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Club Carlson has announced their next global promotion, entitled “Triple Points Time.”
Through this promotion, Club Carlson is offering:
- Triple points for stays between April 6 and June 28, 2015
- 1,000 bonus points for stays booked through the Club Carlson mobile app between April 6 and June 28, 2015
This promotion is valid on eligible stays, which excludes stays booked using free night awards or Points + Cash. Furthermore, registration is required to participate in the promotion.
Without any promotions, Club Carlson is already extremely generous in terms of the number of points they award for hotel stays:
- You earn 20x points per dollar spent
- You earn a 35% bonus (an additional 7x points per dollar spent) if you’re a Club Carlson Gold member, which you receive just for having the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card
- You earn an additional 10x points per dollar spent on Club Carlson stays with the Club Carlson Visa Card
That means when paying with Club Carlson’s co-branded credit card and staying as a Gold member, you’re earning 37x points per dollar spent. With the triple points promotion you’re earning 77x points per dollar spent, since you earn an extra 40x points per dollar spent (triple base points).
This is an extremely generous promotion, especially since you can use this in conjunction with a couple of other promotions:
- Club Carlson is offering those with the Club Carlson Visa Card 30,000 points for their next stay, given that they’re eliminating the second night free benefit on the card
- Club Carlson is offering the Mega Points promotion, whereby you can receive 10,000 bonus points when booking corresponding rates at select hotels
Anyway, this promotion is extremely lucrative. I value Club Carlson points at ~0.4 cents each, so with a return of 77x points per dollar spent (assuming you’re paying with their co-branded credit card, and therefore a Gold member), that’s a return of ~31% on your Club Carlson stays. And that doesn’t factor in the 1,000 points for booking through their app, or any of the other possible promotions.
Furthermore, if you have the co-branded credit card and are eligible for the 30,000 point bonus, then you should be making a stay regardless, given how lucrative the promotion is.
The full terms of the promotion are as follows:
You must be a Club Carlson member to participate in the “Triple Points Time” promotion (“Promotion”). Promotion is valid for Eligible Stays, as defined in the Club Carlson Terms and Conditions, between April 6, 2015 and June 28, 2015 (“Promotion Period”). To earn 40 bonus Gold Points per US. Dollar spent on Eligible Stays in addition to the 20 standard Gold Points per U.S. Dollar spent on Eligible Stays (“Triple Points”), you must register online for the Promotion at clubcarlson.com/triple and provide your Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or at check-in. Once registered, you will earn Triple Points on Eligible Stays at Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels worldwide during the Promotion Period. In addition to Triple Points, once you are registered you will earn 1,000 bonus points for Eligible Stays booked on the Club Carlson mobile app. Stays or nights paid for by redeeming points or by using Points + Cash are not eligible for this Promotion. You only need to register once, but you must register before checkout of the Eligible Stay to earn Triple Points for that stay.
In many ways the value of the Club Carlson program is decreasing significantly, given that the second free night benefit on the Club Carlson Visa Card is being eliminated as of June 1, 2015.
That being said, Club Carlson continues to be extremely generous in terms of their rewards structure for hotel stays. It’s interesting to note that Club Carlson also offered a triple points promotion in March, though it was targeted.