Radisson Big Night Giveaway is one of the best value hotel loyalty promotions of 2011.
The Club Carlson loyalty program offer is 50,000 Gold Points for one stay at a Radisson hotel in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean by December 30, 2011. The first 50,000 people to register for Radisson Big Night Giveaway qualify for 50,000 points. Promotion registration has been live since Thursday, November 10 and the first 50,000 registrants threshold apparently has not been reached yet since the sign-up page is supposed to change once the 50,000 points offer changes to 15,000 points for one Radisson stay.
Loyalty Traveler advice
Sign up for the Radisson Big Night Giveaway now and get in on one of the best hotel deals of the year.
50,000 points is good for one night at the highest Club Carlson hotel tier for category 6 properties around the world. Some of these hotels regularly run standard room rates over $300 per night. For example, Paris, France is one of the most expensive cities globally for an upper upscale hotel in the central city zones. There are five Radisson Blu hotels in central Paris and one hotel at each of the major airports Charles De Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY).
50,000 points from this promotion can be used to stay in downtown Paris at a hotel where the lowest room rate for June 6, 2012 is 470€ or US$622 per night. One hotel night in Paris isn’t going to make much of a vacation so if you have a spouse or friend to accompany you, then both persons can sign up and earn 50,000 points from the Radisson Big Night Giveaway and earn the points for two free nights. You can even have friends sign up and pay for their $100 room night at a U.S. Radisson hotel and have them gift you free nights with their point bonuses.
Four nights at the Radisson Blu Paris Opera for $400 is a $2,000 discount on the prevailing rates and truly makes a luxury vacation stay. And your two friends get two free hotel nights in the U.S. at your expense.
I urged my extended family to sign up for this offer. And you don’t need to be in Paris to get good value from this offer.
Since this offer is 50,000 points and not a free night, Club Carlson members also have the option to use points for longer stays with more free nights at lower category hotels or conserve points with Club Carlson Cash & Points awards.
A Category 1 hotel at 9,000 points per night will provide five free hotel nights after your one Radisson hotel stay. Radisson Hotel Orlando, Florida is a Category 1 hotel and you can get a five night stay for 45,000 points.
Radisson Hotel Orlando may not be an aspirational hotel destination, but the ability to stay five nights in Orlando for $50 as you tour the area is certainly a great hotel option for a family budget more interested in saving money for park admission fees for the family.
This rate comparison for Radisson Orlando shows you can stay five nights for 45,000 points + $50 in fees or five nights for $485.38. The ability to earn 50,000 Gold Points with the current Radisson Big Night Giveaway promotion shows the points are worth over $435 for this hotel stay. You can certainly earn the 50,000 points for far less spend.
Radisson Santa Maria, California was my $107.10 qualifying stay for 50,000 points.
Review of Radisson Santa Maria Airport (link will be added once I complete this hotel review post)
The high value of the Radisson Big Night Giveaway is a combination of the ability to earn 50,000 points with a Radisson stay of just one night and the flexibility of redemption options from earning a large points bonus rather than a free night credit.
Sign up quickly. I am surprised to see the offer has not reached 50,000 registrants yet. This is a great hotel loyalty program opportunity for big hotel savings with Club Carlson.
Related Loyalty Traveler posts:
Radisson 50,000 points promotion revisited and clarified (November 7, 2011)
Update: Sunday, November 27 – 9:00am California time.
Just as I posted this piece I see from several BoardingArea posts there is a new Club Carlson offer for 9,000 points for each award stay redeemed from December 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012 at any Carlson Hotel worldwide. The bonus may be earned up to five times for 45,000 bonus points. This is valid at all brands including Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn and Country Inn & Suites. I’ll write up a full post on this new offer in the next 24 hours.
All the more reason to sign up for the 50,000 bonus points Radisson stay offer ASAP. This offer won’t last much longer now before it changes to 15,000 bonus points.