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Yesterday Club Carlson points were on sale through the Daily Getaways promotion. Through this promotion points were available for ~0.45 cents each, in increments of 50,000 or 100,000 points.
The sale went live at 1PM ET, and at 12:58PM I actually didn’t think I’d bother, but I said “why the hell not? I can’t go wrong with purchasing Club Carlson points at that rate.”
As I mentioned, the single greatest thing about Club Carlson points is that if you have the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card — which is easily one of the most lucrative hotel credit cards — the second night of your award redemption is free. So if you stay in the right increments, you can basically get half off award redemptions.
I purchased 100,000 Gold Points for $445.50. I can redeem that for two sets of two nights at most of Club Carlson’s top properties. Since I plan on doing a lot of Europe travel this summer, that’s like paying ~$111 per night for hotels in London and Paris, which is almost impossible to beat.
However, it looks like the deal on purchased Club Carlson Gold Points might get even better soon.
Club Carlson Tweeted the following yesterday:
The ordinary cost to purchase Club Carlson Gold Points is 0.7 cents per point, and you can purchase a maximum of 40,000 points per calendar year.
So presumably with a 75% bonus you’d be getting 70,000 Gold Points at a cost of $280, which is 0.4 cents per point — that’s more than 10% lower than the lowest Daily Getaways cost! So if you have the Club Carlson Visa Card, that’s like paying $100 per night for stays at properties that would cost 50,000 points per night in two night increments.
That’s a rate at which I’d definitely purchase points, assuming you have the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card.
Anyway, I’ll post again once the sale goes live.
Do you plan on taking advantage of the flash sale offering a 75% bonus on purchased Gold Points?