onefinestay is the ‘home and villa rental’ business owned by Accor.
A new cashback offer has appeared on some American Express cards, and it could work very nicely. You need to see if you are targetted by looking at the ‘Offers’ area on your Amex statement page on the website or app. Remember that you will have different offers for each Amex card you hold.
You will receive £500 cashback when you spend £1,000+ at onefinestay by 31st March 2023.
There is very little small print except that London properties are excluded. Cumulative spend is OK.
onefinestay used to have a $200 cashback offer for American Express Platinum cardholders, which now appears to have been withdrawn. Whilst it still shows online, the ‘book by’ date is May 2021 …..
In theory, given that it was ‘spend $200, get $200 back’ it was great. In reality, because onefinestay only features high end properties, you couldn’t actually book anything for anywhere near $200 given their minimum stay requirements. I don’t know anyone who actually took advantage of it.
On that basis, £500 back on a £1,000 spend is actually more attractive than getting $200 back on a $200 spend, because you would struggle to spend much less than £1,000 anyway.
How does onefinestay work with Accor Live Limitless?
You can earn Accor Live Limitless points on your stay albeit at the reduced rate of 1 point per €1 spent. 1 Accor point is worth 2 Eurocents off a future Accor hotel booking, so you are getting a 2% return on your pre-tax spending. There is no elite status bonus.
You can also redeem Accor points towards onefinestay bookings. We do not recommend this, because ther rate is far poorer than using your points for a hotel stay.
The rate is a €100 discount for every 7,200 Accor points redeemed. This compares with €144.40 of discounts against a hotel stay for the same 7,200 points.
You also need to call to redeem Accor points – it can’t be done online – and this is technically against the terms of the Amex cashback offer which is only valid for online sales.
Accor Live Limitless update – December 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.