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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 11th October and 21st 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 – especially for stays at cheaper Accor brands.

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

You must book your stays between now and 1st November.

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 we 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 2023. The HfP team had a VIP day at the ‘Taste of London’ food festival this Summer courtesy of my Accor points, with the goody bag alone worth more than the points used.

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 1st November even though you do not need to stay until 21st December.


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.

Comments (11)

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  • Alan says:

    The two night restriction is such a pain and will likely stop me using the offer – so typical of Accor to do this though!

    • Terry Butcher says:

      The whole thing is just so complicated.

      • slidey says:

        The no existing bookings thing means im unlikely to make bookings with them in the first place. I have no time for chains that treat existing customers poorly.

  • PJJ says:

    How long before expiry do Accor points last ? TIA

  • Marko says:

    Whoever is coming up with the promotions for Accor doesn’t have much brains – they always need to make it complicated and with many strings attached. Not to mention that Hilton/Marriott allow existing reservations to be eligible for their promotions, as long as you did sign up on time and the stay was within their promotional period. Accor insists that you have to cancel/rebook after signing up for the promo.

    Even if there is a useful promotion, Accor will try its best to screw you over and the nasty customer service agents will give you useless answers in the hope you will just go away.

    For example:

    – Denied triple points because I partially used points for a booking at check-out to cover some of the extra charges. Room was fully paid in cash, I just used 4k points to cover some F&B charged. Triple points were denied for the entire booking.
    – triple points denied because Accor claimed I didn’t book through their mobile app, which was one of the conditions to get triple points. I ONLY use the app to book Accor hotels. I couldn’t prove it as I wouldn’t know how (sounds like I was supposed to video record myself booking through the app in anticipation they will try to screw me).

    This will be my final year as Accor Diamond – i will only stay at Accor hotels if there is no better option in that location.

  • Tom says:

    Best to be sure the specific hotel is “participating”. I stayed at a couple of hotels in Japan – Mercure or Ibis, and didn’t get the bonus. When I questioned it I was told that those hotels were not “participating”.

    Otherwise it is a good deal especially if you can get 40 quid stays at an Ibis to qualify.

    • Vivian says:

      How can we find out which hotel is participating in this offer? The Accor webpage and T&C’s don’t list all participating hotels. Was planning to make a couple of bookings in Hong Kong but now unsure whether they will trigger the bonus points.

      • Rob says:

        Any hotel which gives ALL points is ‘participating’. Ibis Budget in certain countries is the main holdout along with some of the more esoteric brands.

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