Posted by Ric Garrido

Club Carlson has a couple of great car rental discounts and points bonuses through April 30, 2012. You earn 9,000 points from Avis for 3-day rentals and 5,500 points from Budget for 2-day rentals or 9,000 points for 3-day rentals. In addition these offers include car rental discount rates of 20-25%. Club Carlson offers its category 1 hotels for 9,000 points per night.

Budget offer link.

Avis offer link.

Club Carlson Avis car rental offer

Club Carlson members get 25% discount and 9,000 Club Carlson points for a 3-days or longer rental through April 30, 2012. This offer is valid for rentals globally.

Avis Coupon Code = MUHA015 for 9,000 Club Carlson points.

Avis AWD# = G639300 for 25% discount rate.

Avis rentals using Club Carlson normally earn 750 points per rental. This offer adds 8,250 bonus points with a 3-day rental.

The terms and conditions include a variety of blackout dates for various regions, but no specific blackout dates are listed for USA car rental.

AVIS Club Carlson rate TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Offer valid on a qualifying rental of three or more consecutive days at participating Avis locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
  • Mention coupon number MUHA015 to receive bonus points.
  • Bonus Gold Points are in addition to the base points you receive each time you rent with Avis. 9,000 total Gold Points offer reflects 8,250 bonus points plus 750 base points earned.
  • Provide your Club Carlson number at the time of reservation or rental.
  • An advance reservation is required.
  • Offer may not be used with any other coupon, promotion or offer except your AWD discount.
  • The savings of up to 25% applies to the time-and-mileage charges only.
  • Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges ($10/contract in CA) and fuel charges are extra.
  • Optional items such as LDW ($35.99/day or less) and other surcharges may apply and are extra.
  • Offer is subject to vehicle availability at the time of rental and may not be available on some rates at some times, including some online rates at Avis.com.
  • Car rental return restrictions may apply.
  • Offer subject to change without notice.
  • Holiday and other blackout periods may apply.
  • Blackout dates for Australia: 12/22/11 – 1/4/12 and 4/4/12 – 4/21/12.
  • Blackout dates for New Zealand: 12/21/11 – 1/4/12 and 2/6/12 – 2/17/12.
  • Blackout dates for Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East: 12/16/11 – 1/4/12 and 3/31/12 – 4/15/12.
  • Blackout dates for Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean: 12/14/11 – 1/8/12, 2/17/12 – 2/26/12 and 3/30/12 – 4/8/12.
  • Renter must meet Avis age, driver and credit requirements. Minimum rental age may vary by location. An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years old.
  • Points accrual structure subject to change. Rental must begin by April 30, 2012.

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Budget Car Rental and Club Carlson Bonus Points

  • Club Carlson 750 points for one-day rental.
  • Club Carlson 5,500 points for Budget 2-day rental.
  • Club Carlson 9,000 points for Budget 3-day or more rental.
  • Save up to 20% on rental rates using BCD code = #U106507
  • NOTE: Budget car rental page showing the Club Carlson 9,000 bonus points on 3+day rentals link is landing on the 5,500 points offer at the time of writing.
  • This offer is listed as a special offer for Club Carlson elite members. I do not know if elite membership requirement is being enforced by Club Carlson for bonus points.

Club Carlson Budget rental terms and conditions:

  • Offer is valid on a qualifying rental of 2 or more consecutive days at participating Budget airport and neighborhood locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • Bonus points offer valid on all car groups, excluding Specialty (group X).
  • An advance 24-hour reservation is required.
  • Offer may not be used with any other coupon, promotion or offer.
  • The savings of up to 20% applies to the time-and-mileage charges only.
  • Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges ($10/contract in CA) and fuel charges are extra.
  • Optional items such as LDW ($29.99/day) and other surcharges may apply and are extra.
  • Please use BCD #U106507 to receive bonus points and discount.
  • Provide your Club Carlson Elite member number at the time of reservation or rental.
  • Offer is subject to vehicle availability at the time of rental and may not be available on some rates at some times, including some online rates at budget.com.
  • Car rental return restrictions may apply.
  • Offer subject to change without notice.
  • Holiday and other blackout periods may apply.
  • Blackout dates for Australia: January 1 – 4, April 4 – 21, June 27 – July 14, September 20 – October 6 and December 20 – 31, 2012; Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean: January 1 – 8, February 17 – 26, April 1 – 8, July 1 – August 31 and December 15 – 31, 2012; New Zealand: January 1 – 4 and February 6 – 17, 2012; EMEA: January 1 – 4, March 31 – April 15, July 1 – August 31 and December 14 – 31, 2012.
  • Renter must meet Budget age, driver and credit requirements.
  • Minimum rental age may vary by location. An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years old.
  • Points accrual structure subject to change.
  • Rental must begin by April 30, 2012.

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Club Carlson Elite Status match

Important to note that the Club Carlson Budget car rental offer states it is for Club Carlson elite members. Elite membership in any other hotel loyalty program should be acceptable for an elite status match with Club Carlson to at least the Silver level.

Here is the response Angelina of Just Another Points Traveler blog received when she requested a status match from Club Carlson a few months ago.

Club Carlson:
We would like to offer to match elite status that you have, with either
Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Priority Club, and Starwood only. We can match
top level to Gold Elite and second level to Silver Elite. Our newest
Concierge Elite level cannot be matched, it must be earned.

Reports I have seen indicate Priority Club Platinum will be matched to Club Carlson Gold. That is a great deal to take advantage of compared to getting only Silver elite for Marriott Rewards Gold or Hilton HHonors Gold. Some members report getting Club Carlson Gold with a match from HHonors Gold, but others report only being matched to Club Carlson Silver elite. Either way, Club Carlson Silver or Gold elite level online booking for hotel stays earns 2,000 bonus points.

6 Responses

  1. I can confirm being matched for Hilton Gold at the Silver level with Carlson.

    Comment by THEsocalledfan on March 14th, 2012 at 12:50 pm
  2. I was matched Carlson silver with Marriott Gold

  3. Sounds like the second tier really is matched to second tier.

    I better apply for a Club Carlson Gold status match to my IHG Platinum while the matching is good.

  4. [...] There were a few good hotel items coming from Loyalty Traveler this week. Club Carlson is offering 9000 points for 3-day car rentals from Budget or Avis. This is an especially good deal because it only costs 9000 points per night for a Category 1 Club Carlson redemption. Basically, that means you can earn a free hotel night for every 3-day car rental. There is also a 5500 point bonus for 2-day rentals with Budget. Details HERE. [...]

  5. [...] offer ended March 16. Currently the primary offer is a 3-for-2 rate discount in Asia Pacific and a great car rental bonuses for Avis and Budget (LT post March 16, [...]

  6. 9,000 Club Carlson points from Avis rental ending April 19 posted today (May 3). Put me over the threshold for a free night at a 28,000/night hotel so thanks for the tip. Club Carlson also matched my Marriott Gold status to their Silver.

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