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Earn 120,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points with their Spring hotel promotion

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UPDATE – JULY 2021:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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. 

Radisson Rewards is not currently running a global bonus points promotion.

Radisson Rewards – the loyalty scheme for Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson Collection, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotels – has launched its new Spring promotion.

If you can push a lot of business their way over the next 10 weeks it could work out very nicely indeed.

It is a simple one, based on the number of nights you do between now and 31st March:

  • Stay 1 night, earn 1,000 bonus points
  • Stay 2 nights, earn 3,000 bonus points
  • Stay 5 nights, earn 10,000 bonus points
  • Stay 10 nights, earn 50,000 bonus points
  • Stay 20 nights, earn 120,000 bonus points

The bonus posts cumulatively.  You receive 1,000 points after your first night, an additional 2,000 (total 3,000) after your 2nd night, an additional 7,000 (total 10,000) after your fifth night etc.

I value a Radisson Rewards point at around 0.33p.  This means that you are getting a very modest £3.33 return if you do just one night.  If you do exactly 20 nights, however, you will have received a bonus of 120,000 points which is worth around £400 – that is a VERY attractive £20 per night.

Existing bookings WILL count.  Interestingly, points and ‘points and cash’ stays will count too.  This means that if you can find a very cheap 9,000 point hotel (there are none left in the UK but they still exist in other countries) and stayed there for 20 nights, you would get 2/3rd of your points back.

You MUST register in order to take part, which can be done at this page of the Radisson Rewards website.


How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (July 2021)

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 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 (167)

  • The Right Honourable Genghis says:

    Morning everyone. Need to get flights for my mum and dad from Heathrow (November) to Cape Town (December) this year. I have plenty of MR points (Virgin, BA) and Marriott points (convert to SA Airways among others). Though are there any sweet spots I am missing? Other carriers offering good redemptions?

    • TripRep says:

      In terms of sweet spots if they are flexible on dates be mindful of peak/off peak timings for redemptions.

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      Singapore’s award chart is 90k miles Europe-South Africa return in business. Gives you one-change options on South African, Turkish and Ethiopian. BA is your only direct option to CPT.

  • BJ says:

    OT: Does the amex travel offers require the £200 or £600 spend to be in a single transaction or is it cummulative spend before the expiry date?

  • Nigel the Pensioner says:

    Thanks for the Radisson heads up Rob, Park Inn in Belfast booked for 3 nights in each of 2 rooms for Feb!

  • BJ says:

    OT: Nectar points rebates on LNER have now been made.

  • Anna says:

    OT – is anyone else having problems searching for award availability on BA.com?

    • BJ says:

      Technical problems or availability problems? I am not convinced BA is releasing 2xCW on BKK flights T-355. I was checking midnight to 01:30h for a week and never got lucky.

      • Kayleigh says:

        We’ve hopefully secured BKK-LHR on 29 Dec. I say hopefully because I booked at T-355 last week, but they still haven’t ticketed them. They have taken avios but not the money yet. Shows up on my BA account, but no ticket number assigned to those legs. Got a call yesterday saying they needed the CVC number for my card, which is why they hadn’t been ticketed so far, and would be ticketed in next 3-4 hours. 18 hours later and still nothing…

        • BJ says:

          That sounds ok Kayleigh, I’m sure those seats are being held for you and it’ll get sorted.

      • Anna says:

        Technical – all searches just going to a blank screen. BA redemption finder is also saying there is an issue with their data source.

        • BJ says:

          Not having a problem with blank screen. Just did a few searches using android tablet and it worked fine for me except there was sometimes a glitch with cabin class. This could be rectified by using the full page pay with avios etc view as opposed to the left hand search panel on BAEC my accout page. When there was an issue it automatically redirected from the latter to the former.

      • Prins Polo says:

        I’d be surprised if they’re not. There were a few similar threads on Flyretalk over time and the consensus was that these seats just get snapped immediately. When I booked one of my Caribbean redemptions recently, I literally kept refreshing the screen and booked the tickets seconds after they appeared.

        • BJ says:

          Yes, think I was just unlucky. Something may appear later, was lucky booking for my partner this year simply by checking every day. Flights available with AY but so far no direct flights from EDI-HEL for next winter. They might have decided to revert to seasonal.

  • Adam says:

    Just recieved an email from Vueling Club. Apparently they have been giving double Avios on flights in January – but apparently wanted to keep it a secret?

    Unfortunately not going to be able to take advantage as I am already travelling for the rest of the month but as a Premium Member this would have earned me 16 Avios per € (my rolling return on an Avios is 2.5p so this would give me 40% back!!!)

  • ee says:

    OT from yesterday. Our outstanding £200 statement credit from Amex travel appeared late yesterday. Here are the full timings as a data point:

    4/1 made booking
    9/1 charge hit statement
    16/1 statement credit appeared with date of 14/1

    • Polly says:

      Same here, was checking too.

