The festive season is here, which means more trips, dinners, and parties for the next three months.
The good news is that Accor (and a few more programs) let you earn points for dining at their restaurants, even when you are not staying with them.
Accor’s dining rewards program is not only interesting but also convenient. All you need to do is register your credit or debit card with Accor. Once registered, you can earn Accor ALL points every time you use that card to pay at participating Accor restaurants.
No need to share your Accor number or have an awkward conversation with the restaurant staff to add your Accor number to the bill on your first date.
Moreover, this doesn’t affect credit card points in any way. You will still earn reward points on your credit card in addition to the Accor ALL points.
While other brands may offer similar dining benefits, Accor stands out as a global program available in most countries. It’s a great way to earn rewards on dining effortlessly.
I’ve struggled with Accor a lot when it comes to automatic credit for points and status nights after a stay. I’ve had to email them multiple times for missing credits compared to any other loyalty program. If registering my card can eliminate this back-and-forth at least for dining, I’m all for it.
How to register your card for Accor dining rewards?
The process of registering your credit or debit card for Accor dining rewards is pretty straightforward.
- Open the Accor ALL app.
- Go to the ‘Account’ tab.
- Select “Credit or debit cards”.
- Add your card if it’s not already added.
- Go to ‘Link this card to win Reward points…’
- Accept the terms.
- You’re done!
From now on, every time you use your registered credit card to settle your bill at an Accor restaurant, you’ll earn reward points.
Your earned reward points will be credited within 7 days after settling your bill.
However, if you’re dining out in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, or Slovakia, you’ll need to settle your bill directly via the Accor ALL app to earn reward points.
Make sure to keep your bill and credit card receipt until the points are credited to your account.
You can view the list of participating bars and restaurants here.
Eligible credit and debit cards for Accor Dining Rewards
Now, let’s talk about eligible credit and debit cards for Accor Dining Rewards. Here are some conditions to consider:
- Most cards issued by Visa or Mastercard globally are eligible. For American Express cards, they should be issued in the USA or the UK.
- The card must have a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express payment card scheme. Cards co-branded with another payment card scheme are not eligible.
- The owner of the card and the Accor ALL account must be the same.
Keep in mind that certain outlets may not accept specific cards. For example, some Accor restaurants may not accept American Express cards. Being able to add a specific card to your Accor app does not guarantee its acceptability at restaurants.
It’s recommended to add your backup card to your Accor account as well. You can add up to 5 cards.