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Triple Avios with Le Club Accorhotels (Novotel, Sofitel, Ibis) to 31st March

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UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.

Accor is the hotel group behind Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, Ibis and M Gallery, amongst others.  It has teamed up with British Airways to offer triple Avios points on stays until the end of March.

To qualify for the ‘triple points’ offer, you must select British Airways Executive Club as your earnings partner in your Le Club Accorhotels account.  You do NOT have to register for the promotion.  There is also no minimum stay – last time they ran this promotion, you had to stay at least two nights.

As you can see here on the BA website, the standard earning rate with Accor is 1 Avios per €1 (0.5 Avios per €1 at Ibis) so this becomes 3 per €1 (1.5 at Ibis).  This is not a bad return, although remember that many hotel groups give a flat 500 Avios points per stay as their standard reward.

You would still need to spend at least €170 with Accor to earn 500 Avios – whilst Club Carlson, IHG Rewards Club and Hyatt Gold Passport give you 500 Avios per stay every day of the year, even for one-night stays, if you choose to take miles instead of points.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from Accor and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

(New to Accor Live Limitless?  Read our two-part overview of Accor Live Limitless here and here and our article on expiry rules here.)

Comments (4)

  • David says:

    Just a word of warning. When I used this promotion in the past, the triple points did not post automatically. I contacted both BA and Accor and each pointed the finger at the other. It took about 3 months before I could finally get BA to actually work with Accor to sort it out together.

    Also, be aware that only the base points get tripled – not any bonus points you generate as an Accor elite member. So if you are Accor Platinum for example (perhaps through Amex Plat) your points would effectively be doubled, not tripled.

  • VS says:

    Reading this post made me think of a question I had before, but which I never fully answered: is it better to have the earning options for hotels set as points or miles? I’m sure the answer is “it depends”, but… ;))

    • Rob says:

      With Accor, it is actually simple. If you take Accor points, they have a fixed value in € when you redeem them. It is therefore easy enough to work out how much you would get in € Accor vouchers vs how many Avios you would get.

  • Rob says:

    This might be targeted (and might not). I will do a post next week.