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Club Carlson had my favorite summer hotel promo of the year last year (by far) with their stay one night, get one night promo. That promo awarded up to 50,000 points with just one stay. That was enough for a free standard room at any of their properties! Naturally many have had their hopes up that a similar promo would return this summer. The good news is that a Club Carlson summer promo has been announced, but the bad news is it is not “Buy One, Get One”.
This year when you register and stay two or more consecutive nights anytime between May 13 and July 21, 2013 at any of their 1,000+ participating Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide (including Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson,) you earn 10,000 bonus Points for each eligible stay. That is in addition to the points normally earned for the stays. Stays or nights paid for using Points + Cash are not eligible for this promotion. Members need to register once before July 21, 2013, but registration must be received before checkout of the first eligible stay to qualify. In other words, go ahead and register now just in case.
This deal is nowhere near as exciting as last year’s summer promo, but it is still really easy to rack up Club Carlson points. Let’s assume that you have a two night stay where the rate is $100 per night and that you have the co-branded Club Carlson Visa Signature. Here is what you could earn with this promo:
2,000 (Online booking bonus for Gold members, which comes from having the co-branded card)
4,000 (20 points per dollar from Club Carlson x $200 spending)
2,000 (50% points bonus for having Gold status)
10,000 (from summer promo)
2,000 (10x for charging Club Carlson spending on the card)
That means that a $100 per night two night stay could easily bring in 20,000 points. That is more than enough for two free nights in their Category 1 properties (or two two nights stays using the second night free benefit with the card), or one night in their Category 2 properties (or two consecutive nights if using the second night free benefit of the card), or gets you 40% of the way to a night in their top tier Category 6 properties that cost 50,000 points per night. That is not terrible at all, but again, is nowhere near what we got from Club Carlson last year when they were really working to get their name out there.
As always, I have added this promo to my promos page which is a great resource for a quick overview of the current major hotel promos. What do you think of this Club Carlson promotion compared to the other hotel promotions that are out there right now?
Terms and Conditions
You must be a Club CarlsonSM member to participate in the “Two Nights 10,000 Points” promotion (“Promotion”). To be eligible to earn 10,000 bonus Gold Points® (“Bonus Points”), members must register online for the Promotion at clubcarlson.com/10000points, provide their Club Carlson number at the time of reservation or at check-in, and pay for a stay of two or more consecutive nights on a Gold Point eligible rate at participating Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson℠ hotels worldwide beginning on or after May 13, 2013, and completed by July 21, 2013 (“Eligible Stays”). Bonus Points are awarded on a per stay basis regardless of the number of check-ins or check-outs during the stay. Stays or nights paid for using Points + Cash are not eligible for this Promotion. Members only need to register once before July 21, 2013, but registration must be received before checkout of the first Eligible Stay to qualify. Only one Club Carlson member account will be credited with Gold Points for each Eligible Stay. The Promotion is subject to all Club Carlson program terms and conditions. To the fullest extent permissible by law, Club Carlson reserves the right to add, modify, or discontinue Promotion without notice. Club Carlson is not responsible for any technical failures/interruptions, internet accessibility problems, incomplete or inaccurate registration information, or other errors of any kind that may affect your registration for this Promotion. Void where prohibited by law. By participating in this Promotion, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions.Thanks to Loyalty Lobby for sharing the news!