Accor will soon refurbish it’s A|club loyalty program which covers high-end brands such as the Sofitel and the Novotel, and also the mid-tier brands such as the Ibis. The program will undergo a change to become the Le Club Accorhotels shortly.
However, in it’s current avatar, the A|Club is running a promo to award you double A|Club reward points every time you stay at one of the Accor properties between 10th October and 18 December. Since there has to be a catch, this time around, like the name suggests you have to book up this stay in advance till 15 November through one of Accor’s websites or phone numbers, and make sure you are around for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday as a part of your stay. More details can be found here.
Not exactly the hottest of promos, but you could spice it up with a free upgrade to Platinum tier using this promo link and perhaps earn 3 times the normal points!
(Hat Tip to Gary at View From The Wing)
My problem with this club is that when I happened to make my reservation their hotel through Travelocity I later learned that I couldn’t earn points for the stay. I never did learn which travel agent’s (AAA?) bookings would earn credit.
@M Henner, My usual experience with various hotel chains is that they honor points and rewards when booked through their own reservation system and not via any other travel portal. Typically, the money saved on commission to the travel agent is the money coming to your account as redeemable points