Club Carlson (Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza)

Club Carlson is the loyalty scheme for Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotels amongst others. You earn Goldpoints which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of Club Carlson which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Bits: no more 5% Tesco bonus at TopCashback, Flybe Christmas sale, Carlson sale

News in brief: No more 5% uplift on TopCashback transfers to Tesco Clubcard An easy way of accumulating Avios points cheaply is to transfer cashback earned from shopping site TopCashback into Tesco Clubcard points. You can move £50 per year of cashback from TopCashback to […]

Bits: 30% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, 50% off Emirates eco redemptions, Radisson Edwardian deal

News in brief: 30% bonus when you buy Avios points is currently offering a 10% – 30% bonus when you buy Avios points. This is certainly not unmissable.  You need to buy at least 31,000 Avios to get the full 30%.  Even when purchasing […]

10,000 Club Carlson points on selected weekend breaks

Club Carlson is offering 10,000 bonus points – which I value at £35 to £50 – when you stay two or more nights at selected hotels. This deal launched last month but slipped through the net at the time.  Luckily, you still have a month […]

Club Carlson 2-4-1 and 4-4-2 rates – a great deal for Gold members (ie Amex Plats!)

It is a while since I have written about the Club Carlson ‘two for one’ and ‘four for two’ deals that are offered to Club Carlson Gold members.  This is for stays at Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza properties. This is especially poor of […]

Are the new SPG and Carlson ‘buy points’ deals any good?

Both Starwood Preferred Guest and Club Carlson have launched new ‘buy points’ deals this week.  The Starwood one is particularly interesting due to the ability to transfer SPG points to a large number of airlines at an attractive rate. 20% bonus Starpoints – when you […]

50% bonus when you buy Club Carlson points – 72 hours only

Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza scheme, is running a 72 hour flash sale for buying points.  The bonus is an impressive 50%. The link to buy is here.  You need to log in to see the bonus. Here are the […]

How to use small orphan amounts of miles and points – Part 1 (Hotels)

I thought it was about time to revise and update the lists I first published in 2012 about the best way to use up small amounts of miles and points. What I want to explore is ‘What is the smallest or most optimum small reward, and […]

Transferring hotel points to airline miles … when is it worth it?

The American Airlines promotion offering a 20% bonus on transfers from Starwood Preferred Guest is still running until August 7th.   Partly inspired by this deal, and partly by my article yesterday on the value of a Hilton HHonors point, I wanted to consider if it ever […]

Bits: Aspire T5 lounge opening date, Radisson and Park Inn flash sale now on

News in brief: Opening date for the Aspire Terminal 5 lounge announced Via their Twitter feed, Servisair / Swissport has announced that the new ‘Aspire’ lounge in Terminal 5 will open on August 4th. This is good news for me if true as I am […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

This is the final part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series which I have updated and re-run this week in preparation for the Summer season. For many of us, the only time in the whole year when we may find ourselves looking to hire a car […]

2,000 bonus Club Carlson points PER NIGHT for online bookings

Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza scheme, has launched an attractive offer for anyone who is able to book their stays directly. You will earn 2,000 bonus Club Carlson points per night for stays until September 27th. All stays must be booked […]

When your Club Carlson points expire, and how to stop it

I receive regular emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Club Carlson points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Club Carlson points expire?’.  This new series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep valuable points intact. Club Carlson […]

Bits: Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza and Melia sales, triple Avios with Small Luxury Hotels

Some news in brief: 30% off Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza Summer bookings The various Club Carlson brands are currently running a short Summer sale which ends on Friday covering their hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. They guarantee a saving of 30% […]

Bits: Kabbee £10 bonus, last day to book Club Carlson free nights, last day to buy SPG points

News in brief: Kabbee raises our special sign-up code to £10 London minicab firm Kabbee has put the exclusive Head for Points sign up code (POINTS10) back to £10 for this weekend only.  You need to download the app before midnight on Sunday to get […]

My review of the Radisson Blu SkyCity hotel at Arlanda airport, Stockholm

This is my review of the Radisson Blu SkyCity hotel at Arlanda airport in Stockholm. When I was over in Stockholm two weeks ago, I chose to stay at the Radisson Blu SkyCity inside the airport terminal.  The main group I was travelling with were at […]

My review of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel, London

This is my review of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London. Regular readers will already know that I checked in to the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel last week on the £27 promotion run by’s ‘Top Secret Hotels’ page.  Despite it being a third-party booking, […]