My Experience with Club Carlson’s Big Night Giveaway

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Last year, I didn’t have a time to take advantage of the Radisson’s similar offer. But when they announced to have a promo this summer with their three different brand’s; Radisson/Radisson Blu Big Night Giveaway, Country Inn & Suites By Radisson Stay 1 Get 1, and Park Inn By Radisson Stay 1 Get 1, I decided to participate.

After I had done a status match to Gold level with Radisson and familiarized myself with the status benefits, I made a reservation for the Radisson’s only property here in Bangkok. I was offered number of different eStandby upgrade options (NOR1) that I declined. I will post a review of the hotel later, but overall it was about the same level as the Starwood’s Four Points hotel here in Bangkok.

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The points for the stay with the appropriate bonus points posted within two business days. Also, the stay is tracking for the cash back bonus on TopCashback.com. I think that it is good to have Club Carlson on the loyalty program portfolio that I participate to as they are quite well covered on the lower quality level of hotels, but it probably wouldn’t be my first choice.

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Club Carlson eStandby Upgrade Option (NOR1) At Radisson Hotels

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When you make a booking at www.clubcarlson.com or any of the brand specific websites, you may be presented an option for eStandby upgrade for cash. There are typically several offers available at variable price points and one of them is complimentary based on the status you have with Club Carlson.

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The company behind this eStandby is called Nor1. They have licensed the technology for hotels to better manage their upgrade inventory and get cash for it. The upgrades are NOT guaranteed in advance, but rather at the time of check in. I have seen these previously at Hyatt and Hilton hotels and have written several pieces about them that you can access them here, here, here, here & here.

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So, I was presented several upgrade options at the time when I made the booking for Radisson Suites hotel in Bangkok. One of them was “complimentary” for Club Carlson members. It didn’t specify if this was due to the Gold status, however.

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When you choose the all three, you are then presented with a list of requests that you just made. I canceled the whole thing at this point.

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At check in they had one of these photo frames advertising upgrades to the Premier Suite for 400 THB. The eStandby price for this upgrade would have been 1500 THB.

The upgrade that I received was the one bedroom suite. Overall, I have found these eStandby upgrades to be a total waste IF you have a status with the chain.  If you don’t have any status, you MIGHT be able to get an upgrade for less money than what it had cost to book the upgraded room/suite in the first place. Even then, you may be able to negotiate a lower charge for the upgrade when checking in.

June Hotel Promotions Update: Accor Hotels, Best Western, Carlson Hotels, Choice Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Starwood & Wyndham

There are currently promotions going on with number of chains. My personal choice for the June are the three Club Carlson promotions, Marriott’s promotion of a free night for every two stays capped at three free nights, and the InterContinental Hotels Group due to number of stackable promotions. The very confusing SPG promotions is going on depending what is the earning period that you will choose (no need to choose until the end of this month). Hyatt’s airline related bonuses are very good as well.

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Le Club Accorhotels

There are no current promotion for Accor. Sign up for our email alerts to be notified when they launch a new global promo.

There was a promo for triple points for stays until June 10th that include a weekend night. You had to book these by May 10th, however.

Le Club Accorhotels 500 Points for Free & Triple Points For Stays Including Weekend Night

The offer for complimentary Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status is still up:

Accor A|Club / Le Club Accorhotels Platinum Status for New Accounts

Best Western Rewards

Best Western Rewards is offering a free night certificate after three stays. This promotion starts on June 17th and ends on August 19th. You can only earn ONE free night certificate.

Best Western Rewards Summer Bonus Offer SUM12 – Free Night Voucher After Three Stays

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson

Carlson has come up with the most exciting summer promotion this year. You can register for three different promotions and earn enough points for a free night from each one of the. You only need to register and try out their different brands.

You can get 50000 bonus Club Carlson points by registering for their Big Night Giveaway and have a stay at any Radisson or Radisson Blu property worldwide

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Radisson Big Night Giveaway Promotion Is Now Live

Then there is the Country Inns & Suites version of this promotion. You can get 44000 bonus Club Carlson points by registering for their Stay 1 Get 1-promotion and staying a night at any of their Country Inns & Suites.

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Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Stay 1 Get 1 Promotion – 44000 Club Carlson Bonus Points

And Club Carlson’s third promotion is for the Park Inn-brand. You will get 44000 bonus points after registering for their Stay One Get One-promotion and staying at any of the Park Inn locations by July 22nd.

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Club Carlson Park Inn by Radisson Promotion Get 44K Bonus Points for a Stay

If you are new to the Club Carlson, you can read about the various status levels with the program and the status match opportunities:

Club Carlson Red, Silver, Gold, & Concierge Status Levels Explained

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson Status Match

Choice Hotels – Choice Privileges

Choice is offering 8000 Choice Privileges points for every two stays that you can redeem for $50 gift cards with number of retailers. Note that the definition of a stay is TWO nights at select Choice properties.

