Radisson and Club Carlson announced a pretty awesome promotion today to celebrate the first Radisson Blu hotel in the US.
Through the Big Night Giveaway promotion they’re offering 50,000 Gold Points to the first 50,000 Club Carlson members that register and stay at a Radisson hotel in the US, Canada, or Caribbean, between November 10 and December 30, 2011. Those that register after the first 50,000 will receive 15,000 bonus Gold Points for completing a one night stay
50,000 points is enough for a free night at any Club Carlson hotel in the world, or enough for up to five nights at lower end properties. While Radisson isn’t my preferred chain, you can redeem those 50,000 points at some pretty awesome category six hotels, which are listed here.
If nothing else Club Carlson points can be converted to airline miles, and 50,000 points converts to 8,000 miles. So while it’s not worth mattress running for that, I’d say that’s a pretty good return on a one night stay.
If you happen to be near a Radisson hotel or have the opportunity to stay at a Radisson hotel while traveling anyway, this is a great deal. There are some Radisson hotels available for under $100, in which case you can get great value out of this promotion. In a random date search I see the following hotel available in Orlando for $85:
While registration isn’t yet open for the promotion, you’re probably best off joining Club Carlson now so that you’re ready to go once registration does open (which I’ll be posting about).
Update: As pointed out by Harold in the comments section, you can earn 2,000 bonus points after your first stay by joining Club Carlson through this link.
(Tip of the hat to Mommy Points)