Earn 500 bonus airline points from PointsHound (and hotel points, too!)

PointsHound, the hotel booking engine which also lets you earn airline points, has a promotion out through the end of March earning members 500 bonus miles in their airline program of choice for completing a new hotel booking. PointsHound currently has 5 partners available:


When the program initially launched there were some limitations in the earning scheme, most notably that bookings made via PointsHound were considered OTA bookings by the hotels and therefore not eligible for earning points in the hotel loyalty program as well. Earlier this month that started to change as the company introduced certain markets and properties where it is possible to earn both airline points at booking AND hotel points during the stay. That’s a big upgrade for people who like their hotel status just as much as their airline points.


The double earning is limited right now but expected to grown in the near future. Ditto for the collection of partner airlines.

Still no option to search directly for properties where the double earning is possible but that will hopefully change soon enough. In the mean time, at least worth looking in to again, particularly with the 500 bonus miles on offer right now.

n.b.– The link above to PointsHound is a referral link for me. I don’t know if it still actually does anything, but it used to offer bonus points for enrollment.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. Geez, Jason. Sorry I provided an update to how others could get something for themselves. Of course, I managed to do it in context, something your posts seem to lack, but feel free to start a fight with me. I have no doubts about my ability to win.

    As for whether I’ve used PointsHound, yes, I have. Some days I do and some days I don’t. But I’m honest enough about the situation to explain to my readers how to figure out when it does or doesn’t make sense for them. That is a facet missing in most CC shilling posts, including many of yours.

    I actually really don’t know if I get anything for a user clicking my link to sign up. I suppose I’ll find out eventually but I have no idea right now. Maybe you do and can enlighten me.

    1. It is incredibly humorous to me that you’ve decided to reply here rather than on the post I actually asked the question on. No response there at all. Why not?

  2. Thanks for the heads up Seth

    Obviously Steele is a hypocritical hack, who of course will defend CC affiliate links…. after all, those links are what helps pay his salary

    If TPG isn’t making money off CC’s, then he doesn’t have money to pay JS to write puff pieces and/or plagiarized hack jobs

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