Club Carlson Promo: 30% Bonus on Purchased Gold Points

Sep 30, 2014

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In case you missed this past summer’s Club Carlson flash sale and still want to top up your account, you can take advantage of the latest “Get Away Faster” promotion and receive a 30% bonus when you buy 10,000-40,000 Gold Points from now through October 31, 2014.

Now through October 31, 2014, score a 30% bonus on a purchase of 10,000-40,000 Gold Points
Now through October 31, receive a 30% bonus on the purchase of 10,000-40,000 Club Carlson Gold Points.

This promo allows you to purchase a minimum of 10,000 and a maximum of 40,000 Gold Points in 1,000-point increments for $7 apiece. While this isn’t as great a deal as this past June’s 75% bonus, you’ll still pay a respectable 0.54 cents for each Gold Point. Be aware that your entire, non-refundable points purchase will be posted to your Club Carlson account within 2-5 days of your transaction, and that you can only buy a maximum of 40,000 Gold Points per year.

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Club Carlson’s Gold Points hotel redemption chart

Fortunately, 40,000 Gold Points can take you pretty far. As few as 9,000 of them can get you one award night in a Standard Room at, for example, the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson in San Jose, Costa Rica. 38,000 Gold Points can get you a similar room in a Club Carlson Category 4 property such as the Park Inn & Suites by Radisson in Vancouver, British Columbia or the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa in Istanbul, Turkey. Redeem 22,500 of those Gold Points and you can score an award night in a Premium Room at a Category 2 property like the Park Plaza Prenzlauer Berg Berlin.

The spa at the Radisson Blu
The spa performance room at Istanbul’s Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa

You can further maximize your Gold Points if you have the Club Carlson Premier Visa (also available in a business version). I routinely enjoy the card’s Bonus Award Nights perk, which gives you the last award night free when you redeem points for stays of two or more nights at Club Carlson properties. The current sign-up bonus is 85,000 points when you spend $2,500 within 90 days, and every year you get 40,000 anniversary points, which can easily cover the $75 annual fee.

For more info on Club Carlson, see these related posts:

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