Club Carlson, the loyalty program for Radisson and Country Inn & Suites, has been on the rise recently. With the launch of many new Radisson and Radisson Blu upscale properties, they are heavily promoting their loyalty program.
They even recently launched a new program to buy points. Historically, the only way to get points was by hotel stays or partner activities, though now they are selling points at .7 cents a piece ($7 for 1,000). This may be of interest to those who want to use them as a hit in next year’s US Airways Grand Slam (assuming there is one). 8,000 Club Carlson points = 1,000 US Airways miles.
Buying them outright would cost $56, but Deals We Like recently highlighted a unique way to get 4,500 Club Carlson points just for signing up – via TGI Fridays.
1) Sign-up for the TGI Fridays frequent eater? program here. Print your membership card and write down your Stripes number.
2) Then sign up for Club Carlson using this link and enter your Stripes number and you’ll get 4,500 points just for signing up. Points should post 6-8 weeks after registration and hopefully sooner.
Club Carlson is also offering a whopping 50,000 point bonus if you stay a single night at a US/Canada/Caribbean Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel. Make sure you register here and complete your stay by December 30, 2011.
Club Carlson free nights start at 9,000 points and top tier hotels, like the Radisson Blu Paris Champs Elysee are 50,000 points. They even have a points and cash option which might make sense, though I’m not sure because the cash amount varies.