May242018

Radisson Rewards June 25-Sep 2 Dream Deals, 5K per stay, book by July 1

Radisson Rewards has a new promotion launching on May 30, 2018 named Dream Deals.

Reserve stays for June 25-Sep 2, 2018 and earn 5,000 bonus points per stay on prepaid rates booked at discounts up to 30% in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

Promotion not valid for stays in USA hotels.

Need to Know:

  • Must book rate between May 30 and July 1.
  • Stay between June 25 and Sep 2, 2018
  • May 30 time is based on Central Europe Time.
  • *Radisson Rewards members in USA can book these promotional rates beginning Tuesday, May 29 at 6pm ET, 3pm PT.
  • Promotion for 5,000 bonus points per stay only applies to prepaid reservations booked between May 30* and July 1.
  • Existing reservations booked prior to May 30 will not earn 5,000 bonus points. (in other words)
  • Only valid at participating hotels of Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
  • Promotion not valid for stays in USA hotels.
  • Hotel stays in Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden earn bonus points from June 12 and Sep 2, 2018. (By definition, Finland is not part of Scandinavia).

Radisson Rewards Dream Deals Promotion Analysis

One of the aspects I do not like about Radisson Rewards recent promotions is the restricted advance purchase booking window. I rarely book prepaid rates. Setting a deadline to qualify for a promotion is of no value to me unless I happen to be planning and ready to pay for my travel during that time period.

I wanted to book some hotel stays in Europe this month for June stays. I tuned out Radisson Rewards hotel brands due to no promotion bonus points. I missed the April 30 booking deadline to earn bonus points from their current Radisson Rewards promotion for up to 120,000 bonus points.

I am in luck since I will be passing through a few cities in Europe this summer where I found Park Inn and Radisson hotels pricing at some of the most competitive rates.

Radisson Rewards keeps me coming back with decent promotions.

I definitely have one Park Inn hotel in mind for a city I want to visit during a festival weekend. Room rates are still reasonable today. I am waiting in anticipation to see how hotel room rates look on May 30 compared to rates I see now for this Park Inn in a European city with only a Marriott brand hotel as another major chain option. A nonrefundable deal may be sealed if the price is right.

Radisson Rewards 5,000 bonus points = $20 future value

5,000 bonus points (worth about $20) is a factor to consider in whether to book the Park Inn I have my eye on for summer. My travel advantage is I know what the rate is today for this Park Inn, so I will know exactly how much the hotel is discounted on May 30 compared to today. I hope the room rate drops from $133 to $94 per night based on my 30% off estimate.

I give Radisson Rewards points $3.50 to $4.00 per 1,000 points value.

That is a low valuation compared to my average redemption value for Radisson Rewards points.

This summer I booked three hotel reward stays in Europe for 152,000 Radisson Rewards points. 152K is equivalent to $532 to $608 worth of points, if valued at $3.50 to $4 per 1,000 points.

Lowest flexible room rates for my three reward stays priced around $1,100 for same hotel rooms on same dates at time I booked. Rock-bottom room rates were around $900 for prepaid, nonrefundable rates. Good Radisson Rewards points redemption value shaped my travel plans for summer 2018 as I visit 6 or 7 countries in Europe.

Watch for Radisson Rewards buy points sales for periodic $4.00 per 1,000 points promotions

Radisson Rewards points are sold periodically for $4.00 per 1,000 points. There have been past sales in past years at $3.50 per 1,000 points.

Assume 5,000 Radisson Rewards bonus points are about $20 value, then several 1-night stays this summer rack up lots of bonus points at 5,000 bonus points per stay. This looks like a good opportunity to pick up 20,000 or 25,000 points with 4 or 5 different stays.

At $80 to $100 per night at inexpensive hotels might only cost $400 to pick up 20,000 to 25,000 bonus points + 6,000 or more regular points for hotel base spend.

26,000 to 32,000 Radisson Rewards points for 4 or 5 stays = $91-$128 rebate in points value on $400 in hotel spend.

Radisson Rewards category 2 hotels are 15,000 points per night and category 3 hotels are 28,000 points.

Real Deal: Spend $400 this summer on prepaid rates.

26,000 to 30,000 points earned from $400 in hotel spend this summer on 4 or 5 hotel stays worth potentially $150 to $200 per night in future reward stays for several category 2 and category 3 hotels in Europe and other places.

Pay for 4 or 5 hotel nights in summer 2018 and earn one or two free hotel reward nights at category 2 and category 3 hotels.

Park Inn and Radisson hotels happen to be in some central Europe cities I will be passing through in summer 2018. My hotel reward stays for Iceland and Lithuania ate up all my points for summer 2018 travel.

Radisson Rewards Dream Deals is a promotion where I see an opportunity for me to earn 20,000 to 30,000 points for my account while staying in hotels where I already planned to be in Europe for cities offering few major chain hotels to leverage the value between earning and burning loyalty points.

 

 

 

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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