Club Carlson has a spring bonus promotion for triple points (60 points/$1) + 5,000 points for stays Sunday and Monday night. The Sunday/Monday bonus is additive for 10,000 bonus points, if you stay both nights. Bonus points earned are capped at 100,000 bonus points for the promotion.
Quick math: 40 bonus points per $1 = $2,500 earn limit for 100,000 bonus points. Then, subtract $125 for each Sunday and Monday night 5,000 bonus points earned. There are 12 Sunday and 12 Monday dates during promotion (120,000 potential points), so potentially this offer would max out weeks before the promotion ends for someone staying every Sunday and Monday.
Still, a good promotion that most of us can earn without consideration to the 100,000 points limit.
Loyalty Traveler Analysis
I am sitting in a Lithuanian pub drinking Kalnapilis lager as I analyze this deal with consideration to booking Club Carlson hotel stays for a trip to Europe in June. I know my wife will love visiting Gdansk, Poland.
Radisson Blu Gdansk, Poland $101 night Sun/Mon in June
Assume $81 counts for base points after tax. Club Carlson website does not show tax portion.
Radisson Blu Gdansk
$81 x 20 base points/$1 = 1,620 points
+ 3,240 bonus points (triple points bonus)
+ 5,000 Sunday night bonus points and 5,000 Monday night bonus points.
Stay earns 14,860 points for $202 in hotel spend.
Hotel reward nights at Radisson Blu Gdansk are 38,000 points.
My choice is redeem 76,000 Club Carlson points and have two free hotel nights or spend $202 and earn 15,000 hotel points.
Radisson Blu Gdansk, Poland is on Long Street Market Square in the center of city tourism area.
Radisson Blu Klaipeda, Lithuania is 15,000 points for a free night. The rates that same week are 107 EUR ($114) per night.
For $202, I can earn 15,000 points and then redeem those points for a $114 room night. My nightly rate for three nights at Radisson Blu hotels is $67/night.
The 76,000 points I save by paying for Radisson Blu Gdansk buy another 5 reward nights in Klaipeda or 8 reward nights at Club Carlson category 1 Park Inn Kaunas, Lithuania.
The triple points + Sunday/Monday bonus looks like a good buy in this case for me.
I have convinced myself in this Lithuanian pub analysis that it is worthwhile for me to study Club Carlson hotel rates in different places in June to find great Sunday and Monday night hotel value for our trip to Europe.
On the other hand, I also made this analysis for hotel stays in Lithuania and Riga, Latvia during this next week and I think the hotel deals I already booked are better value than switching my hotel stays to Club Carlson for bonus points.
You need to make your own cost-benefit analysis of the value of this promotion for your travels.
The Real Deal
The real Club Carlson deal here for the budget traveler seems to be focus on Sunday and Monday night stays, rather than triple points. Those two nights earning 5,000 bonus points per night is where the bigger bonus happens, unless you are spending big for your hotel stay. As I mentioned earlier, earning 5,000 bonus points on a Sunday or Monday night is equivalent to $125 in base hotel spend.
Terms and Conditions
You must be a Club CarlsonSM member to participate in the “Triple Points + 5K” Promotion (“Promotion”). Promotion is valid for Eligible Stays which are stays reserved at an Eligible Rate booked through and eligible source, as defined in the Club Carlson Terms and Conditions, between April 3, 2017 and June 30, 2017 (“Promotion Period”). Both the check-in and check-out dates of the Eligible stay must take place within the Promotional Period. To earn 40 bonus Gold Points per US. Dollar spent on Eligible Stays in addition to the 20 standard Gold Points per U.S. Dollar spent on Eligible Stays (“Triple Points”), you must register online for the Promotion at clubcarlson.com/gettriple and provide your Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or at check-in. Once registered, you will earn triple points on Eligible Stays at Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson RED, 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 points are not Eligible for this Promotion. Stays or nights paid for by using Points + Cash are not Eligible for this Promotion. You only need to register once, but you must register before checkout of the Eligible Stay to earn Triple Points for that stay. Requests for bonus points for stays prior to Promotion registration will not be honored.
In addition to Triple Points, once you are registered you will earn 5,000 bonus points for each Sunday and Monday night during an Eligible Stay. Stays that include both a Sunday and a Monday night are eligible for two (2) bonus awards of 5,000 points for a total up to 10,000 bonus points. Consecutive nights at the same hotel are considered one stay regardless of the number of check-ins and check-outs. If the Eligible Stay includes more than one Sunday or Monday night, the 5,000 bonus points for each additional night will be added to the member’s account at the end of the promotion period, up to the 100,000 point maximum.*
Bonus points earning for the entire Promotion (Triple Points plus 5,000 points for Sunday and Monday nights) will be capped at 100,000 points per member. Bonus Gold Points will be credited to the member’s account when the standard Gold Points are credited for the Eligible Stay and will usually be posted to a member’s account within 5 days after the Eligible Stay has been completed.
The Promotion is subject to all Club Carlson Terms and Conditions. Club Carlson reserves the right to add, modify, or discontinue the Promotion without notice. Club Carlson is not responsible for any technical failures/interruptions, internet accessibility problems, incomplete or inaccurate registration information, or other errors of any kind that may affect your registration for this Promotion. Void where prohibited by law. By participating in this Promotion, you agree and consent to these Terms and Conditions.
*Eligible Stays completed at hotels in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates will earn the 5,000 bonus points for stays on Saturday and Sunday nights.