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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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  • Pam says:

    No stays so no email for me, ah well!

  • will-h says:

    No email and no points for me (get error page) – bit miffed as 40+nights logged this year so far!

    The earning/burning in this scheme is decent enough; I’ll be dropping off Concierge this year anyway – not sure I get a huge amount of benefit from giving them 30+ stays a year of loyalty.

    • Frenske says:

      Uhm enough points for staying a couple of weeks in one of their hotels or a couple of days in their luxe hotels does not count as a benefit???

      • will-h says:

        As I said, it’s fine for points earning/burning, sure.

        But you get a bit tired of the ‘breakfast isn’t included in your room rate sir’ ‘oh, i have club carlson concierge’ ‘oh then you may have a continental breakfast’ conversation every morning, and the free gift/room upgrades are pretty rare.

        I generally take the bacon anyway. 😉

  • angarrilla says:

    Disappointment.When attempted with replaced numbers, I just received an error page.

  • fuggi says:

    Thanks Raffles! Went searching in my trash box and found the email, got 10k points!
    Merry christmas!!

  • bigglesgirl says:

    10k for a couple of paid stays in Sweden – not bad!

  • barney says:

    When will these points be credited?

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