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Coming on Monday – an exclusive HfP competition with the ME London hotel

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Monday may be ‘back to work day’ for the UK, but here is something to get excited about.

Next week we will be running an exclusive competition in association with the ME London hotel.

ME London strand

They have donated a very generous prize which we will be giving away from Monday.

You can win a weekend in London at the smart and fashionable 5-star ME London at Aldwych, just seconds from Covent Garden. 

Visit Head for Points on Monday to find out exactly what’s included and how you can be the lucky winner of this great prize.  Even if you live in London, you will still want to enter!  This competition will be open to HfP readers throughout Europe.

How to get MeliaRewards Gold status from American Express

How to get MeliaRewards Gold status from American Express (August 2022)

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE MeliaRewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Hilton Honors Gold and Radisson Rewards Gold status.

We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

You can discover the benefits of MeliaRewards Gold status on the Melia website here.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners may want to consider American Express Business Platinum instead:

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (13)

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  • Boris says:

    Off topic question.

    I am flying BHX -> Doha -> Sydney in a few days.

    At some point I will need to buy an iPAD and Compact camera. Which is the best option?


    • Barry cutters says:

      I think he means the best airport /duty free to buy it . Not which ipad

      • Callum says:

        Not that I’d ever consider using Which to make that decision anyway. Better more informed reviews are available online and for free.

        Maybe they’re good in some niche specialist areas (?) but for the general public I’d only suggest them if you’re unwilling or unable to use the internet.

    • the_real_a says:

      There are plenty of stores in Doha (even in the airport) but you may be disappointed with the published price. The key is to understand the Hong Kong price (search the internet) and negotiate with store assistant. The other bell weather is to deduct 20% off the best price in the UK and aim for that price since shopping is tax free.

      For apple products – good luck. They are very few discounts around, and you might find UK is cheapest as they are yet to price in the sterling deflation.

    • Zander says:

      Hong Kong is cheaper than Doha but with exchange rates as they are, you may as well buy in the UK.

  • Stan says:

    Guys I have an unrelated question. I have just made an Avios redemption on the LHR DME route in Business Club World but can not see any info on the lounge access in the T&C. Do I get the Lounge access with the redemption?

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      Yes – redemptions get the same Lounge access as cash bookings.

    • Rob says:


      • Stan says:

        One more question , it seems that Business class redemptions dont include free seat selection as I am only able to choose the seat if I pay , am I correct or do I have to contact Avios and they will choose a seat I request for free?

        • Rob says:

          You need to pay unless you have BA status.

          Same rule if you buy a ticket for cash.

  • Mark Edin says:

    Yes. They I can also say that they get the same lounge access, but defenaite;y a question worth asking

  • Relaxo says:

    OT but Melia related. How do Gold members redeem their 20% off discount? Also can the ‘birthday gift’ which appears under the promotions tab be combined with it?

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