UPDATE – DECEMBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
Accor is not currently running a global bonus points promotion.
Accor, owner of the Novotel, Ibis, Mercure, Pullman, Sofitel etc brands, has launched a new promotion aimed specifically at its hotels in the UK and Ireland.
I mentioned this deal briefly last week in our monthly round-up of the best hotel deals but I wanted to highlight it more clearly today.
It is a very simple and straightforward deal.
Register at this page and you will receive:
500 bonus Accor points on your next UK / Ireland Accor stay (worth 500 Avios or €10) and
1,000 points on your 2nd UK / Ireland stay (worth 1,000 Avios or €20)
Stays must be completed by 31st December. However, it is important to note that they must be booked by 19th July.
Existing bookings will count if they were made after 19th April. You should rebook older reservations if the price has not gone up and they are cancellable.
This offer should stack with the other two Accor promotions currently running.
Accor is still offering a generous ‘triple Avios’ promotion until 30th June.
You will earn at least 7.5 Avios per €1 you spend, except at Ibis where the rate is lower. If you have Accor status you will earn even more. A £500 Novotel stay would earn you 4,500 Avios points which is certainly not to be sniffed at.
The promo is a little fiddly and you need to send the Avios to Iberia Plus, not BA, before moving them across to BA via ‘Combine My Avios’. Full details are in this article.
Bonus for 2+ night stays:
Until 3rd September, you will receive 500 bonus points on your first 2+ night stay, 2500 bonus points on your 2nd 2+ night stay and 3000 bonus points on your third 2+ night stay. The snag is that all rooms must be booked by 23rd May. My article on this offer is here.
3 x 2-night bookings would earn you a maximum of €120 of credit or 6,000 Avios.
Remember to convert into Iberia Avios and not British Airways Executive Club
When I say in this article that 1 Accor point = 1 Avios point, this only applies if you convert them into Iberia Plus. The conversion rate into British Airways Executive is only half as good, at 1 Accor points = 0.5 Avios.
You should also think twice, to be honest, before converting to Iberia. As 1 Accor point = 1 Iberia Avios or 2 Eurocents off a future Accor booking, you are effectively ‘buying’ your Avios at 1.7p. This is a poor deal so you should only do it if there is no chance of you needing to book an Accor property with your own money at some point in the future.
Remember that you MUST register for the ‘1500 points for two UK stays’ promotion via this page of the Accor website.
(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.)