Club Carlson has new Business Time Triple Points-promo for stays in the Americas (North, Central & South) between September 1 and November 30, 2014.
By booking using promotional code BIZTIME3 and arriving on Sunday to Thursday, you can earn triple base points (20 base + 40 promotional) during the promotional period.
You can access this offer on Club Carlson’s website here.
It appears that this rate plan is tied to the Best Flexible Rate that is rarely the lowest rate available. When you search using this promotional offer code, the search doesn’t return any discounted rates that are usually always a better deal.
You should always execute the search with and without the offer code and make your booking decision based on the price difference.
Here’s rate display for Radisson Newport Beach (CA):
The hotel is offering rates as $148 for October midweek night.
The rates using the Business Time Triple Points code are $80 higher.
This promo basically makes you to pay for the promo points and it only makes sense if the hotel has no other than best flexible type rates available for the dates in question. In all other occasions, you should book the discounted rate.
Here are the terms and conditions of this rate plan:
The Business Time Triple Points Promotion (“Promotion”) is subject to availability and to these Terms and Conditions and the Club Carlson Terms and Conditions.
Members of Club Carlson who book the Promotion rate using the Promotion ID and make a reservation between September 1, 2014 and November 30, 2014 (“Promotional Period”) for an Eligible Stay originating on Sundays through Thursdays during the Promotional Period, and ending on Mondays through Fridays, will earn 40 Gold Points® per U.S. Dollar spent on room nights (“Bonus Points”). Bonus Points are in addition to the standard 20 Gold Points per U.S. Dollar spent on Eligible Stays. You must check in and check out during the Promotional Period. The Promotion is valid at participating Carlson Rezidor hotels in the United States, Canada and Latin America, North America, and South America, and is subject to availability.
Both the check-in and checkout dates of the stay must take place within the Promotional Period. Bonus Points will be credited to your account when the standard Gold Points are credited for the Eligible Stay. Bonus Points do not apply to Elite member bonus points or other bonus point earnings.