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You almost never hear of a 50,000 point bonus outside of credit card sign-ups, so this is really awesome! Here are the details straight from the press release:
The Radisson Big Night Giveaway awards 50,000 Gold Points®, enough for a free night stay at any Radisson hotel in the world, to the first 50,000 Club Carlson members who register for the promotion and then stay at a Carlson hotel.
The promotion begins Nov. 10 and runs through Dec. 30, 2011. Club Carlson members must register and stay one night at any Radisson hotel in the U.S., Canada or the Caribbean during the promotion time period. The bonus Gold Points they receive can then be used for a stay at any Carlson hotel worldwide. Members who register after the first 50,000 giveaways will receive 15,000 bonus Gold Points.
A quick check of some Radisson rates showed that you can pretty easily get a night for under $100 per night at different locations around the country. You can then leverage the 50,000 points earned from that night for a free night at a hotel in an expensive city like New York City, Paris, London, and many others. Free nights start at 9,000 points, so another option would be to turn your one night stay into a 5 night free future stay. It is certainly worth considering, especially if there is an inexpensive Radisson Hotel in an area you will be visiting.
Here is a portion of the official terms and conditions. Most notable to me is that existing reservations do not qualify – you must make the reservation after registering for this promo (at least according to the rules), and it does seem to indicate that the first 50K who register are the ones who can get 50K points after completing a stay, as opposed to everyone can register and it is just the first 50K to complete their stays who get the 50K point balance.
The Big Night Giveaway Promotion (“Promotion”) is available only to Club CarlsonSM members for new reservations. To be eligible for the Promotion, members must register online for the Promotion at http://www.radissonbignightgiveaway.com (“Registration”), provide their Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or check-in, and then complete one Qualifying Stay at any participating Radisson® or Radisson Blu hotel in the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean (“Participating Hotels”). The Qualifying Stay must begin on or after November 10, 2011 and be completed by December 30, 2011 (“Promotion Period”). A “Qualifying Stay” is defined as a stay of one or more consecutive nights through the Promotion Period, for which the guest specifically booked a rate for which Gold Points are awarded in accordance with the Club Carlson Eligible rate Terms and Conditions. Guest must be enrolled in Club Carlson and registered in the Promotion at the time of check-out (to enroll in Club Carlson, visit www.clubcarlson.com). The first 50,000 guests who complete the Promotion Registration will receive 50,000 Bonus Gold Points after the completion of the Qualifying Stay. Every guest who completes the Promotion Registration after the first 50,000 registrations will receive 15,000 Bonus Gold Points after the completion of the Qualifying Stay. These Bonus Gold Points are in addition to the standard Gold Points awarded for a regular stay.
Interested in getting in on this promo? Where would you book your one-night stay to earn your 50,000 points? Where would you use your free points? I have to admit I am absolutely considering participating in this promo even though I am not normally a Club Carlson participant.
Thanks to Darcie on Milepoint for sharing this awesome news!