Free Accor A|Club Platinum Status is Back

It appears that the link for free, instant Platinum status with Accor A|Club that I first posted back in October seems to be working again.

As I explained at the time,

Platinum status generally requires 60 nights (or 25,000 points earned) and comes with a 100% points bonus and then at Sofitel, Pullman, and MGallery hotels: room upgrades that the rules say you specifically have to ask for, 4pm late checkout, guaranteed availability, and a welcome drink and gift.

I’ve always found it odd that A|Club elite status doesn’t get you recognition at Novotel properties, but still being Platinum which is their top tier is certainly better than a hole in the head as my grandfather used to say — especially when the status is instant and free.

There was also a Platinum status offer in November, these come around from time to time, it takes just a couple of minutes to sign up and you never know when you might wind up staying in a Sofitel, seems worth having the status.

Meanwhile, there are reports in the comments of this December 31 post that the free Hilton Gold status offer is still working, check out the comments for six digit codes that are still functional.

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  1. […] Back in late-November/early-December my wife and I took advantage of free Accor Platinum status. We both faxed in our Platinum letter to Club Carlson and they matched my wife to Gold but I got an email that they do not status match to Accor. As you can see, I post on FT, so I just resent the fax and today got bumped to Gold as well. It took about two weeks for each of us. But if anyone is interested in free Gold, this is one possible avenue.…tatus-is-back/ […]


  1. Based on the last go-round, were any of the other chains status-matching this? What did it take to get the status matched?

  2. I tried status match with Carlson, who didn’t recognize AClub status, and Hyatt, who would only offer their Diamond Challenge. Would love to hear anybody else with success with other chains!

  3. I should note that Carlson did match my Hilton Gold and my wife’s Starwood Gold. We are both now Carlson Silvers.

  4. Carlson matched my Hilton Gold and now I am Carlson gold, hilton gold and Accor club platinum for staying 0 day at any hotels
    This is wonderful

  5. It didn’t work for me before, still does not work for me now (I am a Gold through previous promotion of this sort). I just get a message “Invalid identification. Please try again or use another e-mail address.” when I put my email in.

  6. Excellent, worked perfectly. And as it happens I’m going to be staying at a Sofitel in about two weeks, so the timing is perfect. Thanks a lot for the tip!

    It’s a shame there aren’t more Sofitels in the US. I don’t see myself in a Motel 6 anytime soon…

  7. @Steelsnow – Carlson matched my wife’s Accor Platinum with Club Carlson Gold, but denied me the same claiming they don’t status match to Accor.

    @Duc – They matched Hilton Gold to Club Carlson Gold? I thought they matched Highest level (Hilton Diamond) to their mid-tier (Gold) and mid-tier (Hilton Gold) to their lowest level (silver)?


  8. So if you say you’re platinum but don’t specifically ask for a room upgrade, Sofitel won’t offer one to you?

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