Elite Only: 10,000 Bonus Club Carlson Points For Your Next Stay

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Update: Some elite members report only being targeted for a 5,000 point bonus, so check your email to see which bonus you were targeted for.

Over the past few years, Club Carlson has probably offered more frequent promotions than any other major hotel chain. They’ve been trying to grow their market share in the US, and that has been quite lucrative for us points hobbyists.

So we’ve seen very frequent promotions, and often they can be stacked. It seems Club Carlson has a promotion for elite members to earn 10,000 bonus Gold Points when booking an eligible stay by October 6, 2015, for a stay through October 31, 2015:

As a Gold Elite Club CarlsonSM member, we love rewarding you with bonus points. Jump start this fall season with 10,000 bonus Gold Points® when you book an Eligible Stay now through October 6 and complete your stay at any Carlson Rezidor hotel by October 31, 2015. You’re already registered, so all you need to do is book.


You can only earn the bonus once during the promotion period, and in order for a stay to be eligible it must be a paid rate which is eligible for points accrual (Points + Cash and other points redemption rates don’t qualify for the bonus). There’s no registration required for the promotion.

I value Club Carlson Gold Points at ~0.4 cents each, so to me that bonus is worth ~$40. Given how inexpensive many of Club Carlson’s properties are, that’s not a half bad return for one stay, in addition to all the other points you earn.

Keep in mind that you receive Gold status with the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card, so as long as you have that card you should be eligible for this bonus.

The full terms of the promotion are as follows:

* You must be an existing Club CarlsonSM member to participate in the 10,000 Bonus Promotion (“Promotion”). Promotion is available exclusively for the Club Carlson member number associated with the email address to which the Promotion invitation email was sent, is non-transferable and may not be resold, auctioned or bartered. To be eligible to earn 10,000 points (“Bonus Points”) you must book an Eligible Stay, as defined in the Club Carlson Terms and Conditions, at a Carlson Rezidor hotel worldwide between September 23, 2015 and October 6, 2015 and complete the stay between September 23, 2015 and October 31, 2015 (“Promotional Period”). Both the check-in and checkout dates of the stay must take place within the Promotional Period. Members can earn only one bonus during the Promotional Period. Stays paid for using Points + Cash and other point redemption rates are not eligible for this Promotion. Bonus Points will be credited to your account when the standard Gold Points® are credited for the Eligible Stay.

Bottom line

Unfortunately the Club Carlson program isn’t quite as lucrative as it used to be, at least on the redemption side. Earlier in the year Club Carlson devalued their program in two major ways:

Still, on the earnings side the Club Carlson program remains strong, even if it’s not as lucrative on the redemption side as it used to be.

Do you plan on taking advantage of the Club Carlson 10,000 point bonus offer?

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  1. I posted about this promotion yesterday. What is interesting is not every gold elite received this offer, and of those who did, some had 5,000 points offered and others 10,000 points offered. The same holds true for the Silver elites. I cannot detect the pattern based on status or number of stays that would lead to no offer, a 5,000 point offer, or a 10,000 point offer.


  2. I’m sorry, but LeClub Accor is the major hotel program that has the most promotions. They might have a (very) limited footprint in North America, be revenue-based and not offer a credit card (oh, the horror!), but they are large in most parts of the world and run frequent promotions.

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