Daily Getaways Day 8 (Wed): Club Carlson Points for .35 Cents Each

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The next round of Daily Getaway deals involve the sale of Club Carlson points. In case you are new to the Daily Getaways, they are daily deals for the next five weeks on discounted hotel stays, discounted points purchases, car rental deals, and more. The travel packages are provided by U.S. Travel Association, in cooperation with participating travel operators of the U.S. Travel Association and advertising support provided by American Express. To get an additional 10% off savings you must pay with any American Express card.  Daily Getaways are only open to those who are US residents ages 18 and up (though some packages are for 21+).  Here is a link to some tips for successfully purchasing these limited quantity deals.

100,000 Club Carlson points for $385 ($346.50 with 10% Amex discount) – 71 packages available

50,000 Club Carlson points for $194 ($174.60 with 10% Amex discount) – 142 packages available

  • Maximum quantity per Purchase: 2.
  • No more than 2 sets of points purchased through this offer are allowed per loyalty number.
  • A maximum of 4 sets of points is allowed per loyalty number across both Club Carlson offers.
  • Comes to about .35 cents per point with the Amex discount
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks from the time of purchase for Gold Points to be credited to your Club Carlson account.
  • Purchased Gold Points do not count toward elite status qualification.

Deal Analysis:

I really like the Club Carlson program and think that there are some high value redemptions options – especially in some major European cities.  Many of us have a fair stash of Club Carlson points thanks to the co-branded credit card and previous lucrative promotions where you could get up to 50,000 points for a cheap one-night hotel stay.  However, we can’t assume those promos will return, so I would not compare buying the points at this price to how inexpensively you could obtain them during the previous promos. 

If you have the co-branded credit card, and as a result can get the second award night free, then you can get two nights at top end hotels in Europe like the Radisson Blu Ambassador Hotel, Paris Opera for basically $87 per night all-in via this deal.  That is a very good deal if you know that is how you plan to redeem your points.  Personally I am sitting on more Club Carlson points than I have an immediate plan for, so even though this deal is good, I am sitting out for fear of a devaluation before I can use the points I already have. 

Club Carlson Gold points do not expire as long as your account remains active by earning or redeeming within a 24 month period.

These deals go on sale Wednesday at 1PM Eastern on the Daily Getaways website.  Will you be trying you luck and going for some Club Carlson points?

Comments

  1. If you buy a $500 vanilla reload with your Club Carlson credit card you are getting 2,500 points for $3.95 or just 0.158 cents per point.

  2. Cogswell, agree if you MS then that is a cheaper route. For everyone else, this is about as good as it gets!

  3. Radisson Blu Ambassador is not participate in gold points? I checked several dates but search come out “not offered”

    • RNP, I have seen availability there in the past with no issue, but I am seeing the same as you today. I found some business class rooms priced higher, but something weird does seem up. Could be a technical glitch or they could be trying to get away with shenanigans. I would contact the hotel directly for booking if you want to book. If that doesn’t work when they are showing standard rooms available for sale (which they describe as superior rooms) then contact Club Carlson.

  4. Well, I’m happy to have gotten one of the 50k packages. (I was so excited to see the option to buy, I forgot to change the dropdown to “2” before purchasing, and then didn’t want to go back) 🙂 Good luck everyone!

  5. Got two 100k packages…At first showed that they were unavailable..kept clicking and ended up with the two packages.

  6. @MPs Not sure if I am just sort of out of it today, but the MS re: Cogswell comment is drawing a blank. If as I assume you guys are speaking flyertalk code on purpose, maybe you could email me the decoder ring? Thanks…

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