Today there was a Club Carlson flash sale where there was a 75% bonus on all purchased Club Carlson points for 75 minutes only. You are able to purchase up to 40,000 points per calendar year per account, and with the 75% bonus you were able to get a total of 70,000 points for $280. That comes to .4 cents per point (for those bad at decimal points that is less than half a cent per point). While I did tweet about the deal, I wasn’t able to get a post up in time for today’s sale. However, according to their Facebook page it seems that this type of flash sale is going to happen every day this week.
If you plan to purchase Club Carlson points via the Daily Getaways deal on Wednesday they can be had for a little less (with the 10% Amex discount) for about .35 cents each. However, those packages are very limited, so you may or may not have success with purchasing one. If you want a more sure-fire opportunity, these flash sales may be the way to go.
Assuming you did purchase points at .4 cents each, that means that you are spending about $200 to spend 50,000 points and stay a night in a top tier Club Carlson hotel like the May Fair we stayed at in London. That isn’t terrible at all, but it also isn’t earth shattering. However, if you also have the co-branded credit card that gives you the second award night free, then you are essentially spending $100 per night for a top end hotel on a two night stay, and that is pretty amazing!
I will at least post an update on Twitter and in the comments section of this post if I see the flash sale go live tomorrow. It is possible the sale will be different than today’s – I don’t know for sure since this is new for Club Carlson. Another safe bet is to like Club Carlson on Facebook and keep an eye on their updates throughout the day.
Thanks to @InACents and @DealsWeLike for the Twitter updates on this sale today!