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Club Carlson Jan 12 to March 29, 2015 stays earn 15K for 2 nights, 30K for 3 nights

Club Carlson brings the best hotel promotion for guests to start 2015 compared to the competition.  Extend Your Stay, Earn 30K offers 15,000 bonus points for 2-night stays and 30,000 bonus points for 3-night stays at all Club Carlson hotel brands worldwide from January 12 to March 29, 2015. There is no limit on bonus points earned during the promotion.

Club Carlson 2015 Q1 promotion

To illustrate the high value of this offer, the 15,000 bonus points earned from a 2-night stay is equivalent to $750 in hotel spend for a Club Carlson member without elite status. Club Carlson members earn 20 base points per dollar at all brands worldwide. There are hundreds of Country Inns & Suites in the USA and Park Inn properties around the globe where a 2-night stay can be bought for $150 to $200.

30,000 bonus points is equivalent to $1,500 in base points earning for Club Carlson stays. Assume $100 per night for a $300 paid stay and that is 5x bonus points per $1 above the base points earned on a hotel stay.

Club Carlson Visa members truly get incredible deal with this promotion.

While I do not participate in credit card marketing on Loyalty Traveler, I am a Club Carlson Visa card member. Benefits of Club Carlson credit card include complimentary Gold Elite membership and one free night on reward stays of two or more nights. Club Carlson Visa members also earn 10 points/$1 for Carlson-Rezidor hotel spend.

Assume $200 for a 2-night stay as a Club Carlson Visa member.

  • 4,000 base points ($200 in spend at 20 points/$1)
  • 1,400 Gold elite points (35% bonus points at 7 points/$1)
  • 2,000 credit card points (10 points/$1 for Club Carlson Visa payment)
  • 15,000 bonus points (Extend your Stay bonus Jan 12-March 29, 2015)
  • Total points = 22,400 Club Carlson points.
  • Club Carlson earning rate > 100 points/$1

My stays last month in London using the Club Carlson Visa benefit of one free night meant 50,000 points paid for two reward nights at hotels where the average room rate was around $400 per night.

For me, this Club Carlson promotion is an opportunity to spend $200 to $300 per extended stay at low cost hotels and earn enough points for hotels in London and elsewhere when room rates are $300+ per night.

This past weekend I booked hotel stays in Salt Lake City for IHG hotels and reward nights for Country Inns & Suites and Radisson hotels. This new promotion will likely cause me to change my paid stays from IHG to Club Carlson.

I booked a two-night reward stay for 28,000 points at Radisson Salt Lake City Downtown for later this month rather than pay $350 for the stay. This Club Carlson promotion allows me to earn nearly all those 28,000 points back for less than $200 in hotel spend at a lower priced property.

Looks like Club Carlson and me will be spending quite a bit of time together over the next three months. I am itching to get a winter ticket to Stockholm on Norwegian Airlines for under $400 all-in and Club Carlson points make hotel stays in Scandinavia a real bargain.

Hyatt Gold Passport will have to come up with a very compelling offer next week to tear me away from Club Carlson points earning opportunities this promotion quarter.

Club Carlson Extend Your Stay Terms & Conditions

You must be a Club Carlson member to participate in the “Extend Your Stay, Earn 30K” promotion (“Promotion”). Promotion is valid for Eligible Stays between January 12, 2015 and March 29, 2015 (“Promotion Period”). To be eligible to earn 30,000 bonus Gold Points for each stay of three or more nights, or 15,000 bonus Gold Points for each two-night stay, members must register online for the Promotion at clubcarlson.com/30k, provide their Club Carlson number at the time of reservation or at check-in, and complete an Eligible Stay at participating Quorvus CollectionSM, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels worldwide during the Promotion Period. Stays or nights paid for by redeeming Gold Points or by using Points + Cash are not eligible for this Promotion. Members only need to register once, but registration must be received before checkout of the first Eligible Stay to qualify.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Any paid rate not involving points should qualify, correct? There are advance, pre-paid purchase rates for 15% off and a 20% off three nights that I am considering. Based on my reading of the T&Cs, I believe so, but was wondering if you had any personal experience with those rates in past promotions?

  2. Same question here I think. Does a point and cash award qualify for this promo? I booked a stay in Florida in early February using a point and cash award.

  3. Even better – I just got an email from CC stating “… we’ll award you with an additional 10,000 bonus points after your first Eligible Stay of two or more nights between January 12 and March 29, 2015.”

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