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How you can convert your 1,100 free Accor points into 1,100 free Avios

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On Saturday, I ran details of a super new Le Club AccorHotels (the Novotel, Ibis, Sofitel, Mercure etc scheme) promotion.

In return for filling in a few quiz questions, you will receive 1,100 Accor points if you are a base level Classic member and 1,050 points if you are a status member.  The points post instantly.

If you haven’t done the quiz, follow the instructions in the article from Saturday then come back here and continue reading.

Used for hotel stays, 1,100 Accor points would get you €22 of free night.  You need at least 2,000 Accor points before you can order a voucher, however.

You can also convert your points into an Iberia Plus Avios account at a ratio of 1:1.  (Do not convert into British Airways as the rate is 2:1).  This is meant to require a minimum conversion of 3,000 points.

There used to be a way of forcing Accor to convert your existing points balance, however small.  I thought it was dead.  However, with the combined efforts of Head for Points commentators, we have got it working.

This means – to be clear – you can now open a Le Club AccorHotels account for everyone in your family who has an Avios account and earn 1,100 Avios through it.  The only ‘catch’ is that, because you cannot transfer out of Iberia Plus until your account is 90 days old, it will be three months until you can merge these points with an existing BA balance.

This is what you do:

Do the quiz and get the 1,100 or 1,050 Accor points showing in your account

Make sure you have your Iberia Plus account number ready

Make sure you are logged out of your Accor account

Click here.  You will be taken to a special Accor / Iberia Plus page

Log in to your Accor account via the box in the bottom left corner

If it has worked, you will be taken to a new Accor / Iberia Plus page which will ask you to input your Iberia Plus account number and to confirm the name on your Iberia account.

If you don’t get this page, it hasn’t worked.  You need to go into your Accor account, click on ‘My loyalty card’ on the profile page and turn off ‘convert to airline miles’ as it probably got activated anyway.  Click on the Accor / Iberia link again, perhaps in another browser (Chrome worked for me) and try again.

I did for my Mum and it worked – eventually.

Your points will then appear in your Iberia account a few days later.  I’m not sure how long it takes – my wife had hers auto-convert over the weekend and they have not turned up yet.

You may find this all a bit fiddly, but persevere and it does work.

Accor Live Limitless update – September 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 (72)

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  • Lumma says:

    I’ve got it to work (I think), but can I hypothetically open two more Accor accounts for two people who are on my BA family account (who don’t actually use it) and get the points? But I would have to set up 2 new Iberia accounts and wait 90 days to transfer them into their personal BA accounts before being able to use them as part of the household account? There’s no household account option on Iberia plus?

    And there’s no way of setting this to auto convert the 1100 points straight to BA, to get 550 points that I could use immediately?

    • Nick says:

      I transferred my wife’s Accor 1100 points in to my Iberia plus account seemed to work. Received the correct email above, her account is shown as zero so I assume it doesn’t matter which Iberia account it goes into to?

      • Raffles says:

        Depends if they try to match surname or both names. Points could yet bounce back to Accor.

    • Raffles says:

      Lumma – you are correct.

      It is possible that, omce you have set up the IB transfer, you could go back into your Accor account, change your airline to BA and the points would go there. However, they may also still go to IB so you’d need to create the IB accounts anyway.

      • avidsaver says:

        Hi Rob Followed all your instructions above, quiz points posted and got the confirmation email with no mention of the 3000 points. However, this morning none of the Accor accounts have gone to zero. Does this suggest that it is not going to work or can it take a day or two in some circumstances?

        • Rob says:

          Dunno! Most people see them zero same day. Leave it another couple of days, no rush.

  • peter says:

    ive had the auto conversion mail, so all looks like its on track..thanks for this…i had a dormant account that i never use so can add these to my ba account when they post

  • Hugh says:

    Thanks for this – worked for me – just received the email confirming automatic transfer

  • Globetrotter7 says:

    Thanks you, got the correct email with no mention of the 3000 points.

  • TimS says:

    Also worth noting that if you were Classic before the “quests” but the 1100 points took you into Silver, wait for the status change to show on your Accor account and you can then complete one of the quizzes and a new “status” challenge for a further 250 points.

    (There is a potential 50 further points but I can’t seem to get challenge 12 to show as completed)

    Only works between Classic and Silver though.

    • Nick says:

      That’s what I thought. I’m now on 3870 as a result of the quiz taking me past 2500. No change in the status to sliver. Account states I still need 8 more stays and another 1200 to reach it. Emailed Accor they said its right it’s in a 365 day period and therefore I am still not entitled to silver. I don’t get it……

  • Cheshire Pete says:

    In a related points bonus offer. I received an email from Club Carlson yesterday, as an Amex Plat Gold member. It took me to a link offering a xmas present which revealed 10,000 club Carlson points. Having just recently saved around £50 booking a 10,000 + Cash room, then this present is actually worth more than the Accor points quiz in my opinion!

    • Jimmyjimmy says:

      I got this too and hit the button , just wondering did your Pts post? Mines didnt.

  • Ben says:

    Hmm, just checked our accounts and I’m nervous. The one that was transferred a few days ago says “FFP Systematic Transfer : Iberia”, while the others I did yesterday (also via the method above) says “Account regularisation”… Does that mean I’ll get it for the account with the first message and not for the accounts with the second?

  • Umberto says:

    In my case, after confirming the IB number it goes on this page:

    but nothing happens. I have tried chrome, explorer, safari and firefox. Any suggestion? Thanks

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