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Even pre-covid, it was difficult to drum up much excitement about Radisson Rewards, and I’m sure many readers are even less interested in buying hotel points at the moment. But, in some circumstances – particularly if you need a decent hotel in London – Radisson Points can be extremely useful. The new 100% bonus on points purchases is therefore well worth a quick look.
“Purchase points to book your next Award Night stay (or any other reward you want) even faster. Receive a 100% bonus on points you purchase now through June 30, 2020. Points are available for purchase in increments of 1,000 points. Plus, for a limited time only, members can purchase points up to an annual maximum of 120,000 points during the offer period.”
As always, ‘value’ depends on a huge variety of personal factors, but it is definitely worth looking at.
Radisson normally charges ~£5.60 ($7 USD) per 1,000 points, so with the bonus you are looking at ~£2.80 ($3.50 USD) per 1,000. The maximum you can now buy is a total of 240,000 points including the 100% bonus:
The best use of Radisson Reward Points for most readers will be for 5* hotels in central London like The May Fair, Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire, Park Plaza London Riverbank, etc.
These sort of hotels regularly charge £250+ per night, but require only 70,000 Radisson Points. In the current sale, 70,000 Radisson Points would set you back a little under £200, so it can be easy to save a few quid.
More adventurous ‘travel hackers’ might also be interested in the opportunities that Points+Money redemptions can provide, and my personal favourite use of Radisson Points is to make a pure points booking and then arrange a cheap (~£50) cash upgrade to a luxury suite!
This is as cheap as Radisson Points get, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s a great deal for everyone – particularly at the moment. That said, there is potential value to be had here and Radisson Rewards is a programme that often gets overlooked.
Terms and conditions apply, see https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/rewards/offers/buy-points-100-bonus for more details. All Points Purchase Terms and Conditions and all standard Radisson Rewards Program Terms and Conditions apply to your purchase and use of Points. Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. Points purchased using this option are non-refundable and will post within 24-48 hours.
The “Purchased Points 100% Bonus” offer (the “Offer”) is valid for Radisson Rewards Points (“Points”) purchased between June 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020 (“Offer Period”) only. Radisson Rewards Members (“Members”) will receive a Point bonus of 100% for purchases of up to 120,000 Points. Members can purchase Points up to an annual maximum of 120,000 points during the Offer Period (up from the annual max of 80,000-point limit). A minimum of 1,000 Points must be purchased to qualify for the bonus. Maximum bonus Points awarded is 120,000 points. Bonus points will not be applied to the yearly Point purchase maximum . Bonus Points and purchased Points will be posted to the Member’s Radisson Rewards account as one transaction within 24-48 hours of purchase. Offer does not apply to Points purchased as a gift. Radisson Rewards reserves the right to add, modify, or discontinue the Offer without notice. Void where prohibited by law. Other exclusions may apply. By participating in this Offer, you agree and consent to these Terms and Conditions, the Points Purchase Terms and Conditions (except as modified above), and the Radisson Rewards Terms and Conditions.