Club Carlson is really trying to make up with us in the form of lucrative promotions, after announcing the elimination of the Bonus Award Night benefit for Club Carlson Visa credit cardholders. To be fair, Club Carlson has always been one of the most generous hotel rewards programs out there. Not only do they consistently offer some of the most generous bonus point promotions, but it’s one of the easiest hotel programs with which to earn a free night. Right now, Club Carlson is offering five major bonus point promotions, which I’ve outlined below:
30,000 Bonus Gold Points for Club Carlson Visa Credit Card Account Holders
In an email announcing the discontinuation of the Bonus Award Night benefit, Club Carlson credit cardholders were consoled with an offer of 30,000 Gold Points on their next stay. All Club Carlson Visa credit cardholders are eligible for this 30,000 point bonus, which is valid on stays paid for with the co-branded credit card and completed by August 31, 2015. There is no need to register for this promotion – simply use your card to pay for your stay.
Triple Points + 1,000 Point Mobile Booking Bonus
The second best Club Carlson promotion going on right now, Triple Points offers just what the name entails – triple Gold points on all eligible stays through June 28, 2015. This is incredibly generous, considering Club Carlson members already earn 20 Gold points per $1 on hotel stays. This promotion cranks it up to 60 points per $1. That doesn’t even factor in elite member bonuses or points earned through the co-branded Club Carlson credit cards (an extra 6 – 10 points per $1, depending on which card you have). In addition to triple points, members who book their stay through the Club Carlson mobile app will earn an extra 1,000 Gold points.
5,000 Point Mobile Booking Bonus for Elite Members
Last week, Club Carlson elite members received a targeted 5,000 point mobile booking bonus offer. As I advised before, if you received that email you should hold onto it in case your points don’t post or you end up with 1,000 points instead of the 5,000 you’re entitled to.
MegaPoints: 10,000 Bonus Points Per Night
Through December 31, 2015 Club Carlson members who book participating Radisson hotels using promo code MEGAPTS will earn 10,000 bonus Gold points per night. The list of participating hotels is far more impressive and has fewer restrictions than the 5,000 point offer. The downside is that you’ll need to book a special (aka higher) rate to earn those extra 10,000 points. I did a test search and this rate tends to be about $15 – $25 higher per night than the Best Available Rate.
5,000 Bonus Points Per Night at Radisson and Country Inn & Suites Hotels
Club Carlson members staying at participating Radisson and Country Inn & Suites hotels in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean between April 17 – June 27, 2015 will earn an extra 5,000 bonus points per night. The booking deadline is April 7 (today!), so if the extensive blackout dates don’t scare you off and your planned stay qualifies, today is the last day to take advantage of it.
So which of these Club Carlson promotions is stackable? The 30,000 point credit card bonus, Triple Points and 1,000 – 5,000 point mobile booking bonuses can be combined for a lucrative payout. According to Loyalty Traveler, MegaPoints can also be factored in. Assuming that’s the case, on a $100 one-night stay, you’re looking at a payout of up to 52,000 Gold points.
If you’re looking for cheap hotels to mattress run during this promotion, you might want to start by finding a local Category 1 Club Carlson hotel. Usually, airport hotels are a good bet on weekends. Whichever option you choose, don’t forget to book with the mobile app and pay with your Club Carlson Visa to ensure you don’t miss out on the easiest and most lucrative bonuses.
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