…just using Radisson Friends and Family Rates instead of bothering with the promo.
What promo, you might ask? Well, how did you miss it. This SlickDeals thread actually has a nice roundup (and unlike certain other boards, its members will not spend hours complaining how bloggers re-post their information) of the promo. In short: On May 14th signup at the links in that thread and you’ll be able to earn up to 138,000 Club Carlson points by staying 1 night each at a Radisson, Park Inn, and Country Inn & Suites. Or earn 50k points at the Radisson and 44k each at the Park Inn and Country Inn.
I’m not going to bother with that because I’m too lazy to actually book a room that I don’t want to get the free nights (they’re requiring you to actually check in and check out). Yes, I admit it. I’m too lazy for this promotion. I’m also too lazy for US Airways Grand Slam. Sue me.
Anyway, I bring this up because if you’re also too lazy, you can get amazing rates day-in-and-day-out at Radisson Hotels when you book through their Friends and Family page (details in this earlier post).
How amazing? I see a $279 rate at the Radisson Warwick in Philadelphia. The F&F Rate is $80. Yeah, that amazing.
Yes, I know, Radissons in the US tend to be less-than-stellar. But Radissons overseas are quite nice. The Radisson Blu in Amsterdam is 179 Euro for their regular rate, or 80 Euro with Friends and Family. Can’t beat that, right?
So I’ll be sitting out the Radisson promo (don’t be ashamed if you skip it, either…don’t let the other blogs get you down!), and I’ll just hop on the F&F page when I need a cheap room at the Radisson.