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Get a 30% bonus when you transfer Avios to Accor Live Limitless hotel points

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Accor Live Limitless, the loyalty programme for Novotel, Pullman, Mercure, Raffles, Sofitel, ibis etc, has launched a transfer bonus with Avios, via Qatar Airways Privilege Club. Click for details.

When you convert Avios into Accor Live Limitless points by 26th March, you will receive a 30% bonus.

In order to do this, your Accor Live Limitless account needs to be connected to your Qatar Airways Privilege Club Avios account. You would be crazy if you hadn’t already done this because anyone who does so receives Avios on all of their Accor hotel stays – ON TOP of their usual Accor Live Limitless points.

30% bonus on Avios transfers to Accor points

It is a complex scheme and I don’t want to run over it again here. If you want to learn more about it, read this HfP article on the Qatar Airways Privilege Club Avios / Accor Live Limitless partnership. You can transfer Avios from British Airways to Qatar Airways Privilege Club using the instructions here – it’s instant, free and reversible.

What’s the bonus?

Until 26th March, you will receive 1,300 Accor Live Limitless points (usually 1,000) for every 4,500 Avios you convert from your Qatar Airways Privilege Club account.

Don’t get too excited about this.  Accor points have a fixed value of 2 Eurocents each.  There is no ‘reward chart’ – the points cost for a night is simply the cash price in Euro multiplied by 50.

This means that you are swapping 4,500 Avios in Qatar Airways Privilege Club for a €26 (£22.20) Accor hotel discount.  This is just 0.50p per Avios, which is poor, albeit no worse than cashing out via Nectar or using your points for BA seat selection fees, via Avios Hotels etc.

There are only two reasons why I think you might want to do this:

  • Accor Live Limitless points expire after 12 months with no account activity. Making an Avios transfer into Accor will reset your expiry date and you might as well do it whilst there is a bonus on.
  • You may have been interested in some of the recent ‘Limitless Experiences’ VIP Accor redemptions – such as BST Hyde Park VIP tickets – and want to get some Accor points to take part in this or future events

You can find out more about the Accor / Avios transfer bonus on this page of the Accor Live Limitless website.

Our two-part HfP guide to Accor Live Limitless starts here.

Accor Live Limitless update – April 2024:

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 (9)

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  • Neuromancer says:

    Doesn’t the 1:1 transfer to Iberia plus still work?

    • Patrick says:

      It does, but the bonus only works with QR

      • James says:

        Is it possible to transfer in with 30% bonus and then out again to Iberia?

        • Patrick says:

          What’s the rationale? If you transfer 4500 avios into 1300 ALL points, and then 1300 to Iberia, you’re turning 4500 avios into 1300 avios

  • Dougie Forde says:

    I had a handful of points about to expire but found that if I did a survey on Club Opinions it would credit to ALL and fair play, the points credited that evening and kept the older points alive.

  • Roy says:

    Sorry, Rob, but excuse me if you regard me as crazy for having reservations about dealing with a state owned company of a country with a, shall we say, questionable human rights record. Do you regard the many people who had reservations about attending the World Cup as crazy, too?

    To be clear, I am casting no aspersions on the many people here who choose to fly Qatar Airways or otherwise have dealings with the airline -that’s a personal choice. But I object to the suggestion that those of us who refrain from doing so are “crazy”.

    • Rob says:

      Qatar Airways is the de facto controller, by virtue of being the biggest shareholder, of British Airways, and also owns plenty of the hotels you will have stayed in …

      What are you going to do once the Saudi government’s purchase of 60% of Heathrow completes?

      • Pierce says:

        I think Roy’s approach has merit. I too am in the same boat, avoiding companies like Qatar where I disagree with the human rights record of the regime they are linked to.

        I often get a similar response to Rob’s when for example saying I try to avoid Chinese companies. “Most of the things you buy are ‘made in china’!”, people will say. That’s fair enough. But just because I can’t do ‘everything’ to avoid supporting objectionable companies does not mean that I should do nothing.

      • Roy says:

        A 25% shareholding is very different form a controlling interest – indeed, if a foreign, non-EEA entity ever gained a controlling interest in BA – or any other UK airline – the airline would lose third/fourth freedom rights to fly to most other countries.

        As for Heathrow – of course I’m not happy about the proposed ownership changes but, realistically, as a Londoner, I’ll probably have to lump it.

        As @Pierce says, one does what one can; the fact that one can’t do _everything_ isn’t an argument not to do _anything_.

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