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Club Carlson is offering Cyber Week promotions all week, whereby they have a different promotion every day.
Yesterday they had a promotion offering 30% off at select hotels, which in and of itself I didn’t consider to be that amazing of a deal, given how often Club Carlson offers discounts.
However, today they’re offering a promotion which I think many will find more interesting.
Today only, Club Carlson is offering 20,000 bonus Gold Points when you book a stay of two or more consecutive nights at any Radisson hotel in the US, Canada, or Latin America, between now and January 31, 2016.
The promotion is valid for bookings made through 11:59PM CST tonight, and you have to use promotion code CTUESDAY when booking. Here’s the full list of participating hotels. For all the hotels I looked at, the Cyber Tuesday rate seems to match the best available flexible rate, meaning you can’t use this promotion on a pre-paid stay.
Assuming you value Club Carlson points at ~0.4 cents each, that’s like a return of $80 on a two night Club Carlson stay, which is pretty darn good, given how reasonably priced many of their hotels are. The points earnings rates for Club Carlson stays are pretty good to begin with, so this only further improves those rates.
Here are the full terms & conditions of the promotion:
You must be an existing Club CarlsonSM member to participate in the Cybertastic Tuesday Stay 2 Earn 20,000 Points Promotion (“Promotion”). To be eligible to earn 20,000 Gold Points® (“Bonus Points”) you must book the Cybertastic Tuesday rate for a stay of two or more consecutive nights using Promotion Code CTUESDAY between 12:00 a.m. CST and 11:59 p.m. CST on December 1, 2015 and complete and pay for the stay between December 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016 (“Promotional Period”). Promotion available at participating Radisson® hotels in the U.S., Canada and Latin America only. View list of participating hotels. You must provide your Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation to participate in this Promotion.
Promotion subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply. Services and amenities may vary by hotel. Stays paid for using Points + Cash and other point redemption rates are not eligible for this Promotion and the Promotion cannot be combined with any other special rates, discounts, coupons, sales promotion, or other offers. Both the check-in and checkout dates of the stay must take place within the Promotional Period. Bonus Points will be credited to your account when the standard Gold Points are credited for the Eligible Stay and will usually be posted to a member’s account within 8 to 10 days after the activity through which they were earned.
While Club Carlson significantly devalued their loyalty program earlier in the year by eliminating the second night free award benefit on their co-branded credit card and significantly increasing the cost of redemptions at many of their top hotels, the reality is that it’s still extremely easy to earn Club Carlson points, so there’s lots of value to be had in the program.
While I’m not personally loyal to Club Carlson (aside from having their co-branded Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card, which pays for itself year after year with the anniversary bonus), I see why so many people like the program.
Do you plan on taking advantage of the promotion for 20K bonus points at a Radisson this winter?