When talking about points hotels, we usually talk about how great Hyatt’s redemption value consistently is or the massive number of hotels under the Marriott portfolio — Radisson Hotels Americas does not typically come up in conversation.
Radisson Hotels Americas is still a significant player in the global hospitality world with nearly 1,500 hotels under its umbrella across the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
The Radisson Rewards Americas program makes it reasonably easy for members to earn and redeem points for free hotel stays across its brands. You might even be surprised to find that Radisson Hotels Americas has a lot of 5-star hotels, as well!
Let’s get straight into how you can begin earning lots of Radisson Rewards Americas points. By complementing the strategies outlined in this article with earning IHG One Rewards, World of Hyatt, Hilton Honors, and Marriott Bonvoy points, you’ll find yourself with tons of different hotel points to use for free stays around the world.
Start by Joining Radisson Rewards Americas
When you join Radisson Rewards Americas, you’ll get a unique Radisson Rewards Americas number associated with your email.
Every time you use your Radisson Rewards Americas number for an opportunity to earn points, the Radisson Rewards Americas number will ensure that the points get deposited into your account and nobody else’s.
Anytime you have points, you can use them for a number of things, including hotel stays, gift cards, and even transferring to airline partners.
Before you do that, however, you’ll need to register for the Radisson Rewards Americas program.
Hot Tip: Be aware that Radisson has split its rewards program into 2 depending on your region: Radisson Rewards Americas and Radisson Rewards. Radisson Rewards Americas covers the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
1. Radisson Hotels Americas Stays
Radisson Rewards Americas members earn points based on their elite status. Base-level Rewards Club members will earn 20 points per dollar spent on eligible rates.
An eligible rate, according to their terms and conditions, is defined as “a rate identified in Radisson’s Hotels reservation system as eligible for points.” These rates exclude rates booked through an online travel agency, group or tour operator accounts, complimentary or barter rooms not booked on points, friends and family rates, and employee rates.
Also, points can be earned on up to 3 rooms booked under the same reservation, but credit for multiple rooms must be requested at or before the time of check-in and the member must appear on the reservation for at least one of the booked rooms and be a registered guest for the duration of the stay.
The accrual rate is the same regardless of which hotel brand you stay in. Depending on which credit card you use and which elite status you have, you can earn anywhere from 23-45 points per $1 spent, which is worth anywhere from 6.9 cents per dollar to 13.5 cents per dollar, as per our valuations.
2. Radisson Rewards Americas Elite Status Bonuses
To make things even better, your accrual rate increases with higher elite status as follows:
|Radisson Rewards Americas Status Level||Accrual Rate||Qualification Criteria|
|Club||20 points per $1||0 nights / 0 stays|
|Silver||22 points per $1||9 nights / 6 stays|
|Gold||25 points per $1||30 nights / 20 stays|
|Platinum||35 points per $1||60 nights / 30 stays|
In theory, you could earn up to 45 points per dollar if you’re a Platinum member and spend with the Radisson Rewards Premier card.
Remember that your Radisson Rewards Americas points are valid for 24 months, but they can be extended with qualifying activity.
If you’ve got elite status with a different hotel brand, check to see if you’re eligible for a Radisson elite status match or challenge.
3. Radisson Rewards Americas Business Meetings and Events
Another fantastic way to earn Radisson Rewards Americas points is by hosting meetings and events at Radisson Hotels Americas properties. The earning structure is simple: earn 5 points per $1 spent on meetings and events with the Radisson Rewards for Business Americas program.
Remember that qualifying spending, and therefore points-earning, excludes any taxes and gratuities.
4. Radisson Rewards Americas Promotions
Radisson Rewards Americas periodically posts special offers/promotions that can help you to earn additional points if you happen to have some spending at Radisson coming up.
These offers include double points for hosting meetings or events, starting with your second meeting. This means that instead of earning the usual 5 points per $1, you’d earn 10 points per $1 on business meetings and events. You can find out the current offers here.
5. Radisson Rewards Americas Car Rental Partners
Although Radisson Rewards Americas doesn’t have as many travel partners as, say, Marriott or Hilton, there are still some excellent ways to earn Radisson Rewards Americas points with its car rental partners.
When you book rental cars with Radisson’s partners, you can earn up to 1,800 points per rental or up to 750 points per day plus discounts off base rates.
|Car Rental Partner||Points Earning Structure|
|Avis||750 points per day + 25% off Avis base rates with Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number G639300|
|Budget||750 points per day + 25% off Budget base rates|
|Europcar||Up to 1,800 points per rental|
|Sixt||750 points per rental + up to 15% off + free upgrade for Radisson Rewards Americas Gold Members (subject to availability)|
Remember that in order to qualify for points, you’ll need to book an eligible rate and add your Radisson Rewards Americas number to the car reservation. Some partners may also charge a frequent traveler surcharge when you choose to earn select airline or hotel points instead of their own car rental credits.
Earn Points With Special Offers
Besides Radisson Rewards Americas ‘ main travel and hotel-related ways to earn points, you can earn lots of points through shopping partners. Let’s take a glance into how you can top off your Radisson Rewards Americas points balance even more.
6. Subscribe to Vinesse Wines
Vinesse Wines is a monthly subscription service that ships unique wines to customers, effectively bringing the winery to your home. When you sign up for Vinesse Wines, you’ll earn a bonus of 5,000 Radisson Rewards Americas points with your first shipment, which will cost $41.94 plus 1¢ in shipping costs.
This shipment contains 6 wines, and the advertised savings is $116. Furthermore, you’ll earn 5 Radisson Rewards Americas points with every shipment thereafter.
7. Shop for Flowers at FTD
FTD is most well-known for being a floral arrangement delivery service. They even do same-day delivery, which will definitely come in handy for those who might’ve forgotten a special occasion!
When you buy a qualifying set of flowers or gifts through FTD’s Radisson Rewards page you’ll earn 1,500 points per purchase. Exclusions may apply.
8. Buy Radisson Rewards Americas Points
As a rule of thumb, it’s generally not recommended to purchase points unless:
- There’s a massive discount or bonus on purchased points
- You have a specific redemption in mind and you’re short of the required points
You can purchase up to 80,000 Radisson Rewards Americas points in 1,000-point increments. Usually, Radisson charges 0.7 cents per point, which enables you to buy the maximum of 80,000 points for a price of $560. You can find out more information here.
Sometimes, Radisson sells points with a 100% bonus, which would enable you to get 160,000 Radisson Rewards Americas points for the same price of $560, dropping the price to 0.35 cents per point.
Although there aren’t as many ways to earn Radisson Rewards Americas points as, say, Hilton, there are still many opportunities to accelerate your points-earning with respect to Radisson Rewards Americas.
It all starts with either staying in a Radisson Hotels Americas property — before you know it, you’ll have tons of points you can redeem for free nights.