Radisson Rewards has a CyberSale for bookings today through December 3, 2019 for good value 25% to 30% off discount rates on 2020 weekends and Easter Week stays for most regions of the world, except Asia-Pacific region. I see some winter travel deals available at several hotels I checked.
The more intriguing part of Radisson’s CyberSale deals for me is the Radisson Rewards Buy Points bonus offer for 100% bonus points on purchases through December 3. This offer drops the points purchase rate to $3.50 per 1,000 points. That is as low as I have ever seen Radisson sell points. The previous times when Radisson sold points this low were also November/December CyberMonday linked deals over the past five years. Even better this year is the option to buy as many as 160,000 points for $3.50 per 1,000 points. At that rate there are many good value hotel deals to be found around the globe.
Price for Radisson Rewards free night using points at $3.50 per 1,000 points
Category 1 = 9,000 points = $31.50 reward night
Category 2 = 15,000 points = $52.50 reward night
Category 3 = 28,000 points = $98.00 reward night
Category 4 = 38,000 points = $133.00 reward night
Category 5 = 44,000 points = $154.00 reward night
Category 6 = 50,000 points = $175.00 reward night
Category 7 = 70,000 points = $245.00 reward night
Radisson Rewards offered many great hotel stay deals over the past 9 years for my travels. Over the past three years I redeemed nearly all my points and took advantage of many category 1-3 hotel stays. Unfortunately, nearly all category 1 and category 2 hotels in Europe went up to category 3 and 4 hotels since 2017. My hotel stays with Radisson brands have dropped significantly with only five nights in 2019.
For me, the sweet spot now with Radisson Rewards are category 3 and category 4 hotels where room rates will often price higher than $98 or $133 per night in places where comparable lodging can be hard to find at those rates. These are hotels where I see good value investing in Radisson Rewards points.
$35 buys 10,000 points or $560 buys 160,000 points for Radisson Rewards members who go all-in. I think about $280 to pick up 80,000 points is a good buy for me. There are several category 3 hotels I have my eye on around Europe for potential stays.
July 7-10, 2020 for 3 nights
157.46 EUR /$173.29 per night = $519.87
28,000 points x 3 nights = 84,000 points = $294.00 to buy points.