Posted by Ric Garrido

Le Club Accorhotels has Discovery Tour, a Facebook geography quiz to match 10 Accor brand hotels with pins already located on the world map.

You earn 50 points for each correct answer, 500 points for all ten correct answers and one entry into bigger points prizes for 15,000 points (40 winners) and 1,000,000 (one million) points for one Grand Prize Winner. 

The game runs from Tuesday, October 16, 10am Paris time through Tuesday November 13, 9:59am Paris time.

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Le Club Accorhotels “Discovery Tour” Facebook contest

The best feature of this four week promotion is the potential to earn 500 points each week. There is no time limit to the game so you can always look up each hotel and verify the location before pinning the map. Also, you can change your choices and move hotels to different pins before you actually submit your answers.

The game started last week and Just Another Points Traveler, another BoardingArea.com blogger, posted the offer October 17 with some helpful hints.

Earn up to 2,000 free Accor points

The game is running four weeks. Unfortunately, this is the second week of the giveaway. If you earned points last week, then you are on target to earn 2,000 Accor points.

2,000 points is the magic number for redeeming Accor points.

2,000 points is the number of Accor points needed to redeem points for a hotel voucher value of USD$60 or 40 EUR.

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2,000 Accor points = hotel voucher worth $60 USD or 40 EUR.

Last week I planned to post this offer, but then the game had technical problems and wasn’t working for a period of time. I registered and played early last week, but even I had a technical glitch and I am not sure my geography game submission registered correctly for 500 points.

Another feature of the Facebook game that will keep some people away is the message I get on my computer:

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Content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate.

There seem to be some issues with this game. Approach at your own risk. I simply clicked through the warning and played last week and today for 500 points each week.

Accor points from this game will post three weeks after the contest ends.

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Over 2,500 hotels globally participate in Le Club Accor. Accor Hotels are vastly underrepresented in North America. International travelers to all other continents will find Accor Hotels are one of the most prevalent options.

Accor Hotels brands and hotel market segment:

  • Sofitel (luxury)
  • Pullman (upper upscale)
  • M Gallery (upper upscale)
  • Grand Mercure
  • Novotel (upscale)
  • Suite Novotel (upscale)
  • Mercure (upscale)
  • adagio (upper midscale)
  • ibis styles (midscale)
  • ibis (midscale)

Hotel market segment classification based on 2012 STR Global Chain Scales.

Earning Le Club Accorhotels points

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Classic members earn 2 Accor points for every 1 EUR hotel spend at most brands.

Ibis and Ibis Styles are one of the largest brands of Accor Hotels at the midscale hotel market segment. These hotels have a lower earning points rate:

Ibis Hotels brand: 1 point earned for 1 EUR spend.

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http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/leclub/earn-points.shtml

Le Club AccorHotels FAQ

How do I redeem my Le Club Accorhotels points?

Once you have collected enough points, you can redeem your Le Club Accorhotels points into vouchers or airline miles. Vouchers are in EUR or USD and are accepted in all participating hotels worldwide*.You also have the option of converting your Le Club Accorhotels points into airline miles via a wide range of airline loyalty programs or even into Shell ClubSmart points. (*) At ibis France, Le Club Accorhotels rewards hotel vouchers are only valid on weekends (Friday, Saturday or Sunday night).

Can I give Le Club Accorhotels rewards vouchers as gifts?

Yes, your vouchers are transferable and are not registered to your name. You can give your hotel vouchers or your partner vouchers to people who are not program members.

My wife and I both have Le Club Accorhotels cards; can we merge our accounts?

It is not possible to combine two accounts if they have been registered in two different names.

 

Le Club Accorhotels Silver status (50% bonus points) is complimentary after earning 2,500 points or staying 10 nights in a 12-month period. Le Club Accorhotels bases membership year on 12-month (365 days) period and not the calendar year.

Le Club Accorhotels airline partners

Accor has airline partners for earning miles via direct deposit or transferring Accor points into miles, but you need a minimum 4,000 Accor points to exchange into frequent flyer miles with Le Club Accorhotels.

  • aeroplan (Air Canada),
  • Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific),
  • Avios,
  • Eastern Miles (China Eastern),
  • Executive Club (British Airways),
  • Flying Blue ( Air France KLM),
  • JetPrivilege (Jet Airways),
  • KrisFlyer (Singapore Airlines),
  • Miles & More (Lufthansa),
  • MilleMiglia (Alitalia),
  • Multiplus Fidelidade (TAM Airlines),
  • PhoenixMiles (Air China),
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer (Qantas Airways),
  • Royal Orchid Plus (THAI Airways),
  • SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines),
  • Sky Pearl Club (China Southern),
  • Skywards (Emirates Airlines),
  • topbonus (airberlin)
  • Victoria (TAP Portugal).

7 Responses

  1. Quick question:

    I’m playing the game with a view to paying for most of a $120 hotel room. I can combine my certificate with my wife’s certificate to get $120 off for a single night? I think the answer is yes, but I’m not absolutely sure.

  2. Vouchers are transferable. Points are not. You can combine both vouchers for $120 hotel credit.

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  4. Excellent. Thanks Ric.

  5. Any idea of if this would extend the expiration of points or if just a stay would? Since the points expire in 12 months, it may not be worthwhile if this is the only source of points for someone.

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  7. Audio started playing as soon as I opened this webpage, so frustrating!

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