This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Club Carlson is having a one day only flash sale on purchased points where you can buy up to 40,000 points and get a 75% bonus. I took full advantage of this offer and bought 40,000 point (70,000 after the bonus), for only $280. This sale only lasts until June 19, 2014 at 11:50am EST so act fast!

Club Carlson Flash Sale

Buying 70,000 points for $280 allowed me to purchase points at .4 cents a piece which can be an incredible deal based on where you redeem those miles. Points usually cost .7 cents each, so 70,000 points at the standard points would have run me $490.

Paying for a room at The May Fair would cost 455 GBP per night.
Paying for a room at The May Fair would cost 455 GBP per night.

I’m going to put these points to good use and redeem them for a two night stay at The May Fair in London. Normally you would need to redeem 70,000 points per night at this property but since I will be using my Club Carlson Premier Visa, the second night is free when redeeming Gold Points for 2 or more consecutive award nights. What makes this deal even sweeter is that if I were to make the same reservation at The May Fair and pay for the room it would cost 455 GBP per night or $1,545.96. So my $280 purchase got me two nights at a swanky London hotel that would have cost $1,545!

Terms & Conditions to keep in mind:

  • Prices are in U.S. dollars and do not include applicable taxes.
  • Allow 2-5 days for the purchased points to be posted to your account.
  • Transactions are limited to a combined maximum of 40,000 points, per receiving account, per calendar year.
  • Bonus points will not be counted toward the annual 40,000 point purchase maximum
  • Gold Points purchased using this option are non-refundable

Club Carlson tweeted yesterday that flash sales will be taking place over the next two weeks (from today until June 27, 2014) so keep an eye out for more by following them on  Twitter or Facebook

The best beginner points and miles card out there.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 Intro for the First Year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.