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Rocketmiles is back with another excellent promotion. First time customers who book a hotel room by November 30, 2013 and check out by April 1, 2014 will receive 3,000 bonus United miles on top of the normal miles earned on the stay.

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For those who don’t know, Rocketmiles is a hotel booking site. Hotel booking sites have huge margins, but they can’t usually undersell the price on the hotel’s site, so most simply offer the same price without differentiation.

Rocketmiles is totally different. It takes those huge margins and rebates as much as it can to its customers in the form of frequent flyer miles in any of nine programs. Each night booked at a hotel earns 1,000 or more miles (plus the 3,000 bonus miles during this promotion.)

If I were booking a lot of reimbursed hotel stays for business travel, I would always book through Rocketmiles to earn thousands of airline miles from the bookings.

Since I don’t travel much for business, I don’t pay much attention to Rocketmiles except when it has a big promotion like this one.

During this promotion, a one-night stay will earn a minimum of 4,000 United miles, that I would value at about $70. That’s quite a rebate!

When I’ve investigated Rocketmiles‘ prices in the past, I’ve found that most match the best online rate, but some do not. Always double check the price on Rocketmiles against Kayak to make sure you are paying the market rate, so the miles are a pure rebate.

Terms & Conditions (I highlighted the key question during most Rocketmiles promotions):

*Qualifying Activity: To qualify for the booking bonus of 3,000 miles, a customer must create a new account on Rocketmiles and complete a booking through Rocketmiles between 12:00 AM (CST) on October 14, 2013 and 11:59 p.m. (CST) on November 30, 2013 and complete the hotel stay associated with such booking by April 1, 2014. Booking bonus of 3,000 miles is awarded to new customers for their first booking through Rocketmiles (with associated stay) only – all subsequent bookings and associated stays will not qualify for the booking bonus. Any miles offers displayed on our website do not yet include the 3,000 bonus, which will be added separately after your reservation is complete. Base earning rates will range between 1,000 – 5,000 miles per night. Limit 1 bonus per person. Rocketmiles bookings made after 11:59 (CST) on November 30, 2013, no-show reservations, and bookings cancelled prior to check-in will not be eligible. Rocketmiles reserves the right to reverse any bonus miles that it determines in its sole discretion are wrongly awarded, including but not limited to fraud and technical errors. Please allow 2 weeks for bonus miles to post in a qualifying member’s account after hotel stay is completed and the qualifying member has met the stated conditions. For complete Terms and Conditions of Use please visit

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