If you are an Accor Live Limitless member, you may soon receive an email from Accor promoting a new ‘double or triple points’ promotion. Ignore it.
The company is running a separate promotion for Qatar Privilege Club members which is more generous and more flexible, although you only have a few days to book.
Take a look here. The offer is valid for stays until 24th November 2022 as long as you stay 2+ nights.
Accor brands include ibis, Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure, MGallery, Raffles, Fairmont, Swissotel, Pullman etc.
As usual with Accor offers, it is a bit of a faff:
- you need to register in advance of booking via this page of the Accor site (stays booked before registration do not count)
- you must book your stay by 2nd December
- you must book for at least two nights
- you must complete your stay by 24th November 2022
- you will earn triple base points on up to THREE stays during the promo period
The offer is valid at Accor hotels in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the North and South Americas. The landing page talks about ‘participating’ hotels but this simply means that some Accor brands do not take part in Accor Live Limitless. ibis Budget is the one you are most likely to come across.
You will see from the landing page that you are meant to be a member of Qatar Privilege Club to take advantage of this deal. I very much doubt that this will be checked but if you want to be 100% watertight you can sign up for free via this link. Code ACCESS21 will get you 2,500 free miles if you sign up by Sunday – not that you can do much with those.
What are triple Accor points worth?
Our article on what we think Accor Live Limitless points are worth is here.
1 point is worth 2 Eurocents off your next booking, although you need to redeem in chunks of 2,000 points.
The standard earn rate at most brands is 2.5 points per €1. Triple base points means 7.5 points per €1. This means 15 Eurocents of free stays for every €1 you spend, pre-tax, which is a decent return. Anyone with elite status will earn even more.
You can also transfer your Accor points to Avios although you lose value compared to using them for a discount on a future stay.
You can find out more, and register for triple points, here.
And … get a 20% bonus when you buy a UK Accor gift card
Accor is also running a special Black Friday promotion on its UK gift cards.
Via this page of the Accor website, you can purchase gift cards from £25 to £250 and get an extra 20% loaded on top.
The offer runs until Monday.
The gift cards are only valid at participating UK hotels, of which there are over 200. These stretch from The Savoy to your local ibis.
Note that the gift cards cannot be used on the Accor website, which means that you won’t be able to benefit from any cheaper pre-paid rates. If you tend to book flexible rates, however, it is a genuine saving.
You can use the gift card towards food, drink and other room charges on a pre-paid stay, of course.
You can stack this offer with the triple points deal above.
Let’s assume that, as an Accor Diamond member, I book a £300 UK stay. I can pay for this with a £250 gift card, giving me an immediate saving of £50.
As a Diamond member I would get 7.5 base points per €1 via ‘triple points’ plus an extra 1.875 on top as a status bonus. This is a total of 9.375 points per €1, or 18.75 Eurocents per €1.
18.75% of (£300 – 12.5% VAT) £267 which is another £50, albeit received in Accor points to use on a future stay. I’ve got a £100 discount on my £300 stay by combining the two deals.
Accor Live Limitless update – January 2022:
Earn bonus Accor points: Accor is not currently running a global promotion
New to Accor Live Limitless? Read our overview of Accor Live Limitless here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our analysis of what Accor Live Limitless points are worth is here.
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 Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.