Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of redemptions

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Valuing miles and points is a thankless task. I wrote this long piece on valuing Avios points but all it does is show you how complex it can be.  I also tend to throw out valuations of hotel points in articles – 0.5p for IHG, […]

Generous Carlson (Radisson, Park Inn) promo – £150 of points for 3 night stay!

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Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza hotel group, has kicked off 2015 with a bang by launching a very generous promotion. It is a simple proposition: Stay 3+ consecutive nights at a Radisson, Park Inn or Park Plaza and earn 30,000 bonus […]

9,000 Club Carlson points (£45 of free hotel stay or 900 Avios) for 3-day Avis rental

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It isn’t just frequent flyer schemes that offer points in return for renting a car.  Some of the hotel programmes are partners with major car rental companies too. In general the points earned aren’t worth as much as the equivalent airline miles, but do check.  […]

Did you delete a 2,000 or 10,000 points Christmas gift from Club Carlson?!

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(EDIT:  these points posted to accounts in mid January.  If you were targeted but have not yet received them, you should chase Carlson.) Did you receive an email from Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza loyalty scheme, on Thursday?  The headline […]

Club Carlson launches ‘double points or double credits’ – works out at 32% rebate!

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Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza group, has launched its November and December promotion. It is a simple structure.  You will earn double points or double nights towards elite status for every stay between now and the end of December. You […]

30% bonus when you buy Club Carlson points

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Club Carlson, the loyalty scheme covering Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn amongst other brands, has launched a promotion for a 30% bonus when you purchase points (scroll down to the Carlson logo and click through). It runs until October 31st. This is not hugely exciting, […]

Is Club Carlson the best Amex Membership Rewards hotel partner?

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American Express Membership Rewards has three hotel partners in the UK, assuming you want to redeem for points instead of a voucher for a free room: Hilton HHonors, with a conversion rate of 1:2 Starwood Preferred Guest, with a conversion rate of 2:1 Club Carlson, […]

Club Carlson: 3-4-2 deals and 5,000 bonus points with weekend stays

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Club Carlson, the Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza loyalty scheme, has launched two new promotions for weekend stays in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 5,000 bonus points for a 2-night weekend stay Until October 15th, you will receive 5,000 bonus points when you […]

3,000 bonus Club Carlson points if you book with their app

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Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza group, has launched a generous promotion to encourage you to book with their mobile app. Until November 15th, you will earn 3,000 bonus Club Carlson points for every stay booked via their app. You can […]

Win a Radisson hotel stay …. for life!

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Hotel group Radisson has launched a competition with a twist.  The winner will receive 5 nights in any Radisson hotel ….. every year, for life! It is an odd one.   Whilst the competition is open to countries worldwide (North Korea and Iran are notable exceptions […]

Last chance for 25% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios

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This is your final reminder that July 13th is the last day to instigate a transfer of hotel loyalty points to British Airways Executive Club in order to receive a 25% Avios bonus. The promotion is not mentioned on ba.com. The link in the BA […]

Generous Club Carlson offer – 20,000 points (2,000 Avios or £100) for weekend stay

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Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Plaza / Park Inn hotel group, has brought back its generous weekend promotion for selected hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. You will earn 20,000 Club Carlson bonus points for a two night weekend stay. I value […]

Up to 50% off Radisson and Park Inn rooms in the UK

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Radisson Blu and its sister chain Park Inn have both launched ‘40% off’ sales for the quieter Summer period. You need to book by 31st July for stays up to 7th September. The Radisson Blu offer is based on Bed & Breakfast package rates and […]

Is it worth buying hotel points to transfer to Avios for the 25% bonus?

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Until 13th July, British Airways is offering a 25% bonus if you transfer hotel points from six major loyalty schemes into Avios. Since most of the hotel programmes allow you to buy points – and often have special offers – I thought it would be […]

75% bonus when you buy Club Carlson points – ends 5pm

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Club Carlson, the loyalty scheme for Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn, is running a number of 24-hour flash sales for buying points. Each flash sale will run for a 24-hour period and they will appear randomly between June 18th and June 27th. All of […]

25% bonus on hotel points transfer to Avios is back!

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It’s back, on the fairly regular ‘every nine months’ timetable.  I’m talking about the ‘25% bonus when you transfer your hotel points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion! The promotion is not yet live on ba.com.  The link in the email sends you to this page which does […]