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