A fun post appeared in my Facebook newsfeed this morning from Accor Hotels. Accor hotels is running a promotion/Facebook game called the Discovery Tour whereby participants can play to win free points (who doesn’t love that?). Just for playing, you get 50 points per correct answer for 10 questions bringing you to a total of 500 free points per game. You can enter once per week for the duration of the promotion, enabling you to earn a total of 2,000 points by promotion’s end. If you’re not yet a member of Le Club Accor, the brand’s loyalty program, you may create an account here.
The game involves matching hotels to their respective places on the map. I’ll admit that it was a bit intensive for me (Mom & Dad, this is why I never qualified for the geography bee back in grade school), but with the help of Google on one or two of these, I passed with a 100% and have earned the full 500 points!
Because I’m nice, here’s a cheat sheet, shh…
I’m a winner, yay!
If you choose not to convert the points to airline miles, do know that 2,000 points is also good for $60 off a stay at their affiliated hotel brands, which is a pretty nice value in itself if you could use it (and worth more than the 1,000 airline miles).
Things to note (Update – thanks to commenter, Glenn):
- The minimum number of points you can convert seems to be 4,000, so you’ll have to come up with more points than this somehow to get your 1,000 airline miles.
- The airlines available via Accor are somewhat limited. The most obvious choices are Air Canada or British Airways. United, American, or Delta are not transfer options.