Now through the end of June, PointsHound is offering an extra 500 miles on each new booking (travel may be for sometime after June). This is a great way to juice up your earnings rate when you book a hotel stay. Remember, one of the best benefits of PointsHound is that it offers Double Up rates with your favorite brands that allow you to earn frequent flyer miles AND hotel status and points. These Double Up rates don’t have a best price guarantee, but I have often found them to be comparable and sometimes lower than standard rates.
You can normally earn anywhere from a couple hundred miles to several thousand depending on the hotel and your dates of travel. I’ve found it convenient because PointsHound offers much the same availability as you would see from another online travel agency like Expedia or Orbitz. So whether you want to stay at some small motel, a large resort, or your favorite chain, they’ll probably have it.
In a nutshell, you can earn two or three times as many miles when you become a frequent customer of PointsHound. Their standard rates include a best price guarantee. And those DoubleUp rates are pretty unique. Sometimes people will get status credit for third party bookings made elsewhere as a fluke, but only PointsHound has formal agreements with these hotels and guarantees it.