    • AndyGWP says:

      6/1 made £424 and £182 booking (£606 cumulative)
      9/1 £424 charge hit statement
      10/1 £182 charge hit statement
      17/1 statement credit appeared with date of 15/1

    • Alan says:

      Yeah it takes about 10-14 days. It and the Morrison’s ones have been the ones I’ve consistently received email confirmations for though.

  • Rich says:

    OT – sorry for another OT thread so early in the day, but looking for some advice from the collected wisdom.

    We’re travelling to Singapore in March/April with our toddler (he’s 2 in June), and I’m looking for any recommendations on places to stay. We’re staying 10 nights and were thinking of splitting the trip between Santosa and somewhere more central. Any opinions gratefully received (along with any wider travel tips on travelling with a young child!).

    Thanks!

    • Anna B says:

      We really liked the Quincy, near shopping malls (very important for air con!). Very good service. Lots of extras included. Will stay there again.

    • Scallder says:

      Rich – have you done longhaul yet with the little one? Just interested before making some comments as I don’t want to list off some stuff which might seem obvious if you’ve already done it? We took our little one to NZ back in the summer (was 9 months at the time), however it did teach us a lot of things. Going to the US over Easter so definitely know some things better for next time around.

      Can’t help with SIngapore I’m afraid, however if you are flying with Singapore Airlines they are great with children (we flew with them to NZ).

    • Scallder says:

      Actually one thing I would recommend for Singapore thinking about it is Gardens by the Bay – we had a 10/11 hour layover so spent the afternoon there. Was great for our little one even at her age but would think would be good for a toddler as well – as well as the greenhouses and the walkway there is a playground as well as a splash area which I’m sure would work well with your toddler

    • Craig says:

      The older of the 2 Intercontinental’s was really nice. We weren’t impressed by the Marina Bay Sands which was very impersonal, this was even though we had booked a Club room. +1 for Gardens by the Bay, there is a really nice food court there, Satay by the Bay.

    • Jake Mcloughlin says:

      Spent a week in the W on Sentosa island. Was good fun with a nice pool to relax although my little brother was slightly older. Could be good for a young one though too. The staff were also really helpful with food requirements (my brother can’t eat gluten).

      The local port area around the hotel is nice with family friendly resteraunts.

      In terms of travel tips, sentosa island is fun with plenty of paid for and free activities for kids. In Singapore the art/science museum is would be also be good (think interactive exhibits not museum) and the zoo/night zoo is always going to be a winner

    • Keith says:

      I have stayed at Fraser Place Robertson Walk a couple of times when I have been to Singapore and I would recommend it. I really like staying at Roberston Quay, lots of nice restaurants and shops nearby and you could stroll from there to Gardens by the Bay or Marina Bay Sands. If you fancied a trip to Raffles etc it’s still walk-able but there are so many UBER’s / MRT nearby you can get anywhere you like. You could get to Sentosa from here in 15 mins. I prefer RQ to the very centre of Singapore and Fraser Place is very comfortable.

    • Rich says:

      Thank you all so much for the replies, we’ll definitely check out some of those options. Scallder – this is our first long haul with the child, so any advice very gratefully received! Cheers all…

      • Scallder says:

        Hey Rich, sorry for not coming back to you yesterday and apologies for the brain dump below, but hopefully this will help:

        1) If you haven’t already got one, I can’t recommend highly enough getting a travel buggy. We’ve got a Joie Pact Lite (which we got 2nd hand off eBay for £70), although there’s plenty others out there too, which can be flipped up and put down one handed (if required) and fold up small enough to fit in the overhead storage on a plane. This means that you can take it all the way onto a plane rather than having to check a large buggy at check in (or the gate), so it is really helpful. Especially if the little one wants to sleep for some of the time at the airport (over needing to check in with other baggage). It is also very helpful when going out as given it’s smaller than most buggies (I’ve seen some that are practically the size of a tank) it’s good for going to restaurants etc as very small and nimble.

        2) Have 1 (or perhaps even two) set(s) of spare clothes in your hand luggage for all of you, in freezer zip lock bags. You never know what might happen in the air and the freezer bags help in case of any accidents and keeping that stuff separate from everything else in your hand luggage. Also pack more nappies than you need too.

        3) If you’re flying BA and haven’t already, BA give free seat selection for your entire party if you have an infant under 2. So take full advantage of this and try and get some better seats with a bit more space. We’re definitely going to miss this once our little one turns 2 as we don’t have status.

        4) I don’t think this will apply for you going to Singapore, but I’d really suggest not doing any driving for much longer than an hour or so after landing. We had a 3.5 hour journey after landing in Auckland, and our daughter barely slept which meant we didn’t, which meant that in hindsight, the drive was not a good idea at all.

