UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 and Park Plaza loyalty scheme, has launched two new promotions for weekend stays in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
5,000 bonus points for a 2-night weekend stay
Until October 15th, you will receive 5,000 bonus points when you stay at a participating (and the list is not huge) hotel. You need to check-in on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday and stay at least two nights.
I would value 5,000 Gold Points at around £20-£25 so this is a decent rebate.
You can register and see the list of participating properties here (link deleted as now dead).
Remember that Club Carlson is an American Express Membership Rewards partner at the generous ratio of 1:3 so you could top up your points to a suitable level for a free night fairly easily.
Amex Platinum cardholders can also sign-up for free Gold status in Club Carlson for as long as they retain their card.
3 nights for the price of 2
This offer may well work in conjunction with the deal above, if you can find a hotel which is on both of the ‘participating hotels’ lists.
Club Carlson is offering a third night free when you arrive on a Friday or Saturday (Thursday or Friday in the Middle East).
Full details can be found here (link deleted as now dead). Stays must be completed by October 19th.
These deals should also combine with the ‘3000 bonus points for booking via the Club Carlson app’ promotion that I discussed a couple of days ago which would make for a generous pile of bonus points in total.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (November 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.
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