La Collection by Le Club AccorHotels is offering members the opportuinity to use points to attend the Melbourne Grand Prix. Among the three option on offer are Grandstand only tickets, and packages inclusive of accommodation.
These availabe options are shown below:
|Inclusions||Le Club AccorHotels
|Melbourne Grand Prix Reserved Grandstand Seating||23,200 Points|
|Melbourne Grand Prix Reserved Grandstand Seating, Transfers + Stay at The Como Melbourne||39,800 Points|
|Melbourne Grand Prix Reserved Grandstand Seating, Transfers + Stay at Quay West Suites Melbourne||40,090 Points|
In each case the tickets to the Grand Prix include 2 reserved tickets (both Sat 25 March & Sun 26 March race days) on the Prost Grandstand. The accommodation options are inclusive of breakfast for two people.
Typically, 2,000 Le Club AccorHotels Points is worth 40 Euro, or about $55. That suggests a valuation of the Gransstand Seating of $640, with the accommodation packages being valued at $1,100.
Given two day tickets to the Prost Grand Stand retail at $359 each (or $718 for two), the prices seem to be in the right ballpark.
What is La Collection by Le Club AccorHotels?
La Collection by Le Club AccorHotels is essentially an e-store allowing members of Le Club AccorHotels to shop using their points. In addition, the store allows members to pay in cash, or use a combination of cash and points.
The store is available to members in a number of countries including Australia. Other localised versions of the store cater to members in France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, United States, United Kingdom and Ireland.
Broadly, the site sells both goods, and so called Elite Experiences. The Elite Experiences vary from time to time.
Using the La Collections by Le Club AccorHotels site
You log into the site using your normal Le Club AccorHotels credentials. This gives the site access to your points balance, should you wish to purchase from the site.
When buying products, members will have the option of paying with points, cash or a combination of the two. Members will earn points on the cash component of the payment.
When paying for the goods by using cash, members will earn 1 Le Club AccorHotels points per Euro. For members in Australia, this will reflect the Euro equivalent of the amount contributed to the payment by cash.
There are a number of brands participating in La Club AccorHotels. The brands do, however, vary by which region you are member in. The interface is trypical for an onliine store, presenting a range of products, with prices expressed as a number of points
When a product is selected, you will be given a choice as to the ratio of cash and points you wish to put toward paying for the item. The screen will also show the number of points you will earn if you are paying in part by cash.
As always when using stores such as these, be aware of the typical retail prices for the goods on offer.
For further information, refer to the website.