UPDATE – JANUARY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
Radisson Rewards is not currently running a global bonus points promotion.
Club Carlson is offering 10,000 bonus points – which I value at £35 to £50 – when you stay two or more nights at selected hotels.
This deal launched last month but slipped through the net at the time. Luckily, you still have a month to take advantage.
Here is a summary of the deal:
It is valid at selected hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa – the list is here
You must register via this link
The rules say that existing bookings do not qualify, but they contradict themselves by saying “registration must be received before checkout of the Eligible Stay to qualify”. If you already have a stay booked at one of the featured hotels, I would definitely register anyway.
You must stay before 15th November
You must check in on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday and stay two or more nights
You can only earn the bonus once
It sounds a bit fiddly but the bottom line is that if you are looking for a hotel in Europe for the weekend over the next month then you might find something useful here.
It is possible that a couple could earn the bonus twice on a 4 night stay if, for example, one person booked Thursday and Friday whilst the other booked Saturday and Sunday.
For the less exciting properties on the list, a £35 to £50 rebate (in the form of 10,000 bonus points) is not bad – especially when you add in the base points as well. The Park Inn Harlow is only £112 for two nights in November, for example, and I’m sure there are European hotels under £50 per night.
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.)