VERY generous Avios promo from Accor (at least 9 Avios per £1!) – and why you should credit to Iberia

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Sofitel, Ibis, Novotel, Mercure, M Gallery and Pullman, has launched an interesting ‘triple Avios’ promotion with Iberia Plus and British Airways Executive Club.

The offer runs until 12th October although you need to book by 12th September.

Existing bookings made before 11th July do NOT count.  You should cancel and rebook any flexible bookings you hold, although check the price first.

Registration does not seem to be required.

Full details of the Iberia Plus version can be found here.  The British Airways version – which I do not recommend, see below – is here.

Sofitel St James 350

A quick digression …..

Before I go on, I want to remind you why you should credit your stays to Iberia Plus and not to British Airways Executive Club.

For historical reasons which predate Avios, Accor has a very generous deal with Iberia Plus.  Accor points convert at 1:1 into Iberia Plus Avios.  They only convert at 2:1 into British Airways Avios.

You should set your Accor account so that the Avios from this offer go into your Iberia Plus account.  You can then transfer them across to BA if you wish.

How to take part in this promotion

This is what you have to do:

Take a look at the promotion rules here

Change the settings on your Le Club AccorHotels account from earning points to earning miles

WARNING:  If you already have a pot of 3,000+ Accor points, they will be converted into Iberia miles immediately.  If you want to save your existing points for a hotel discount voucher then do NOT take part in this promotion.

Select Iberia Plus as your preferred airline – NOT British Airways!  (You will obviously have to open an Iberia Plus account at iberia.com if you don’t have one.  New members of Iberia Plus must wait 90 days before they can transfer Avios across to British Airways or avios.com)

Book before 12th September and stay before 12th October.  Existing bookings made before 11th July do not count and should be rebooked.

The ‘triple points’ is based on what you would earn as a ‘Classic’ base level member, ie 2.5 points per Euro.  This means that you would earn 7.5 Avios per €1 spent which is a very attractive rate.  Status members would earn even more.

(Note that the earning rate is lower at Ibis, Ibis Styles and Adagio.  You only earn 1 per €1.  At Adagio Access you earn 0.5 per €1.  This means that a ‘Classic’ member would be earning 3 Avios per €1.)

This deal could work out very nicely.  Let’s imagine that you are spending £500 at a Novotel for a week.  That would be €600 which would earn you 4,500 Avios.  A status member would do even better.

Full details can be found on the Accor website here.

(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. my account had 1100 points from December 2015 but it seems for some reason it has been cancelled.

    while logged in to accor it says “account regularisation” and has debited those 1100 points from quiz. any ideas on what’s going on?

    • There was widespread abuse of the promotion and Accor was a bit heavy-handed in its response, closing down many accounts. You can get your a/c reinstated by contacting customer services and asking them nicely (people here have already done this).