The holidays have officially arrived for fans of the Radisson hotel chain.

From now through Jan. 4, 2019, consumers who sign up for the Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature credit card can get an initial sign-up benefit of 100,000 points.

This is the first time Radisson has made such a significant offer.

The offer

Sign up by Jan. 4, 2019 and you’ll receive 50,000 points after your first purchase, plus 50,000 points once you spend $2,500 on your card within the first 90 days of membership.

This deal is a jump from the previous sign-up offer of 85,000 points (50,000 points after your first purchase, plus 35,000 points after spending $2,500 within 90 days). So if you frequent Radisson hotels, this could mean saving on future bookings.

» Learn more: Your complete guide to the Radisson Rewards program

The basics

As far as annual fees go, the Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature card’s is not so bad at $75, and renewing each year will get you a whopping 40,000 points. Cardholders can earn 10 points per $1 spent at participating Radisson Family of Hotels and 5 points per $1 spent on eligible purchases everywhere else.

Once you activate your card, you’ll be automatically upgraded to Radisson Rewards Gold status. If you’re already Gold or Platinum status, you’ll get 15 qualifying nights toward gaining or maintaining Platinum status after you activate and use the card. In addition to normal points earning, you can earn up to three free nights per year. One night for each $10,000 spent, or up to $30,000.

The perks

This card has a variety of perks, including 24/7 access to a travel concierge, who can help with everything from bookings to restaurant recommendations to buying gifts. Cardholders get free access to select wine tastings and culinary events, as well as preferred seating at select theaters and music venues across the country.

And as for bonuses important to travelers, the card comes with $1,000,000 travel accident coverage, lost baggage reimbursement, travel and emergency assistance services, auto rental collision coverage and even emergency cash and card replacement.

How to maximize your rewards

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