News in brief:
HfP reader wins Iberia’s Facebook competition
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a competition that Iberia was running on Facebook to win 120,000 Avios points.
There were only 188 entries when I wrote about it, so I was fairly sure that – after a couple of thousand HfP readers had entered – the winner would be from here. I was right – reader Ed was the winner. Well done!
He already has the 120,000 Avios in a new Iberia Plus account but, due to the rules of the scheme, he can’t transfer them to BA for 90 days!
1,000 extra miles with Kaligo.com
Hotel booking site Kaligo.com is running a ‘new user’ promotion until 8th May.
If you are a new user of Kaligo.com (defined as ’email, loyalty account, billing address and payment card not previously used’) and spend over $300 equivalent, you will receive 1,000 additional airline miles. This is on top of whatever base miles you receive for your booking.
What is interesting about this offer is that it applies to ALL of the airline partners Kaligo.com has. This may be an opportunity to pick up a bonus in a niche programme where you are collecting, such as Alaska, Aeroflot, ANA, Asia Miles, China Eastern, China Southern, Malaysia, Etihad, Eva Air, KLM / Air France, Garuda, Hawaiian, JAL, LATAM, United, Jet, Turkish, Alitalia, Air China, PINS, Qatar, Royal Jordanian, Thai, Saudia, Ethiopian, Airberlin, FlyDubai etc etc.
You need to book via this special landing page to get the 1,000 miles deal.
Remember that Kaligo.com bookings are treated as ‘third party’ bookings and so do not earn points or status benefits with the hotel’s own loyalty scheme. It is best used if you are booking an independent hotel or a chain hotel where do not have status and are not collecting their own points.
Get 10% off Melia hotel bookings
Spanish hotel group Melia has launched a 10% discount code, valid until the end of the year at all of their 350 properties.
You need to book via this landing page and enter code 0393-MELIA10 in the Promotional Code box.
We’ve reviewed some impressive new Melia properties recently including INNSiDE Manchester (review), INNSiDE New York (review) and Gran Melia Palicio de Los Duques in Madrid (review and photo above). Remember that Amex Platinum cardholders receive Melia Rewards Gold status as one of their benefits.
How to get MeliaRewards Gold status from American Express (December 2023)
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 Premium status.
You can discover the benefits of MeliaRewards Gold status on the Melia website here. It includes three vouchers per year worth 20% off any booking.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
Small business owners may want to consider American Express Business Platinum instead:
(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.)