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Technically, your points do expire if you have no eligible stays in Accor Live Limitless (ALL) properties over a 12-month period. However, based on the evidence we have seen, any points earning activity will extend the life of your points by 12 months from the date of that activity.
Accor Live Limitless has paused expiration for elites (Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members) through December 15, 2021. See this post for the airline and hotel programs that have paused the expiration of points and miles.
Typical Accor Points Expiration Policy
Every time you stay and have points credit to your account, it resets the expiry clock to 1 year from the date the points hit your account. One thing to note with ALL is that most hotel programs require some earning activity, which can be achieved via a partner. However, the ALL policy is quite strict and only allows stays to keep points from expiring.
Per the Accor Live Limitless (ALL) help page:
Status points and nights earned at the end of an eligible stay or after payment of an event (in the context of the ALL Meeting Planner offer) are valid until the 31st December included, following the date of check-out.
Rewards points are valid for 12 months after your check-out date.
This validity period is extended by 365 days each time a stay/event resulting a credit of Status points is recorded on your account. Your Rewards points expire without notice and without the possibility of restoring or transferring them if no stay is recorded in the 365 days following your last stay.
Your Rewards points expire without notice and without the possibility of restoring or transferring them if no stay is recorded in the 365 days following your last stay.
How Accor Live Limitless (ALL) Points Expiration Works in Practice
Although the ALL program says you have to complete a stay to reset the clock, in practice most users have found that any earning will reset the expiration clock. While this may be the case in practice, it shouldn't be taken for granted if you're sitting on a stash of points as ALL may decide to be strict and start enforcing the published rule at any time.
How To Earn Accor Points
Without staying at ALL properties, there is a host of other ways you earn ALL points:
- 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 is extensive and includes Qatar, Finnair, Agean, 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 Venture Miles to ALL
Covid-19 Pandemic Accor Elite Status Earning Booster
ALL announced boosted status earning rates for 2021. This is to take into account the current global travel restrictions and the reduced volume of travel and stays members can complete.
- For 2021 eligible stays earn double status points, and stay nights.
- Meetings and events organized in 2021 as part of a Meeting Planner offer also earn double status points (only applicable to members who have registered for the offer)
Also, to facilitate earning points outside of a stay in 2021. Members can participate in a dining offer and earn points for purchasing food and drinks outside of a typical stay.
Accor is not very well represented in the US, but it's still a significant player in the hotel world. It offers excellent stay options, especially in Europe.
If you earn Accor points, it's important to remember that they do expire — and you may need to complete a stay to extend the validity of your points. While Accor points expiry policy appears different in practice from the official policy, we still suggest that you keep in line with the written policy if you're hoarding points to ensure you don't wake up one morning to find your points gone.
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