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News from the beach: Avios Suitcase / Tesco Wine bonus / Free Club Carlson Gold

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I would normally have covered these deals in more depth, but we are still on holiday and I don’t have the time to do full posts!

Avios Suitcase

Yes, you’re rich.  A new ‘sticker’ worth a whole 10 Avios points is now available if you watch a video.

(If you don’t know what I’m talking about, start here in this post.)

Avios wing 6

50 bonus points per bottle of Tesco wine in Scotland

Until 27 April, Tesco has brought back its offer of 50 Clubcard points when you buy wine.  This is only available in Scotland, because the new pricing laws for alcohol there mean that Tesco can no longer offer cash discounts beyond a certain level.

This new offer appears to work on any bottle of wine, not just Tesco Finest.

The cheapest item seems to be this very dodgy Black Tower stuff at £1.19, which would be 1p per Avios even if you pour it down the sink (which may be the best option!).  Scotland only, remember.

Radisson Heathrow Hotel entrance (2)

Get free Club Carlson Gold

This offer (deleted as now dead) was targetted at specific American Express cardholders but is working for anyone.  If you open a new Club Carlson account, it will be opened at Gold level.  This will give you decent additional benefits on your next Radisson, Park Inn or Park Plaza sale.  Importantly, you will also be able to book their special ‘2 for 1’ and ‘4 for 2’ weekend packages which often offer great deals.


How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (October 2022)

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:

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

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.)

Comments (33)

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  • Rob says:

    Apparently this dodgy Black Tower stuff at £1.19 also triggers the 50 Clubcard points! (Scotland only, remember)

    (Raffled edit – link added to main post)

    • Pat Bucher says:

      Lol black tower is that still on the go? That takes me back. Can you still get blue nun?

      • Erico1875 says:

        I Saw that. Wouldnt risk a kicking off the missus to save 30p though 🙂
        We are just back from 10 days Costa Del Sol, so I thought it was worth the risk slipping a Spanish white in.

      • SQUILLS says:

        Black Tower, Blue nun and that German Riesling 😉

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