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Club Carlson has just announced an extremely generous promotion for stays in Asia.
Club Carlson Blockbuster promotion dates
The promotion is valid for stays between April 28 and August 31, 2014.
Club Carlson Blockbuster promotion details
This promotion only applies for stays in the Asia Pacific region. You ordinarily earn 20 Gold Points per dollar spent on Club Carlson stays. Through this promotion you earn double points (40 points per dollar) for stays of one night, and triple points (60 points per dollar) for stays of two or more nights. There’s no limit to the number of bonus points you can earn during the promotion period, though you can earn no more than 100,000 points per stay.
Points + Cash stays and award stays are not eligible for this promotion.
Club Carlson Blockbuster promotion registration
Registration is required prior to checkout of the first eligible stay.
Club Carlson Blockbuster promotion bottom line
Club Carlson already has amazing earnings rates for hotel stays, even when you don’t take into account this promotion.
Through the above promotion you earn 60 points per dollar spent at Club Carlson properties in the Asia Pacific region. If you’re a Gold member you earn an additional 7 points per dollar spent, and if you’re a Concierge member you earn an additional 15 points per dollar spent.
While Concierge status can be tough to achieve, you can get Gold status just for having the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card. In addition to that you can earn an additional 10 points per dollar if you use your Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card to pay for the stay, though the catch is that it does have foreign transaction fees.
So as a Gold member that’s an easy 67 points per dollar spent, and if you use the Club Carlson Visa and eat the foreign transaction fee that’s 77 points per dollar spent. At 77 points per dollar you’d have to spend only ~$650 to earn 50,000 points. That’s enough for a free night at many top properties in London or Paris, and if you have the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card the second night of your award redemption is free. That means spending $650 at a Club Carlson hotel in Asia would potentially earn you enough points for two free nights at a top hotel in Europe, which could easily retail for a lot more than that.
The only major downside is that Club Carlson is really weak in Asia. They have tons of properties in Europe and a growing number of properties in the US, but they’re still quite weak in Asia.