UPDATE – AUGUST 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 loyalty programme for Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites, has announced a new bonus points promotion running until 31st July.
It is a very simple one. You need to register here and you will receive bonus points based on the number of nights you stay during the offer:
5,000 points for two nights
10,000 extra points after five nights
10,000 extra points after ten nights
25,000 extra points after 15 nights
….. which makes a total of 50,000 points.
I tend to value Club Carlson points at around 0.33p following the changes last year which increased many top hotels to 70,000 points per night. This means that you are looking at around £175 of value for completing 15 nights, and of course these points are on top of your usual base earnings.
Only cash nights count towards the promotion. Redemptions, both ‘cash and points’ and points, do not qualify.
What I like about this promotion is that it kicks in at a low level. You only need to stay two nights to receive something. Club Carlson is also an American Express Membership Rewards partner so you can top up your account if needed at the generous 1:3 ratio.
Remember that you need to register for this promotion via this link.
I will add the details to our ‘Hotel Offers’ page which covers all current hotel deals.
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:
- 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 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.
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.)