What to do with expiring ALL points?

Old Feb 8, 21, 9:41 am
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What to do with expiring ALL points?

There is no Accor hotels in a reasonable distance, and travel is still restricted, so no chance I can use earned points. Any ideas how not to lose them? It used to be a voucher conversion for a later use, but seems like it is also gone.
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Old Feb 8, 21, 2:25 pm
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What about converting to miles?
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Old Feb 8, 21, 6:32 pm
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The conversion rate is really bad, 40 euro/ $48+ for 1K miles
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Old Feb 9, 21, 2:50 am
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thats the main problem of such conversions , but its better than nothing , nowadays i see many programs signing partnerships between each other allowing you to do something with your points you can't use

Last option is to give to charities
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Old Feb 9, 21, 10:05 am
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thats the main problem of such conversions , but its better than nothing , nowadays i see many programs signing partnerships between each other allowing you to do something with your points you can't use

Last option is to give to charities
Yes, but not due to Covid when Accor just take advantage of the situation and doesn`t honor what is earned (my points are all for stays, not a free bonus). Among all hotel loyalty programs, ALL has 12 months expiration while a standard is 24 months if no activity, not just a restricted stay activity as with ALL.
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Old Feb 9, 21, 10:11 am
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What if you book something with your points for many months from now and then cancel prior to the arrival date, would not the points go back into your bank?
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Old Feb 9, 21, 10:59 am
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What if you book something with your points for many months from now and then cancel prior to the arrival date, would not the points go back into your bank?
With so many changes to redemption options (one example is not issuing vouchers for a later use), I don`t have a current data if what you suggested to do is valid. For one, ALL restrict on how to keep an account open - only by staying at a hotel. Maybe someone who had a similar experience will clarify.
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Old Feb 9, 21, 2:13 pm
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What if you book something with your points for many months from now and then cancel prior to the arrival date, would not the points go back into your bank?
No they won't. Same as with airline miles.
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Old Feb 9, 21, 2:15 pm
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There is no Accor hotels in a reasonable distance, and travel is still restricted, so no chance I can use earned points. Any ideas how not to lose them? It used to be a voucher conversion for a later use, but seems like it is also gone.
Can you share in which country you are ?
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Old Feb 9, 21, 2:28 pm
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Can you share in which country you are ?
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Old Feb 9, 21, 2:45 pm
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So you have some Accor hotels in your country. OK I know it's a big one and I don't know in which state you are, but your best option is to book a stay in the US using your points at the time of booking for may/june or the summer. It is reasonably safe to assume that you will be able to reach the place at that date.
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Old Feb 9, 21, 3:32 pm
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So you have some Accor hotels in your country. OK I know it's a big one and I don't know in which state you are, but your best option is to book a stay in the US using your points at the time of booking for may/june or the summer. It is reasonably safe to assume that you will be able to reach the place at that date.
You are too funny lol
Sure, will spend $500 for a flight and a few hundreds more just to redeem ALL points at a hotel with limited offerings due to covid. Sure will do. Not.
My points will expire before May/June, so you are funny even more.
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Old Feb 9, 21, 4:16 pm
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No they won't. Same as with airline miles.
Regarding your reply, my airline miles never expire, as with many airlines, and if I cancel they are posted back to my account. Perhaps you can clarify your statement regarding this.
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Old Feb 10, 21, 12:28 am
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You are too funny lol
Sure, will spend $500 for a flight and a few hundreds more just to redeem ALL points at a hotel with limited offerings due to covid. Sure will do. Not.
happy to be considered funny, we need that in current times...
you know, I was referring to a concept called vacations or just an extended weekend somewhere to have some good time with your loved ones. Many people do that around the world, including in the US, and even in COVID time. You should try one day. Yes, it costs a bit of money, it’s part of the concept, but I am sure you’ll love it.

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My points will expire before May/June, so you are funny even more.
Obviously, I was not clear : I was suggesting to make the booking (using your points during the process) before the points expire, for a stay after the expiry date.

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Regarding your reply, my airline miles never expire, as with many airlines, and if I cancel they are posted back to my account. Perhaps you can clarify your statement regarding this.
My statement was indeed referring to programs with miles expiring at a certain date. There are a lot like that when accounts become inactive (in many programmes, miles do not expire providing there is still activity on the account).
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Old Feb 10, 21, 6:46 am
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Yes, but not due to Covid when Accor just take advantage of the situation and doesn`t honor what is earned (my points are all for stays, not a free bonus). Among all hotel loyalty programs, ALL has 12 months expiration while a standard is 24 months if no activity, not just a restricted stay activity as with ALL.
ok so if you cant organise a stay within 12 months as goldorak suggested , you can either transfer to a partner , give to charity or let them expire, meanwhile you can contact the support and ask for an extension , but if its not in their policies then they will probably say no
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