We have previously featured hotel-booking service Kaligo on euflyer.com. Like Rocketmiles and Pointshound, you will earn your choice of a variety of airline miles (or other loyalty points) for booking hotel stays through the website.
The key value with these website is often in the sign-up bonuses. Standard bookings may offer some value when you factor in the miles, but it is essential that you compare the cost with a direct booking, or booking through the likes of lastminute.com etc. If your room is substantially cheaper elsewhere without the miles, it’s unlikely to be a value offering to go with these sites.
Helpfully, up to and including 28 February 2015, Kaligo is offering a healthy sign-up bonus when you credit your miles to the American Airlines Aadvantage, or United Airlines Mileage Plus, programmes. As well as the standard miles for these bookings (which varies by hotel) you will get a guaranteed miles bonus, as follows:
- 1,000 bonus miles if the first booking is under $500
- 5,000 bonus miles if the first booking is $500 – $999
- 10,000 bonus miles if the first booking is $1,000 or more
To benefit from the sign-up bonus, new customers must register through the dedicated site for their preferred program:
Note that Rocketmiles and PointsHound are also offering sign up bonuses, too: Rocketmiles has a very generous 3,000 miles sign up bonus (regardless of your spend), while PointsHound is offering a 1,000 mile bonus.
All these offers and many more are featured on our dedicated Free Miles/Points page.