We may have already seen a points sale and an award promotion from Radisson in 2021 but we've been waiting to see what the hotelier's first big worldwide promotion of the year will look like. Over the weekend, we got our answer.
Radisson Rewards is back with a new points sale in which it’s offering a bonus of up to 50% to anyone wishing to buy points on or before 31 January 2021. This sale isn't offering the lowest cost per point that we've seen Radisson publish, but if you can combine it with the 20% rebate that Radisson is currently offering on award bookings, you may be able to get a very good deal.
Radisson has brought back a promotion that it ran in the last quarter of 2021 and is offering a rebate on award nights booked in the next nine days. This time around the rebate on offer isn't quite as generous as the 25% rebate that we saw last year, but by Radisson promotion standards this is still a pretty good deal.
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?