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TRIPLE points on Club Carlson stays until June – a potential 50%+ rebate!

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UPDATE – DECEMBER 2020:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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. 

Click here for our article on Radisson’s current ‘5,000 bonus points per stay’ promotion which runs until 31st December 2020. You can register for the offer by clicking here.

Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza hotel group, has launched a very generous promotion for Spring.

If you don’t know much about Club Carlson, full details and a sign-up link can be found here.

Until 30th June you will earn TRIPLE points on every stay.  This means that you will earn 60 base points per US$1 you spend.  Register here.

You receive 5,000 extra bonus points if your stay includes a Sunday or Monday (and 10,000 points if it includes both!).  This offer is repeatable up to a maximum of 100,000 bonus points.

In addition, you will earn an additional 3,000 points for your next stay booked through the Club Carlson app between now and the end of the year.  Details are here.

This promotion effectively gives you a 50%+ rebate on your room rate – more if you are Gold.

Carlson triple points

I generally say on HFP that I value Club Carlson points at £3.50 per 1,000 based on 70,000 points for a five star in London.  At the bottom end, where some Park Inn hotels are just 9,000 points, you can easily justify £5 per 1,000 points.

Let’s take an extreme example:

You book a Sunday and Monday night, via the app, at a property costing £80 per night.  You have no Club Carlson status (although Amex Platinum cardholders would be Gold and earn more).

You would earn, based on $200 spent:

12,000 base points, based on 60 per $ with triple points

10,000 bonus points for staying a Sunday and Monday

3,000 bonus points for your first app booking

That is a total of 25,000 Club Carlson points which I conservatively value at £3.50 per 1,000.  You have got £87.50 of points from a £160 spend!

Even in the worse case scenario – that you have already had the app bonus and you aren’t staying a Sunday or a Monday – 12,000 points would be worth £42 back on £160 spent.  That is a return of 25%+.

If you don’t want the points for free nights, this is also a decent deal for earning Avios points or other airline miles.  Club Carlson points transfer to Avios at a 10:1 ratio in chunks of 2,000.  In my example above, you would have earned 2,400 Avios points for your £160 spend.

You MUST register in advance in order to earn triple points via the link on this page.  I would be surprised if another hotel promotion as generous as this comes along for the period through to June.


How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (December 2020)

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:

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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade 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 Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (48)

  • Ben says:

    Huge thanks for this Rob. I had a Sunday – Tuesday stay in June planned at a Country Inns & Suites property and was waiting for a Summer promotion before booking. This is that promotion! First time booking on the app too… 🙂

    • Rob says:

      Is that the only European Country Inns & Suites, which bizarrely is in a tiny German seaside town just down the road from my parents in law?!

  • Jason says:

    OT on Ba fights it’s says free flight changes on the day, does anyone know how this works

    Thanks
    Jason

    • Yan says:

      Did you buy the Plus fare?
      You can change to any earlier/later flights on the same route as long as there is still seat availability. Can be done on App, online right after midnight on the day of your flight, alternatively ask phone / airport ticketing agent in the morning. Unfortunately airport changes (e.g. LCYLHRLGW) is not possible.

      • Jason says:

        Yan it was a rewards flight is this still possible? Is it subject to rewards availability?

  • Canuck says:

    Can you combine this offer with the Spring 7000 point bonus rate by staying in a Country Inn and Suites? Effectively making this even more lucrative if you stay Sunday/Monday

  • Mike says:

    Hi
    Just booked Park Inn Bedford for a Sunday and Monday night.
    Originally booked a flexible rate via the app as advised, then checked on desktop and found several rates were not showing on the app
    eg on the app -standard room £76 p/n upgrade to include breakfast £18- cancellable
    On the desktop -2 nights 15% discount – standard room with breakfast £80 p/n -non canceallable – as I am unlikely to cancel I cancelled the original booking made on the app and rebooked on the desktop to save £28. -not a huge amount in the scale of sums often discussed on this site but advice that the app. may not show all available options and the saving is worth significantly more than the 3000 points.

  • JamesW says:

    Hi, not that I expect to use Club Carlson much (if at all) following the removal of the 2-4-1 and 4-4-2 deals BUT I have (had) Gold status via the Amex Platinum Card however have just been dropped down to silver. I contacted Club Carlson and they advised that I have to re-apply for Gold every year via Amex.
    Has anyone else had this ?

  • William Shearer says:

    Stayed at the Radisson Edwardian Heathrow last Monday. Paid £131 and received just short of 20,000 points.