Radisson Rewards has launched a Black Friday points sale and, unsurprisingly, it's the best sale that the loyalty program usually publishes. Most points purchases made through 2 December will earn a 100% bonus and as that values Radisson's points at just 0.35 cents each and as Radisson has boosted the maximum number of points its members can buy in a year, this opens up the opportunity for significant savings at some of the hotelier's best properties.
It appears to be the season for 30% Avios bonuses. First we have Chase offering a 30% bonus on Ultimate Rewards Point transfers to various Avios-issuing airlines and now we have British Airways offering a 30% bonus on transfers from IHG Rewards Club and Radisson Rewards. But is this promotion any good?
Radisson appears to be taking a leaf out of Hyatt's book by launching an offer for 25% back on awards bookings and although the offer isn't quite a generous as Hyatt's for World of Hyatt credit card holders (the Radisson promotion doesn't run as long), it's definitely more generous than Hyatt's for everyone else.
At the beginning of July, Radisson Rewards has launched a promotion through which it has been offering guests a bonus of 5,000 points on every stay. This bonus continues to be offered through the end of the year with all of Radisson's worldwide properties participating, but the promotion has just been boosted by news that Radisson Rewards Visa card holders can earn additional bonus points too.
Back before "lockdown" was even a thing for some people, Radisson Rewards was the first of the major hotel loyalty programs to announce status extensions for all of its elites and one of the first to announce that it was pausing point expirations too. Now, with the revised deadline for points expirations looming at the end of the month, Radisson Rewards has made two more favorable announcements.
Up until recently, IHG Rewards has been the only big hotel loyalty program to make any global changes to elite status or status earnings in light of the current crisis but now Radisson has also joined in with a very positive change of its own.
Radisson Rewards is the latest hotel loyalty program to announce a first quarter promotion for 2020 and it's offering members the chance to earn up to 150,000 points for stays made through March 31st...but who should be considering this?
While only three of the major airlines are offering mileage sales worth considering this Black Friday, the hotel chains appear to be making more of an effort. With the exception of Hilton, all the major hotel loyalty programs are running points sales right now and most are well worth a closer look.
Radisson is the latest of the major hotel chains to announce its end of year promotion and this time around the hotelier is offering double points and double elite night credits on all qualifying stays through 29 December 2019...but there's a catch.
There was a time, not all that long ago, when the Las Vegas strip was pretty much devoid of any properties at which the mainstream points currencies could be “earned and burned”. There was a Westin just off the strip (opposite Harrah’s) and then Marriott built its “Grand Chateau” timeshare property on Harman but, other than that, there weren’t really any other options.