UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Sofitel, Ibis, Novotel, Mercure, M Gallery and Pullman, has launched an interesting ‘triple Avios’ promotion with Iberia Plus and British Airways Executive Club.
The offer runs until 12th October although you need to book by 12th September.
Existing bookings made before 11th July do NOT count. You should cancel and rebook any flexible bookings you hold, although check the price first.
Registration does not seem to be required.
Full details of the Iberia Plus version can be found here. The British Airways version – which I do not recommend, see below – is here.
A quick digression …..
Before I go on, I want to remind you why you should credit your stays to Iberia Plus and not to British Airways Executive Club.
For historical reasons which predate Avios, Accor has a very generous deal with Iberia Plus. Accor points convert at 1:1 into Iberia Plus Avios. They only convert at 2:1 into British Airways Avios.
You should set your Accor account so that the Avios from this offer go into your Iberia Plus account. You can then transfer them across to BA if you wish.
How to take part in this promotion
This is what you have to do:
Take a look at the promotion rules here
Change the settings on your Le Club AccorHotels account from earning points to earning miles
WARNING: If you already have a pot of 3,000+ Accor points, they will be converted into Iberia miles immediately. If you want to save your existing points for a hotel discount voucher then do NOT take part in this promotion.
Select Iberia Plus as your preferred airline – NOT British Airways! (You will obviously have to open an Iberia Plus account at iberia.com if you don’t have one. New members of Iberia Plus must wait 90 days before they can transfer Avios across to British Airways or avios.com)
Book before 12th September and stay before 12th October. Existing bookings made before 11th July do not count and should be rebooked.
The ‘triple points’ is based on what you would earn as a ‘Classic’ base level member, ie 2.5 points per Euro. This means that you would earn 7.5 Avios per €1 spent which is a very attractive rate. Status members would earn even more.
(Note that the earning rate is lower at Ibis, Ibis Styles and Adagio. You only earn 1 per €1. At Adagio Access you earn 0.5 per €1. This means that a ‘Classic’ member would be earning 3 Avios per €1.)
This deal could work out very nicely. Let’s imagine that you are spending £500 at a Novotel for a week. That would be €600 which would earn you 4,500 Avios. A status member would do even better.
(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.)