        5) Leading on from 4) our little one even at 9 months just did not want to sleep on the plane. For the 13 hours or so to Singapore she slept for 90 minutes (which it should have easily been 3 times as much if not more at her age, as it was a day (UK time) flight). Given the age of your little boy, I’d expect the excitement of the new environment to be the same for him, so don’t plan too much for the day you arrive in Singapore!

        6) Only applies if you’re taking a car seat (so perhaps not one for this trip(?) but perhaps for the future), but if you get a car seat travel bag, you can pack a load of stuff in the bag around and within the confines of the car seat – i.e. free luggage allowance! Our bag was never opened at check in with Singapore and I’ve never heard or read of BA doing the same (or any airline for that matter…)

        7) I’m pretty sure our daughter could now easily put away more food than a 4 year old, so take plenty of snacks (of whatever variety you use) for the flight. Better to have too many than too few! Also take some different toys (I’m also in the camp at his age some time on a tablet is absolutely fine), and you can introduce them every 1/2 hours so he’ll have something new to play with throughout the flight.

        8) I don’t know whether there are many options for this in Singapore, but if you have the ability to find a hotel/lodging option with a separate bedroom from living room/other space, it is extremely useful. It prevents the situation of you putting your son down to sleep and then having to be really quiet/possibly sitting in the dark. Whilst in NZ and for an upcoming trip in the US we’ve focused on some options like this (we’ve got the majority of our US visit over Easter in various Residence Inn properties with 1 bedroom apartments all on points). In tandem with this, taking a baby monitor with you is useful.

        9) Take your son’s red book with you. This falls into the better to have and not need with you, but perhaps better to take with you just in case.

        10) Boots let you do an online order to pick up at an airport location. You can do this at their airside stores too, so you could pick up food/snacks etc at the airport. We did this and when we called them they said to ensure it’s delivered 2-3 days before you fly to ensure it’s there as they’ll hold the item for (I think) 14 days from it arriving at the store. Most airline food will be jars of something which your son may or may not take a liking to, so good to have something as a back-up in case he doesn’t.

        11) If your son wants to move around, try and see if there are any of the galley areas, or perhaps some areas upstairs on the A380 (if you’re flying that plane) to give him a bit of space to let off steam. The cabin crew we had seemed fine with this as long as you obviously didn’t get in their way for meal services etc (ultimately for the safety of your child).

        12) Whilst you would expect your airline to safely deliver all your bags, it might be worth splitting your son’s stuff across multiple bags in case one does go missing. My wife and I split the stuff for all three of us across different bags for our trip just in case something had gone missing (thankfully it didn’t). You can then simply just re-organise (if not unpacking) wherever you’re staying.

        13) Have a bottle or beaker (water is absolutely fine) for take off and landing as it’ll help with the change in air pressure on your son’s ears.

        14) Most airlines will let you board early with a young one. Take this up (getting to the gate a bit early ahead of boarding is never a bad thing with a little one) so you just have a bit more time to settle on the plane. Others might say the complete opposite to minimise time you’re on the plane, but I found it was better to get settled (including grabbing overhead locker space by your seats) than getting on at the very last minute. Whilst being first on the plane, I’d also advocate being the last off. Singapore customs is very easy and quick, so being behind others won’t be a problem. It also just means you can let everyone else off and then take your time collecting things etc. If your buggy is gate checked, this should also allow a bit more time for the buggy to arrive.

        15) Not sure whether it’s your son’s first flight at all (you can even slightly fib to say it is if it isn’t), but being last off the plan might also give the opportunity for your son to have a photo in the cockpit with the pilot(s) – we managed this and was a nice photo for the scrapbook!

        Finally, and it might seem like a silly thing to say, but your family (including your son) have as much right to be on that plane as any other passenger. Unfortunately, you might get looks/comments from other passengers (perhaps most likely from adults flying solo), but by and large most people (from my limited experience anyway) seem to just get on with their own business, like you will be. If people are unhappy being on a plane with a baby then they can a) buy a better pair of headphones, b) fly on a private jet or c) do both. The chances are your son will scream at some point, but it’ll happen – he’s a 1 year old. Everyone else on the plane will have been that age at some point, so it’s a part of life. So going in with that mentality I think it crucial as well. You may also luck out and be sitting around people who will join in entertaining your son – some people around us played peek-a-boo with our daughter on our flight which even if it was only for a couple of minutes every now and again was lovely as it also showed they didn’t care they were sitting next to a young child!

        Hopefully that’s of some help, and whilst it’s possible to prepare as much as possible (and very much do!), everything you’d planned and hoped for on the flight might be flipped on its head but just go with it, and I hope you guys have a great time in Singapore. Our mantra has definitely been to continue travelling with our daughter as it should hopefully get her used to it early on, but obviously the exposure to other cities, culture and people I can only imagine is a huge benefit for your child’s development!

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