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I got an email from a reader yesterday that his 44,000 bonus points from the Country Inn and Suites “Stay One, Get One” promo have already posted from his 5/15 stay (thanks for the email, Brad!). While the terms say 6-8 weeks, the bonus points posted within a few days for many last go round as well, so this isn’t overly surprising. It is good news though since now you can put those bonus points to good use quickly if you want to. Remember that some Club Carlson hotels are changing categories at the end of the month, so lock in the hotel you want at the current points rate if it is one that is going up in category.
Also, I submitted a “Best Rate Guarantee” claim for a Country Inn and Suites reservation I made last night – I found a lower rate on hotels.com than on the official Country Inn and Suites website. Submitting the claim was pretty easy, but so far they have not responded in the 16 hours 4 minutes and 52.6 seconds since I submitted the claim. 😉 Hopefully they will respond before the rate I found disappears! If successful, I will get 25% off the lower rate that I found. That will knock the cost of my stay down to $46 (not counting the 10% back from going through Top Cash Back). I’ll post more about that process once it either succeeds or fails.
Also, remember that registration for the Park Inn “One Plus One” promo starts today at 12:01AM CET – unlike the others that launched at 12:01AM Central – this one is launching much earlier in he day. Since the other two promos are still allowing registrations, I don’t think there is any reason to register the second it goes live, but I would do it at some point in the near future as there are only 20,000 registration slots available (fewer than the other two promos). In case you aren’t familiar with the promo, all you need to do is register and have one points earning stay at a Park Inn before July 22nd and you will be awarded 44,000 bonus points – enough for a Park Inn stay anywhere in the world. You can also use those points toward any other Club Carlson hotel including Country Inn & Suites and Radisson/Radisson Blu. You can read more about the three Club Carlson promos here.