Radisson Rewards Extends Elite Status, E-Certs & Suspends Point Expiration

Update 5/15/21: Free nights have been extended until 12/31/21. Hat tip to FM

Update 12/21/20: Another extension has been announced:

Most of this had already been announced, but points expiration is new.

Original post (3/24/20): Radisson Rewards has announced a number of measures due to COVID-19.

  • Radisson Hotels is suspending it’s point expiration policy by 6 months, effective March 1, 2020
  • Elite status has been extended through February 2022 for members whose elite status would have expired on February 2021
  • E-certs earned using the Radisson Reward Visa card, that are scheduled to expire between March 1 and June 30, 2020, can be redeemed through June 30, 2021

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Winner

I forgot about Radisson

I have the get IHG 5000 rewards for everyday spend

Almost ten rewards per dollar

Radisson credit card sockdrawer

HADLEY V. BAXENDALE.
HADLEY V. BAXENDALE.

Thanks for reporting. Now, Hilton is the only major certificate issuing hotel entity that has not extended their free night certificates to around the end of 2021.

Hilton certs issued before 5/1/20 will expire on 8/31/21.

IHG extended its certs to 12/31/21 or later, I believe, except for a handful of uncapped certs that expire on 8/31/21.

Marriott extended their certs in the last couple of weeks to 1/3/22.

Hyatt previously extended its certs to a check-in no later than 12/30/21.

Now, let’s all beat up on Hilton and persuade them to extend theirs to a similar date!

Thom
Thom

thank you judging by your username i would like to hire you and your law firm to harass them into compliance

NK3
NK3

My free night certificate was extended to the 6/30/21 deadline back in late August/early September. I never received notice, I just noticed it in the app, and there were several other data points I saw online which seemed to indicate they all were. It is weird they waited months to make a public announcement. In the meantime, Marriott and Hyatt both extended their certificates to later dates (August and December 2021, respectively), which no makes the Radisson move seem weak.

Jesse
Jesse

Hilton did nothing meanwhile.

Babblespeak
Babblespeak

Hilton made my weekend certificate good for any day of the week and extended it through 2022.

HADLEY V. BAXENDALE.
HADLEY V. BAXENDALE.

Issued after 5/1/20 or before? If for the balance of that year, then it is good for 2 years from expiration date. However, many of us have certs from Hilton that were issued in 2019 thru 4/30/20 that have only been extended thru 8/31/21. Given that the pandemic is only just now easing in the USA and still is raging or slowly ebbing in other parts of the world, it is simply not enough time to plan, let alone travel to some of the other regions of the globe. Further, for those members who live in other parts of the world, they still likely are in some form of lockdown!

Heck, the USA-Canada border is still closed to most traffic!

Tim
Tim

It’s weird that June certificates are now valid longer than later ones. I have a certificate expiring in August. They’ll likely end up extending that one too, but IMO it would make more sense to do it like Hilton and just set all of them to that June 2021 expiration.

escot
escot

Thanks DoC for relaying this welcome spot of good news. I had been worrying if I was going to be able to use 3 e-certs that were expiring in early June….. This decent move gives us some time to see what develops…. Thanks much (and also for the similar IHG report and detail)

Jenny
Jenny

Their online redemptions system hasn’t been working for days & no one bothered to fix it. Call in to redeem. The shittiest loyalty program?

Which?
Which?

Thank you. I used to primarily carry this credit card. Since I can no longer stay at any hotels including Radisson, which credit card gives the most points and benefits?

Discover? Freedom? Cash+? Ebates? etc. Which credit cards do you carry? I never MS.

I may have missed a dedicated post as to how to realign credit card use

Hadley V. Baxendale
Hadley V. Baxendale

Hyatt is now the last holdout — how ironic for a usually pro-rewards member company.

Jim
Jim

Just call and they shall extend for 2 years