If you have free night e-certificates from spending on the the Radisson Rewards Visa cards, you’ll want to check your account: while in my own account this afternoon, I noticed that the expiration date on my certificates has been extended to 12/31/21.
My three certificates earned in 2020 were originally set to expire in April of 2021 and Radisson later extended those to 6/30/21. I was pretty disappointed with that extension as I was finding it very unlikely that I would find any use for my certificates before expiration. This extension to the end of the year makes it much more likely that I’ll find a use for my certificates. I’m somewhat surprised that it took Radisson so long to extend them, but this is obviously great news nonetheless.
Note also that there had been many reports of people having difficulty using the certificates for a while, but I was recently able to log in to my account and click the “book now” button shown under the certificate number to book a reservation (this was just a test, so i cancelled it minutes later and the certificate came right back into my account).
As a reminder, you receive these certificates by spending $10,000 in a cardmember year on one of the Radisson Visa cards and cardholders can earn up to 3 certificates per year. The certificates are valid at any Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, or Country Inn & Suites in the United States. My read on those terms was that the certificate would not be applicable towards a Radisson Individuals hotel (a new boutique brand that Greg uncovered recently). However, I am glad to report that I tested out one of my certificates and it does indeed work at the only Radisson Individuals property in the US.