News in brief:
2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles with a Nerf gun
Until tomorrow night, Tesco Direct is offering 1,000 bonus Clubcard points – worth 2,400 Avios or 2,500 Virgin miles – with selected Nerf toys.
The minimum spend is £40. Full details are in this Shopper Points article.
Virgin Atlantic joins TSA pre-check
Virgin Atlantic has joined the list of transatlantic airlines – which excludes British Airways – to offer access to TSA pre-check for qualified flyers.
TSA pre-check allows you to skip the main security lines when departing from the US. However, it is only valid if (for UK citizens) you have signed up for Global Entry. This requires an interview at the US Embassy in London, if they are still offering them, or else in the US.
For those of us who only make occasional trips to the US, this will not benefit you. If you do have Global Entry, there is now an additional reason to fly out of the US on Virgin Atlantic.
Radisson and Park Inn sales extended
Radisson Blu and Park Inn have both extended their winter sales which were due to end next week. It covers the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Belgium.
Both will apparently now continue until 26th February although the websites still show 31st January. You can book discounted rooms for weekend stays until 31 August 2017.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (July 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 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.
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.)