Well this definitely qualifies as one of the most interesting promotions I’ve ever seen. First Club Carlson offered 50,000 bonus points for making a one night stay at one of their Radisson locations in the US, and now they’re offering 9,000 bonus points for each award stay (excluding cash and points) that you make with them between December 1, 2011, and January 31, 2012. You can earn the bonus up to five times, and bonus points will be credited to your account by February 15. Registration is also required.
Now, Club Carlson’s category one hotels actually only cost 9,000 points per night, so if you have the points balance up front, this actually means you could get five free nights at one of their lower end hotels. Then again, I suspect most of you want to use the 50,000 points you earned through their promotion for a higher end hotel, in which case you’ll still get at least 9,000 points.
It’s a very interesting promotion, and I’m kind of curious about what their motive is here. Maybe to encourage people NOT to convert their points to miles but instead use them for hotel stays?