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News in brief:

Get a 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points

Hilton has brought back its offer of a 100% bonus when you purchase 15,000+ points.

The Hilton ‘buy points’ page is here

The maximum purchase, at least for me, is 80,000 points which would double up to 160,000 points with the bonus.

This is less useful than when you are allowed to buy 160,000 points, since 320,000 points is what you need to book a 5-night stay at an 80,000 points per night luxury hotel, given the ‘5 for 4’ deal given to all elite Hilton Honors members. This is the deal I used to book 5 nights at the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah Dubai over Christmas 2020, saving over 60% on the cash price. I wrote about how I did that in this article.

The page to buy points is here if you are interested. The offer runs to 9th February.

Radsson hotels january sale

Get bonus points and a discount in the Radisson Hotels sale

Radisson Hotels has launched a weekend sale, valid for the whole of 2022. The details are here.

The sale covers hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Americas and Asia are excluded.

It is an attractive package, with a range of benefits:

  • savings of up to 25% off Best Flexible Rate for Radisson Rewards members (the discount is capped at 10% for non-members)
  • free breakfast

The sale is valid on Friday to Sunday nights (Thursday to Saturday in the Middle East) except at Edwardian Hotels where it is valid every day.

The deadline to book is 31st January. You can book for any weekend in 2022.

The sale is not valid at Park Plaza hotels, but does include Park Inn, as well as all of the Radisson brands.

If you are looking for ideas, recent openings which have raised our interest include:

The special sale website is here.

How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (May 2022)

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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 180,000 Radisson Rewards points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

These cards earn Membership Rewards points:

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.)

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