UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2023: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza hotel group, has launched three special Summer deals for members.
These promotions are only for hotels in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region.
To quote from their email:
- Stay 1 night, get 2,000 Gold Points! – Escape your daily routine by spending one night away from home and earning 2,000 bonus points. Register and book today for a stay from 1 August and completed no later than 30 September 2013.
- 5,000 Gold Points for a 2 night stay! – Discover summer life in your favourite city, book 2 consecutive nights at participating hotels and earn 5,000 bonus points. Register and book today for a stay from 1 August and completed no later than 30 September 2013.
- Add an extra day to your weekend! – Make your weekend last longer with an extra day to relax! – ‘Buy 2 get 1 Free‘ offer. Book today using promotional code WBUY2F2 for a Thursday – Sunday stay from 1 August and completed no later than 26 October 2013.
These are not bad deals, given that they come on top of Carlson’s existing generous earning rates (20 points per US$1 spent) and the 1,000 bonus points per stay you receive for booking online. Plus status bonuses etc ….!
I tend to value Carlson points at £5 per 1,000 when used for hotels stays, so you are looking at £25 of value on a 2-night stay.
Don’t forget that Carlson has recently devalued its rates for converting points to Avios and other airlines, so it is best to use the points for hotel nights these days.
Remember that if you have Club Carlson Gold (either via Amex Platinum or by getting yourself status matched from another hotel programme) then you already have access to a better deal than the last promotion. Gold members can use a ‘pay for Thursday and Friday and get Saturday and Sunday free’ promotion (or ‘pay Wed/Thu and get Fri/Sat free) or a ‘pay for Friday and get Saturday free’ or ‘pay for Thursday and get Friday free’ deal. Full details here.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (February 2023)
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 cards earn Membership Rewards points:
- 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 four 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 10,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 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 Premium 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.
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