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UPDATE – JULY 2021:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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

  • Mikeact says:

    Bits. If you’re looking to get to Sydney from London in the next few weeks, Qantas have released number of seats in all cabins, which is extremely unusual for Qantas , as similar to BA, reward seats are difficult to come by, especially up front.

    • Lady London says:

      Lots of offers coming up generally for UK or Europe to longhaul especially February and March this year across the alliances. More than usual at this time I would say.

      Not sure if this means that overall bookings are soft for Feb/Mar or perhaps the late Easter this year has meant that people are booking later?

      Good news about Qantas award seat availability. Especially as it’s still summer in Australia now. Now, if only the “taxes” on long haul award seats were not so high, if using British Airways avios…

  • Marl says:

    Does anybody remember how to add your rewards number for Radisson or Hilton to Amex for transfer’s, it doesn’t accept my number as is – however I vaguely remember your supposed to add or subtract some digits?

    Also does anybody know roughly when the annual amex bonus points post, is it genuinely months later?

    • Rob says:

      Gold bonus posts about 30 days after renewal.

      Starwood – try adding 0000 at the beginning if you have an issue (this was for old SPG account numbers not new 9-digit Marriott ones)
      Flying Blue – try adding 00 at the beginning if you have an issue
      Radisson – try dropping the first 6 digits if you have an issue
      Virgin Flying Club – call Amex if you have an issue as the system has been troublesome for some time

    • fitz says:

      For Radisson I had to do it over the phone, took about 5 working days. Hilton went through fine online.

  • VJ says:

    Virgin Money Card – 10000 Points.

    I hit £1000 in current statement, though I don’t see extra 5000 points on my statement, is this correct (i.e. No extra 5000 points on statement but will be posted to my VA account directly).

  • Graeme says:

    OT – I’ve never had cause to know before and I’ve not been able to find the answer online – can I use Curve at NS&I? I found some things that suggested I could. I tried last night but it failed, although that might be due to the balance on my underlying card.

    • Stuart says:

      Yes you can, but may be limited to “cash-like transactions” limit on the underlying card.

      Try with MBNA if you can

      • Graeme says:

        Thanks Stuart – I used Virgin which has worked with other cash-like transactions. I’ll persevere.

  • Lee says:

    OT – Qatar just released a movie with all the hype and teasing. No sale then

    • Russ says:

      Indeed. More of a ‘if you are a white family with children you can fly with us to more places and see more white people’. My, can’t imagine who the affluent target audience is LOL!

  • shd says:

    Q: How long after closing an Amex credit card (taking me from 1 charge and 2 credit cards with them down to 1 charge and 1 credit) would it be safe to apply for another [differently branded] credit card with Amex?

    • Alan says:

      What do you mean by “safe”? I’ve got 3 amex credit cards

      • shd says:

        Maybe I’m mis-remembering but felt sure Rob once said Amex think 2 amex credit plus 2 amex charge cards per customer is enough. Perhaps it’s not?

        • Rob says:

          Since Gold switched to Credit that rule doesn’t seem to apply and was never a firm rule.

        • Olly says:

          Along the same lines, can anybody tell me can I refer myself the BAPP from my Amex Platinum to get the Amex 18k as well as the 26k Avios? Thanks

        • Bonglim says:

          Olly Yes (as long as you have not had any BA cards in the last 6 months)

        • RussellH says:

          I currently have three Amex credit cards.
          I suspect that compared with a significant number of readers my income is low – I struggle to get the £1000 / 3 mth spend without making carefully timed charitable donations and/or resorting to Billhop to pay a bit of income tax.
          Weirdly, the SPG card (my newest) was the first one in years to be approved immediately.

    • guesswho2000 says:

      Immediately, you can have 2 charge, 2 credit (although others have even had more than that).

      • BJ says:

        That rule is now dead, and I doubt it was ever alive. Many of us had more cards than that.

    • BJ says:

      You should be fine with just one conbranded card. I was informed by a CSA in November it would not be wise to apply for a third cobranded card. I have no idea if this was just her thoughts or policy but I erred on side of caution and will only apply for SPG after cancelling nectar later this month.

      • shd says:

        I was declined for a third cobranded (credit) card a couple of months back, my first-ever decline in all these years of churning. I was shocked 😉

        TBH I was more surprised that Amex still haven’t closed all my accounts and told me never to darken their door again. We’ve done quite well out of them despite never really spending large sums.

      • BJ says:

        Thanks? proves it is still possible at least.

  • Jonathan says:

    Sorry, I know this has been queried before but looking for recent evidence. Are HMRC payments being treated as cash advance by Creation (IHG) or Virgin through Curve. Have put small trial payments through but not sure if fees & interest would only show up at statement date which would be after 31st Jan. Thanks in advance

    • Tracy says:

      Did this in September, all good. Have just done it again in January for a substantial tax bill but haven’t had my statement yet but don’t see why it would be different to September??

    • Tilly says:

      Same question but for Hilton Visa please.

    • Stephan says:

      All clear on my “Crv*Hmrc London” transactions too (November).

    • Peter K says:

      Did Virgin through curve in December for HMRC and went through with no charge at the time and no fees on the statement that came through this week.

      • Froggee says:

        Yep – paid HMRC 6th January with Virgin via Curve and no charges on statement issued yesterday.

  • Gbit says:

    OT hoping for some Singapore Airllines advice if possible. I’m looking to build a balance of miles / points that can be redeemed for SQ premium cabins. Primarily I’ll need to earn via a UK issued credit card. I already have SPG Amex but am looking at an alternative Visa / Mastercard option. As far as I can tell there are two options. The new Miles and More card and the HSBC World Elite card. HSBC would require me changing banks for my current account so my preference would probably be to go down the Miles and More route (the ongoing earning rate is also better and a lower annual fee). However could anyone advise whether Miles and More has full access to Singapore premium cabins (unlike Virgin for example), if so does M&M have access to both Saver and Advantage seats? If the answer to either of these questions is ‘no’ I’ll plump for the HSBC card instead. Many thanks.

    • New Card says:

      Availability on Singapore flights (inc suites) is better for KrisFlyer members than members of any affiliate airline’s loyalty program. If Singapore is your goal I’d go with the HSBC card notwithstanding the lower earning rate (partly offset by the better sign up bonus). HSBC points are also more flexible.

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