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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.
Radisson Points Expirations Extended Again
Back in March, Radisson Rewards confirmed that it was pressing pause on all points expirations through 31 August 2020 so, with less than two weeks to go before that deadline is reached, members have been waiting to see if Radisson would return with a further extension. Well, it has.
This is the latest wording on the Radisson Rewards Covid-19 page:
We are extending our pause on the expiration of Radisson Rewards points. Any points that were set to expire between March 1, 2020 and March 30, 2021 will now expire on March 31, 2021, if the account remains inactive.
As it happens, it’s not particularly difficult to keep Radisson Rewards points from expiring (even if travel isn’t an option) as doing any of the following will see an accounts points expiry date reset for a further 24 months:
- Put some spend on any of the Radisson Rewards credit cards
- Buy the minimum number of Radisson Rewards points
- Redeem a minimal number of points for airline miles (link)
- Transfer points within a household or from a member with elite status to a non-elite member (both parties will see their points expiration dates reset).
Still, this shouldn’t detract from the fact that Radisson Rewards has done something positive for its members nor from the fact that we now all have at least another 7 months before we have to choose one of the options above to keep our balances alive.
Radisson Is Rolling Over Elite Nights/Stays
Radisson Rewards has already said that all of its elite members will now have their status honored through February 2022 so even if members don’t stay another night at a Radisson property this year, their status is safe for a further 21 months.
Nevertheless, anyone wanting to keep Radisson Rewards elite status through February 2023 will still have to earn enough elite night credits in 2021 to earn that status for another year. Fortunately, Radisson has just made that a target a lot easier to achieve for some.
Below are the requirements for Radisson Rewards elite status and, ordinarily, everyone starts off the new year with a zero balance of nights and stays…but not next year.
All elite nights and stays credited to Radisson Rewards accounts in 2020 will now be rolled over into the 2021 qualification year so anyone who managed to get some stays under their belt before the world locked down will be starting off next year with a head start on elite status qualification. If you already get Gold status courtesy of the Radisson Rewards Premier Card (or if you haven’t credited any nights or stays this year) this probably won’t be a big deal for you but, for everyone else, this is going to be very good news.
Radisson Rewards has announced that members’ points balances will now not expire before 31 March 2021 and that all stays and nights credited to the program in 2020 will now be rolled over into 2021.
Has anyone managed to credit a lot of nights or stays to the Radisson Rewards program this year?
[HT: Frequent Miler]