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What’s the deal with Mileage Plus United?
United has teamed up with Rocketmiles to give you thousands of bonus miles when you book your first hotel stay.
For a limited time, you can earn 5,000 or more MileagePlus miles when you make your first booking on Rocketmiles.
The usual bonus is 3,000 miles, which is still showing when you search the site as normal, but use the special offer link to get 5,000 or more bonus miles instead.
We’ve written about Rocketmiles several times before, with various offers for miles or points. Rocketmiles is a hotel booking site where you earn points or miles (such as Avios, Rapid Rewards, Etihad Guest or Flying Club) every time you book. You usually earn between 1,000 and 5,000 points or miles per stay.
Rocketmiles stays can be expensive, so always compare rates before booking. In our opinion, only really consider Rocketmiles if you can expense the price of the hotel since you are ‘paying’ for the miles on the site.
If you use this promotion, compare the hotel online before you book to see if it’s actually worth booking with Rocketmiles instead for the extra points including the current bonus.
How do I get the Mileage Plus United deal?
First-time customers can access this promotion here to earn 5,000 or more miles with your first Rocketmiles booking.
Book your first stay either via the promotional link (or on the Rocketmiles mobile app with the promo code UMP5000) by 11:59PM CT on July 31st 2015.
The only app currently available is for iOS users – you can download it here.
We tried a dummy booking to see how many miles we could earn with this offer.
A one-night stay for two people in any New York hotel seems to earn 5,000 miles total – whether the room costs $150 or twice that:
Any hotel stay in Sydney also seems to earn you 5,000 miles for a one-night booking. We tried a 3-night stay instead and that came out at different amounts, between 5,000 and 8,000 MileagePlus total earned for the stay:
So it’s worth playing around with various destinations as you can earn different amounts with different stays at different hotels – there’s no fixed strategy.
What else do I need to know about the Mileage Plus United deal?
This promotion is strictly limited to first time customers of Rocketmiles and is limited to one per customer and one per stay.
Existing reservations that are cancelled and rebooked will not qualify for this bonus.