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£50 off £100 Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza spend for BA Amex cardholders

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American Express has launched a generous Club Carlson (Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park Plaza) promotion.

You will receive £50 cashback on a £100 spend at a participating hotel before 31st March 2017.

It appears to be aimed at BA Amex cardholders, who should find the deal under the ‘Offers’ section of their online statement.  It may be available to other cardholders and may not be available to all BA Amex cardholders – I am working off a small sample set.

(EDIT: looking at the comments, fewer BA Amex cardholders than I expected may be targetted for this.  And no-one seems to have it on any other card.)

Only 5,000 registrations will be accepted so you should register immediately if you are interested.  Head for Points is more than capable of generating 5,000 registrations on its own, albeit this offer won’t appeal to everyone.

Radisson Blu berlin

Unfortunately, Amex has messed up the offer.  I’m sure it will be fixed quickly once they read this (!) but for now it is a mess:

The ‘Offers’ page says you get £50 cashback on a £100 spend “at checkout”.  This implies that pre-paid rates do not qualify, but the terms and conditions don’t mention this.

The list of participating hotels is apparently at amexoffers.co.uk/clubcarlson but that link is broken.  It appears that non-UK hotels are included as the rules discuss currency conversion.

It says that bookings must be made at clubcarlson.com or via telephone but this seems unlikely due to the way that these offers are triggered.  It makes no sense that you can’t book via the Radisson site, the Park Inn site or the Park Plaza site.  Even bookings via third party sites such as Expedia may well qualify if you have £100 of incidentals to pay on departure.

Assuming that advance purchase rates do count (and we’re not sure of this), you could tie this offer in with the decent sale currently running at all Club Carlson chains.

It will also work alongside the generous Club Carlson promotion currently running.  This offer 5,000 bonus points per night, which I would value at £15 – £20.

If you have American Express Platinum, remember that you can claim free Gold status in Club Carlson which, if nothing else, will get you additional status bonus points for your stay.

As the offer runs until 31st March, and your plans may not be firm until then, you may want to register just in case.

PS.  The photo above is the funky aquarium in the lobby of the Radisson Blu Berlin.  I’ve no idea if this hotel is included in the offer as the link to participating hotels is broken …..

PPS.  Club Carlson has scrapped its generous 2-4-1 and 4-4-2 deals for elites …. more tomorrow

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Comments (130)

  • Alan says:

    Just added to my BAPP – this card has only been open a couple of weeks and hardly has any offers on it either! Weird Amex IT logic…

  • Hani says:

    I asked Amex to load the offer, as I was not targeted. Qatar is not on the list of participating hotels. But if prepaid hotels are included, how will they know which hotel it was?

  • Roger I says:

    After 48+ hours, the ‘participating’ link works. As noted by Frenske, Norway is excluded, although Sweden and Finland are included.

    Intended? Clunky? I sent a message to AmEx (their offer, their website) to check but I’m not expecting illumination. They didn’t respond to my previous message. As I’m going to Norway, I’ll doubtless give this a miss.