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Choice Hotels Summer Promotion – Stay Two Separate Times & Earn $50 Gift Card

Hilton HHonors

Hilton’s second quarter promotion of Double Points or Miles is coming to an end on June 30th.

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Hilton HHnors 2nd Quarter 2012 Double Your Honors Promotion – Double Points or Miles

You can also get 2000 bonus Hilton HHonors points for your first Home2 Suites stay.

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Hilton Home2 Suites Bonus Offer – 2000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for First Stay

You should sign up for the two promos below. Even if you are Diamond with Hilton, you can still get 40K HH for four Hilton stays.

Register Your Visa and Get 1000 Hilton HHonors Points + 4000 Bonus for Spending $100

Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status for Visa Infinite Card Holders + 40K HHonors Points After Four Stays (For All?

You can read about getting a status match with Hilton HHonors:

Hilton HHonors Gold & Diamond Status Match & Challenge & Fast Track Offer

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt has teamed up with number of airlines; Air China, Air France-KLM, ANA, American Airlines, British Airways, China Eastern, Delta Air Lines, Etihad, Lufthansa, Qatar, Southwest, and United to offer up to five times the miles or points.

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Hyatt Gold Passport Summer 2012 Promotion for up to Five Times the Miles

Hyatt also offers status matches/trials. You can read more about them here:

Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond Status Match – Hyatt Diamond Trial Challenge As Of 2012

InterContinental Hotels Group – Priority Club

As always, Priority Club has number of promotions that you should sign for.

This time Priority Club has two parallel promotions. One is based on nights and the other is based on stays. You can earn 5000, 10000, or 15000 depending how many nights/stays you have during the promotional period until June 30th, and to which promotion you sign up for.

Priority Club 2nd Quarter Stay/Night Bonuses

You can get 1000 bonus Priority Club points per night (capped at 20K) for stays until September 3rd.

Priority Club Summer Promotion 1000 Bonus Points Per Night

You can get a $75 Vacation Pay MasterCard after a rebate for every weekend stay of 2 nights or longer.

Priority Club Vacation Pay Offer – Stay Two Weekend Nights Get $75 Pre-Paid MasterCard

Then there is a $50 rebate for two nights or longer weeknight stays.

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club Offering $50 Travel MasterCard for Two Night Weekday Stays

There is an offer for a free digital camera for 6 stays in the Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK.

Priority Club Olympics Offer – Stay 6 Nights at Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express Hotels in the UK Get a Panasonics Limited Edition Digital Camera + Enter to Win Olympics Tickets + 1000 Priority Club Bonus Points Per Stay

Priority Club is offering 5K/10K/15K bonus points for 3/5/6 nights at InterContinental hotels in the Americas and the Caribbean by the June 30th, 2012.

InterContinental Offer for 5K/10K/15K Bonus Priority Club Points for 3/5/6 Nights

Marriott Rewards

Marriott summer promotion started on June 1st and is valid until August 31st. You need to register by June 30th. There are number of variations of the offer.

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Marriott Summer Promotion of Free Night Certificates or Bonus Marriott Rewards Points

Marriott also offers status matches or taste of Platinum/Gold. You can read more about the procedures of getting one here:

Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum Status Match – Taste of Platinum & Gold Challenge

If you haven’t been targeted to any of the promotions or you would like to change to another one, you can follow the instructions to get the promotion fixed for you.

Changing Targeted Marriott Promotions

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

There are no current promotional offers from Ritz-Carlton.

Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood launched their much anticipated SPG Nice Choice promotion on May 1st that hasn’t gone down too well. You can read about the initial leakmy ability to confirm that the leaked information was real, and the strategy that you should take. Essentially, this is a double or triple Starpoints promotion that is very weak compared to free night promotions that SPG was running during 2010 and 2011. Note that you need to choose what you would like to earn and when by June 30th, 2012.

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SPG Nice Choice Promotion Finally Launched

Starwood seems to be promoting their Sheraton brand hard these days. There are three different promotions for Sheraton stays going on.

There is a promotion of 1000 extra Starpoints for booking a Club accommodation at Sheraton hotels and paying using an American Express card.

1000 Bonus Starpoints for Sheraton Club Floor Bookings

Some renovated Sheraton hotels are also offering 1000 bonus Starpoints.

1000 Bonus Starpoints for Staying at a Newly Renovated Sheraton Hotels

You can get 1000 Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for booking a special (expensive) rate plan.

1000 Bonus Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for Sheraton Club Bookings

Starwood doesn’t offer straight status matches, but they can offer you a challenge:

Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum Status Match – