UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Plaza / Park Inn hotel group, has launched a generous weekend promotion for selected hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
You will earn 20,000 Club Carlson bonus points for a two night weekend stay.
I value Club Carlson points at £5 per 1,000, so this is effectively £100 of free stays to use in the future. You could pay not much more than this – and potentially less – for your two nights.
You can also convert 20,000 Club Carlson points into 2,000 Avios points. I do not recommend this, because you are losing about 80% of the value compared to using them for hotel rooms, but the option is there if you want it.
Here are the rules:
You must book before May 31st
You must stay before July 1st
You must check-in on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday
You must stay at least two nights
The list of participating hotels can be found here. It is fairly long, but the London properties are an obvious omission. I’m not sure that even 20,000 points would persuade me to spend a weekend away in Peterborough, however ….
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.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)