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REMINDER: Last chance to book Accor hotel stays for 10,000 bonus Avios

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Le Club Accorhotels, the loyalty scheme for Novotel, Sofitel, Ibis, Mercure, M Gallery, Pullman etc, is currently running a very generous promotion which could allow you to earn a significant number of miles.

You must book by tomorrow, September 20th, however.

You will earn £140 of Accor hotel vouchers or 10,000 Avios points (or 5,000 miles in another airline scheme) if you complete three two-night stays at Accor properties before December 31st.

Even super-cheap £25 weekend rooms booked under the ‘Happy Mondays’ offer will count.

Stays must not be consecutive stays at the same hotel. Booking two back-to-back stays of two nights at the same property would not count as two stays, only one.

You MUST register for this promotion via the offer website.

Existing bookings made before you registered do not count.

Ibis Budget, Formule 1 and Etap hotels do not participate in Le Club Accorhotels although standard Ibis and Ibis Styles hotels are OK.

The bonus is dropped into your account in the form of 10,000 Le Club Accorhotels points. Your first stay comes with 1,000 bonus points, your second comes with 4,000 points and your third 5,000 points. This means that two things happen which are not explained on the promotional website:

When you reach 10,000 points you will be given Gold status in the Le Club Accorhotels programme as your bonus points count for status. This page on the Accor website shows you the points you need for each tier and the benefits received.

Instead of taking the £140 of vouchers – which in reality will be €200 although they are advertising it as £140 – you can convert your 10,000 bonus points (plus base points) into airline miles. For the main programmes I write about, the conversion rates are:

Flying Blue 2:1 or BA: 2:1

Iberia Avios: 1:1 (so don’t convert to BA!)

Emirates: 2:1

Etihad: 2:1

Miles & More: 2:1

By converting to Avios in the Iberia programme, you are effectively ‘paying’ 2 Eurocents per Avios compared to taking the Accor hotel vouchers. You should therefore consider whether to take the Avios or the vouchers – if you can use the hotel vouchers it may be a better deal.

You can find full details of the offer, and the link to register, on the Accor website here. Don’t forget to register.  Remember that, whilst you must book your 2+ night stays before tomorrow night, you can stay at any point until the end of the year.

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.

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 Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (6)

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  • Brian says:

    Note that you don’t actually need to get vouchers. You can also use the points to reduce your bill when booking rooms online. The vouchers are not to be recommended, since they are only valid for a certain period of time.

    • James67 says:

      Also, where possible best used in Europe to avoid poor exchange rate losses in countries using other countries. Unless people are certain they will stay it is also best to use them against unrestricted rates to ensure points are refunded on cancellation which they are not for cgeap pay in advance rates.

  • Reney says:

    Morning all, has anyone had confirmation as to whether Platinum Amex still offer top level Accor status? I checked the sign up a few days ago and it is still not there and Amex never replied back to me. Thanks in advance.

  • Ryan says:

    How does this work if you are set up to autocovert to BAEC, will you still earn these bonuses? Also would you earn triple points still? Thanks!

  • barnaby100 says:

    Amex plat wouldn’t accept online registration for accor 2 weeks ago and now it has vanished from the list of benefits on the website and on the sign up advertising.

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