UPDATE – JUNE 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 / Park Plaza scheme, has launched an attractive offer for anyone who is able to book their stays directly.
You will earn 2,000 bonus Club Carlson points per night for stays until September 27th.
You MUST register in advance via this website.
Prior to the recent devaluation, I used to value Club Carlson points at 0.5p based on using 50,000 for a £250 five-star hotel. Most of those hotels now cost 70,000 points which takes my valuation down to around 0.33p. On this basis, the bonus points are worth about £7 per night.
If you are happy staying at less flashy properties, you can still get around 0.5p of value. You would definitely pay more than £45 per night for a 9,000 point UK Park Inn, for example. That would value your bonus at nearer £10.
You would also receive the base points for your stay and, at 20 points per $1, Club Carlson has one of the most generous earning rates around.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (June 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:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 90,000 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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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