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Radisson Rewards, the loyalty scheme for Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn, is offering a flash sale of a 100% bonus when you buy points. This is as big a bonus as you ever get on Radisson Rewards points.
The link is here. It runs until 18th March.
There is no taper. You receive the 100% bonus on however many points you buy. This makes the deal worthwhile even if you are just topping off your account. The cap is 80,000 points plus the bonus.
I tend to value Radisson Rewards points at 0.33p. My list of the best American Express Membership Rewards transfer options puts Radisson Rewards near the top. The transfer rate is 1:3 and I value that at 1p per American Express point.
Via this offer, you are paying just 0.25p per point which is far lower than my valuation. This means, in theory, there are deals to be had.
The issue, of course, is that hotel pricing is all over the place at the moment. Some UK hotels in tourist spots are going for record prices, whilst traditional tourist hot spots overseas are going very cheaply – but you can’t get there!
The New York property is a new build, not a conversion, which is generally a good sign in terms of build quality. It is two blocks from both Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, in what is known as Midtown West. It has 320 rooms, of which 70 have Empire State Building views. There is also a seasonal rooftop cocktail bar which takes in the Empire State Building, the Hudson Yards development including The Edge observation deck and the Hudson River.
Radisson also launched in The Maldives last year – see our article here and the top picture above. There is some amazing value for redemptions, with an overwater bungalow bookable for 70,000 points. 70,000 points costs just $245 (£176) in this sale. The Radisson Blu Resort Maldives website is here.
The link to buy Radisson Rewards points is here.
How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (February 2024)
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 cards earn Membership Rewards points:
- 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 four free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 40,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 120,000 Radisson Rewards points
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 30,000 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 Premium 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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