Get 24% back with up to 4x Accor points at Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure etc – but does it beat triple Avios?

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Accor has launched a new ‘double, triple or quadruple points’ promotion for stays in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  This could prove to be very generous indeed, with up to 24% of what you spend finding its way back into your pocket.

Accor is also running a ‘triple Avios’ promotion at the moment, so we need to compare the two as you cannot have both.

Le Club AccorHotels quadruple points

Let’s look at the new ‘double, triple or quadruple points’ offer.

This latest promotion is for double, triple or quadruple Accor points.  Full details are here – YOU MUST REGISTER via the link.

It is ONLY valid for hotel stays in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Platinum members of Le Club AccorHotels receive quadruple points.  Gold members receive triple points.  Everyone else will receive double points.

You need to book before 10th July for stays before 2nd September.  There is no minimum nights requirement.

Let’s look at how generous this offer could be if you are Platinum:

  • 2.5 Accor base points per €1
  • 7.5 additional Accor points per €1 as your promo bonus
  • 1.9 additional Accor points per €1 as your Platinum status bonus

That is a total of 11.9 Accor points, worth 23.8 Eurocents, per €1 spent.  On a pricey business trip this could be very lucrative.

Accor quadruple points

How does this compare with the other current Accor promotion, ‘triple Avios’?

I wrote about Accor’s other current ‘Take The Lift’ offer, worth triple Avios, in this article.

Details are here.  You need to book and stay before 4th July.  Existing bookings made before 18th May do not count and should be rebooked.

The ‘triple Avios’ 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.  Some brands have lower earning rates.

This deal could work out very nicely.  Let’s imagine that you are spending £500 at a Novotel for a week.  That would be €570 which would earn you 4,275 Avios.  A status member would do even better.

Full details can be found on the Accor website here.

Which offer is best?

Gold or Platinum Accor members:

For Gold or Platinum members, this new offer beats ‘triple Avios’.  

If you are a Platinum member, it is a no-brainer because you get 4x points instead of 3x.

If you are a Gold member, it is better to earn triple points – with the option, if you want, to convert to Avios later – than take triple Avios up front.

If you have already registered for ‘triple Avios’, you can still take part in ‘triple or quadruple points’ instead.  Simply switch your earning preference in your profile from airline miles back to points.  Don’t forget to register for the new offer when you’ve done that.

Do not switch if your stay is already booked as the new promo is only valid for new bookings.

Classic or Silver Accor members:

You may be better off sticking with ‘triple Avios’ instead of ‘double points’, as your status will only get you 2x via this new promotion.

And remember that:

Your choice of offer will also be driven by the following:

if you are staying outside Europe, the Middle East or Africa, ‘double, triple or quadruple points’ is not an option – you should register for ‘triple Avios’ instead

‘double, triple or quadruple points’ runs to early September whilst ‘triple Avios’ ends on 4th July

if you are only doing a one-off Accor stay, you may find it ‘cleaner’ to take triple Avios – and avoid earning a few Accor points you may never use – rather than taking bonus points

You can find official details on the ‘triple or quadruple points’ offer here.  Registration IS required – I would do it now in case you forget.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. Cheshire Pete says:

    Will it work in conjunction with x4 for New openings still valid till July? Hard to see them giving x8 LOL. I’m currently earning around 6000 points a week staying at new Heathrow Novotel.

    • Small print for Accor always says if you are registered for 2 offers then only highest pays.

  2. Martin says:

    Ot a bit.
    I can’t find the link to change my preference back to accor points as currently I’m set to auto convert to iberia..
    I can find how to choose different partners but not back to points for hotel credit.

    Anyone have the simple link for the page ??

    • Hah! I had the exact same issue a few months ago. I could change the autoconvert partner to another airline, but if I tried to leave it blank and clicked on the big “Continue” button, nothing would happen.

      So I had to email Accor Customer Service, and they were terrible: it took weeks for them to actually turn off my autoconvert, even though they kept insisting that they’d done it, despite me telling them that I could still see the autoconvert to Iberia being switched on in my profile.

      • Santa says:

        I had this problem yesterday. It’s very unintuitive. You need to go back a back, where the horizontal banners are saying “pick a partner”. If there is automatic conversion on your account, there will be a blue overlay saying “turn off auto conversion”. Click that. Very hard to find.

  3. Well I had to choose between an Amex offer with Hyatt, the (soon expiring) Amex offer with Hilton and this for a Paris trip this weekend. Mercure it is… (since the Pullman is closed).
    Thanks HfP 🙂

  4. Richard Ford says:

    I set my autoconvert to Iberia, and some points trasfers went out of my accor account on 30 and 31 May. They don’t seem to have appeared in my Iberia account yet. A week seems longer than I recall, and I’m worried i need to follow up as something has gone wrong. What’s peoples experience of transfer time.

  5. Eugene says:

    Autoconvert has take me a few weeks in the past. Its clearly a manual system. They need RPA.

    I just turned off my autoconvert to take advantage of that latest offer.I went to dashboard- Points History and a grey pop up appeared saying i was on Iberia Autoc. Just clicked remove function and hopefully thats it.

    Hope thats of help.Your moaning may well have paid off !

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