UPDATE – OCTOBER 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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, the Radisson Blu / Radisson RED / Park Inn / Park Plaza hotel group, has a good promotion to encourage you to book with their mobile app.
You will earn 3,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points for the first cash stay you book via the Radisson Rewards app.
It is valid for any paid stay at Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites hotel worldwide worldwide.
I tend to value Radisson Rewards points at 0.33p each based on redeeming 70,000 points for a £200 – £250 five-star hotel. This means that the bonus points are worth £10 which is an excellent return, especially on cheap Park Inn stays.
This will double up with the current 5,000 bonus points offer
Radisson Rewards is currently running what I consider to be the most lucrative hotel offer on the market for one-off stays. Even better, it runs for the rest of 2020.
The promotion is called “5k For Every Stay”. It started on 1st July and runs to 31st December.
This is, I’m pleased to say, an idiot-proof offer. ALL Radisson Rewards hotels are taking part. ALL stays count, even your first stay after registration. Existing bookings count. Even reward nights count, so you are basically getting a 5,000 point rebate on all reward bookings. The only exception seems to be bookings made in the recent £99 London and Amsterdam flash sale, due to those bookings using a promo code.
Based on my 0.33p valuation, 5,000 points is a £17 rebate per stay, on top of your base points.
Here is our main article on the Radisson Rewards 5,000 bonus poinst per stay offer.
You MUST register in advance which you can do by clicking here.
If you trigger the 3,000 bonus points from your first app booking AND the 5,000 bonus points on every stay offer, you will receive 8,000 points AND your standard base points on your next stay.
This means that you will get over £25 on bonus points PLUS your base points! This will be an excellent return on a cheap Radisson stay.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (October 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 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 90,000 Radisson Rewards points. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two free airport lounge passes. 30,000 points is a special offer which runs to 9th November 2021.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 180,000 Radisson Rewards points. 60,000 points is a special offer which runs to 2nd November 2021.
- 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 and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.
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