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With the new “Extend Your Stay, Earn 30K” promotion, you can earn a free night (or more!) at a Club Carlson hotel just from 1 paid stay. And there’s no limit to the number of free nights you can get!
You can earn 15,000 bonus points for 2-night stays. And 30,000 points for stays of 3 nights or more.
You have to register online to receive the bonus points. The deal is valid for stays between January 12, 2015, and March 29, 2015.
But is this a good deal?
How Does It Work?
Link: Club Carlson Award Chart
With this promotion, you’ll earn 15,000 bonus points for 2-night stays, and 30,000 bonus points for stays of 3 nights or more at participating Club Carlson hotels.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll earn bonus points for eligible stays between January 12, 2015, and March 29, 2015. There’s no limit to the number of bonus points you can earn.
Check your email, because some Club Carlson members were targeted for an extra 10,000 points if they register for the promotion before January 12, 2015.
Note: Only paid stays earn bonus points. Award nights or Points + Cash bookings are NOT eligible for the promotion. And nights booked through online travel agencies like Orbitz or Hotwire do NOT qualify either.
Is This a Good Deal?
Yes, if you’re booking stays of 2 nights or more. Folks booking single nights will do better with the Marriott Megabonus promotion (which doesn’t require multi-night stays), but that promotion doesn’t start until February.
And there are lots of reasonably priced Club Carlson hotels. So you could earn LOTS of bonus points for relatively cheap stays. It doesn’t matter how much you spend, only how long you stay!
Folks who have the Club Carlson Premier Rewards card will do even better with this promotion. That’s because they get their last night free on award stays of 2 nights or more.
So if you have the card, the bonus points you earn are essentially worth double, as long as you use the points to book 2-night award stays. It’s like getting 2 award nights for the price of one.
That said, some folks might do better with the IHG Set Your Sights promotion (as long as their list of tasks isn’t too long!).
And remember, there’s a Starwood Double Play promotion, too. But you’ll earn points based on the room rate (so folks who like to book cheaper rooms won’t earn nearly as many bonus points).
I’ll definitely consider switching some paid stays to Club Carlson for this deal if I’m able to find an inexpensive hotel. That’s because you’ll earn the same number of bonus points whether you book a $60 per night room or a $400 per night room!
As always, do the math and see what works best for your travel plans.
Note: Check your email! Some folks are reporting a targeted offer for an extra 10,000 points if you register for the promotion by January 12, 2015.
You’ll earn 15,000 points for 2-night stays, and 30,000 points for stays of more than 3 nights. Check your email for a targeted early registration offer (you could get another 10,000 points!). There’s no limit to the number of points you can earn.
What do you think of the Club Carlson promotion? How do you think it compares to the other hotel chains?