Only this morning I looked at booking a Club Carlson property, then decided to wait and see what their next promotion will be. An email this morning announces the next Club Carlson promotion and I am loving its potential.
Which will you choose: a free stay on a Friday night, or 10,000 Bonus Gold Points®? The rewards you may earn with Club Carlson are entirely up to you. All you need to do is register and stay between July 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017. For every two stays you complete, you’ll earn a reward — up to three free Friday nights or up to 30,000 Bonus Gold Points, depending on your choice at registration.
July 1 – Sep 30, 2017
Every two stays earn one free Friday award night or 10,000 points. Member must choose award type before your first eligible stay and reward choice may not be changed. Member may earn 3 Free Friday reward nights during promotion.
Free Friday Reward Redemption Period:
Friday October 6, 2017 – Friday January 26, 2018
Free Friday nights has far higher potential value since these can be used at any hotel worldwide.
There are some drawbacks to Free Fridays award choice since you can only use these free nights on Fridays. Plus, you can only redeem Free Friday reward nights from Friday October 6 – January 26, 2017. This means there are only 17 Friday dates eligible for a Free Friday reward redemption.
Still, I am definitely rearranging some hotel stays to maximize this promotion for our travel. I can earn 3 or 4 free Fridays during he earning period, however, I don’t think I can use more than 4 Free Fridays.
My Club Carlson wife swapping plan
I currently have a 3-night Radisson Blu stay reservation for July at $85 per night on our next trip to Europe. I can keep that reservation, stay 3 nights and only earn one stay credit towards Free Fridays.
However, if I rebook a one night reservation for the hotel ($87), then Kelley books one night ($93), then I book one night ($97), (Ric-Kelley-Ric) our tally for three consecutive nights will be two stays for me and one stay for her with three nights. An extra $22 in hotel spend will earn one Free Friday and give Kelley one stay.
I can shift another 3-night hotel reward reservation I only made this morning in July to a Club Carlson hotel to give me another 2 stays and free Friday night and Kelley will get her second stay and earn one Free Friday. We would earn 3 Free Fridays on 6 hotel nights for under $600.
I might even be able to squeeze in another two hotel stays at Club Carlson hotels in July during our next trip.
I first pulled off this (Ric-Kelley-Ric-Kelley) type of booking arrangement back in 2003 in Australia where we both earned 50,000 bonus Starpoints staying at five different Starwood Hotel brands in Melbourne, Sydney, and Noosa in Queensland.
We each booked one night at the same hotel for 2-night stays and only changed rooms, not hotels. The only reason we needed to change rooms is every hotel booked me in a suite as an SPG Platinum member, then downgraded us to a lower category room for Kelley’s SPG Gold elite stay.
Bottom line: Two hotels, 6 nights, 6 stays and 3 Free Fridays earned with my account earning two Free Fridays and her account earning one Free Friday for about $600.
I spent this morning planning an October solo trip to Europe. This promotion fits perfectly in those plans now that I can arrange my itinerary to take advantage of two great Free Friday nights in very expensive hotels.
Kelley’s free night can be redeemed in December when we are in Europe for the Christmas-New Year’s holiday break.
The May Fair London 70,000 points or $384 or Free Friday
Friday December 29
Three Free Fridays on $600 in hotel spend is equivalent to 210,000 points and potentially over $1,000 in free nights.
Like I said, there is high potential is Free Fridays.
Free Fridays T&C
By participating in the “Stay 2, Earn a Free Friday Night or 10K Points” offer, you may only select one of the following offers (either the “Free Friday Night” promotion or the “10K Points” promotion) during the Promotion Period in accordance with these terms and conditions.
You must be a Club CarlsonSM member to participate in the “Free Fridays” Promotion (“Promotion”). Promotion is valid for Eligible Stays only. An “Eligible Stay(s)” is one or more consecutive nights reserved at an Eligible Rate booked through an eligible booking source, as defined in the Club Carlson Terms and Conditions, and consumed between July 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017 (“Promotion Period”). Both the check-in and checkout dates of the Eligible Stay must take place within the Promotion Period. To be eligible to earn the Free Friday Night E-Cert (“Friday E-Cert”) for every two Eligible Stays, you must: (i) register online for the Promotion and make your reward selection at clubcarlson.com/freefridays; and (ii) then provide your Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or at check-in. Members are not able to switch their reward choice after registration and the selection is for the entirety of the Promotion. Once registered, you will earn a Friday E-Cert with two 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.
Friday E-Cert earnings for the entire Promotion (Free Fridays) will be capped at three awards per member – three Friday E-Certs. Stays or nights paid for by using Points or Points + Cash are not eligible for this Promotion. You only need to register once, but you must register before checkout of your first Eligible Stay for that stay to count for this promotion. Requests for free nights or bonus points for stays prior to Promotion registration will not be honored.
Friday E-Certs are valid for reservations on a single Friday night at any Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson RED, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels worldwide for stays between October 6, 2017 and January 26, 2018. Each Friday E-Cert is valid for a new reservation booked on a Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group website using the unique Friday E-Cert code provided. Separate reservations may be made for additional nights before and/or after the Friday night reservation. The Friday E-Certs will expire on January 26, 2018 and cannot be extended. Friday E-Certs used on a reservation that is cancelled within the hotel’s cancellation policy and before the expiration date may be re-used. All incidental charges, such as gratuities, parking, resort fees, room service and room entertainment are excluded. Friday E-Certs are not valid for existing reservations and may not be used in conjunction with packages, promotions, group, convention or discounted rates, or used in combination with other gift certificates, e-certificates or vouchers. Friday E-Certs must be reserved by the earning member, may only be used once, and may not be assigned, transferred, brokered, bartered, sold, posted online or altered in any way. Friday E-Certs have no cash value. Void where prohibited by law.
Friday E-Certs will be awarded three times throughout the Promotion, 1) by Aug. 15 for E-Certs earned in July, 2) by Sep. 15 for E-Certs earned in August and 3) by Oct 15 for E-Certs earned in September. You will be notified you have a Friday E-Cert via email and awarded Friday E-Certs will be visible under ‘My Account’ when you are logged in on clubcarlson.com.
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. Other exclusions may apply. Void where prohibited by law. By participating in this Promotion, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions.