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Double points on your next Accor (Novotel, Ibis, Mercure, Sofitel) stay

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Le Club Accorhotels, the loyalty scheme for Sofitel, Novotel, Ibis, Pullman, Adagio, Mercure, M Gallery etc, has launched a new promotion for double points on your next stay.

Full details and registration can be found on the Accor site here.

This could be very lucrative if you are smart.  For non-status members, you earn 2.5 points per €1 spent.  Each point is worth 2 Eurocents towards future Accor bookings.  This means that a non-status member is getting 5% cashback.

Looking at the rules, the ‘double points’ only applies to this base level of earnings.  If you are a Platinum member who receives 8.8% back, this will only increase to 13.8% rather than double to 17.6%.

This promotion will run until the end of November 2015.  Once you register, it will apply to your next stay as long as that stay is within three months of registration.

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The key is to register just before a high value stay.  It would be a waste to register just before a €75 Ibis stay if you were planning to spend €1,000 for five nights at a Pullman the following month.

You may, of course, be worried about forgetting about this deal if you do not register for it now.  I will be listing it on the ‘Hotel Promos‘ page of Head for Points so – if you don’t register now – hopefully it will stay in front of your mind.  You should always take a look at the ‘Hotel Promos‘ page before booking a stay to ensure that you are maximising the current deals.

If you want to register now, you will find the sign-up link here.

The small print says that only members who received an email about this offer can register.  It was happy to let me register so I am assuming that this rule is not applied in practice.  It is worth bearing in mind if you were considering a booking purely to take advantage of this deal however.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  To see our complete list of promotions from 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.)

Comments (18)

  • nordlys says:

    You think this will go together with the BA promo?

  • Stuart says:

    These offers only work if you book directly via the accor website.

  • Rich says:

    Is the work around for moving balances of less than 3000 points to Iberia still working? I rather frustratingly have 2974 points in my Le Club account. Try as I might I cannot seem to get it to work.

    • Kevin says:

      Yes still working. Got 1100+ points after an Ibis stay 2 weeks ago and they have been directly transferred to Iberia.

  • Stewart says:

    not related to this, but if any Club Carlson members get a merry xmas email, then DO click on the link for your free gift – it’s 10k points! Thanks CC

    • Rob says:

      I got 10k too. Some people only got 2k. That is £30-£50 of gift – probably about as good as it gets for me this Christmas 🙂

      • Nick Burch says:

        The link doesn’t work for me 🙁 I get an error page instead!

      • Alan says:

        Couldn’t get the link to work at all but only 2k for me – can’t work out how they determine how many points to give but quite annoying given in this day and age we can all find out online how much other people have received!

        • nick says:

          2k for me too. I’m Club Carlson gold and have had some amazing redemptions from them this year, so 2,000 free points is fine with me!

          • sandgrounder says:

            Should it hit your balance straight away? Or am I just too impatient!

            • Alan says:

              Looks like it doesn’t hit immediately – nothing yet for me today. They also just replied saying “We like to spread the holiday cheer. Every offer is different.” when I pushed about the 5-fold difference!

  • Paul says:

    OT but looking for a bit of advice re M&M/best western gift card deal. 500 miles for every €75 you load on the card. I’m doing a driving trip soon that would suit quite a few stays in best westerns.
    Is this deal worth it if you are in the uk since the bonus is only if you load card with €. My stays would be in Australia.

    Thanks.

    • Rob says:

      Gut feeling is that you would be ripped off on the FX rate which would outweigh the miles.

      For a start, you pay twice. You will pay an FX fee using £ to load the card in Euro then a 2nd fee, at perhaps a bad rate, to convert Oz $ to Euro.