Nov272018

Radisson Rewards $3.50/1,000 points offers good hotel discounts

Tuesday November 27 is the last day to buy Radisson Rewards points with 100% bonus points reducing the price to $3.50 per 1,000 points. Members can purchase up to 80,000 points for $280 with this offer. The promotional sales price ends at 11:59 Central Time, 9:59pm Pacific.

This promotional rate offer matches the lowest rate I have ever seen Radisson Rewards points sold. I purchased points on CyberMonday 2014 at this price when the program was named Club Carlson.

I spent the past hour analyzing room rates at Radisson Rewards category 3 hotels where 84,000 points buys 3 hotel reward nights.

There are good deals in several cities around Europe like Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Prague, Tallinn and Wroclaw where rates next summer are mostly over $125 per night and for some of these cities at some hotels on certain dates are over $200 per night.

28,000 points are $98.00 in today’s sale.

Radisson Blu Ljubljana, Slovenia is $194 USD per night June 11-14, 2019 or 28,000 points.

I convinced myself that buying Radisson Rewards points at this price of $3.50 per 1,000 is still a good investment. I’ll lock in some reward stays for summer 2019 and hopefully my travel plans work out next year to make it to these places for the dates.

I lost out on a great deal last summer when I changed my travel plans for Tallinn, Estonia to Rome and had to cancel my reward nights booked when hotels were still only 15,000 points before they increased to 28,000 points in March 2018.

 

 

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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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Comments

  1. Ric, is this so good of a deal that you would have your wife also buy some point for her account? (I understand it’s easy to pool points.) I’m just trying to understand how “all in” you would go on this. Part of me wants to commit big time but then I see that I haven’t used any Radisson points at all in the last 18 months…

  2. If you have not used points in 18 months, then you probably did not need to go all in.

    I redeemed 150,000 points in 2018 and about that many points in both 2016 and 2017.

    The main reason I did not consider buying points through my wife’s account is my more immediate hotel stays are based on Choice Privileges points and I see far better value opportunities with Choice Privileges points.

    I will detail some of these Choice Hotels deals in an article today.

  3. I went on the website last night, while the promotions was supposedly still active, and it was not showing the correct pricing anymore. I didn’t feel like fighting with Radisson or points.com if it was going to go correctly, so I didn’t go for any more points.

    Looking forward to your Choice Hotels article today. (I’ve found excellent value with them this year.)

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