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.
Earning Radisson Rewards points via UK credit cards
As a reminder, 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 – 10,000 Membership Rewards points (= 30,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus
The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points (= 90,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus
American Express Rewards credit card – 5,000 Membership Rewards points (= 15,000 Radisson Rewards points) sign-up bonus
It is worth noting that 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 Melia Rewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.
Membership Rewards points convert at 1:3 into Radisson Rewards points which is a very attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Amex point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 3 Radisson Rewards points.
(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.)