The other day I was at the Bangkok airport and saw these displays for 500 “free” Le Club Accorhotels points that were targeting airline frequent fliers.
And of course there is a catch. You can get 500 bonus points after your first stay and you need to sign up using this link.
This sign up offer is valid between April 1 and April 30, 2013. The terms and conditions indicates, if I have understood them correctly, that both the sign up AND the stay need to be between these dates.
If you have a cheap one night stay coming at any of the lower end brands that give no benefits for Le Club Accorhotels elite members, you could always sign up for the extra account and sign up for the auto transfer of points to miles and transfer these to your preferred airline partner.
This could be worthwhile sign up offer for those stays wouldn’t yield any status related benefits.
Here are the terms and conditions related with this sign up offer:
Offer valid for new subscriptions to Le Club Accorhotels loyalty program only at www.accorhotels.com/club500 or via Accor call centers, between 4/01/2013 and 4/30/2013 included.
500 bonus points will be credited to the member’s account following an eligible stay at participating hotels during the promotion period (except cancellations or modifications), subject to room availability. Valid for bookings made via www.accorhotels.com, the selected hotel brand’s website, Accor call centers, or directly with the selected hotel only. Offer not combinable with other promotions or offers. For more information on the program, see the Le Club Accorhotels terms and conditions on http://www.accorhotels.com/leclub