I don’t write about goldpoints plus very often. They do sometimes have very nice bonuses, although I don’t often find myself frequenting their hotels (Radisson, Country Inns & Suites, etc). There are some quite nice Radisson properties but on the whole I find them rather inconsistent, and I’m a slave to my loyalty with Starwood and Priority Club.
When the Goldpoints program was linked to the shopping portal and TGI Fridays rewards program it was especially flaky, although six years ago there were some amazing bonuses on offer and I purchased many many many magazines purely for the miles. Somehow I still have about 30,000 points in their program, leftover from when they cut the transfer to miles rate in half. Eventually I’ll use them for a single free night somewhere.
For those more inclined towards Radissons and such — and by the way I’m told they have rather nice beds — there’s a pretty good bonus on offer: stay three times between October 1 and the end of the year and you can redeem an award next year for half the points (any stay up to four nights).