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Radisson Rewards stay 2 to 20 nights by June 30, earn 5K to 120K points

Radisson Rewards launches its first promotion running March 12 to June 30, 2018 after rebranding from Club Carlson. Members who stay 2 nights, 5 nights, 10 nights or 20 nights earn up to 120,000 bonus points.

Radisson Rewards Hotel Nights March 12 – June 30, 2018

  • 2 nights = earn 5,000 bonus points.
  • 5 nights = earn 10,000 bonus points (15,000 total).
  • 10 nights = earn 35,000 bonus points (50,000 total).
  • 20 nights = earn 70,000 bonus points (120,000 total).
  • Earn 500 bonus points per mobile app booking.

Points stays and Points+Cash stays do not count as eligible nights.

  • Promotion registration is required prior to checkout on your first eligible stay.
  • No retroactive stay credit.
  • Eligible stays must be booked by April 15, 2018 for stays completed by June 30, 2018.

Radisson Rewards 2018Q2 120K promo

Analysis

Unless you are already a Radisson Rewards (Club Carlson) loyalist, the 120,000 points offer for 20 nights is only a consideration for someone who might need a long term stay or quite a bit of travel with hotel needs.

120,000 bonus points are worth around $420 based on the sales price of points during periodic offers. Points can be worth far than $420 at category 1 and 2 hotels with reward nights at 9,000 and 15,000 points per night. Looking for cheap rates today showed me several category 2 hotels charging $100 per night room rates.

Promotion Sweet Spot 5 nights and 10 nights

Earning 15,000 points after 5 nights at Radisson brand hotels is sufficient for a free category 2 night. If $90 to $100 room rate and mobile app booking on 3 stays, then you might earn an additional 10,000 points for 25,000 total points during this offer.

10 nights earns 50,000 bonus points and assume $1,000 in spend (20,000 points) and four mobile app booking bonuses (2,000 points). You can pick up 72,000 or more points on $1,000 hotel spend for 10 nights.

This is a decent return on hotel spend, if you need 5 or 10 hotel nights over the next four months.

My travel probably will not allow much progress for this promotion offer. Primarily due to my plan to stay most of my Radisson brands hotel nights during this period on hotel stays I booked using points at hotels that increased in reward cost on March 1, 2018.

My 2018 Radisson Rewards reservations are already booked during this promotion period and saved me over 120,000 points compared to the higher March 2018 reward price.

Park Inn Ostrava $620 10 nights

I like the earn rate for this Park Inn, Ostrava, CZ. Travel Blogger Exchange TBEX 2018 Europe is planned for July 2018 in Ostrava.

10-night stay at Park Inn Ostrava April 9-19 $620.

This paid stay would earn sufficient points to book 4 reward nights for 60,000 Radisson Rewards points and almost enough for 5 reward nights at this category 2 hotel next July during TBEX Europe.

 

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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