Earn Double Points Or Double Elite Nights With Club Carlson

Club Carlson has just announced the details of their next global promotion, called Decisions, Decisions. The promotion is valid for stays between November 1 and December 31, 2016, and registration is required.

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Through this promotion you can earn one of the following:

  • Double base points on all eligible stays
  • Double elite night credits on all eligible stays

All Club Carlson family properties globally are participating in this promotion. Bonus points or double elite nights should post to your account at the same time the normal points or stay credits do, typically within 8-10 days of an eligible stay.

Registration is required prior to check-out of the first eligible stay, meaning you have to decide upfront if you want double base points or double elite nights.

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. That doesn’t include 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%.

Of course if you’re just short of requalifying for status with Club Carlson, you may find it more worthwhile to earn double elite nights. Personally I maintain Club Carlson Gold status through their co-branded credit card, and I only stay at their hotels occasionally, so have no chance of making Concierge status. Therefore I’ll be choosing to earn double base points for this promotion.

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Bottom line

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.

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Do you plan on taking advantage of Club Carlson’s Decisions, Decisions promotion?

Comments

  1. I find their points useful for filling in gaps where other options are expensive or limited, and do not have the co-branded card. At 40+ points per dollar I’ll be checking their rates for a few upcoming stays.

  2. I have close to 300k of their points and am considered a gold elite. Big whoop.

    Most of the points were accrued during a month long business stay that was chosen due to cost and proximity to the client location.
    I did have enough lead time before the project in to get their credit card thru US Bank and add bonuses for minimum spend and adding a second user to my account.

    However, using the points in locations we want is hard if not impossible.
    They have little we want to use in South Florida and nothing in Key West , nothing in Hawaii, nothing in Las Vegas and their New York Broadway location does not want to take points and cash for mediocre rooms and service and gives me a runaround on the times I wanted to book all point stays.
    London has some good Carlson properties but we just finished using our Hyatt free nights and points at the Andaz and do not see a return trip in the near future.
    The transfer rate to airlines is 100k Carlson for 10k of miles. wow.
    This account is just collecting dust.

    I am open to suggestions from anyone with usage or transfer advice or possible value in the future.

  3. @D.E. Whitt Not that they have nice hotels but I’m in Europe so you can transfer them into my account 😉

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