Yet another Rocketmiles sign-up bonus is now on offer. New users of the bonus miles hotel booking site can now benefit from 3,000 bonus miles with Singapore Airlines’ Krisflyer frequent flyer scheme.
This offer joins the 3,000 Avios and 5,000 Etihad Guest miles and 5,000 American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend miles bonuses also currently available.
What exactly is Rocketmiles?
Quite simply, Rocketmiles awards you air miles for hotel bookings. Outside of the bonus miles offers above (which must be applied to the scheme stated), you can ordinarily choose one of a number of airline frequent flyer programmes (including, of course, Avios, AAdvantage, Etihad Guest and Krisflyer) to add these miles to. Customers earn an average (apparently) of 5,000 miles on each hotel booking, and that is not including the bonuses above.
In all, you can earn miles in the following programmes through Rocketmiles:
To benefit from the Krisflyer bonus, you need to book using this link before 11:59PM CT on 31 August 2015 (the US Airways/American Airlines miles bonus expires on 15 April, the Avios bonus on 31 May and the Etihad Guest bonus expires on 31 June, 2015).
Please note that these bonus offers are available to new users only: if you’re already a member of Rocketmiles, you won’t get the bonus (although you will of course earn the ordinary number of miles for your stay).
The key value with the “bonus miles” hotel websites 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, hotels.com etc. If your room is substantially cheaper elsewhere without the miles, it’s unlikely to be a value offering to go with the bonus miles sites.
Don’t forget to have a look at our Free Miles/Points page for all current free/bonus miles and points opportunities.
Finally, like me, do you ever wonder what the “Kris” in Krisflyer means?
I can enlighten. It is an homage to Kriss Akabusi, the legendary British sprinter and TV personality:
On reflection, that is possibly not true. It may actually be a reference to a traditional South East Asian dagger.