Saturday Rumors: Club Carlson Big Night 50,000 Points Deal Coming Back?

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This morning while savoring our last few minutes of quiet at the Hyatt Market Street outside of Houston, Texas (full review coming soon), I saw a tweet by @TravelByPoints that linked to a Flyertalk thread that hints that the Radisson Big Night Giveaway may be returning.  This deal was one of my favorite hotel deals of 2011 due in large part to its simplicity.  Stay one night and get 50,000 points – enough points for a free night anywhere in the world!  We are using our points from that deal in Europe next year.

Here is some of what jbvideo reports on Flyertalk:

Ok. So FD staff told me it is a new promotion. Available world wide to all members.

Register on May 15. Have 1 stay at a Radisson or Blu between then and July 15, 2012. Receive 50,000 gold points.

Must be one of the 1st 100,000 members to register. Registering after the 1st 100k, members will receive 15,000 pts.

Looks to be very similar to last falls awesome promotion

Register on May 15. Have 1 stay at a Radisson or Blu between then and July 15, 2012. Receive 50,000 gold points.

Must be one of the 1st 100,000 members to register. Registering after the 1st 100k, members will receive 15,000 pts.

Looks to be very similar to last falls awesome promotion

I sure do hope this rumor is true.  I can say that based on what the Club Carlson rep said at the Randy Peterson Executive Summit last week, they certainly didn’t rule out the return of that promo – though they also didn’t hint that it was coming back either.  Poker face.  😉

We’ll see what happens…..I love a good miles and points rumor, so I’ll be watching this one to see if it goes from rumor status to confirmed status.  Did you get in on this deal last year?  Would you do it again if it returned this year?

 

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  1. Boy would I love it if they did this again. Still haven’t spent my 50k from last time. Would make for a nice 2-night weekend at the Blu in Chicago later this year if they do indeed bring it back.

  2. Do you recall if resies had to be made AFTER bonus registration? I’d like to get my “just in case” bookings done now but I can’t remember the rules…

  3. Oh, God. Last time, I paid for a bunch of friends to get a block of rooms, so I already have 200k+ points from that adventure. Don’t know if I can/should do it again 😉

  4. I ended up with over 400k points last time for under $360 utilizing Carlson’s 25% off BRG. Using all of them in Europe this summer.

  5. Got 2, spouse and I holding them in reserve. Pleasant stay as a break about $80 for each. Will do it in a NY minute.

  6. @barelyelite – thanks! I went ahead and booked; the resies are fully cancellable, so I figured I’d grab them now…

  7. can you do multiple stays and collect 50K for each stay? If so it sounds like some mattress hopping is in order.

  8. Are we sure existing booking is not a problem? According to Loyalty Traveler at http://travel.usatoday.com/alliance/flights/boardingarea/post/2011/11/Loyalty-Traveler—Club-Carlson-50000-points-for-Radisson-stay-Nov-10-Dec-30-2011/560863/1, “T&C state this offer is not valid on existing reservations, so you need to wait and book a stay after registration.” I did not do the last one since I was out of the country and I had the travel arrangement set in stone before the promo came out. This time I am ready to jump on it.

    Not a big deal since we can cancel and rebook anyway. I just switched a night from SPG to Radisson for a stay in late-May. =D So we just need to watch for the new T&C and rebook if necessary.

  9. I got in on the promotion last year. Has anyone ever seen them limit the promo to only first time registrants? (as in, if you did it last year you’re not eligible this year?). Probably not, but just curious.

  10. We got in on this last year, booked one night in 2 adjoining rooms at the Radisson in Milwaukee to fulfill the stay requirement, Me and MrsBothofUs2 in one and the kiddos in the other netted 100k points. It was a lot of fun for the grownups and the kids had an aweome time as well, and we’re up for doing it again if this offer comes through (keeping fingers crossed!)

  11. Loved this deal and will do again in a second! I remember the MommyPoints twitter party up until midnight EST waiting for the registration to open. Let’s do it again! Netted 100K points last year and will probably enlist more friends to do it this year.

  12. Glad to hear so many of you enjoyed this promo as much as I did last year and would like to see it come back as well! To answer a couple questions:
    -Last year, existing reservations did not qualify according to the terms (I don’t know for sure how that played out in reality). http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2011/11/02/stay-one-night-at-a-radisson-hotel-get-50000-bonus-points/
    -It was one bonus per person, but I do know lots of folks enlisted friends and family members to help with this promo. 😉
    -The “Twitter party” was fun last year and even though it turned out not really to be necessary, I would do it again “just in case”. Let’s hope this rumor turns out to be true!

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