FRIDAY ONLY: Discounted MeliaRewards points available again on Amazon

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Over Black Friday, I wrote about the good deal available by buying MeliaRewards gift cards on Amazon.

It usually costs €330 for 55,000 Melia Rewards points.  On Black Friday, it was just €165.  This was a deal I couldn’t resist.

Today – and today only – the deal is back.  The price is not as generous.  Buying off Amazon UK – see here – you will pay £205 for 55,000 Melia Rewards points.

You should also check the price and availability on the Spanish site, which is here.

This is what you get:

Melia Rewards Amazon points offer

Whilst the card itself is credit card sized, the leaflet it is stuck to is A5:

MeliaRewards Amazon points offer

The instructions were simple enough that even my rudimentary (ie non existent) Spanish could follow them:

You log into the Melia website and head to ‘My Points’

Filter the earning and spending options by ‘Shopping’

Click on Amazon.  As well as explaining how to redeem your points for amazon.co.uk gift cards, there is a box to deposit your gift card.  I typed in the number and the 55,000 points immediately appeared as you can see below.

Melia Rewards Amazon points offer

Can you get value paying £205 for 55,000 MeliaRewards points?

Oh yes.

Having spent more time now exploring the MeliaRewards redemption chart, it is not as random as it first seemed.  It is simply that hotels have totally weird redemption values which makes them appear random.

INNSIDE New York, which we reviewed here, is 23,098 points per night.  Where this number comes from I have no idea!  There is real value here – I found dates in May 2019 where cash rates are over £350 per night, whilst you would be paying under £100 if you redeemed gift card points here, assuming you paid £205 for 55,000 points.

In London, the Melia White House is 24,286 points per night.  Again, on a peak date this is a bargain at under £100.

What you CAN’T do is transfer these points to Avios or to anything else.  They are ringfenced for hotel stays.   You also need to note that the hotel only offers a few rooms per night at the points prices above – once those have gone, rather like the way Hilton Honors works, redemptions are priced off a revenue based system which is much less attractive.

I would NOT buy speculatively at £205.  However, if you have any stays planned where Melia could be an option it is worth a look.

The offer is here on the Amazon UK site but it is quoting a long delivery date which may be a concern if you want to book now.  Oddly it seems to be out of stock on the Spanish site even though I think it will be shipped from Spain.

(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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Comments

  1. Is it possible to buy more than one pack, looks like there is a 35000 points pack available at an almost identical/marginally better rate

    • Shoestring says:

      Give it a go. Times like this, pays to have 6 family Amazon a/cs 🙂

      • I have 8:) usually a top up bonus on at least one. Can only ever get Amex swps to work on 3 of them and all accounts over 3 years old.

        Opened a few Tesco accounts at MILs address back in September, the other day received some £15 and £10 off £100 spend. Not had any of these for years.

    • I purchased 2 X 55K at the Black Friday price. Both vouchers activated effortlessly and redeeming points for INNSIDE NY was straight forward.

  2. Do the points expire?

    • Yes, if you don’t do a stay they expire after a year. Doing a stay resets the 12 months.

      • Are you sure? I think these vouchers are hard coded and the points will expire regardless after 12 months if not used. Anyway that’s my interpretation of T&C. Also you have 6 months to redeem the voucher. So technically you have 18 months to spend them and a further 12 months to stay.

        • I think 12 months is the usual Melia expiry rule and they mirror that. Expiry date of your points shows in your account.

  3. I Got a couple as Well.
    I like their time property in Rome but miles rates seem very high. Guess this Is because the few rooms for miles are booked. Can the miles be used for meals or other services?

  4. You can purchase as many as you like apparently though only three vouchers can be redeemed per week according to Melia CS.

  5. Thanks Rob. Ordered one for a couple of nights at ME Miami which also looks very good value.

  6. For longer stays (cash and points mix) can combine with the £100 off £500 spend on amex offers if anyone is interested.

  7. Looking to book 5 nights in NYC next year so taken a gamble, a few rooms available at the lower points rate on our dates so fingers crossed they are still available when the points arrive.

  8. Slightly OT: Does anyone know how to transfer Melia points earned through hotel stays to BA? I am going around in circles following the instructions on their website.

  9. Shoestring says:

    ***it’s still there on Amazon right now if you missed it yesterday***

    • It’s also only 215eur on the Spanish site.
      Strangely 231eur on french and Italian site.

      • Shoestring says:

        that’s way cheaper than the UK price! 🙂

      • Lady London says:

        Looks like the difference could be for the cost of a signed-for international courier. Rob mentioned he had to sign for his when delivered, I think

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