Radisson Rewards Americas has launched its first sale on points. This comes at a perfect time for those who are tempted by the promotion I wrote about earlier today – to earn free night certificates by booking award stays.
Radisson Rewards Americas is offering to sell you points with a 100% bonus. The offer will run until September 15, 2021.
You can purchase a maximum of 80,000 points per year. Once the bonus is applied, you will receive 160,000 points. This will cost you $640 – or 0.35 cents per point.
Does it Make Sense to Buy Points?
The annual maximum of 160,000 points doesn’t stretch very far when you are trying to stay at one of Radisson’s best hotels costing 75,000 points per night.
But if you are looking to spend 30,000 points on a 2-night award stay at a Category 1 hotel – to earn yourself a free night certificate good in early 2022 for a Category 3 hotel – then now is the PERFECT time to be buying some points if needed.
Regardless, buying points for 0.35 cents each can result in some serious bargains, since you won’t have any additional taxes to pay on “free” award nights…
- Category 1 – $52.50
- Category 2 – $105
- Category 3 – $157.50
- Category 4 – $210
- Category 5 – $262.50
The Bottom Line
Although the annual cap should be higher, these 100% bonuses are a great way to pick up some Radisson points. Sometimes you never quite know when you will need to stay at a Country Inn in some out-of-the-way place.So having a stash of Radisson points can be quite useful, even if you tend to prefer the larger hotel chains…
And as a travel hacker, you could theoretically get three hotel nights for little more than $100 of investment. What’s not to like about that…