This is a quick reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, is that last day to make a booking under the current very generous Le Club AccorHotels offer, covering Novotel, Sofitel, Ibis, Mercure, M Gallery, Pullman etc.
You will earn €200 of Accor hotel vouchers or 10,000 Avios points (or miles in another airline scheme) if you complete FOUR two-night stays at Accor properties before 26th December.
You must book your stays by this Wednesday, 12th October. Even super-cheap £25 weekend rooms booked under the ‘Happy Mondays’ offer will count!
Stays must not be consecutive stays at the same hotel. Booking two back-to-back stays of two nights at the same property would not count as two stays, only one.
You MUST register for this promotion via the offer website here.
Existing bookings made before Monday do NOT count.
What I don’t know is how this promotion will combine with Accor’s other current deal – triple Avios – which I wrote about here. You would probably get both sets of bonuses but I cannot be sure of that. Triple Avios will be more generous if you are only make 1 x 2-night stay.
The bonus is dropped into your account in the form of 10,000 Le Club AccorHotels points:
your first two-night stay comes with 500 bonus points (€10 or 500 Avios)
your second two-night stay comes with 2,500 bonus points (€50 or 2,500 Avios)
your third two-night stay comes with 3,000 bonus points (€60 or 3,000 Avios)
your fourth two-night stay comes with 4,000 bonus points (€80 or 4,000 Avios)
Two things happen which are not explained on the promotional website:
When you reach 10,000 points you will be given Gold status in the Le Club AccorHotels programme. This page on the Accor website shows you the points you need for each tier and the benefits received.
Instead of taking the €200 of vouchers, you can convert your 10,000 bonus points (plus base points) into airline miles. For the main programmes I write about, the conversion rates are:
Flying Blue 2:1
Avios.com or BA: 2:1
Iberia Avios: 1:1 (so don’t convert to BA!)
Miles & More: 2:1
By converting to Avios in the Iberia programme, you are effectively ‘paying’ 2 Eurocents per Avios compared to taking the Accor hotel vouchers. The hotel vouchers are therefore a better deal unless you have no plans to use them. In all of the other airline schemes you are paying 4 Eurocents per mile which is very poor.
You can find full details of the offer, and the link to register, on the Accor website here. Don’t forget to register first and don’t forget to book by Wednesday evening.