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Get triple Etihad Guest miles with Accor

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If you collect Etihad Guest miles, there is a decent Accor hotel promotion running.  This covers Mercure, Ibis, Sofitel, Pullman, M Gallery, Novotel etc.

You will receive triple Etihad Guest miles on stays booked and consumed by 30th June.

Your Accor account must be set to automatically transfer points to Etihad after each stay.  Note that if you have over 2,000 Accor points in your account they will automatically be sent to Etihad Guest when you change the settings on your account (and not tripled!) so don’t do this if that isn’t your plan.

The standard Etihad Guest earning rate is 1 mile for every 2 Le Club AccorHotels points earned,  which will triple to 3 miles for every 2 Accor points under this offer.

Points earning varies by brand and status but a non-status member will generally receive 2 Accor points per €1 spent, which would mean – under this offer – getting 3 Etihad Guest miles per €1.

Full details and terms can be found on the Accor website here.

Etihad Guest triple miles with Accor promotion

How to earn Etihad Guest miles via UK credit cards

As a reminder, Etihad no longer has its own UK credit card.  However, you can earn Etihad Guest miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.  These are:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – 10,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

American Express Rewards credit card – 5,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Etihad Guest miles.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Etihad Guest mile.

Etihad Guest is also a partner with the HSBC Premier Mastercard (0.5 miles per £1 spent, reviewed here) and HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard (1 mile per £1 spent, reviewed here).

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  1. Choons says:

    Morning all, for the Virgin/Avis deal, does the 3+ days mean hiring for at least 72 hours or can it mean hiring on Friday evening and returning on Sunday morning. Also, if I chose to hire for 72+ hours but returned the car early, would this matter? thanks

    • Rash says:

      I put pick up time earlier and when I dropped off asked them to close it in a few hours to ensure I had the full 3 days. The branch should not have a problem with this.

    • Dave says:

      It just states that it has to be 3 days and does not specify that it needs to be 72 hours. Ergo, rentals that charge the 3 days rate but are under 72 hours should qualify. However, if Avis automatically apply the points is 50/50 so it may require you to send emails back and forth.

  2. Chris A says:

    It will be interesting to see if LHR to SYD does become possible to book with miles.
    You can of course get LHR to Melbourne on VFC Miles for as little as 25k + £202 one way on economy via USA.

    • Mike says:


    • Dave says:

      How does this work?

      • Virgin Australia flies to LA.

        • Richy says:

          … at a cost of 47,000 VFC miles one way. SYD/MEL/BNE

        • Chris A says:

          Oops – just got to Atlanta! No, only joking – thankfully.
          What a stupid mistake, and thanks for pointing out, Mike! Although it was one of those situations where I had been looking at it out of geeky interest as opposed to with a view to booking, it could easily have been the other way round!

      • Chris A says:

        A stopover in Atlanta and switching onto a Delta flight.

        • Mike says:

          Hi Chris. Please could you elaborate more? The indirect redemptions normally cost more miles and taxes. Are you saying to book Heathrow to Atlanta to LA to Australia is 25k plus £202 one way?

        • Chris A says:

          Hi Mike, sorry yes my reply was unclear. It is a direct redemption i.e. search LHR – MEL in the Virgin app.

          The above price that I mentioned is the lowest off-peak economy price, I suspect. I’ve just done a search for 14th August, and London to Melbourne one way (Upper Class with Virgin to Atlanta, then First Class to Delta) is 80,000 VFC miles and £375. For a return it is 160k VFC miles and £537.41.

        • Mike says:

          I hope you haven’t booked those Chris, that’s for Melbourne in Florida!

  3. Louie says:

    Just got a quote from Avis for three weeks UK rental next month. £500.46. Hertz was £284.96.

    • Rash says:

      This link does increase the price! Have you tried splitting the 3 weeks into 3 day blocks?

  4. Nigel Williams says:

    Will the rentals count if the rental is overseas? (USA)

  5. You can never be sure. In general multiple transactions do trigger these deals but you can’t rely on it.

  6. Richard says:

    Data point : my 5500 bonus did not initially post, so I emailed to say post them. They emailed back two weeks later saying that I hadn’t added a virgin AWD so they “couldn’t” do it. I replied with copied and pasted offer terms that made no mention to it, and mysteriously it was now possible to give me the points! 3 days later they hit my virgin account.

    So yes some pushes may be required but they have posted.

    • Benedict Addis says:

      I’m having the same problem 🙁 Can you share the email address?

  7. Data point on the Amex spend £125, get £20 back deal: this worked for me with two separate bookings of ~£65. YMMV.

  8. Gillian Bain says:

    I’ve just booked via link for ten-day car via link today. Offer says book before 5th June – via link says book by 30th April, which is correct?

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