Club Carlson has just unveiled the details of their first quarter 2015 promotion, entitled “Extend Your Stay, Earn 30K.”
Through this promotion Club Carlson is offering bonus points for stays between January 12 and March 29, 2015:
- Earn 15,000 bonus Gold Points for two night stays
- Earn 30,000 bonus Gold points for stays of at least three nights
Eligible rates include paid rates that are eligible for points accrual — free night and Points + Cash redemptions don’t qualify for the promotion. There’s no limit to the number of bonus points you can earn during the promotion period, and registration is required prior to your first eligible stay.
The first quarter 2015 promotions that we’ve see published so far from Marriott and Starwood have been pretty lackluster (while IHG’s promotion is a mixed bag), so by comparison this is a great promotion. I value Club Carlson points at ~0.4 cents each, so I value 30,000 points at ~$120. Not bad, given how inexpensive many of Club Carlson’s properties are.
Beyond that, you can potentially double the value of Club Carlson Gold Points with the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card. That’s because when you have the card, the second night of every award redemption is free. I just got back from a trip to Copenhagen where I stayed at two Club Carlson properties for a total of four nights, and in both cases I redeemed points for the first night and received the second night free. It’s tough to argue with the value of that!
View from my room at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen
The full terms of the promotion are as follows:
You must be a Club Carlson member to participate in the “Extend Your Stay, Earn 30K” promotion (“Promotion”). Promotion is valid for Eligible Stays between January 12, 2015 and March 29, 2015 (“Promotion Period”). To be eligible to earn 30,000 bonus Gold Points for each stay of three or more nights, or 15,000 bonus Gold Points for each two-night stay, members must register online for the Promotion at clubcarlson.com/30k, provide their Club Carlson number at the time of reservation or at check-in, and complete an Eligible Stay at participating Quorvus CollectionSM, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels worldwide during the Promotion Period. Stays or nights paid for by redeeming Gold Points or by using Points + Cash are not eligible for this Promotion. Members only need to register once, but registration must be received before checkout of the first Eligible Stay to qualify.
This makes it extremely tempting to switch some paid stays to Club Carlson for the first quarter. Up to 10,000 bonus points per night with no cap on how many points you can earn is pretty tough to beat.