Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth grabbing all the free points out there. Do I really need 1000 Malaysia Enrich miles or 6500 Voila hotel points? Maybe not…but every once in awhile, those free points amount to something.
Tonight, Loyalty Lobby highlights a possible opportunity to earn 200 Accor points in only about 60 seconds of your time. You’ll need to connect through Facebook to identify some cities by iconic photographs – and if the promotion is honored (it’s intended for some European residents) – you’ll earn 200 Accor points.
While 200 points isn’t a lot, when you combined those with some points I earned earlier this year in a Facebook game and another handful that I don’t actually remember how I earned, it does add up. In my case, it may add up to 3,000 Accor points: enough for $60+ in Accor hotel vouchers. If I’m lucky and these points post quickly, I may even be able to transfer 3,000 Accor points into 7,500 Avios before the transfer rate changes on March 1 (as discussed by Head for Points). Used strategically, a few minutes of my time may literally be earning me a free one-way flight to Miami.
This is just one example how sometimes things really can add up – and I’m sure there will be more opportunities as the year goes on.
If you don’t already have an Accor account, you can sign up instantly online, which will also gift you free status (HT: View from the Wing). Sorry, seems like this offer has already expired. It does come around frequently though, so keep it in mind if you ever have family and friends planning an Accor stay.