At the moment we’re seeing the first-ever transfer bonus from Citi ThankYou to Accor Live Limitless, and it has the potential to be a very good deal…
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Transfer Citi ThankYou points to Accor ALL with a 50% bonus
Through Thursday, November 30, 2023, you can receive a 50% bonus when you transfer points from the Citi ThankYou program (in the United States) to Accor Live Limitless (ALL). Ordinarily points transfer at a 1,000:500 ratio, while through this promotion you’d get 750 Accor points for every 1,000 Citi ThankYou points transferred.
This promotion is actually being offered on Accor’s end, so you won’t see it reflected on Citi’s website. Rather, Accor’s website notes that the 50% bonus will post in a second transaction, within 10 business days of when you make the initial transfer. There’s no limit to how often you can take advantage of this promotion, and there’s no registration required.
While we see transferable points currencies offer all kinds of transfer bonuses, this is the first time that I recall seeing a bonus for Accor. There are several great cards earning Citi ThankYou points, including the Citi Premier® Card (review), and it’s easy to combine points between the cards.
Should you transfer Citi points to Accor?
Accor Live Limitless is probably the most straightforward hotel program out there on the redemption side. The program is fully revenue based, and you can swap every 2,000 Accor points for €40 off your hotel bill. Put differently, every 1,000 Citi points converts into 750 Accor points, and those points are enough for €15 (~$16) off a hotel stay. You can redeem as many points as you’d like toward a hotel stay.
So this is an opportunity to redeem your Citi ThankYou points as cash toward any Accor hotel stay at the rate of 1.6 cents (USD) each. That’s not a half bad rate at which to cash out transferable points, and is way better than the 1.0 cents of value you can get per point toward the cost of a flight or hotel stay under normal circumstances with Citi ThankYou.
Accor has quite the diverse hotel portfolio, including everything from Raffles, Banyan Tree, Fairmont, and Sofitel, in the premium sector, to Mercure, Novotel, ibis, and 25h, in the upscale and economy sector.
Through November 30, 2023, you can receive a 50% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Accor Live Limitless. With the bonus, you’ll receive 750 Accor points for every 1,000 Citi points. This is essentially a way to cash out your Citi ThankYou points for Accor hotel vouchers at the rate of €15 per 1,000 Citi points.
While you can get more value with your points with aspirational flight redemptions, this is one of the highest value offers we’ve ever seen for transferable points when redeeming them for a cash like rewards currency.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this 50% bonus on Citi to Accor transfers?