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Radisson Rewards Buy Points 50% bonus to July 28

Radisson Rewards has a buy points 50% bonus promotion ending tomorrow night Sunday July 28. The regular rate to buy Radisson Rewards points is $7.00 per 1,000 points.

This promotion offers:

1,000-2,000 points = $7.00 per 1,000 points.

3,000-10,000 points (+10% bonus points) = $6.36 per 1,000 points.

11,000-50,000 points (+25% bonus points) = $5.60 per 1,000 points.

51,000-120,000 points (+100% points) = $4.67 per 1,000 points.

Maximum purchase: 180,000 points cost $840.00.

Final hours to buy discount points

Like most hotel loyalty program buy points offers, I don’t find this a compelling deal. Firstly, Radisson Rewards sold points with 100% bonus last CyberMonday for the low price of $3.50 per 1,000 points. Secondly, Radisson Rewards has devalued their redemption levels at low category hotels over the past two years.

For example, I stayed 5 nights at Park Inn Kaunas and 5 nights at Radisson Blu Klaipeda in Lithuania in 2017 and 2018.

Park Inn Kaunas was 9,000 points per night for my stays. This hotel is now 28,000 points per night.

Radisson Blu Klaipeda was 15,000 points per night for my stays. This hotel is now 38,000 points per night.

I burned through 84,000 Radisson Rewards points this month for stays in Prague and Gdansk at hotels priced for 28,000 points and nearly cleared out the remaining points in my account.

Another aspect to consider if you do not have immediate plans to redeem Radisson Rewards points is Radisson Hotels Group was purchased by China’s Jin Jiang in late 2018 and the Radisson Rewards loyalty program is projected to be integrated with Jin Jiang hotel loyalty program sometime this year according to the reports from the annual business meeting in Miami a few months ago.

Whether Radisson Rewards points become more valuable or less valuable upon Jin Jiang integration is anyone’s guess.

Loyalty Traveler – Radisson Rewards integrating into Jin Jiang loyalty program beginning summer 2019 (April 27, 2019).

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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