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News in brief:

Get bonus Avios on your free BA Amex

Last month, American Express launched an Avios bonus offer on the British Airways Premium Plus card. It has now rolled out a similar offer to holders of the free BA Amex card:

Avios Amex offer April 2021

This is how it works:

  • You receive 1 bonus Avios for every £2 you spend
  • This is on top of the usual earning rate of Avios per £1
  • The bonus is capped at 1,500 Avios, representing £3,000 of spending
  • The promotion ends on 19th July
  • Spending by supplementary cardholders does not count

The offer is restricted to 100,000 cardholders so I recommend that you register now before Amex emails everyone about it.

Avis Amex offer April 2021

A new Avis offer too

An Avis offer is also making the rounds. I have it on my free BA Amex but I’m not sure what other cards it is on. The offer is for £20 cashback on £150 spend. You must book on the Avis UK website here and pay by 31st May.

Bonus Avios on your British Airways American Express purchases

Radisson Hotels launches a sale

Radisson has launched a sale across its Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Park Inn and Park Plaza brands.

All sale bookings include breakfast.

All sale bookings can be cancelled up to two weeks before arrival.

You need to book by 16th May for stays up to 20th June for stays in Europe. There is a longer window for stays in Russia, the UAE and Africa.

You can find out more on this page of the Radisson website.


How to earn Radisson Rewards points from UK credit cards (May 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 (21)

  • Sam says:

    I don’t have any offer on my Premium Plus. Suppose it’s not a must?

  • Noel C says:

    I also got 7% off at Boots. Always good to keep an eye on the Amex offers

  • ADS says:

    I recently booked 6 days car hire from Belfast International for £67 which seemed pretty good !

    • AndyGWP says:

      Yup. I’ve got a small van booked for 8 days later this year for the princely sum of £75 from Avis. Could’ve had a small car for £110’ish but I don’t really care so the van is a bargain!

  • ADS says:

    I hadn’t heard about Aer Lingus awarding their regional contract to “Emerald Airlines”

    Seems like a risky move, even if the CEO has big credentials

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