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Club Carlson has just announced their first promotion of 2014, entitled “Stay 3 Nights Get 1 Free.” Historically Club Carlson has offered some of the most lucrative promotions in the hotel industry, though they’ve been on a bit of a hiatus lately, unfortunately.
While this promotion isn’t quite as good as some of the ones they’ve offered in the past, it’s still very good, especially for the not-so-frequent hotel guest.
This promotion is valid for stays between January 6 and April 13, 2014, and offers 38,000 bonus Club Carlson points after just three eligible nights. Unfortunately you can only earn the bonus once, so you’d get the same out of the promotion whether you stay three or thirty nights during the promotion period. In order to qualify registration is required prior to check-out of the first eligible stay, and award nights and points + cash rates are not eligible for this promotion.
As a point of reference, Club Carlson award nights range from 9,000-50,000 points per night, so 38,000 points is enough for a stay at up a category four property.
The real value in this promotion comes if you have one of Club Carlson’s co-branded credit cards, including the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card and Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa Card. If you have either card then the second night of any award redemption is free, meaning 38,000 points would actually be enough for two nights at up to a category four property, which is an even better deal. Or if you have 12,000 points in your account already, that would be enough for two nights at one of their top hotels, and Club Carlson does have some nice properties in their portfolio.
Anyway, while this isn’t an amazing promotion for the super-frequent guest (since you max out the promotion after just three nights), for the less frequent guest it’s a hell of a promotion. Certainly more of a return than you’d get for three nights through the first quarter 2014 Hyatt or Starwood promotions.