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LAST CALL: Generous £500 onefinestay cashback deal with American Express, plus triple points

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onefinestay is the ‘home and villa rental’ business owned by Accor.

For the last few months, a generous cashback offer has been available 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. This offer ends this week – on 31st March 2023.

Even better, Accor is currently offering TRIPLE POINTS at onefinestay, worth 6% of your ex-tax spending.

onefinestay American Express cashback

There is very little small print for the £500 cashback except that London properties are excluded. Cumulative spend is OK.

Whilst the Amex small print says ‘Book, pay and stay’ by 31st March, I think this is a typo. Other terms simply say you must spend the money by 31st March and Amex has no way of knowing your stay dates.

Both London and Paris are excluded from the ‘triple points’ offer.

onefinestay american express cashback offer

How does onefinestay work with Accor Live Limitless?

You can earn Accor Live Limitless points on your stay albeit at the reduced rate (vs a hotel stay) 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.

Looking at the ALL terms and conditions, these points do not seem to count towards Accor Live Limitless status.

You can also redeem Accor points towards onefinestay bookings. We do not recommend this, because the 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 discount off a hotel stay for the same 7,200 points.

How does the triple points offer work?

It’s very simple.

All rentals concluded in 2023, except for Paris and London, will earn triple Accor Live Limitless points. This means 3 points per €1, worth 6 Eurocents.

Combined with the Amex offer, you are looking at a decent deal here. Spend exactly £1,000 and you would receive £500 back from American Express plus £60-worth of Accor Live Limitless points. The net cost to you would only be £440.

You can find out more about how onefinestay and Accor Live Limitless partner on this page of the Accor website.

The triple points offer is outlined on the onefinestay website here.

Accor Live Limitless update – June 2023:

Earn bonus Accor points: Accor is not currently running a global promotion

New to Accor Live Limitless?  Read our review 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 (12)

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  • BJ says:

    These ‘Last Call’ things just feel like a waste of an an article. Unless they represent an income stream to HfP I think they’re best just left to ‘Dates for Your Diary’ (which I think is very useful) or a Bits article at most.

    • zapato1060 says:

      I disagree. If I wanted deals solely catered to my interests, I would make my own site. As of now, if something is not of interest, I move on.

      • BJ says:

        I’ve read HfP since day one. Always said it’s impossible to please all the readers all the time. No harm in readers giving feedback, positive or negative, as I imagine it has shaped and will continue to shape HfP. What HfP does with the feedback is up to them but feedback’s better than no feedback.

    • Rob says:

      Was October when we covered this last time ….

  • ianM says:

    It’s called a slow news day…..although the One Fine Stay deal seems great they are ridiculously expensive such that £500 back hardly makes a dent.

    But yeh I doubt anyone needs a reminder.

    • BJ says:

      Yes, I figured slow news or just one of those articles that gets dropped in sometimes so that schedule and balance if other articlez is maintained or improved.

  • Kieron White says:

    The offer terms on my Amex App state that you just “book, pay and stay” by Mar 31 2023.

  • Matthias says:

    I looked at the small print of the Onefinestay offer the other day and I’m pretty sure it said “book, pay AND STAY” by 31st of March, which would make it rather useless.

    And yes, their prices are eye-watering so £500 of a £20,000 villa wasn’t that exciting either!

  • SarahW says:

    I tried to use this. Found a villa on the website, went to book and I got quoted three times that price (per night) at the final booking stage. The £500 doesn’t really make much difference.

  • Polly says:

    We were going to book a villa in Bali for November for our family group. All 4 cards holders paying each for their 3 nights ( NB. each party covered by their own travel insurance that way ) but joined up as a 12 night trip by OFS. It was working out at a very reasonable price. Chef etc. included.
    UNTIL we double checked small print. Had to STAY by end March.
    When l spoke to them in Atlanta, they said we could book, pay etc for a March stay, and switch dates to Nov. Decided it was too risky esp if the owner denied the request. But as a family group going to a villa needing 4 bedrooms, it definitely works but only somewhere cheaper like Bali. Not even Phuket would not work for us price wise, way too expensive.

    Also it took Amex plat from Oct 12th to 1st March to pay out 200 USD credit. It was an add on. From our rolled over booking from 2 years ago, when they did a great offer. Kept denying it. Quite humiliating calling 5 times for the credit. They simply didn’t understand it, l think, in the end. So, kept passing the buck at Brighton.
    TBH, all the other credits from that booking came in within 5 days. Which was why we were surprised that the recent one failed to credit.

    They really have some beautiful villas in Bali. Our Nov 22 stay was in a gorgeous villa group. Included a very elegant breakfast served in the attached Italian restaurant (both owned by an ltalian living near by) or served in the villa. We were very well looked after. Villa was really well maintained.

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