Club Carlson has just announced the details of their next global promotion, called Work Hard, Play Hard. The promotion is valid for stays between August 1 and October 31, 2016, and registration is required.
Through this promotion you earn:
- Double base points when checking in Sunday through Thursday nights
- Triple base points when checking in Friday or Saturday nights
- 1,000 bonus points per eligible stay when booking through the Club Carlson mobile app
For stays in the Middle East, check-ins Saturday through Wednesday earn double points, while check-ins Thursdays and Fridays earn triple points.
All Club Carlson family properties globally are participating in this promotion. Bonus points should post to your Club Carlson account within 8-10 days of an eligible stay.
You’re capped at earning a total of 50,000 bonus points through the promotion, with the exception of the bonus points for booking through the mobile app, where there is no limit. Since you earn 20 base points per dollar spent, that means you’re capped at earning the bonus on $2,500 of spend for double points stays, or ~$1,250 of spend at triple points stays.
Since Club Carlson members ordinarily earn 20 points per dollar spent, though this promotion you’d earn a total of 40 points per dollar if you’re earning double points, or 60 points per dollar if you’re earning triple points. That doesn’t include the 1,000 point bonus for booking through the mobile app, or any elite bonuses (Silver, Gold, and Concierge members get a 15%, 35%, and 75% bonus on base points, respectively).
I value Club Carlson points at ~0.4 cents each, so to me an additional 20 points per dollar is a marginal return of ~8%, while an additional 40 points per dollar is a marginal return of ~16%. That’s pretty good.
We haven’t seen many hotels publish fall promotions yet, so this is a very nice start from Club Carlson. Personally I struggle to stay with them too often, since their US properties are largely very limited service. They have some very useful properties in Europe (especially Northern Europe), but that’s not really enough for me to be loyal.
Let’s hope that Hyatt and Starwood announce fall promotions soon as well.
Do you plan on taking advantage of Club Carlson’s Work Hard, Play Hard promotion?