Le Club Accor have announced yet another of their standard promotions. You need to book your stays (minimum 2 nights) between now and 23 May, 2017. Your actual stay must take place between 9 May and 3 September 2017.
The more you stay, the more bonus points you will earn:
- Your first stay of 2 nights or more = 500 points
- Your second stay of 2 nights or more = 2,500 points
- Your third stay of 2 nights or more = 3,000 points
You need to register for this promotion by visiting this webpage and logging into your Le Club Accor account.
Le Club Accor works differently from most other hotel chains, since there is no award chart for converting “points” into free hotel stays. Instead, members can convert 2,000 points into vouchers worth 40 euros at an Accor hotel, or alternatively members can convert points into airline miles (either automatically or by converting batches of points). The best airline mile conversion rate is available with Iberia Plus Avios – at a 1:1 rate. However, this does mean that you are essentially buying Avios for 2 euro cents each, which isn’t a great deal.
The earning ratio for Accor points looks like this:
If you do wish to collect Iberia Plus Avios automatically, you should follow these steps: log-in to your Accor account, click on “Manage my account”, select “My loyalty card”, “My rewards”, “Activate/Deactivate automatic conversion of my points into partner points”, choose “Option 2: I would like to convert my Le Club Accorhotels points into points for other loyalty programs systematically”, then choose Iberia Plus to convert automatically your points.
Don’t forget that you can usually qualify for cashback via Quidco or Topcashback.
Le Club Accor has also changed how they calculate elite status qualification. You can read about the changes in this post.
The 2-night minimum restriction makes this promotion harder to “travel hack”, but if you are already a regular guest at an Accor hotel, this promotion should be quite appreciated…