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  • UKHomeGym 27 posts

    I remember in 2019 when Melia sold its points on Amazon Spain. Did they ever do it again?
    It’d be great if anyone knows of some good travel-related BFCM deals to share.

    The Savage Squirrel 611 posts

    There’s normally a whole series of HfP articles on Black Friday deals….
    …. and like all such nonsense, the deals are at least 95% meh so I wouldn’t worry.

    Froggee 1,006 posts
    BBbetter 821 posts

    I remember in 2019 when Melia sold its points on Amazon Spain. Did they ever do it again?
    It’d be great if anyone knows of some good travel-related BFCM deals to share.

    Hasnt Melia devalued their points?

    SBIre 171 posts

    Conde Nast has an article previewing some deals – not sure I can link to it here but you can easily find it with a quick search. Nothing jumped out at me but YMMV. I think it was mainly luggage deals, plus a few very random travel offers, like a deal at the Hamilton Princess in Bermuda – which I thought was a bit niche, but I’ve stayed there and can recommend it!

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,378 posts

    We’ve not been sent anything so far. Some ad space but booked but clearly we don’t see the ad until the last minute.

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,378 posts

    Hasnt Melia devalued their points?

    Moved to full revenue based redemptions so little value in buying points now (like Radisson).

    Niall 112 posts

    Hasnt Melia devalued their points?

    Moved to full revenue based redemptions so little value in buying points now (like Radisson).

    Not quite true. They still have points rates for rooms, they are just poor compared to what they used to be and worse availability, so it’s just mostly revenue based.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,391 posts

    There’s normally a whole series of HfP articles on Black Friday deals….
    …. and like all such nonsense, the deals are at least 95% meh so I wouldn’t worry.

    I’ve just done my weekly IHG booking reprice.

    One hotel has gone down by 20%.I doubt any black friday deal would match that.

    Gavin454 174 posts

    IHG had a good promotion last Black Friday of 10k bonus points per 2 nights on paid stays, minimum $30 per night. I did very well out of it at a hotel in Bangkok, along with my IHG diamond status that I got hold of via the instant upgrade link (on here) just before that.

    The real Swiss Tony 739 posts

    I’ve had a ton of Black Friday “offers” over the last few days. Apex Hotels 40% off code BF40. Worked on none of the dates or hotels I tried

    Cheval 30% off, ends Nov 15th, so well before Black Friday

    Citizen M 30% off, need to take a free trial to the M club thing Hfp has promoted in the past.

    11.11 promos for Asia’s singles day might throw up some better stuff.

    FFoxSake 222 posts

    Melia 25% extra points on points purchases until Nov 16th…
    https://sites.melia.com/en/europe/melia-rewards-connect

    “Are you a MeliáRewards member? Lucky you! When you buy Meliá Rewards points before November 16, you will get an additional 25% points. Feel the Meliá Rewards effect again and book your next stay at Meliá hotels and resorts.”

    Niall 112 posts

    Melia 25% extra points on points purchases until Nov 16th…
    https://sites.melia.com/en/europe/melia-rewards-connect

    “Are you a MeliáRewards member? Lucky you! When you buy Meliá Rewards points before November 16, you will get an additional 25% points. Feel the Meliá Rewards effect again and book your next stay at Meliá hotels and resorts.”

    At the revenue based points rates, this still doesn’t make sense once you consider that you don’t earn on points bookings. Only do this if you have a particular use for them.

    alastairtravel 22 posts

    Melia had decent discounts last year around Black Friday comparable only to their Wonder Week promotion. I’m waiting for that – be surprised if that was worse that then the current points offer.

    chistery 10 posts

    Melia Black Friday sale has started today.

    https://sites.melia.com/en/europe/black-friday

    Go197 81 posts

    There’s normally a whole series of HfP articles on Black Friday deals….
    …. and like all such nonsense, the deals are at least 95% meh so I wouldn’t worry.

    I’ve just done my weekly IHG booking reprice.

    One hotel has gone down by 20%.I doubt any black friday deal would match that.

    Since the demise of Creation, my most lucrative IHG points earner is the regular check and re-book of upcoming reservations!

