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Who wants to stay up late with me tonight? Well, at least it is late for those of us on the right-hand side of the country. 🙂 Today at 12AM EST, registration will begin for the Radisson “Stay One Night, Get One Night” promotion. The first 50,000 people who register will be able to stay at any Radisson Hotel in the US, Canada, or the Caribbean from November 10 through December 30, 2011 and receive 50,000 bonus Gold Points! That is enough points to redeem for a free night at any Club Carlson Hotel in the world. So, you can book a “cheap” stay at a Radisson now, and redeem for a very expensive property in the future.
Some quick facts about this promotion:
- The first 50,000 who register will know they are in the first 50,000 from the display on the registration page and can then complete their stay anytime between 11/10 and 12/30 to receive the 50,000 bonus points. Registrations after the first 50,000 will be informed their stay will earn them 15,000 points. So, don’t wait to register!
- The stay between 11/10 and 12/30 must be at a Radisson or Radisson Blu to earn the 50,000 points. Country Inn and Suites and other Club Carlson hotels do not qualify for earning the bonus points.
- Your stay must be eligible to earn Gold points to receive the 50,000 bonus points. Be careful about this – some rates do not earn Gold points. When I checked the government rate it was ineligible for Gold points. I’m not sure if that is always the case, but it was for the dates/hotels that I checked.
- Existing reservations count, so you can actually go ahead and make your reservation now.
If you want to check to see if your rate is eligible for points, click on the rate details. Here is a screen shot of the government rate I found that was ineligible. I have also found government rates that seem to be eligible, so just be sure and double-check.
I will absolutely be up past my bed-time tonight to take advantage of this for both myself and my husband. I’ll be tweeting to stay awake, so feel free to help keep me up @Mommy_Points! I will also tweet to remind you it is time to sign-up. Hopefully the Radisson IT department is ready for the onslaught of registrations tonight – I am crossing my fingers that the website doesn’t “melt down”.
If you want a listing of Radisson hotel locations, check this out.
Thanks to Loyalty Traveler for getting some clarification from Radisson about some of the terms of this promotion.
Also, while we are up tonight, you can participate in the live chat on Milepoint with Hyatt Gold Passport’s Jeff Zidell. That happens at 9PM Eastern. You can read more about that at View From the Wing.