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Radisson Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Park Inn and Park Plaza – has launched a double points offer.

It runs from yesterday until 31st August.  There are two snags:

the rules say that stays must be booked and consumed between 9th July and 31st August, so existing bookings may not qualify

you need to stay a minimum of TWO nights

You must register for the offer – but that is easily done by clicking here.

If you can work around the minimum stay and new booking restrictions, this could work out nicely.  You would usually receive 20 base points per $1 spent, which would double to 40 base points per $1.  Given that I tend to value a Radisson Rewards point at around 0.33p (0.44c) you are getting a return of 17.5% on your spending.

If you have Radisson Rewards status – and American Express Platinum cardholders get Gold status in Radisson Rewards for free – you would earn 45 points per $1 in total, meaning a return of almost 20%.

The registration page for the double points offer is here.

You can learn more about Radisson Rewards on the Radisson website here

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

How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (February 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 (116)

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  • Max says:

    Does anyone know how long it takes for the welcome bonus of SPG AMEX to get credited into SPG account? Is it too late to apply for the card now if I want to get the points before 1st Aug?

    • Rob says:

      Nothing happens on 1st August. Nothing happens for 2 reasons – a) the Marriott / SPG changes are NOT 1st August, they are ‘some time in August’ and b) the SPG Amex continues and points transfers after the switchover just get multiplied by 3x.

      Points go across 6 days before statement date so if you signed up now and had a statement date of the 10th, the first lot of points inc the bonus would go across on 4th August and will be in the account on 6th August, give or take.

      • Max says:

        Thanks Rob! Don’t know where I got the impression that the changes take place on 1st August. I’m 10K SPG points short to redeem the Travel Package so am hoping to get the points before devaluation. I’ve already maxed out on the point purchase.

        • Rob says:

          Marriott has actually said ‘1st August’ at least once in communications, but this is apparently not the case and they are now downplaying any attempt to have it live by then. As long as it goes live before my Venice stays in August, since Marriott resort hotels do not currently give free breakfast but will after the switch!

      • pauldb says:

        Sorry but the SPG/Marriott thing has gone over my head. I have some SPG points from Amex that will probably be BAEC-bound but the flexibility is nice. Is the airline transfer option disappearing, and/or the 20+5k bonus?

  • Bazinga says:

    OT: Have the Gold Credit Card, used the normal link to upgrade to Platinum a month ago. It was “accepted” but the Platinum wasn’t posted because I can’t upgrade from Credit Card to Charge Card. That is annoying, has anyone else had this experience? As a Gold Credit Card holder, can I apply for the Platinum Charge and earn the bonus points?

    • Anna says:

      I think it was always assumed there might be issues trying to upgrade from credit to charge, what exactly was Amex’s response? OH has just applied to upgrade from gold charge to platinum charge, knowing it’ll probably be the last time we can do it and will probably have to apply for the Platinum from the get go next time and swallow the fee for a couple of months.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      No bonus as its per earning family and you have an MR earning card. you would get the 9k referral bonus from your Gold though.

      TBH whats the harm in holding both? gold is better long term for spend

    • N says:

      Check comments from me earlier this morning. I too was refused…

  • Andrew-a says:

    I’m trying to link my OH’s Amex reward account to SPG to transfer points across. It just throws up a message saying “sorry there has been an error!” , email address etc are all the same. The only difference I can see is on the SPG account she has no title but the Amex form asks for one. I have tried putting in Mrs but it makes no difference. Is this likely to be where its falling down?
    The SPG account is only around 7 days old.
    Any advice anyone?

  • Lumma says:

    OT – checking my exec club account and Ive just gotten 4000 points for Q1 and Q2 short haul spring bonus avios. Does anyone know what it’s for? It posted just after a avios redemption flight if that’s got anything to do with it? I did have a paid return flight a few weeks back too

    • Rob says:

      That’s it then.

    • Sussex Bantam says:

      It was the recent promotion they had – fly X flights by the end of June and get a bonus. I can’t remember the exact details.I got 16,000 earlier this week.

  • r* says:

    Have Marriott ended the platinum challenge? I called them and was told that they no longer offer it as of june 11th.

    Similarly, has their online support team all given up? I got an automated response saying theyd respond within 7 to 10 days, 13 days so far and no response.

    • Rob says:

      Yes, suspended (not sure if permanently or not) whilst the consolidation process is done.

      • Rob MC says:

        That was lucky I got accepted on the 4th June up until the end of September. Hopefully it works out ok

  • Yorkieflyer says:

    Great Do last night, thanks Rob and Anika for organising and nice to be with such a friendly and diverse bunch of point aficionados. As an aside, a Lloyds upgrade voucher popped into Mrs Yorkieflyers Avios account, I guess a few days ago, not checked recently but when well short of the £7k spend, certainly at least £1k short. I wonder whether they are clearing the decks before closure by disbursing vouchers early?

    • Axel says:

      My Avios Voucher just appeared as well! Though I think I hit the £7k spend last week

      • Roberto says:

        My Virgin 2 x PE voucher also appeared in the last few days too.. End of yearly billing cycle is many months away albeit the MBNA have ceased of course..

        • lev441 says:

          Likewise – they must have processed all the upgrade vouchers upon the MBNA closure date.

  • BlueThroughCrimp says:

    Thanks for last night.
    Long trip home to Dundee for me, but managed to see the RAF flypast today. Bonus!

  • CountryKerry says:

    OT: Lloyds Avios Cards…

    Just got off the phone with Lloyds as I was charged an FX fee for a purchase 🙁
    When I phoned, automation didn’t work so an agent asked for the card number. She then said;
    “So you have the Lloyds British Airways Mastercard. How’s it going today “.

    Thought it odd. I asked for more information and was told this is what the card is becoming and thought I should have heard by now as new T’s and C’s were sent out. She did advise me to telephone Avios as they are the link between Lloyds and BA. She gave me a phone number, and it goes to British Airways.

    Something happening soon, perhaps?

    • Memesweeper says:

      I’d be surprised if BA had two competing branded cards in the same market — and the BA Amex has years to run i’d guess. There’s probably an exclusivity clause in their contract too.

      It’s not unprecedented though — ANA in japan has cards with multiple issuers, all promoted alongside each other on the ANA website.

    • Hugo Goodson says:

      I have had a new set of terms and conditions arrive effective September including 0% fees with no mention of the avios rate changing.

      • Anna says:

        Yes I posted earlier – they have no date for any changes as yet, and will give 90 days’ notice when they do.

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