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Earlier I wrote about how Club Carlson is offering a Cyber Monday 100% bonus on purchased points.
I figured I’d post a quick update that this deal is now live, through 11:59PM CST today, Monday, December 1, 2014.
The catch — which wasn’t initially clarified — is that you’re limited to receiving a 100% bonus on 10,000 points. That means that through this promotion you can receive a maximum of 20,000 points for $70, which is 0.35 cents per point.
The maximum number of points you can purchase per calendar year with Club Carlson is 40,000, so if you maxed out the 75% bonus on purchased points earlier this year, you wouldn’t be eligible for this bonus.
Anyway, I think picking up Club Carlson points for 0.35 cents is a good deal. If you have the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card, then it’s an exceptional deal, as the second night of every award redemption is free, which potentially doubles the value of your points. I do wish they were offering the 100% bonus on up to the annual limit of purchased points, though unfortunately they aren’t.
Club Carlson points purchases are processed by points.com, so wouldn’t qualify for hotel spend as far as your credit card is concerned. Therefore you’re best off putting the purchase on a card that maximizes your points for everyday, non-bonused spend.
Are you buying Club Carlson points with their Cyber Monday promo?