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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.

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.

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 the Club Carlson site 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


How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (July 2024)

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:

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 Premium 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.)

Comments (129)

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  • Johnny5a says:

    looks like all the signups have gone, i’ve checked my Mrs and my card, nothing

    • JamesWag says:

      I wonder if there is a way to check whether all the signups are actually gone or if your card wasn’t even presented with the offer ?

  • John says:

    Just logged in to check mine and just signed up for it on my BAPP.

  • Wally1976 says:

    Completely OT sorry…just confirming that paying your tax with Tesco DEBIT card does earn you clubcard points for no fee (in case anyone thought it was treated like paying off a credit card or paying into a savings account). Self assessment deadline TODAY!

    • Rob says:

      Tell me about it, just submitted mine …..

      Thanks

      • Alan says:

        On the positive side if paying lots of tax it means you’re earning plenty 😀 I’ve been telling that to my Aussie colleagues when they were moaning given their public salaries are 2-3x NHS and with private they’re on over a $1m!

    • Liz says:

      I assume this would work for paying NI contributions – I want to pay in 3 back years to make me fully qualifying and been told I can’t pay by credit card.

      • Wally1976 says:

        So long as they accept debit card payments it should be fine. The Tesco current accounts are looking pretty good currently – 3% interest on £3k, higher clubcard rate on fuel, clubcard points when forced to use a debit card… Also no requirement to pay in a certain amount each month. My wife and I have two Tesco current accounts each.

        • Rob says:

          I thought the fuel bonus was going? Some Tesco Bank customers without standalone Clubcards are being sent them because apparently credit and debit cards will cease to function as a Clubcard soon. And, on a normal Clubcard, you won’t get the bonus.

          • Pid says:

            I have just opened an account and received the debit card today, which still states that it can also be used as your clubcard.

          • Alan says:

            I saw that in the paperwork too, no barcode on it though, presumably you have to you go into the cashier so they can swipe the magnetic strip?

        • Alan says:

          It’s a great deal for sure – allowed two accounts per person too – I opened one then another straight away. Two other friends have opened them too since I told them about it. Being able to pay-in cheques in Tesco stores is also very handy!

  • RussellH says:

    This is not showing on my Amex Gold, but 10% off BMI Regional is. Always far too expensive for me though – recently booked MAN-BRU on SN for £56 return in a weeks time. BMI wanted in excess of £300 from NCL.

  • Alan says:

    Seems to have gone already. Not on either my or my wife’s BA card offer page.

  • Frenske says:

    Perhaps it was only available on cards that have been used to pay for Radissons!? That’ll teach me to churn.

  • rams1981 says:

    OT have had to message AMEX as my wife did not get an referral points for me getting Platinum from her gold card referral. My points for spending £2k in first 3 months also set to 30k rather than 35k. Not sure what has happened here.

    • CV3V says:

      My points bonus was set at 30K, but after hitting spend 35K posted. But referral points posted as expected to referrer(er).

      • rams1981 says:

        thanks for that @CV3V. I’m still waiting for a response from Amex on my wife’s referral points. I’m more relaxed about the 35,000 posting.

  • Rob says:

    The cancellation fee is the lower of £35 or the taxes you paid, so in this case it will be about £4 which is the tax.

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