Carlson Hotels 30% off rate in Americas for stays Dec 23 – Mar 3, 2012 and TGI Friday’s 1,000 bonus points

Carlson Hotels has a 30% discount offer code 30PCTOFF for hotels in the Americas booked by December 13 for stays from December 23 through March 3, 2012.

This offer is valid for Radisson Hotels, Country Inns & Suites and Park Inn hotels in US and Mexico.

This offer has overlap with the Radisson Big Night Giveaway 50,000 points bonus for a stay at a Radisson Hotel by December 30. The Park Inn promotion for 15,000 points ends December 31 and overlaps a week when these discount rates are in effect.

[LT update Dec 2: Club Carlson extended this offer from end-date Dec 15 to December 31. Thanks to reader Kumar for pointing out the change to the promotion period in the comments of this post.]

These discount rates earn Club Carlson points and are eligible for the Radisson Big Night Giveaway bonus during the one week promotion overlap from December 23-30, 2011. The 30% discount rate only applies to standard rooms, so don’t expect big suite discounts.

Radisson Hotels 30% discount page and list of participating hotels in Americas.

Park Inn Hotels 30% discount page and list of participating hotels in US and Mexico.

Country Inns & Suites 30% discount page and list of participating hotels in Americas.


T.G.I. Friday’s loyalty program enrollment earns 1,000 Club Carlson points and 100 bonus Stripes credits.

Carlson is a family owned global company that consists of more than 900 T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants in 60 countries in addition to 1,100 Carlson Hotels.

T.G.I. Friday’s has its own loyalty program – Stripes. Enroll now and you will receive 1,000 Club Carlson Gold Points in addition to 100 Stripes credits. This offer expires December 18, 2011.

T.G.I. Fridays Stripes enrollment bonus for 1,000 Club Carlson Gold Points.


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 in 2008.

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  1. I am not sure how TGI enrollment is supposed to work. About a month or so ago a similar deal (for 1,500 points) was advertised on webflyer. I signed up but nothing happened. In fact, the TGI enrollment screen does even not have a place to enter a Club Carlson account number. At least my browser does not display it.

    Does anyone have any insights on it?

    Thank you.

  2. Just to add to my previous coumment…

    Without the CC account # the only way for them to do a match is by e-mail address. If this is what they are doing and my prior experince is anything to judge by, it does not seem to work. Would be nice to hear from somebody who had a successful cross promotion between TGI and CC.

  3. I did the enrollment into Stripes during the 1,500 bonus point offer and have neither 1,500 bonus points nor the 100 Stripes.

  4. I had not enrolled yet and now I see what you mean about the lack of Club Carlson number field.

    I assume that if you do not get the points you can contact Club Carlson customer service and request the bonus points.

    Your name and residential address should be sufficient for matching accounts between Club Carlson and TGI Fridays rather than email address.

    We will see what happens.

  5. Hi, just wondering if I use 30% off rate @Radisson, does this stay still qualify for the 50k pts bonus? Thank you!

  6. Just booked a night at the Radisson Newport Beach under this rate for $80 ai. I am registered for the 50K promo. Anyone with experience of already getting the points? When will they post?

  7. I stayed at the NYC Lexington Radisson on Nov. 18th and the 50k points posted to my acct on Nov. 30th.

  8. Still haven’t received the points from joining TGI Fridays, but I did get an email from them to get points for joining Club Carlson. 🙂

    It looks like the information for giving points to your other program is encoded in the links. We’ll see if Ric gets lots of points for his links. 🙂

    “To qualify for 4,500 bonus Gold Points and 50 stripes credits, you must join Club Carlson by December 18, 2011, on this page using the email address to which this offer was sent. By clicking to join, you are allowing Friday’s to share your Give Me More Stripes account number in order for you to receive your bonus stripes credits. Offer only valid for new members without an existing Club Carlson account. Gold Points and stripes credits will be posted to the member’s account 6-8 weeks after enrollment. By enrolling in Club Carlson and participating in this offer, you agree to the Club Carlson program terms and conditions. Offer is valid only to the recipient, is non-transferable, may not be sold, and is subject to change or termination without notice.”

  9. @Charles Clark – I don’t have affiliate links on my blog so no bonus points for me.

    The 4,500 points offer is for people who already belong to TGI Friday’s, but not Club Carlson.

    1,000 points offer is for Club Carlson members who join TGI Friday’s.

  10. I received an email for TGI Friday’s enrollment containing a free dessert/appetizer coupon valid for 30 days. $8 value. I’ll have to check out TGI Friday’s in San Bruno.

  11. I joined the TGI program through the email and haven’t received anything. I just logged into that website and it has 0 stripes. What a scam from Fridays, hopefully CC gives the 1,000 points.

  12. Thank you Frank thank you Ric for the points posting assurance.

    # 17, I had the same experience when I used the same was offered last year. All I get now is the spam emails from TGIF (some are good $5 coupons) but no points to either account, Carlson or TGIF!!!

  13. Has anyone contacted Carlson about the TGIF points? I received the email a few weeks ago and signed up, but so far didn’t receive any points (don’t really care about the stripes or other TGIF benefits as I very rarely go there and don’t expect that to change due to $5 coupons). I’ll have to go back to the original offer and see if it had the original “allow 6-8 weeks for points to opst” clause.

  14. Well, the 1,000 CC points posted today. Never got the welcome coupons or whatever from Fridays, but I don’t go there anyway, so who cares. Between liking that Radisson in Toronto and this, I’m almost to a free night with CC from having spent no money at all! Awesome!

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