Bits: Iberia competition winner, bonus, 10% off Melia hotels

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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!

Kaligo 350 2

1,000 extra miles with

Hotel booking site is running a ‘new user’ promotion until 8th May.

If you are a new user of (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 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 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.

Gran Melia Palacio De Los Duques Madrid Bed Bath

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.

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

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  1. Re Kaligo
    Just beware when you book through Kaligo (or similar sites such as Rocketmiles) that when you book a double room it appears there is no guarantee what room type you will get (twin or double bed). It is double occupancy only with room type allocated by the hotel. We’ve just been caught and advised by the hotel it is to do with the block booking which often allocates you to the spare twin rooms as they are more likely to be free than doubles. Just glad we found this out on a one night booking!

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