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To celebrate its first anniversary, the hotel booking site Rocketmiles is offering 5,000 bonus miles on new hotel bookings today only.

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Rocketmiles is a hotel search engine and booking app you can sign up for here that works with a few premium hotel partners in several US cities to offer customers who book rooms bonus miles with Air France/KLM, Alaska, American Airlines, Delta, Etihad, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America.

To qualify for the 5,000 bonus miles, you must book by 9:00pm tonight Central Standard Time and complete your stay by December 31, 2013 (your check-out date must be on or before that date). There is a limit of one bonus per person, and it’s good on new bookings – it will not be awarded or retroactively credited for existing reservations. The terms also specifically prohibit you from canceling an existing booking and rebooking the same reservation at the same hotel on the same dates (so using the same search criteria).

The bonus is good for any customer, new or existing, and with any mileage partner, and the bonus is on top of, rather than instead of, whatever bonus you would normally earn at a property, so if you would normally earn 2,000 miles on a two-night stay, with this promo, you’d earn 7,000 instead, like in the following example reservation:

Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.25.32 PMAs you can see, this can be a really lucrative way to rack up bonus miles on reservations where you wouldn’t normally be earning hotel points or status (and it can be worth it even if you are staying at a chain where you’d normally earn points/status because you’re earning so many more bonus miles), so do the math for yourself, compare your points/miles earning as well as the nightly rates, to see if booking through this promo makes sense for you, and I hope that those of you who have a reservation to make before the end of the year can take advantage of this promo and score those bonus points.

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