Radisson Rewards, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza loyalty scheme, has been running a series of ‘member exclusives’ offers.
Last week it was offering a 20% discount on transfers to airline miles.
More interestingly, this week it is offering a 20% discount on free night redemptions.
There is a bit of small print to note. Importantly, it isn’t actually a 20% discount – it is a 20% rebate.
This is not just semantics. It means that you need to have the ‘full’ price of the room in your Radisson Rewards accounts. Whilst a 70,000 points room will only cost you 56,000 points with this offer, you need to book it for 70,000 points and then wait for 14,000 points to be returned to you within 30 days of checking out.
Secondly, there is a limit on when you can stay. Bookings under this offer must be completed by 31st March 2020.
I usually value a Radisson Rewards point at 0.33p, so you should be able to get around 0.4p via this offer.
Radisson Rewards is an EXCELLENT American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner. You receive three Radisson Rewards points for every Amex point you send over, which means you can usually get over 1p per Amex point of value via free Radisson rooms.
Unfortunately, Amex transfers to Radisson Rewards are slow according to our last crowdsourced list of Membership Rewards transfer times. Four days seemed to be average but we had one case of it taking seven days. This is not ideal because you need to book your Radisson redemption by 20th November in order to receive your 20% points rebate.
Full details of the Radisson Rewards 20% points rebate can be found on the Radisson site here.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (January 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:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 60,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 90,000 Radisson Rewards points
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 15,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for life.
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.
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