We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

Stay 3 Nights & Get 38,000 Club Carlson Points

Stay 3 Nights & Get 38,000 Club Carlson Points

Million Mile SecretsStay 3 Nights & Get 38,000 Club Carlson PointsMillion Mile Secrets Team

We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

You can get 38,000 Club Carlson points after you stay 3 nights with the Club Carlson Stay 3 Nights, Get 1 Free promotion.  The promotion runs from January 6, 2014 to April 13, 2014.

Stay 3 Nights And Get 38,000 Club Carlson Points
38,000 Club Carlson Points Gets you a Free Night in Tahiti!

Club Carlson hotels include Country Inns and SuitesRadissonRadisson BluPark Inn by Radisson,  and Park Plaza.

Club Carlson

Link:  Stay 3 Nights, Get 1 Free

You get 1 free night after staying 3 nights at Club Carlson hotels during the Stay 3, Get 1 Free promotion up to April 13, 2014.

Stay 3 Nights And Get 38,000 Club Carlson Points
You can get 38,000 Points in Club Carlson’s Stay 3 Nights, Get 1 Free Promotion

Although Club Carlson is calling their promotion “Stay 3 Nights, Get 1 Free,” you don’t get a free night certificate which you can use at any Club Carlson hotel.

Instead, you get 38,000 Club Carlson points which is enough for a free night in a Category 1 to 4 hotel.  38,000 points will NOT get you a free night in a category 5 or 6 Club Carlson hotel.

So the promotion should really be called “Stay 3 Nights, Get 1 Free at 80% of our hotels!”

That said, I usually prefer earning points to free night certificates.  That’s because I can use the points at any time, but usually have to use the free night certificates by a certain date.

Stay 3 Nights And Get 38,000 Club Carlson Points
How Many Points do you Need to Stay at a Club Carlson Hotel?

Worth It Or Not?

Club Carlson’s top-tier Radisson Blu hotels cost 50,000 points, but some Country Inn and Park Inn hotels cost only cost 9,000 points a night.

There are lots of Country Inn hotels in the US and they are great when you need a room for a night or two.

If you already will be paying for 3 nights in a hotel up to April 13, 2014, you could consider staying in a Club Carlson hotel instead.  Note that the 3 nights don’t have to be consecutive nights.

And you can then use those 38,000 points to stay in other Club Carlson hotels later on.

Stay 3 Nights And Get 38,000 Club Carlson Points
38,000 Points Gets you 4 Nights at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Alexandria in Egypt

Or you could stay 1 night at the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti for 38,000 points.

Stay 3 Nights And Get 38,000 Club Carlson Points
38,000 Points Gets you a Free Night in Tahiti!

Club Carlson lets you buy up to 40,000 points per year for 7 cents each.  So 38,000 points would cost $266 (38,000 Club Carlson points X 0.7 cents per point).

But I wouldn’t go out of my way for a mattress run, unless you needed just 1 night at a cheap price to get the 38,000 points bonus.

A mattress run is when you book a hotel so you can get elite stay credit or nights to meet a promotional requirement.  Some folks stay the night while others just check-in and leave.

Using Club Carlson Points

If you have the Club Carlson card, you can get more value from this promotion. You get the last night of an award stay free when you redeem points for 2 or more nights.

So if you book a 2 night award stay, you only pay for 1 night!

Stay 3 Nights And Get 38,000 Club Carlson Points
You Could Stay 2 Nights at the Radisson Blu in St Martin for Only 50,000 Points

Terms And Conditions

You can earn 38,000 Club Carlson points after staying 3 eligible nights between January 6, 2014 to April 13, 2014.

You have to pay an eligible rate which means that you have to pay cash and (usually) book directly from the Club Carlson website.  This means that rates booked on other sites such as Pricline, Expedia etc. will not count towards the promotion.  However, if your company books travel for you through a travel agent (say American Express travel), it usually does count towards the promotion.

Using points for awards, Points + Cash stays, or the free night from the Club Carlson card do not count towards eligible nights.

And you have to register for the promotion before checking out of your first eligible stay.

Bottom Line

You can earn 38,000 points from the Stay 3 Nights, Get 1 Free” Club Carlson promotion after staying for 3 nights at a Club Carlson hotel up to April 12, 2014.

If you have the Club Carlson card, you can effectively stretch those 38,000 points further.  

If you liked this post, why don’t you join the 25,000+ readers who have signed-up to receive free blog posts via email (only 1 email per day!) or in an RSS reader …because then you’ll never miss another update!

Editorial Note: We're the Million Mile Secrets team. And we're proud of our content, opinions and analysis, and of our reader's comments. These haven’t been reviewed, approved or endorsed by any of the airlines, hotels, or credit card issuers which we often write about. And that’s just how we like it! :)

Add comment

E-mail is already registered on the site. Please use the Login form or enter another.

You entered an incorrect username or password

Sorry that something went wrong, repeat again!

20comments

by Newest
by Best by Newest by Oldest

would government rates qualify towards the 3-night promo?

Author
Million Mile Secrets

@Eric- No personal experience, but if you’ve earned points on them before, it should count.

I am wondering whether I will get 2 times 38.000 bonus points when I stay 6 nights. I can’t find this online yet. Do you know?

Author
Million Mile Secrets

@Gert – I suspect that you’re limited to one bonus of 38K points.

I’m thinking this card should be the next one I apply for.

I’m reading mixed feedback on this card being either hard or easy to get. I see some people freeze their credit reports before they apply. What I haven’t found is why.

I did just apply for the two SWA Chase cards this week. Prior to that my newest card is an Am Ex Gold from 2.5 years ago. Excellent credit with long history.

There are a couple other cards I’m wanting to open, is there any reason not to include this in a multi app in one day plan?

Author
Million Mile Secrets

@haleyb – Initially folks were finding it tough to get approved from US Bank, but off late, I haven’t heard many negative reports. That said, I’d apply for the card before applying for cards from other banks.

If I book it for someone else and add them to the reservation with a Club Carlson card through Club Carlson website, 3 nights in a row cash only, will they require me to show up for checkin? Or just any guest name I put on can checkin? Will they require to see the credit card that made the booking or just any credit card for extra charges? Thanks!

Author
Million Mile Secrets

@ShoNuffHarlem – Usually in the US, the additional guest on the reservation can check-in for the room and just show ID and a credit card for incidentals.

I love the carlson hotels the best of all. They are always clean and very well kept

Load more