UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
Click here for our article on Radisson’s current ‘5,000 bonus points per stay’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2020. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
Slightly cheekily, they are advertising it as “Stay 3 Nights, Get a Free Night”.
However, that is not technically true. What they are actually offering you is 38,000 bonus Club Carlson points for completing three nights during the period.
This could be better or worse than a free night! Should you want to visit the Park Inn in Rotherham, for example, 38,000 points will get you four free nights!
If you want to stay at The May Fair in London, their poshest property in the UK, it will cost you 50,000 points per night. (To be fair, with the base points from your three nights, plus the 1,000 points online booking bonus, you would have earned close to 50,000 points in total from your three nights anyway.)
In general, I value Club Carlson points at £5 per 1,000. This means that you are effectively getting a £190 bonus for completing three nights. At a super-cheap property, this might (but I stress might) make a mattress run over a cheap weekend worthwhile.
Compared to the other hotel promotions currently being run by the big chains (see my list here), this is probably the most generous. If you can arrange your business travel to take in Radisson, Park Plaza or Park Inn properties this Spring, I think you will find it worthwhile.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (November 2020)
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 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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.
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