UPDATE – OCTOBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
Click here for our article on Accor’s current ‘500 or 1,000 bonus points per stay’ promotion. You need to book by 16th November and stay by 13th December 2020. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
As part of this promotion, they are offering discounts of up to 40% PLUS either a £40 Accor voucher or 2,300 bonus Avios when you stay with them this Summer.
Here is how it works:
You need to book at a participating Mercure hotel between 22nd June and 18th August, for stays from 12th July to 8th September
There is no promotional code for Mercure – this special package will show automatically when you try to book if it is available
You will earn 2,300 Le Club Accorhotels bonus points for a stay in the UK and 2,000 Le Club Accorhotels bonus points for a stay elsewhere
You will need to be a Le Club Accorhotels member first. There is often a promotion going on which enable you to join immediately at the elite Platinum level – this Flyertalk thread will tell you if there is one at present.
You have two choices as to how you take the bonus.
The 2,300 bonus points from a UK stay gets you a £40 voucher towards a future stay at any Accor Group property, including Novotel, Sofitel etc. The 2,000 bonus points from a European stay gets you a €40 voucher.
If you prefer to take Avios or other airline miles, you should set up your account to automatically send your points to your airline account. If you don’t do this you will be in trouble, because the minimum transfer if you do NOT have automatic transfer is 4,000 points and you won’t get to 4,000 points on one stay unless it is an expensive one.
You should set up your Accor account to transfer to Iberia Plus and NOT to British Airways!
The conversion rate from Accor to Iberia Plus Avios is 1:1. Your 2,300 bonus points will therefore get you 2,300 Avios points, plus the base points you would earn from the stay anyway.
(The conversion rate to BA Avios is, oddly, 2:1 – see here. This means you would only get 1,150 Avios as a bonus. So, send them to Iberia Plus and then use ‘Combine My Avios’ to move them across.)
You will probably pay around £80 for a UK Mercure property outside London at the weekend, so a £40 rebate (if you take the voucher) is not a bad deal – and neither is 2,300 bonus Avios.
(To see our complete list of all current hotel promotions for the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)