News in brief:
Kabbee raises our special sign-up code to £10
London minicab firm Kabbee has put the exclusive Head for Points sign up code [deleted as now expired] back to £10 for this weekend only. You need to download the app before midnight on Sunday to get the £10 credit.
This must be used within 14 days and your journey must be for a minimum charge of £10.01. You will see the fixed price for your trip before accepting the job.
The sign-up bonus will drop back to £5 on Monday via code [deleted as now expired]. [deleted as now expired] will no longer be working.
Last chance to book Club Carlson redemptions before rates go up
June 1st sees Club Carlson raise the redemption rates for many Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotels. London is particularly badly hit with many properties jumping by a crazy 40% from 50,000 points to 70,000 points per night.
You may want to lock in some redemptions now. You have nothing to lose as you can cancel your room for a full refund of your points at any time.
Some Club Carlson hotels let you book for more than a year in advance. If you search for properties in London for Saturday October 6th 2016, for example, all of the Radisson hotels show up – although none of the Park Plaza ones.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (January 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 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 Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)