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[Update: Now 3] FYI: Radisson has no Manhattan hotels…for now

Update 12/26/19: There are now a few properties bookable in Manahttan as of 1/1/20. See this post for more. The Radisson Rewards credit card carries what I have said is an interesting big spend benefit: get a free night certificate valid for US properties with each $10K you spend on the card during your cardmember year (awarded after anniversary, up to $30K in purchases). One easy way for me to justify the spend has been…

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(EXPIRED) Radisson Q1 2019 Promo: Earn Up To 120,000 Bonus Points (Award Stays Count)

Radisson Q1 2019 Promo

Radisson has opened its Q1 2019 promotion for registration for stays up to March 31, 2019. With tiered bonuses offering up to 120,000 points that can be earned on both paid and award stays, it has the potential to be pretty rewarding. The Deal Radisson’s Q1 2019 promotion has the following tiered bonuses: Stay 1 Night: Earn 1,000 Bonus Points Stay 1 additional Night: Earn 2,000 additional Bonus Points (totaling 3,000 Bonus Points) Stay 3 additional…

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(EXPIRED) Country Inn / Park Inn: Spend $100+, get $20 back

There’s a new Amex Offer out for Country Inn & Suites and Park Inn: Spend $100+, get $20 back. This could stack really nicely if you’re also targeted for the Radisson Rewards offer to get 15K points with a single stay by 12/28/19 — though note that this new Amex Offer is good through May 14, 2019, so it’s worth adding even if you don’t have immediate plans for a stay. The Deal Spend $100+ at Country Inn &…

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Three Radisson Rewards 100K Winners!

Three winners have been selected for the Radisson Rewards giveaway that we announced last week.  Each will receive 100,000 points! I’ve emailed all three winners, and two have already responded with their Radisson Rewards numbers.  Hopefully the 3rd will reply within 24 hours of my email.  If not, I’ll pick a new winner (I imagine most readers are hoping for this option!) Winners were picked randomly, but for those curious, here were the winning entries…

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(EXPIRED) $5 rooms at Radisson Blue Mall of America (book on 6/14, very limited)

The Radisson Blu Mall of America is running a 5th Birthday Promotion that looks pretty cool: at 3pm Central Time on June 14th, they will offer a flash sale with $5 and $99 gift certificates valid for a single night in a Superior Room. I’m sure that getting a $5 certificate will be akin to winning the lottery, but the good news is that the certificates will be valid until June 14th, 2019. The Deal Radisson Blu Mall of America…

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Which Hotel Program Has The Most Rewarding Promotions?

Hotel Quarterly Promotions

Nick and Greg have recently been looking at which hotel loyalty schemes offer the best return on paid stays (see here and here). Their analysis has focused on the (somewhat) constant – how many base points you earn for stays, how many bonus points you’ll earn with status and how many points you’ll earn with a co-branded hotel credit card. There’s another factor that can greatly influence the number of points you’ll earn on a…

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How to book US Bank Club Carlson e-cert free nights (it may be harder than you think)

Club Carlson e-cert

The Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa and its business card twin used to be among my favorite cards.  In fact, I have one of each, and my wife has the personal card.  Until May of this year, the cards offered a wonderfully generous benefit called Bonus Award Nights: book two or more nights with points and get the last night free.  This meant that two night stays cost the same as one night stays (since…

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Radisson Blu Lucerne, on points

My family and I recently spent 4 nights at the Radisson Blu in Lucerne, Switzerland.  Radisson Blu is a somewhat upscale brand from the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.  The chain’s rewards program, Club Carlson, is arguably the single most rewarding major hotel program for several reasons: Point earnings on paid stays are extremely high (point earnings start at 20 points per dollar and increase with elite status and other factors). The Club Carlson Premier Rewards…

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How to maximize your Freedom 5X purchases

Every 3 months, the Chase Freedom card offers 5X on spend within different categories of merchants.  This quarter (October through December), the 5X categories are hotels, airlines, Best Buy and Kohl’s.  Here are some terrific ways to spend within those 5X categories: Buy miles for .8 cents (Wyndham) Loyalty Traveler summarizes the current bonus opportunities from Wyndham.  The gist is that its possible to book cheap hotel rooms (without showing up to check-in) and earn…

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