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25,000 Club Carlson Points For 2 Nights At Country Inn & Suites

by on August 15, 2012 · 9 comments

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Earlier this summer, Club Carlson roared into the summer promotion game with three big giveaways totaling 138,000 bonus points, but they’re not done yet. Club Carlson just launched yet another promo called the “25 for 25″ where folks who complete a two-night stay at a Country Inn & Suites between now and October 14 can earn an additional 25,000 bonus Gold Points.

You can register for the promotion here, and just a few more points from the terms and conditions: you can only earn the bonus once per member, the stay must be two or more consecutive nights in a standard room booked at the 25 For 25 Promotion Rate (which is not always the best rate), and the promotion is not valid on existing reservations.

Just to take a quick look at how this works, you can book at room at the 25 For 25 rate here. I checked on a two-night stay in San Diego in September, and the 25 For 25 rate was $179 a night, while I could get an advance purchase rate of just $143 a night, and and a “Stay Two Save 15%” rate for $152. So basically I’d be paying an extra $72 for the bonus 25,000 points, or about 0.3 cents each.

The 25 For 25 rate at this San Diego hotel was $36 more per night than the lowest rate I could find.

That’s still less than it costs to purchase Club Carlson Gold points, which are normally 0.7 cents each, but still not the best deal. Especially considering that 25,000 points isn’t even enough to redeem for a Carlson Category 3 property (28,000 points) – the category into which many of the chain’s Country Inn & Suites fall, so this deal works out to not quite a buy 2 get 1 free deal.

That’s why, though I’ll register, I’m not going to make a special effort to mattress run for this deal, but if a stay comes up somewhere where a Country Inn & Suites makes sense, I’ll consider spending the two nights there because 25,000 bonus points at least gets me halfway to a Radisson Blu redemption.

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  • StayingCoolCAM

    I collected all 138,000 GoldPoints thanks to TPG alerting me to the promotions, which brought my Club Carlson account to a total of $276,115!!

    This November I am booked to DUB via JFK from PHX– and I paid for 4 nights at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin using the points TPG helped me accumulate.

    Can’t wait to earn 25,000 points! Room rates are very low rightnow because nobody wants to be in Phoenix during our record breaking hot summers!

  • Bill Wilkes

    Should we be worried about a Club Carlson devaluation with all of these promotions happening so close together? I’m just worried about eventually trying to book the Radisson Blu properties and needing more than the now-standard 50,000 points/night.

    Or are they just throwing the kitchen sink in an attempt to siphon loyalty from the other big hotel chains?

  • Prashant Maniktala

    I have a 8 day hotel stay coming up. I was wondering if I could use this promotion to make 4 different reservations at the same Country Inn and Suites and collect bonus from all, totaling 100,000 points. IS that possible?

  • thepointsguy

    I wouldn’t worry about it now.. While a lot of people have probably taken advantage, I don’t think Club Carlson is still nearly as popular as some of the other major hotels- especially since they don’t have a co-branded credit card (yet)

  • thepointsguy

    Not possible since you can only get it once per member. You can try making the reservation under 4 peoples names/numbers, but the points won’t all go into the same account and you could potentially have to switch rooms each time

  • FrontRowSeatOnInsanity

    Supposedly, the co-branded credit card will be with US Bank, and begin in the 4th quarter of the year. Can’t wait to see what they offer! I love Club Carlson!

  • xina

    I don’t think BRG rate qualify for this promotion, does it?

  • http://twitter.com/NoviceFlyer Alex

    Unfortunately I missed out on the 50k promo :( but I did manage to get the 20k points stay (tomorrow with my stay) I will probably do a stay in AVL end of sept. Saving up those points for a Rad Blu stay somewhere…!

  • Akm116

    Boo hoo ..I am guessing that EXCLUDES Canadians..Again..!!!

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