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Accor Hotels‘ Novotel and Mercure brands are offering 500 bonus Avios per stay for dates between 01/07/2017 – 30/09/2017. The booking dates and the stay dates cover the same period.
You can collect the bonus with British Airways Executive Club, Avios.com or Iberia Plus – but you should choose Iberia Plus, as the standard Avios earning rate is higher. If you opt for British Airways Executive Club, the standard earning rate is 1.25 Avios per Euro, whereas if you pick Iberia Plus instead you will receive twice as many Avios – 2.5 Avios per Euro spent.
Transferring Avios from Iberia Plus to BAEC / Avios is free and easy so I can’t think of a reason not to choose it.
To get the 500 bonus Avios, you need to login to your Accor account, click on “My Loyalty Card”, then “My Rewards”, and then select Iberia Plus (or BAEC / Avios if preferred for some reason) as your automatic conversion partner:
Do note that this will lead to all of your Accor Points being transferred to Iberia, so if you’d rather keep them for Accor hotel stays the best thing to do is either use them for a refundable hotel booking far in the future, or use them to order Accor vouchers, before you change the preference on your account.
Accor bonus Avios bottom line
500 bonus Avios wouldn’t be enough to make me switch an existing booking to Novotel / Mercure, but it’s a decent bonus if you would be staying anyway. Combined with the generous cashback available from TopCashback and Quidco, Accor can still be a good option despite the unfortunate demise of ‘Happy Mondays’.
1. General Le Club AccorHotels terms and conditions apply to the [“Book a stay with Novotel or Mercure and collect 500 bonus Avios !”] offer and you must be Le Club AccorHotels member to benefit from it.
2. This offer entitles Le Club AccorHotels members, regardless of their membership status, to earn a bonus of  Rewards points for a stay in one of the participating hotels in the Le Club AccorHotels Loyalty program. This bonus of Rewards points is offered in addition to the Rewards points and Status points that are usually earned by the Le Club AccorHotels member for each eligible stay done in application to the Le Club Accorhotels General Conditions of Use.
This promotion is not applicable for hotel partners of Le Club AccorHotels.
The number of Rewards points earned for this offer are calculated based on a Classic membership status level earn rate.
In order to benefit from this offer, the member must have activated [IberiaPlus] as their preferred automatic conversion option ahead of the stay. This option should remain activated until the member receives the points (Rewards points and Status points) related to his/her stay on his/her Le Club AccorHotels membership account.
3. This offer is valid for a member’s stay from 01/07/2017 to 30/09/2017 in one of the participating hotels worldwide, and booked between 01/07/2017 and 30/09/2017.
4. The stay must be a minimum of 1 night(s).
5. Any consecutive stays (check-out and check-in same day) in the same hotel, will be considered as a single stay. This single stay will be eligible once to the [“Book a stay with Novotel or Mercure and collect 500 bonus Avios !”] offer.
6. For the purpose of this offer, a stay is one (1) reservation made by a Le Club AccorHotels member for one or more rooms in a participating hotel. For the avoidance of doubt, a reservation made for more than one room will therefore be considered as only one (1) stay.
7. To benefit from this offer, your booking must be made on AccorHotels.com, our participating brands web sites and applications and via AccorHotels Call Centers. All other reservation channels will not be eligible to this offer.
8. You must provide your Le Club AccorHotels Loyalty card number when making your reservation, and present your card at the hotel reception desk when you check-in for your stay.
9. The Le Club AccorHotels Rewards points bonus is credited within 10 days following the end of his/her stay and converted within 6 weeks into [avios] according to applicable conversion rule.
10. This offer cannot be combined with other current promotional offers or advantages and does not apply to groups.
If the stay meets the terms and conditions for several offers, only the Rewards points linked to the most generous offer (meaning that allows you to earn the highest number of Rewards points) will be credited to your account.
11. Any stay partly or entirely paid with Le Club AccorHotels Rewards points or with one or more vouchers will not be eligible to receive this offer. Stays entirely or partly paid for with Le Club AccorHotels points, or with one or more vouchers will not count towards offers that require multiple stays for points earn.
12. This offer is subject to availability. General sales terms and conditions apply for reserved public rates specific to each hotel.
13. Please specify the reference 49690 in all your communications with AccorHotels call centers or customers care services related to this offer.