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The final piece in Club Carlson’s Big Night Promotion has finally come online. The first 20,000 people to register for the Park Plaza Ultimate Night Giveaway will be eligible to receive 50,000 bonus Gold Points when they complete a qualifying stay at any Park Plaza hotel around the world between June 28 (today) and August 28, 2012. Registrants after the initial 20,000 will only be eligible to receive 15,000 points each.
That brings the possible total from all four Carlson giveaways to a whopping 188,000 points – not including any 1,000-point bonuses you get from booking your stays at the various Carlson brands (Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Plaza, Park Inn, Country Inn & Suites) on their individual web sites, and from the stay itself. 188,000 points is pretty darn good for only staying 4 times- you could use those points for three nights at top-tier category 6 hotels (50,000 points per night) and one night at a category 4 (38,000 points). I guess the major catch is that there aren’t a ton of Club Carlson properties in the US, so you may need to incur extra costs in order to maximize this promotion.
Even if you just get in on this deal, 50,000 points is enough for a free night at a Radisson or Radisson Blu property, some of which like the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago (around $300 a night in August) or the Radisson Blu Ambassador in Paris (around $370 a night in August) can get quite pricy.
As mentioned, the main downside is that almost all of Park Plaza’s properties are in Europe and Asia. In fact, there’s only one in the US, in Bloomington, Minnesota, so this might not be the best promo for Americans, but if you’re got some international stays coming up this summer (England, the Netherlands and Germany seem to have a few Park Plazas scattered around), then you might be able to take advantage of it.
Remember – if you currently have elite status, you might as well match with Carlson before you start staying so you get bonus points. All you need to do is email them here and include a screen shot of your current hotel elite status, your Carlson GoldPoints number and request a status match up to Gold.
-Complimentary room upgrades as available With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.
-50% point bonus on every eligible stay
-2,000 point online booking bonus at clubcarlson.com or any Carlson Rezidor hotel website
-Early check-ins and late checkouts as available upon request
-Roll Over Nights (unused elite-qualifying nights count again next year toward elite status)
-72-hour room availability guarantee at participating hotels
-Elite Customer Service Line
With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.