Points Hound and Rocket Miles are competitors in a new, attractive space for travelers. Essentially, they’re taking some of the commission they receive from hotel chains and turning it into a rebate of airline miles to you, the booking consumer.
Rocket Miles was out with an offer a few days ago that awarded 3,000 US Airways Dividend Miles for your first booking.
To combat that (and, IMO, to keep mind share of frequent travelers) Points Hound is extending their offer of 1,000 bonus miles for new referrals. That means you and anyone you refer will earn 1,000 bonus miles when they make their first booking.
I’m already a member, so if you aren’t and are looking for a referral code, mine is here.
If you already use Points Hound, you should have received an e-mail from them with your referral link. If you didn’t, log into your Points Hound account, hover over “Account” at the top right and click on “Invite & Earn” to get your referral code.
I’ve written a few times about Points Hound which is my preference amongst these two competitors. I definitely still see bugs in Points Hound, but they offer a much better value for me by allowing me to book hotels on rates that recognize my elite status and still earn extra airline miles (they call this “double dip” and it’s not available for all properties).
For sure, Rocket Miles has value as well as a straight mileage play, but I think most travelers can use a good stash of airline miles and hotel points, making Points Hound the clear choice for me.