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Club Carlson has recently announced their newest promotion for 2017, and it’s called the Earn Bigger Rewards.

Earn Bigger Rewards

The Promotion

The new promotion runs until this March and is valid for stays between January 9, and March 31, 2017. You need to register for the Earn Bigger Rewards promotion. You can earn any of the following bonuses:

  • Stay 1 night, earn 5,000 bonus Gold Points
  • Stay 2 nights, earn 10,000 bonus Gold Points
  • Stay 4 nights, earn 20,000 bonus Gold Points
  • Stay 8 nights, earn 50,000 bonus Gold Points
  • Stay 20 or more nights, earn 100,000 bonus Gold Points

The Catch

Before you rush to register, there is a catch, and it’s a big one. You can only register for one of the promotions. So, if you register for the 8-night promotion, but only end up staying 7, you will not get any bonus at all—including the 4-night or 1-night bonuses. You need to think very carefully about which offer you are going to signup for.

Regarding value, the highest yield for the promotion is for the 8-night stay, which works out at 6,250 points per night—while every other one of the promotions yields 5,000 points per night. Although choosing your promotion solely based on points yield is probably not the greatest idea.

Overall

This is a pretty good offer from Club Carlson, and if you do have some travel and hotel stays planned in the next couple of months, then it is worth considering. One thing to be very careful with though is that you will have to be conservative with your estimate of how many nights you will be staying since if you fall short, you will lose out completely. Are you feeling lucky?

Source: One Mile at a Time/Ben

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Comments

  • Bertrand Say says:

    What is the cheapest hotels you can book at to get this award?

    • You can stay at any Club Carlson hotel, no matter how cheap it is. But obviously you need to book via Club Carlson at an eligible paid rate.

      • Be careful when booking the cheapest rate with a Club Carlson Hotel. Unfortunately, certain promotional rates or rates booked via a third party are ineligible to earn points and therefore you also won’t get any of these bonus Gold Points. This just happened to me at the Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz. I booked their ‘Hot Deal’ rate directly on the hotel’s website. My statement correctly reflects the stay but with zero points and an ‘ineligible’ remark. Club Carlson’s terms and conditions on “Eligible Rate” explain this as follows:

        “Eligible Rate” means a rate identified in Carlson’s reservation system as eligible for Gold Points. Eligible Rate does not include, without limitation, the following: employee rates; friends and family rates; airline crew rates; travel agency employee rates; certain promotional and package rates; rates paid using a free night voucher and other complimentary or barter rooms; rates booked through an online travel company, whether such rates are direct, auction or bid rates; rates booked and billed through a master account, including group accounts and tour operator accounts; and certain other rates booked through third parties.

  • I think 50,000 bonus Gold Points for an 8-night stay is the most lucrative offer out of those five

    • Yes at an estimated value of 0.4 cents a mile that’s 2000 worth of hotel stays plus the points you earn while staying the 8 nights.

  • Never got into this program. This offer doesn’t seem that great.

  • Ouch, that requirement that you know your number of days ahead of time is a killer. So much for spontaneous travel.

  • I have pretty much given up on Club Carlson when they eliminated the second night free on award stays.

  • 50,000 bonus Gold Points, for an 8-night stay – do they mean 1 stay of 8 nights or it can be divided in 3 stays?

  • If they are like Marriott, they will let you change the promotion later if you can do more nights

  • The offer is ok and I quite like some of their hotels, but unfortunately I don’t stay with them often enough to be able to take advantage.

  • 50k for 8 nights seems the most reachable…just with Club Carlson had better properties here in the US to stay at.

  • Participating in hotel promotions is something I really have to consider with applied carefulness because I do not travel for business which makes every booking coming straight out of my personal budget. The promos have to be stellar to get my attention, in other words, and this time, I think I’ll have to pass on this one.

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