Author's Note: I know, this doesn't seem like it has anything to do with VNA or Southeast Asia. But I love miles, and Alaska is one of my preferred airlines for getting around the US. Plus, you can redeem Alaska miles with on of their partners, such as Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, and Emirates, to get to Vietnam.
Rocketmiles is a hotel booking website that gives you bonus airline miles for booking with them. They currently offer 500-5,000 miles or points per night to any one of 26 frequent flyer programs.
What is Rocketmiles? Let's Start with 1,000 Bonus Airline Miles...
The standard signup bonus is 1,000 miles after your first stay. There are also some 3,000-mile bonuses for certain airline programs.
For Alaska Airlines (AS) flyers, or more specifically their MVP, MVP Gold, and MVP Gold 75K elite tier members, Rocketmiles is offering a 5,000-mile signup bonus for new accounts, after the first stay.
To earn the 5,000 bonus miles:
- Sign up for a new Rocketmiles account by clicking here.
- Complete your account information, including your Mileage Plan number (Not a member yet? Sign up for an Alaska account here).
- Reserve your stay by April 15 (the actual stay can be after the deadline) through the AS promo page.
Update: The offer is for 5,000 miles minimum for the first booking, not on top of the miles already earned. Still not a bad deal on what would be a 1,000-mile night. The full terms & conditions from Rocketmiles is below:
To be eligible, the hotel reservation MUST BE BOOKED USING THIS PROMOTIONAL LINK (www.rocketmiles.com/alaskaair-5k) by 11:59PM CT on 15 April 2015. Strictly limited to Elite members that are first time customers of Rocketmiles and subject to investigation post-purchase. Limit one per customer. Limit one per stay. Promotional offer can not be applied to existing bookings or retroactively applied to bookings not made using the link above. Promotional offer cannot be combined with any other bonuses or offers. Rocketmiles reserves the right to retract a bonus at any time if it detects fraud, stacking of bonuses, technical errors, cancel/rebooking activity (defined by identical search criteria), or ANY other deceptive behavior attempted to circumvent the limits expressed above. See www.rocketmiles.com/terms for full terms, or call our friendly concierges at 1-855-355-7625 with questions of eligibility or for any other assistance. All Mileage PlanTM Conditions of Membership Apply.
Quite frankly, I'm not sure how elite status is verified, so if you don't have status with AS, you can try to sign up and hope that you'll receive the 5,000 mile bonus. Otherwise, there's a 3,000 mile bonus for non-elite Mileage Plan members.
(H/T Frequent Flyer Bonuses)
Were you successful in signing up and booking? Let me know in the comments below!