strategy to earn a few extra miles if you want to get your spouse or buddy to sign up first and use their referral link. Here’s my referral link below, in case you need one:
Remember, you only have until 11:59 PM CDT today for the double miles! All double miles are already displayed on their website.