Good deal – earn 6,000 Avios or €120 credit for 3 x 2-night Accor stays

Accor Hotels, which own Novotel / Ibis / Mercure / M Gallery / Sofitel / Pullman etc, has brought back its potentially generous promotion to earn 6,000 bonus Avios or €120!

You will earn €120 of Accor hotel vouchers or 6,000 Avios (or a variable pile of other airline miles) if you complete three x 2-night stays at Accor properties between 3rd October and 31st December 2017.

That is clearly a very impressive deal, although the two night restriction per stay could be tricky.  If you can make it work around your work or leisure plans, however, you are looking at a good result.

You must book your stays between 19th September and 22nd October.   You need to book via an Accor website or via a travel agent that books directly with Accor.  Stays booked via hotel wholesalers such as Expedia, Hotels.com, booking.com etc will not count.

More importantly, you MUST register for this promotion via the offer website.

Existing bookings do NOT count. These need to be cancelled and rebooked.

The bonus is dropped into your account in the form of 6,000 Le Club AccorHotels points:

Your first 2-night stay comes with 500 bonus points

Your second 2-night stay comes with 2,500 points

Your third 2-night stay comes with 3,000 points

Whilst the Accor website for this promotion focuses on taking points, you can convert your 6,000 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!)

Emirates: 2:1

Etihad: 2:1

Miles & More: 2:1

There is one thing to remember.

Whilst 6,000 Avios is certainly attractive, you need to remember that by converting to Avios in the Iberia programme, you are effectively ‘paying’ 2 Eurocents per Avios compared to taking €120 if Accor hotel vouchers.

The hotel vouchers are therefore a better deal unless you have no plans to use them – although, if all of your Accor travel is through your job, it is very possible that you won’t mind giving up the vouchers.  In all of the other airline schemes you are paying 4 Eurocents per mile which is very poor, and if you are not primarily an Avios collector I would seriously suggest taking the €120 of vouchers instead.

You can find full details of the offer, and the link to register, on the Accor website here. Remember that bookings must be made by 22nd October even though you do not need to stay until the end of the year.

PS. Remember that bonus points from Accor promotions do not count towards status any longer.  This offer is not a quick way of helping you retain Gold or Platinum for next year.

(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. Maybe it’s just my account, but getting them to credit missing stays is almost impossible.
    Last time I did this it never happened and their customer service were no help either.

  2. I’d be all over these Accor promotions, switching stays away from.other chains, IF the bonus points still counted towards status.

  3. My experience of their appalling customer service now prompts me to search ABA – Anything But Accor !!

    • +1

    • +1, and this promotion does not remotely tempt me to change my mind. 120 EUR is what, at best 30% rebate which is no better than the regular promos from Hilton, Marriott or IHG etc.

      Also, how many people require 3 x 2 night stays to be booked within the next month, AND to stay before the end of the year, AND hasn’t booked any of them already? The criteria seems pretty tough to meet unless you have convenient work travel or have stays that you can cancel and re-book.

    • +1

  4. Do you know if room bookings for other people count, or would I have to be staying in the room? A group of us are going to Leeds in October and I could book rooms for 3 people (separate bookings if required).

    • If they were on the same night it won’t work as the Accor system will automatically block the 2nd and 3rd.

      Hilton will give credit for 2 rooms at a time. Starwood will given credit for 3.

      • That’s a shame, thanks.

      • It *shouldn’t* work, but you might be lucky and find it does. At the beginning of this year when Accor ran the same promo I had a booking for 2 rooms for 2 nights (same property, same nights) and received the standard points plus these “boost” points. Not a bad return on a “Happy Mondays” booking!

        I agree with James about the detrimental changes to the way points are earned. This combined with the removal of Happy Mondays means my hotel bookings are going elsewhere.

        • Simon Schus says:

          Awww Happy Mondays promotion 🙁 RIP

        • Simon Schus says:

          (the loss of which has reduced my Accor stays significantly in the UK. I envisage that my stay profile, consisting almost entirely of Happy Monday stays, isn’t the desired customer profile that they wanted!).

  5. Trying to sign up and getting the following message:
    The request failed and the error is unknown or undefined

    Anyone else having the same issue?

  6. OT – I have recently signed up for an IHG account and have been offered a bonus 10k points if I stay within the next 3 months… not sure if this has been going on for a while or if it is a new thing?

    • Nice, I had a similar bonus but it was only about 2000 I think. Should stack nicely with your accelerate targets, if so I imagine this is probably worth a mattress run for you!

  7. Michael Jennings says:

    The combination of getting an IHG credit card and a similar offer and my accelerate targets all stacked together means I am going to be able to accrue something like 45,000 IHG points from a total of two well timed HIX stays in this four month period. I am quite impressed by this

  8. Email from BA saying that hotel points converted to Avios will get a bonus of 35% until 31st October.

    • Should have added, Marriott Rewards included (good time for travel package transfer) but not SPG

    • I recall them doing the same about this time last year. Hope it’s open to all and not targeted. I haven’t had an email, although I think I have turned off marketing emails in my prefs. Lots of IHG points to offload….

      • Ignore that – just seen the offer is live in the ‘Offers and news’ section once you log into the BAEC site.

  9. If I credit my stays to Iberia, the idea is that you can “Combine My Avios” to BA? My Iberia account has points from an avis rental and is over 90 days old but I’ve never been able to use the combine feature. Unsure why.

    • Have you tried using MMA on Avios.com? That sometimes does the trick.

    • I think and stress think it’s 90 days plus you have to earn something which also has to be 90 days old. Are both opening and the avis credit over the 90 days?

      • Don’t think the credit must be 90 days?

        • Yep my bad (sorry Canuck) Just called Iberia cust services to clarify. I also asked about the 90 day requirement as I can’t find it anywhere on their website and even though they were adamant it existed they didn’t know where it was either. The customer service rep did add though that it was 3 calendar months and not 90 days.

        • Did you call UK or do you speak Spanish?

      • I called UK bagoly. I don’t speak Spanish.

  10. Rob – this offer hasn’t yet appeared on the hotel promos page.

    • It’s ‘end of the month’ weekend so I will do a big session on all the reference pages over the weekend (unfortunately!).