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When do your Radisson Rewards points expire? How can you stop it?

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I receive occasional emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Radisson Rewards points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Radisson Rewards points expire?’. This series, which we haven’t updated for three years, looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep your valuable points intact.

If you need to refer to this article in the future, there is a link to it on our ‘Hotel Offers’ page in the Radisson Rewards section. This also includes details of current Radisson Rewards promotions.

When do your Radisson Rewards points expire?

Here is the full list of articles in this series:

About Radisson Rewards

Radisson Rewards is the hotel loyalty scheme for Radisson Blu, Radisson Red, Radisson Collection, Park Inn, Park Plaza and Country Inns & Suites hotels.

The programme is split into two – Radisson Rewards Americas, for residents of North America, and Radisson Rewards for the rest of the world. This article covers the ‘rest of the world’ programme.

When do Radisson Rewards points expire?

According to the Radisson Rewards terms and conditions here under 2 / d / i:

“If there is no points activity in your Radisson Rewards account for any 24-month period, we may, at any time and in our sole discretion and without notice or liability to you, void and cancel any or all of your points.”

What do they mean by ‘activity’?

The key point is that you do not need to stay at a hotel to keep your points alive. You simply need to have some activity go through your account.

When do your Radisson Rewards points expire?

There are various ways of achieving this:

Earning Radisson Rewards points:

It is possible that you could achieve ‘activity’ on your account simply by transferring your points to a Radisson Rewards Americas account in your name and then transferring them back. This is a free process and can easily be done online. I cannot be certain that this counts, however.

It does not appear that you can earn points via food and drink spend in a Radisson Rewards hotel if you are not a registered guest.

Spending Radisson Rewards points:

Any movement on your account should cause your expiry date to reset.

  • Use points to part-pay your next Radisson Rewards booking – you can use as few as 10 points. If you book a flexible room and then cancel it, this should count as activity, in my opinion, but of course you try this at your own risk
  • Radisson Rewards has a number of charity partners on their website who accept donations of points. The minimum donation is 3,000 points.

There is no excuse at all for letting Radisson Rewards points expire.  The easiest option is to transfer the minimum three American Express Membership Rewards points over to your Radisson Rewards account.

How to be notified of upcoming miles and points expiry dates

If you want to track the expiry dates of all of your miles and points, I recommend signing up to AwardWallet for free. It keeps all of your points balances, including non-travel loyalty schemes, in one place and updates them automatically.

If you pay for the premium version ($30 per year) it also tracks your all expiry dates and emails you when points are about to expire.  On the free plan, you can track the expiry date for three loyalty schemes of your choice.

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

How to earn Radisson Rewards points and status from UK credit cards (March 2023)

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:

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.

(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 (7)

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  • vol says:

    Is anyone here bothering with Radisson “Rewards” anymore after their points and status downgrade debacle?

    Genuine, non-rhetorical question

    • Harrier25 says:

      I am until I’ve spent the 180,000 points I currently have in my account.

    • ankomonkey says:

      I found Radisson Rewards pretty ‘meh’ before the devaluation. Now I certainly can’t be bothered trying to keep their points alive.

    • Rob says:

      My wife is doing a couple of stays per month at Hamburg Airport (the only hotel connected).

      What I have done is:

      * activated Discount Booster, so we save a further 10% in cash but earn fewer points

      * the handful of points she does earn are immediately redeemed for €2 off the next stay

      Ironically we are saving money via the scheme changes but as her points balance is always nil after each booking, there is no ‘loyalty’ per se.

      Radisson is actually worse off because we’d stay here without the extra cash saving.

  • David says:

    They expired on 17th October 2022, after that I don’t view them as a loyalty currency

    • David says:

      What if any value that remains may expire at any time at the whim of Radisson management.

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