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Good Accor deal – earn 6,000 bonus Avios points (or €120) for 3 x 2-night hotel stays

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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.

Accor Hotels, which owns Novotel / Ibis / Mercure / M Gallery / Sofitel / Pullman / Raffles / Swissotel / Fairmont etc, has brought back its potentially generous promotion to earn 6,000 bonus Avios or €120 of hotel credit.

You will earn 6,000 Avios (or a variable pile of other airline miles or 6,000 Accor Live Limitless points) if you complete three x 2-night stays at Accor properties between 1st September and 15th December.

That is clearly a decent deal, although the two night restriction per stay could be tricky. If you can make it work around your work or leisure plans, however, you are looking at a good result.

You must book your stays between now and 9th October. You need to book via the Accor website or a corporate travel agent. Stays booked via hotel wholesalers such as Expedia, Hotels.com, booking.com etc will not count.

Existing bookings do NOT count. These need to be cancelled and rebooked.  Only bookings made after you have registered (link here) are eligible.

Accor 6000 points promotion

How to register

More importantly, you MUST register for this promotion via the offer websiteThe register button is near the top, not the bottom.

What is the bonus?

The bonus is dropped into your account in the form of 6,000 Accor Live Limitless points:

Your first 2-night stay comes with 500 bonus points

Your second 2-night stay comes with 2,500 bonus points

Your third 2-night stay comes with 3,000 bonus points

Accor 6000 bonus points Avios promo

Whilst the Accor website for this promotion focuses on taking points, you can convert your 6,000 bonus points (plus base points) into airline miles. For the main programmes I write about, the conversion rates are:

Flying Blue 2:1

British Airways Executive Club Avios: 2:1

Iberia Avios: 1:1 (so don’t convert to BA!)

Emirates Skywards: 2:1

Etihad Guest: 2:1

Miles & More: 2:1

The secret with converting to Avios is to send them to an Iberia Plus account to get the higher 1:1 conversion rate.  You can then use ‘Combine My Avios’ to move them to British Airways Executive Club.  You can’t transfer out of Iberia Plus accounts until they are 90 days old, so if you open one specifically for this offer then you might have a slight delay before you can move the Avios across.

However, whilst 6,000 Avios is certainly attractive, you need to remember that by converting to Avios in the Iberia programme, you are effectively ‘paying’ 2 Eurocents per Avios compared to taking €120 in Accor hotel vouchers.  The hotel vouchers are therefore a better deal unless you have no plans to use them.

In all of the other airline schemes you are paying 4 Eurocents per mile which is very poor.  If you are not primarily an Avios collector I would seriously suggest taking the €120 of vouchers instead.

You can find full details of the offer, and the link to register, on the Accor website here. Remember that bookings must be made by 9th October even though you do not need to stay until 15th December.

PS.  This offer comes with an extra quirk.  If you had any Accor Live Limitless points expire between 1st January and 15th May, when expiration was paused, this promotion will get them back for you.  Your expired points will be returned following your first 2-night stay.

(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.)

Comments (12)

  • ChrisC says:

    That they will resurrect expired points is very tempting.

    I lost 8k points (so €160) in March – my own fault for thinking I had more time – so this could encourage me to do a booking with them between now and December (even if it’s a switch from another hotel)

  • Dominic Barrington says:

    Does anyone know how things are at the T5 Sofitel?

    • Cheshire Pete says:

      We’ve stayed 3 times since July. Very good. Especially if you have Millesime / Platinum access. As the Club is closed the main Breakfast is full on in the main restaurant. Evening Drinks and canopies still 5.30 to 7.30 in a sectioned off area much bigger than the club at Tea5 area. All waiter service.

    • Jdoofus says:

      It’s still there, when I drove past yesterday.

  • Blenz101 says:

    For those visiting or living in the Middle East or Africa there is another offer running with Visa for 2x Rewards and up to 50% when paying with Visa.

    I would hope these would stack but certainly worth registering for if you are heading this way for a stay before the end of the year, book by end of Sept.

    https://all.accor.com/loyalty-program/promotions-offers/recruitment-offers/owm012277-001-all-with-visa.en.shtml

    • Lady London says:

      Accor promos dont stack. If the promo just gives you a better room rate you should be ok with another promo but generally they only allow 1 of their own promos per booking to have its effect

  • Neil says:

    Hmmmm. I get an error message trying to register via Edge…

    Due to a technical issue, you cannot benefit from the bonus.

    Will try again in Chrome.

  • Neil says:

    Same in Chrome!

    • Lady London says:

      that means Accor scr*wed your account assuming it gives you same error for every othee Accor promo too.

      Around last October, so far as i can wirk out, something webt wrong with Accor systems messing up some people’s accounts. Accor will claum your account’s been locked due to a security issue when there’s never bern any sign of one and there’s no intelligent error message asking you to contact them

      You could try to reset your password but you.might have to call them.

  • CheapCharlie says:

    Just got my first 500 point 2 night stay bonus. Thanks Rob. I was able to cancel and rebook to benefit from the offer. I have two more 2 nights stays coming up and on my first night in Wroclaw. (amazingly beautiful city)
    FYI Poland is cheap as chips and the hotels so far have been excellent. Novotel Poznan and Ibis Styles Wroclaw.