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Generous Mercure promotion – get 40% off plus a £40 voucher or 2,300 bonus Avios

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Mercure, one of the Le Club Accorhotels brands, is celebrating its 40th birthday this year.

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.

Accor Live Limitless update – December 2023:

Earn bonus Accor points: Accor is not currently running a global promotion

New to Accor Live Limitless?  Read our review of Accor Live Limitless here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our analysis of what Accor Live Limitless points are worth is here.

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Comments (23)

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  • sandgrounder says:

    Is the triple points offer combinable with other promotions?

  • Andrew says:

    Was all ready to stack up a whole series of these, when I noticed in the T&C of my first booking “The bonus points are restricted to one booking per member during the offer period.”

    • Rob says:

      You could probably do more by opening other Accor accounts, either in your name or other names.

  • Simon says:

    The Swindon Mercure is £43.20 on the promo – great if you don’t wanna go too far north.

    Does anyone know how long the vouchers are valid for if you want to use the £40 discount?

  • dlwcmotd says:

    Does anyone have any experience of whether Mercure are any good at honouring your status if you haven’t made your booking direct with them?

    Just looking around to book a room and the best rate I can find, amazingly, for the night I want appears to be through the Amex Platinum Travel Service… .its almost £50 cheaper than the best rate from anyone else. Obviously as an Amex Platinum holder though that means I have Le Club Platinum status and I dont really want to miss out on those benefits, although the £50 saving more than offsets them so its a no brainer really.

    • Alan says:

      Not with Mercure, but with Sofitel (still Accor) I gave my Le Club Accorhotels Plat number when checking in for an overnight stay at T5 due to a misconnect (paid for by BA) and I received an upgrade, free drink and points – so certainly well worth a shot!

    • Fido says:

      I’ve stayed at two Mercures recently; one in DE did upgrade me but the one in FR said they were not obliged to (which seems to be the case after checking). Seems it’s just Sofitel, Pullmann and maybe some others in the Accor group that give upgrades for Plat card holders.

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