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Did you delete a 2,000 or 10,000 points Christmas gift from Club Carlson?

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Did you receive an email from Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza loyalty scheme, on Thursday?  The headline was ‘Especially for you’.

Did you open it and read it?

If not, you have lost out on 2,000 or 10,000 Club Carlson points!

Club Carlson 2000

It seems that Club Carlson is giving away a Christmas gift to anyone whose Club Carlson account has seen any activity in 2014.  I received a 10,000 point gift and I have only done one stay this year – and that was a redemption.  Given that I value Club Carlson points at 0.5p, that is a £50 Christmas present.

Your gift is NOT automatic.  You need to click on the link in the email in order to claim your present.  Note that, for some odd reason, Club Carlson will not be adding the points to your account until March.

If you think you may have deleted the email by mistake, don’t worry.  Type this into your browser whilst replacing the string of XXX’s with your full Club Carlson number.

I tried it on a few family accounts where there has been zero activity in 2014 and none of them qualified, but if you have managed even one stay (cash or points) I would certainly check to see if you are due anything.

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

How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (August 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 (54)

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  • Nun says:

    I got nothing, and I did have 1 stay and 1 point purchase.

  • Arno says:

    10K, probably thanks to being a Gold and staying a few nights in various different hotels of theirs. (Gold thanks you this blog)

  • Phil says:

    10k for 1 paid stay in Nice in April. So very generous

  • Daniel Foster says:

    10k for me too – 25 stays this year

  • mark says:

    concierge status, several years running, and over 40 stays this year, not a single festive thank you point for me. didn’t get the email either.

    • Frenske says:

      Possibly you have set up your account that you don’t want to receive any promotional e-mails from club carlson.

  • Martin says:

    Has anyone who clicked to accept this Christmas gift actually had the points post to their account?

    Any links for the Melia points? I didn’t get an email on that one.

    • Alan says:

      As Rob mentioned (and I missed myself!) they’re not due to post until March.

      I didn’t see the Melia points mentioned in their last email, but didn’t read it too closely – they’re showing up in my account though.

  • John W says:

    What can 10k get me ?

  • Lloyd says:

    Gold via Amex Platinum offer (though actually have the BA Premium Plus as figured the system would not differentiate). That said they’ve done well out of me as a result, 15 stays since May and a further 5 early next year. That said will revert to silver next year. Got 10k.

    Also seem to be getting the double points offer on bookings that I made before the offer came out. 5,200 for a £76 room not a bad return really.

    Also got 38k compensation for a relatively trivial complaint recently.

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