Online bonus miles hotel booking service Rocketmiles is currently running two promotions concurrently. One a flash sale offering double miles, the other an ongoing bonus offering 3000 extra miles. Which works better for you will depend on your circumstances (or your timing).
Rocketmiles awards you air miles for hotel bookings. You can then choose one of a number of airline frequent flyer programmes (including Avios, AAdvantage and Etihad Guest) to add these miles to. Customers earn an average (apparently) of 5000 miles on each hotel booking.
New users have until 07:59 CT (US) time on 23 January 2015 to earn double miles on all hotel bookings. Conversely, book via this link and you will get a bonus 3,000 miles.There is no stated time limit on this bonus.
The maths here is obvious. If your booking will earn you more than 3000 miles, go with the double points promo. Less than 3000 miles, and you should go with the 3k bonus.
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.