UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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, Pullman, Mercure, Novotel, Ibis etc, is launching a new Avios promotion today.
You will receive 500 bonus Avios on your next stay, between today and 30th September, at any Novotel or Mercure hotel worldwide.
You need to register for this offer on this page of the Accor website if you want British Airways Avios and on this page if you want Iberia Plus Avios.
The new Novotel at Canary Wharf is pictured below:
As always with Accor and Avios, there are some quirks.
You need to switch your earning preference from ‘points’ to ‘miles’ in your profile
In general, you should always select Iberia and NOT British Airways. This is because the conversion rate from Accor to Iberia is 1:1 whilst from Accor to British Airways it is 2:1. Because the bonus is fixed at 500 Avios, however, it doesn’t make much difference here. You will be a little better off taking Iberia Avios, though, because of the variable Avios earned based on your room rate.
If you have over 3,000 Accor points in your account, switching from ‘points’ to ‘miles’ will convert your entire existing points balance. Do not do this if you don’t want that to happen. (In theory, as an Accor point is worth 2 Eurocents of free hotel or 1 Iberia Avios, points are a better deal so converting is not a great idea.)
And it will double up ….
This promotion should (but obviously no guarantees) double up with the current main Accor promotion.
This offers triple points (quadruple points for Platinum members) for stays in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. That offer involves booking by 23rd July for stays before 3rd September. You can learn about that offer in this article and register here.
And there’s a UK sale
For bookings made before 25th August, for stays before 10th September, the 115 Novotel and Mercure hotels in the UK are currently offering Summer Sale discounts of up to 35%. You don’t need to do a UK stay to get the 500 Avios, however, as it is available at all Novotel and Mercure hotels globally.
500 Avios plus triple Accor points (which would automatically convert into more Avios) for a cheap one night Novotel or Mercure stay is not a bad offer if you can work it into your schedule.
(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.)