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.