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Club Carlson has left a bit of a bad taste in many of our mouths due to the major upcoming changes to the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card and the elimination of the “last award night free” benefit. However, they are far from finished with handing out points like 75% off Easter Candy.
First, Club Carlson cardholders were given an offer to receive 30,000 bonus points after one eligible stay paid with the Club Carlson Visa between April 1 – August 31, 2015.
Then today a new promo was announced that awards triple points on eligible Club Carlson stays from April 6 – June 28, 2015. You must register for the triple points promotion, so go ahead and do that now so you don’t accidentally forget. Triple points will come to 60 points per dollar for eligible Club Carlson hotel stays. If you pay with your Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card you then earn another 10 points per dollar on Club Carlson hotel charges for a potential total of 70 points per dollar!
There is also a promo for 1,000 bonus points by booking through their mobile app.
Some properties also offer a Mega Bonus of up to 10,000 points per night (there was another 5,000 point promo for those who booked by yesterday).
There are some very cheap Club Carlson properties out there, so let’s say you have an $80 all-in stay (which is 100% possible in many parts of the country). That could come to around 5,600 points for the stay with the 3x promo + paying with the co-branded credit card + a 35% bonus of 560 points for having Gold status that comes via the credit card +1,000 points for booking via the app + 30,000 points for the cardholder one-time bonus. That $80 one night hotel stay could feasibly earn you over 37,000 Club Carlson points, which is basically unmatched in any other program right now.
You have until June 1st to make use of the co-branded card’s last award night free benefit on future bookings, so you could turn around and get a pretty solid value out of those points if your stay happens in the relatively near future. I’m not saying stacking all these promos is “mattress run worthy” in light of the coming deval to the card benefits, but it is pretty close if you have a plan for how you want to use the points.
Club Carlson Triple Points Terms and Conditions:
You must be a Club Carlson member to participate in the “Triple Points Time” promotion (“Promotion”). Promotion is valid for Eligible Stays, as defined in the Club Carlson Terms and Conditions, between April 6, 2015 and June 28, 2015 (“Promotion Period”). To earn 40 bonus Gold Points per US. Dollar spent on Eligible Stays in addition to the 20 standard Gold Points per U.S. Dollar spent on Eligible Stays (“Triple Points”), you must register online for the Promotion at clubcarlson.com/triple and provide your Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or at check-in. Once registered, you will earn Triple Points on Eligible Stays at Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels worldwide during the Promotion Period. In addition to Triple Points, once you are registered you will earn 1,000 bonus points for Eligible Stays booked on the Club Carlson mobile app. Stays or nights paid for by redeeming points or by using Points + Cash are not eligible for this Promotion. You only need to register once, but you must register before checkout of the Eligible Stay to earn Triple Points for that stay.
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