Club Carlson doesn’t get quite the attention that other hotel loyalty programs like Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and SPG but they do have some excellent properties throughout the globe. You might be most familiar with their Raddison brand, which is found in the US while the Raddison Blu is typically found overseas. Even though you may not have stayed at a Club Carlson property yet, in some regions like Scandinavia, Club Carlson hotels may be your best bet if you’re trying to book a hotel with points, so the program shouldn’t be overlooked.
Well Club Carlson is now offering a new promo where you can earn up to 3 free nights or 30,000 points.
Here are the key terms of the offer:
- Register and stay between July 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017
- For every two stays you complete you’ll earn a free Friday night or 10,000 points
- You can earn up to a total of three free nights or 30,000 points
- You must register for this promotion which can be done here.
- When you register you must choose whether you want the free nights or if you want the points.
This promotion biggest weakness is that the free nights are limited to Friday nights. This means that you can’t stack the nights together to use them for three consecutive nights. Even though these are limited to being used on Friday nights, there’s still a lot of value that can be had there by using them for a top category hotel.
The points option will offer you more flexibility but keep in mind that Club Carlson points are some of the weakest hotel currencies, often valued like Hilton Honors points around .4 cents per point.
This is a great promo for those who already had bookings planned for the Club Carlson properties but it’s not so lucrative that I’d go out of my way to take advantage of it. Still, you might be able to find cheap nights at Club Carlson properties like Park Inns that cost around $75/night to make it worth hitting an extra stay to earn a free night that you know you’d use at a top property.
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