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Radisson Rewards Americas‘ newest promotion is basically a buy 2, get 1 free deal, but there are a handful of elements here that you’ll want to be aware of before you run out and start booking stays.
Let’s dive in and break down everything you need to know about the chain’s newest promo.,
Radisson’s One, Two, FREE Promo
For a limited time, when you redeem points for a 2-night stay at your choice of Radisson Hotels Americas properties between September 8, 2021, and December 31, 2021, you’ll earn a free night e-Cert to enjoy any time between January 17, 2022, and May 23, 2022.
To participate in the promotion, you must register, then redeem points and complete your award stays by December 31, 2021. You can earn up to 5 free night certificates during the promotion, 1 for every 2-night award stay you complete.
But here is the catch — award stays at a Category 1 to 3 hotel will receive a free night e-Cert redeemable only at Category 1 to 3 hotels, and award stays at Category 4 to 5 hotels will receive a free night e-Cert redeemable at Category 4 to 5 hotels.
So if your brain immediately jumped to booking a bunch of cheap 2-night Category 1 stays in order to earn a few free night certificates redeemable at any hotel, that won’t be possible with this promotion.
Hot Tip: Don’t currently have Radisson Rewards Americas points? Radisson is offering another promotion that allows you to earn 7,000 points per night on cash stays! We also have tips on the best ways to earn Radisson Rewards Americas points.
Maximizing the Promo
While the promo is not quite as lucrative as it might seem at first glance, it is still possible for you to get outsized value from it, especially if you were planning on booking Radisson stays in the future anyway.
For instance, a 2-night stay at a Category 1 property costs 15,000 points per night, or 30,000 points total. Afterward, you’ll receive a free night certificate valid for up to a Category 3 property, which costs 45,000 points per night. So you’ll spend 30,000 points and get 45,000 back in value — which is pretty great!
Similarly, a 2-night stay in a Category 4 property costs 60,000 points per night, or 120,000 points total. The free night certificate you’ll receive afterward is valid for up to a Category 5 hotel, costing 75,000 per night. This is not as great of a value as our previous example, but still very solid if you were considering a vacation at a Radisson anyway!
All in all, this is a great promotion if you were planning on booking some Radisson award stays anyway, but if not, the deal probably isn’t juicy enough to go out of your way to do so.
However, even if your upcoming travel would allow you to take advantage of this promo, keep in mind that the window for the certificates you’ll receive is January 17, 2022, through May 23, 2022. If you don’t think you’ll be able to travel during those months, then this is probably a promotion to skip.
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