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

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Accor Hotels, which owns Novotel / Ibis / Mercure / M Gallery / Sofitel / Pullman / Raffles / Swissotel / Fairmont etc, has brought back its generous promotion to earn 6,000 bonus Accor points.

You will earn 6,000 Accor Live Limitless points (worth 6,000 Avios or a variable pile of other airline miles, or €120 of hotel stays) if you complete three x 2 night stays at Accor properties between 5th April and 12th June.

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.

Accor 6000 points promotion

You must book your stays between now and 19th April. 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.

How to register

You MUST register for this promotion via the offer website here. 

What is the bonus?

The bonus is dropped into your Accor 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 points promotion

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.

Should you take Avios or Accor Live Limitless points?

Our main article on what we think Accor Live Limitless points are worth is here.

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.

There is also a third factor.

Accor has recently stepped up its series of UK ‘Experiences’ events. These packages tend to offer great value and you may want to hold onto your points to see what comes along in 2022.

Register now

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 19th April even though you do not need to stay until 12th June.


Accor Live Limitless update – May 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.

Comments (16)

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  • Tom says:

    Since you mentioned MGallery, I got an email today stating that the three MGallery hotels in the UK (Cheltenham, Windsor and Bath) are being taken over by another entity.

    Not sure if that changes the eligibility of stays at those properties for this deal.

    Given that the bonus is fixed, the greatest benefit may be to stay at cheaper hotels like the Ibis in Birmingham I stayed at for 35 quid a night, netting me a 3,000 point bonus.

    • Rob says:

      Thanks. Did the email say they are rebranding, or just being sold?

      • Ikaz says:

        From flyertalk: “As a former guest of the hotels and a valued member of our community, we wanted you to be the first to know about the exciting changes taking place at Castle Hotel Windsor, Francis Hotel Bath and Queens Hotel Cheltenham. From 1st April, we move away from our partnership with MGallery/Accor to become an exceptional luxury brand in our own right.”

        • Rob says:

          Thank you.

        • Tom says:

          The new group is called The Sutton Hotel Collection. They say they will have their own bespoke loyalty scheme. But then confusingly they also state that ALL/Accor members will get a complimentary drink and upgrade upon arrival!

      • Jason says:

        The new entity is Sutton Hotel Collection, of the Sir Richard Sutton Group, which also owns the Athenaeum in London (among others).

  • Karl says:

    Any idea if Ibis Budget stays would count? Can’t see explicitbexclusion in T+Cs but this isn’t on the list of Accor points earning brands.

    • Rob says:

      No – ibis Budget is entirely outside ALL – your stay wouldn’t credit at all so won’t trigger the bonus.

    • Lady London says:

      Generally not. But there are a few paricipating in Poland, and a very few in Oz. Also I believe where there are exceptions to this and some other exceptions on Accor policies or promotions, you have to be very careful as it’s not always for both earning and burning sometimes just for 1 of those.

  • JaveUK says:

    Has anyone tried using their points recently, I’m unable to find any option to use them? I tried hotels in Biarritz, Faro, and even selected “London” and there was no option to use points.

    • Lady London says:

      This can be a symptom of having a security flag on your account, for no particular reason, that Accor hasn’t bothered to tell you about. I suggest you call Accor Customer Service and check.

      • JaveUK says:

        Lady London thank you, I called customer service and indeed my account had been suspended. He wasn’t sure why and I hadn’t received any notifications but he’s forwarded the request to get it reinstated.

  • Stuart says:

    This is very handy timing as I has holding off making a bunch of ibis reservation for April and May as a points promo had not happened for some time. Just made three bookings to get the 6000 Reward Points in due course.

    I stay at the same 3 or so London hotels (due to good location/lower price for my needs) and have noticed some changes recently to the non-properties stuff:
    (1) rates are jumping upwards over the past 6-9 months, I guess due to more people getting out (after the pandemic stuff) and we are heading into Springtime.
    (2) my April and May bookings that are the lowest rates are now for non-refundable reservations. However, up to March the lowest rates were refundable. Was the non-refundable dropped due to the latter pandemic phase to encourage bookings?
    (3) on the ALL website (without logging in) and the Member rate is always about £15 lower than when I log into my ALL account (to find the same date/nights/room/#people). This difference did not happen up to February. Why is ALL showing this?

    • Lady London says:

      ALL did a major website revamp that went live quite recently. Some information is now much easier to see and find.

      • Dubious says:

        However so is now harder to find. For instance their search function used to have a filter for showing only ‘ALL’ participating properties. I can no longer find that filter.

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