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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 (June 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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  • lee says:

    Paid £ 20 to reserve flights for 72 hours and Ba never emailed me the confirmation so had to call there 0344 number today to find the booking they took 25 mins to find it .

    Spoke with a indian person so im guessing they now have an international call centre His english was very poor and then to Rub salt in the wound they charged me £5 fee to Use my Ba Amex card on BA.COM

  • AH says:

    not on my BAPP

  • Andy S says:

    OT: IHG accelerate dashboard is working again.

  • Third Passport says:

    Typical! I cancelled my BA Amex on Saturday 🙁

  • Andrew M says:

    I just phoned Amex and a lovely lady in Brighton added the offer to my Gold, BA (free) and SPG cards.

    • Robbie says:

      I just called the Amex platinum number and was told they can’t add offers to accounts…

    • Mark says:

      I tried too but got told it was account specific 🙁

      • Andrew M says:

        It is kind of interesting that they added it to an SPG card!

      • Robbie says:

        Tried again, told they can’t do anything their end anymore. Called the number on the back of the platinum card.

  • Andrew M says:

    I need to book some hotels in May. Any idea if a prepaid stay in May would count as long if the transaction is debited to my card before the 31st of March? I know the terms say “£100 or more spend when booking, paying and staying at participating hotels by 31 March” but how would Amex know when you stay? Surely all they see is a transaction for more than £100 and credit accordingly?

    • the real harry1 says:

      as long as it gets debited to your card by 31st March it will be OK – Amex do not check any further – some hotels don’t debit cards until the actual stay

      • Andrew M says:

        Thanks, I was hoping that would be the case. If it doesn’t debit immediately or after a few days I’ll give them a call and ask them to take the payment.

  • n says:

    From FT, re Hilton Honors (yup, not HHonors);

    “Hi all,

    I wanted to give you a sneak peek into something we’re officially announcing tomorrow. We’re adding some new benefits for Hilton Honors members – industry-first, game-changing perks.

    And no, that’s not a typo! You may have noticed, we’ve dropped that extra “H” in our name. Simple, easy, straightforward – Hilton Honors. And so I’ll be updating my FlyerTalk name to represent that.

    We’re continuously listening to our members in these forums, and through extensive research we’re evolving the program. Today we announce three new Points benefits and a new benefit for Diamond Elite Members – just the latest stop on our journey to deliver more of what matters most to you.
    1. More flexible Points & Money –Starting in late February, Hilton Honors members can use a flexible payment slider to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to pay for their stay, any time, with no blackout dates. Members can still opt to use all Points on award stays and elite members can continue to enjoy the popular 5th Night Free benefit.

    Our Points prices will also become more flexible. When demand and room rates are lower, Points prices will flex and go lower than before. As we launch this new benefit, we’re also saying farewell to hotel categories – which will allow prices to go lower than the previous ranges. But you can rest assured about the value of your Points. As we make this transition on Standard Room Rewards, each hotel’s maximum Points price is NOT increasing.

    For example, today a Standard Room at Category 10 hotels maxes out at 95,000 Points per night. Once the new Points & Money program launches, those hotels will continue to top out at 95,000 Points, and may sometimes be priced lower than the previous category range.

    2. Shop with Points on Amazon – Come summer 2017, Hilton Honors members will be able to use their Points to purchase products on Amazon.com. Our partnership with Amazon will give members more choices and more ways to use Points.

    3. Points Pooling – Starting this April, members can combine or “pool” their Hilton Honors Points with family and friends on future award stays. We’re doing away with the previous transfer fee, so it will be completely free for a Hilton Honors member to pool their Points with up to 10 family members and friends to get to more vacations together, faster.
    New Diamond Benefit – We’re also excited to share a brand new benefit for our Diamond members. We know that sometimes life puts a pause on travel, whether that be because of a new job, a new addition to the family, or for any number of situations. Starting in March, current eligible Diamond members can choose to extend their status for a year, one-time, for any reason when a light travel period doesn’t allow them to requalify. Diamond members are eligible if they meet either criteria below:
    • 3+ years as a Diamond Elite with at least 250 nights (paid or reward) since joining the program; or
    • 3+ years as a Diamond Elite with at least 500,000 Base Points since joining the program.
    To check your lifetime years, nights or Base Points, please contact the Diamond Desk.

    I’m looking forward to hearing your questions and your feedback – and very glad to provide more details on any of the benefits mentioned above. I’ll share a link to the updated website first thing tomorrow morning. Reach out to me via PM or post your comments on the thread.

    Thank you!
    Lauren”

    • Alan says:

      Hmm at least we know what they were talking about – not exactly exciting changes then! Am highly suspicious re points changes – sure maybe the max isn’t going, but now hhonorspointssearchtool.com has gone we’ve got no way of know what a ‘normal’ redemption rate is for any particularly property and I think they’re likely to drift up.

  • rams1981 says:

    Point pooling sounds good

    • mark2 says:

      Agreed: at present my wife has loads of the points because of a cancelled booking and I have the status. This brings Hilton into line with Marriott and IHG falls even further behind.

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