(EXPIRED) 5,000 Turkish miles with first Rocketmiles booking

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Turkish Miles & Smiles is offering increased miles via hotel booking site Rocketmiles including 5,000 miles on your first booking if you are new to Rocketmiles. Since Turkish miles can theoretically be used to book a one-way economy class redemption on United anywhere in the US (including Alaska and Hawaii), that’s like earning 2/3 of a one-way economy class ticket with a single booking. If you’re booking a paid stay where loyalty credit doesn’t matter, this is worth a look.

The Deal

  • Turkish Miles & Smiles is offering up to 10,000 miles per night for Rocketmiles bookings with an extra bonus of 5,000 miles on your first booking.
  • Direct link to this promotion

Key Terms

  • This offer is strictly limited to Miles&Smiles members who are new Rocketmiles customers.
  • To be eligible for this promotion, the hotel reservation must be booked via the Rocketmiles mobile app with promo code “turkish-bonus” OR using this promotional link (www.rocketmiles.com/rm/turkish-bonus/en/) by 11:59PM CT on 31 December 2021.
  • Limited to new Rocketmiles customers, who are verified Miles&Smiles members and subject to investigation post-purchase.
  • Limit one per customer.
  • Limit one per stay.
  • Bonus only applies to eligible properties marked on the search results.
  • Eligibility can change at any time.
  • Bonus does not apply to Booking.com properties.
  • Promotional offer can not 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 deceptive behavior attempted to circumvent the limits expressed above, including multiple accounts.
  • Rocketmiles reserves the right to change the terms of a promotion, or end a promotion, at any time.
  • If Rocketmiles is not contacted directly with a refund request until after miles have already been posted, any approved refund amount may be reduced by up to the full retail value of the reward. Rewards that cannot be posted due to incorrect or incomplete information may become ineligible after 12 months and no customer response to our e-mail outreach.

Quick Thoughts

Booking site Rocketmiles works like most online travel agencies in that I wouldn’t expect to earn elite nights or hotel loyalty points for a booking. However, the bonus here could certainly mitigate it.

I just searched a handful of markets and in most cases the mileage bonuses aren’t amazing, but there are often some hidden gems. For instance, I looked up a night in Albuquerque this weekend and I see that a $123 stay at the Residence Inn (plus tax no doubt) would earn 8,000 miles before the new member bonus.

If this were your first booking with Rocketmiles, you would earn an additional 5,000 miles on top for a total of 13,000 miles — nearly enough for a domestic economy class round trip on United — for that $123 booking. Of course note that bookings via Turkish for United flights are difficult to accomplish these days since there is no checkout button on the website and phone agents often have difficulty.

Note that while the email from Turkish said you could earn up to 10,000 miles per night, I searched a one night stay and saw some options awarding as much as 15,000 miles (before the new member bonus) on a single night (generally on expensive rates).

If I weren’t so overloaded with free night certificates and miles at the moment, I would probably have my wife do this as she’s never made a Rocketmiles booking, but at the moment I have no need for a hotel in the near future. While the terms indicate that you must book by 12/31, I don’t know how far out the stay can take place.

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Jason Heyman

No properties in my market list the 5,000 bonus, although the promo was at the header of the page. I didn’t realize this until after I made a booking, assuming that the 5k would be added on top of the 500 miles advertised when I booked :/ It’s definitely a deceptive offer.


I think there might be an error in the article. The 8k for the Residence in the example includes the 5,000 mile bonus. I searched in my market and only certain properties include the “5,000 bonus applied” message”