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Carlson continues to impress with the generosity of its loyalty-program.
Bucking the industry trend toward significant increases in award prices, this year’s Club Carlson changes were a net positive, with more award-price decreases than increases.
The most recent triple-points promotion, which ended on March 15, was more compelling than most bonuses on offer from other hotel chains at the time.
And the new promotion, starting today, is again among the very best available.
Between May 13 and July 21, Club Carlson members can earn 10,000 bonus points for every eligible stay of two or more nights at participating Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn, and Country Inns & Suites hotels.
Registration is required.
Deal or No Deal
Club Carlson members normally earn 20 points per $1 spent. Assuming a hypothetical stay of two $100 nights, you’d earn 4,000 points. Adding the 10,000 bonus points brings the total to 14,000 points, 3.5 times the normal earnings.
Viewed from a different perspective, free nights in the Club Carlson program can be had for as few as 9,000 points. So a two-night stay, including the bonus, will easily qualify you for a free night at a Category 1 hotel. Category 2 hotel award nights cost 15,000 points, and are well within reach with the bonus as well.
Bottom line: a free night at a Category 1 or 2 hotel after one two-night stay.
That puts the Carlson promotion in contention with the other noteworthy hotel bonus for spring and summer stays — Marriott’s latest MegaBonus offer: a free night at a Category 1 – 4 hotel after the second paid stay. Marriott gives you more hotels to choose from when taking the free night. But you’ll have to log two separate stays to earn a free night. Value-wise, it’s a toss-up. Both these promotions are worth serious consideration for hotel stays during the coming months.
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