We are a big fan of of Holidaycheck.com, the Tripadvisor alternative. It’s long been a great way to earn a handful of airline miles in various schemes for simply writing a very brief hotel review.
They are also currently offering a bonus. Write hotel reviews and credit your points to Etihad Guest, and you will earn 200 miles per review (rather than the standard 150) until 25 May 2015.
You can also earn miles, at the below rates, with the following frequent flyer scheme:
- American AAdvantage – 70 miles per review (unless you’re desperate for AA miles, you’d be ill advised to take these when there are 200 Etihad Guest miles on offer).
- Lufthansa Miles and More – 100 miles per review
- airberlin Topbonus – 150 miles per review
- PINS (airbaltic) – 150 miles per review
You can credit up to 10 hotel reviews per month to each frequent flyer scheme.
Note that (unlike Tripadvisor), Holidaycheck will periodically ask you for proof of your stay so “creative” reviews are a risk. Some people address this by booking refundable rates and then cancelling, so they have a “proof of booking”, but clearly you make the decision here.
If you want full details of various ways of earning free airline miles and points,have a look at our dedicated page here.