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Yes, Accor points do expire if you have no earning activity on your account in 12 months. Per the Accor Live Limitless (ALL) website:
“Reward points are valid for 12 months and are extended for 365 additional days each time an eligible transaction results in a credit of Reward points on your account.”
Historically, Accor ALL only allowed stays to count towards extending the validity of your points. However, in 2021, Accor changed its policy. Now, you can keep your Accor account from expiring by earning points in other ways!
Keeping Your Accor Points From Expiring
Keeping your points active is straightforward. You only need to earn 1 Accor Live Limitless (ALL) point in 12 months! Although this had to be done through stays in the past, now any form of points earning is enough. Every time you earn a point, the validity of your balance is extended by an additional 365 days.
How To Earn Accor Points
Earning Accor points in any of the following ways will extend their validity and prevent them from expiring.
- Earn points for lifestyle purchases from professional portraits to a subscription to The Economist magazine.
- Credit a Europcar rental to ALL.
- Credit a Hertz rental to ALL. This does not include rentals in the U.S.
- Transfer points earned with Club Eurostar to ALL.
- Transfer your airline miles to Accor ALL. The list of partners is extensive and includes Qatar, Finnair, Aegean, and Flying Blue. However, the ratios tend to be very poor.
- Earn points for travel purchases with the likes of Club Med and Priority Pass.
- Earn points for taking a survey with Club opinions.
- Transfer Capital One Miles to ALL.
While 12 months is on the shorter end of things in terms of validity deadlines, Accor ALL is still a program worth considering. Even though Accor does not have the biggest footprint in North America, it is not a major issue. There are many ways to ensure your points stay active without ever setting foot in an Accor property. This flexibility, great footprint in Europe and beyond, and great redemption rates make Accor a great option for regular visitors overseas.
That being said, with so many options to extend the validity of your points, there is no reason for you to wake up one morning and find all your Accor Points have disappeared!
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