MeliaRewards is the loyalty scheme for Spanish hotel group Melia. Brands include ME, Gran Melia, Sol Melia and Tryp. Points can be used for free nights or transferred into Avios.  Free Gold status is available if you take out an American Express Platinum charge card.


You can find out more about Melia and MeliaRewards on their website here.

Get a hotel deal with a Melia 50% buy points bonus

MeliaRewards is running a ‘buy points’ promo. Until 12th July, all purchases up to 300,000 points will receive a 50% bonus. 1.000 points, plus bonus, are being offered for €5. The bonus is applied on top, so you will get 1,500 points for €5.  This […]

Cheap MeliaRewards hotel points are available again – book a 4* New York hotel for £83!

One of the best travel bargains over Black Friday was the exceptionally generous deal to buy MeliaRewards hotel points. Whilst Melia is a Spanish chain, it is well represented elsewhere.  This deal was an excellent opportunity to book a bargain in London or New York […]

How I got a great hotel deal from Melia’s Black Friday ‘buy points’ offer

On Friday, I covered a very generous ‘buy points’ offer from Melia Hotels.  Initially I thought that the offer was only available to people who bought points gift cards from Amazon Spain (link here), but it turned out that Melia had reduced its ‘buy points’ […]

The best Black Friday deal? Very cheap MeliaRewards points being sold both directly and via Amazon

It’s back for another year – the EXCEPTIONALLY good Black Friday deal for buying MeliaRewards gift cards on Amazon Spain. EDIT: This deal is also available directly from Melia – buy here.  This has four advantages – the 80000 points package is €20 cheaper, you […]

Get a 35% bonus on hotel points transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The page for the offer can be found here. When you transfer hotel loyalty points to Avios by 2nd […]

Are the six free Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status cards quickly, there is no easier route than getting The Platinum Card from American Express. It comes with SIX hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and one requires you to complete […]

How to swap airline and hotel points between programmes with

If you have ever bought Avios, IHG Rewards Club points or various other miles, you may have noticed that your credit card statement showed ‘’ as the merchant. is a 2-legged business, half of which is handling ‘buy points’ requests for various frequent traveller schemes. […]

How to get free hotel elite status from UK credit and charge cards

This article looks at the different ways you can get elite status with hotel chains via UK credit and charge cards. If you are just getting started with miles and points, you have probably realised by now that your travel life could be improved if […]

When is it worth transferring hotel loyalty points to frequent flyer miles?

All of the major hotel points currencies allow you to transfer your points into airline miles.  You will often find the airlines encouraging it – every 9-10 months, British Airways offers a 35% transfer bonus when you move hotel points into Avios.  This offer last […]

Four Avios-earning hotel partners which you can credit to Iberia but not British Airways Executive Club

It is now over seven years since Avios was launched and the British Airways and Iberia loyalty schemes given the same ‘currency’.  Whilst efforts have been made to unify the different partners who work with each programme, it has been a slow process.  It was […]

BACK AGAIN: Buy discounted MeliaRewards points on Amazon and get cheap hotel stays

(EDIT, 31st December:  The 55,000 points card is currently sold out on the UK site but is showing on the Spanish site.  However, check both links as the situation may have changed by the time you read this.) Over Black Friday, I wrote about the […]

Why Taj Inner Circle Gold is your semi-secret sixth Amex Platinum hotel status

If you want to gain status at a number of hotel chains quickly, you have two options.  One is to start spending every night of the week in a hotel, potentially changing property every day because qualifying on stays is usually quicker than on nights.. […]

FRIDAY ONLY: Discounted MeliaRewards points available again on Amazon

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 […]

My 55,000 MeliaRewards points Black Friday €165 gift card has arrived!

One of the most interesting Black Friday offers was one launched by MeliaRewards in Spain. As this TravelWeekly article explains, Melia has decided to sell its points via Amazon.  On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, they launched the deal with a 50% discount – but […]

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