    Anna 458 posts

    Indeed, I saved 1000 points the other day rebooking the HI LGW! I’ve noticed as well recently that many HIs let you book multiple categories of room for the same points so you can get a mini fridge with pop and a Kitkat!

    jumpersforgoalposts 53 posts
    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,391 posts

    Indeed, I saved 1000 points the other day rebooking the HI LGW! I’ve noticed as well recently that many HIs let you book multiple categories of room for the same points so you can get a mini fridge with pop and a Kitkat!

    I’ve booked some nights at the HI Brighton as a mini matress run and noticed the same so I’ve treated myself to a ‘king bed premium balcony’ for the same points as their standard room. I wish the HI Mmanchester did the same!

    Also an update on post upthread the hotel I booked in AMS for before Christmas went down even more so is 30% less than the original booking. It’s now £170 night (using rail card rate) have nevver seen the de witt so cheap apart from when it first opened.

    The real Swiss Tony 739 posts

    Melia Black Friday sale has started today.

    https://sites.melia.com/en/europe/black-friday

    Stacks with the 20% off for Gold members, too. Can get the ME in Dubai down to £160 a night in January on a flexible rate!

    Niall 112 posts

    To repeat my message from the chat thread about Melia’s Black Friday deals…

    it sounds good ‘up to 50% off with guaranteed 25% off for Melia rewards members’. Except it isn’t. I checked various hotels yesterday and today. I see a genuine (although less than 25% discount) in a couple and no discount at all in one which is on their list. I’m not quite sure how they get away with this. Is it that they had another ‘discount’ just before this which was identical? Do those rules which stop shops here advertising discounts when they never charged the full price apply?

    Funny you should mention ME Dubai the real Swiss Tony. It was one I saw was discounted but really very little discounted vs the prices I saw yesterday. The other Dubai hotel which I personally prefer was discounted more but it still much much more expensive than it used to be.

    Aston100 1,502 posts

    To repeat my message from the chat thread about Melia’s Black Friday deals…

    it sounds good ‘up to 50% off with guaranteed 25% off for Melia rewards members’. Except it isn’t. I checked various hotels yesterday and today. I see a genuine (although less than 25% discount) in a couple and no discount at all in one which is on their list. I’m not quite sure how they get away with this. Is it that they had another ‘discount’ just before this which was identical? Do those rules which stop shops here advertising discounts when they never charged the full price apply?

    Funny you should mention ME Dubai the real Swiss Tony. It was one I saw was discounted but really very little discounted vs the prices I saw yesterday. The other Dubai hotel which I personally prefer was discounted more but it still much much more expensive than it used to be.

    Not seeing any noticeable discounts on three properties in Vietnam that are listed as being in scope.
    The regular 20% code along with app 5% discount is significantly cheaper.
    I thought I was doing it wrong until I read your post

    Niall 112 posts

    To repeat my message from the chat thread about Melia’s Black Friday deals…

    it sounds good ‘up to 50% off with guaranteed 25% off for Melia rewards members’. Except it isn’t. I checked various hotels yesterday and today. I see a genuine (although less than 25% discount) in a couple and no discount at all in one which is on their list. I’m not quite sure how they get away with this. Is it that they had another ‘discount’ just before this which was identical? Do those rules which stop shops here advertising discounts when they never charged the full price apply?

    Funny you should mention ME Dubai the real Swiss Tony. It was one I saw was discounted but really very little discounted vs the prices I saw yesterday. The other Dubai hotel which I personally prefer was discounted more but it still much much more expensive than it used to be.

    Not seeing any noticeable discounts on three properties in Vietnam that are listed as being in scope.
    The regular 20% code along with app 5% discount is significantly cheaper.
    I thought I was doing it wrong until I read your post

    Gran Melia Nha Trang is not just no noticeable discount, but no discount at all between Thursday and Friday.

    Just lucky for me that I happened to search a lot on Wednesday and Thursday or I might have fallen for Melia’s ‘sale’.

    I might try to scrape their website next year for pre and post Black Friday sale prices from some of the popular properties, as it’s sad to see the sale getting attention when people are being so misled.

    Skywalker 762 posts

    The Melia BF website doesn’t tell you when the applicable/qualifying dates are (or at least, I can’t readily see it), so it seems you have to search and search until the website throws something up.

    t0m 80 posts

    I was hoping for a few more Black Friday deals… Crossing fingers that more emerge this week!

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