Club Carlson has a Spring Getaway promotion for Country Inn & Suites hotel stays that started February 13 and runs through May 31, 2017 for 7,000 bonus points on 2-night stays. Spring Getaway rate is 15% off Best Flexible rate.
Promotion registration is required. This bonus can be earned on multiple stays.
Spring Getaway Deal is Flexible Rate at Advance Purchase price
Country Inn & Suites Fresno North
March 28-30, 2017 $72/night Spring Getaway Offer
The Spring Getaway rate is the same $72 as a prepaid, nonrefundable advance purchase rate. Spring Getaway $72 rate for 7,000 bonus points may be canceled without penalty by 6pm day of arrival March 28.
Two features of Country Inn & Suites brand I like as a consumer.
Reading library: Country Inn hotels feature a lending library where you can pick up a book and drop it off at another property. Or exchange a book you have for one at the hotel.
Real diningware: I find the use of plastic cutlery to be a real waste of resources at midscale hotel breakfast buffet service. Styrofoam cups are a bad sight too for landfill waste.
Country Inn advertises it uses real diningware. Been too long for me, 2014 if I recall correctly, since I last stayed at Country Inn to remember their breakfast service cutlery and cups.
Anyway, 7,000 bonus points can be a $30 to $40 value for many hotel rewards in the category 1 to 3 level.
Club Carlson Hotel Rewards
Country Inn Ventura, California, in the shade of U.S. Highway 101, is one hotel I have used for road trips between Monterey, California and Los Angeles/SoCal destinations.
April 2-4 $96 per night. Total rate = $215.25 after tax.
This seems like a decent promotion, if you are somewhere needing a 2-night stay and Country Inn is competitively priced.
The main issue is most Country Inn & Suites are in the USA. Hotels in the USA are experiencing record-breaking high rates in 2017. India, Mexico and Central America may offer some better Country Inn rate deals.
I recently completed Club Carlson’s Earn Bigger Rewards promotion for 50,000 bonus points after 8 nights at any Club Carlson brand. My 8 nights in Amsterdam, Prague and Wroclaw cost $470 staying at Radisson Blu (2 nights), Park Plaza (4 nights) and Park Inn hotels (2 nights), where I received room upgrades at each hotel. Europe has some serious hotel bargains right now, although the elimination of Club Carlson 2-for-1 rates is a real blow to the program for stays in Europe, Africa and Middle East.
Loyalty Traveler – Club Carlson 70,000 points earned, $470 hotel spent on 8 nights (March 6, 2017).
Loyalty Traveler – Club Carlson 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 Gold elite booking links gone (Jan 30, 2017).
Country Inn Spring Getaway Terms and Conditions
The Spring Getaway Offer (“Promotion”) is valid for a discount of 15% off the standard rate available on new reservations for stays of two or more consecutive nights at participating Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels worldwide between February 13, 2017 and May 31, 2017. (“Promotion Dates”). You must request the “Spring Getaway Offer” at the time the reservation is made. If you do not complete a minimum two-night stay you will be charged the standard rate available without the Spring Getaway Offer. Rates for each night may vary. Spring Getaway Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other package, promotion, group or convention rate, or any other discounted rate. Other exclusions may apply. Participating hotels are subject to change without notice and the number of rooms available at the Spring Getaway Offer at participating hotels may be limited and vary by hotel. Void where prohibited.
You must be a Club Carlson member and register for this offer at www.countryinns.com/springregistration from February 13, 2017 – May 31, 2017 to be eligible to earn 7,000 bonus Gold Points (“Bonus Points”) when booking and completing a stay with the Spring Getaway Offer. Members of Club CarlsonSM who book and complete a stay on the Spring Getaway Offer are eligible to earn Bonus Points in addition to the standard Gold Points earned per US Dollar spent on eligible bookings. Eligible bookings does not include rates booked through an online travel company and certain other rates booked through third parties. One Bonus Point award per Eligible Stay. Member must provide Club Carlson number at the time of reservation or at check-in. Other exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited. Bonus Point offer is subject to Club Carlson Terms & Conditions.