If you took part in Club Carlson’s crazy promotion last Summer, where you earned 44,000 bonus points for any stay in any of their properties, however cheap, you may be looking for good ways to use them.
Club Carlson is also one of the most attractive transfer options from American Express Membership Rewards with a 1:3 transfer ratio. See my post on Membership Rewards to Club Carlson transfers here.
Over the last few weeks, US site Point Chaser has been running a series of posts on the best Club Carlson redemptions in each redemption category. If you have some Carlson points to use, it is well worth a look.
I was personally very impressed by the Radisson Blu at Hamburg Airport last month. I also had a drink at the rooftop bar of the Radisson Blu in Cannes in September (see above) and found it a surprisingly funky property in a very nice beach front location.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (April 2021)
Radisson Rewards does not have a dedicated UK credit card. However, you can earn Radisson Rewards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards. These include:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 60,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 90,000 Radisson Rewards points
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 15,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for life.
Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.
Even better, holders of The Platinum Card receive free Radisson Rewards Gold status for as long as they hold the card. It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Marriott Bonvoy Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)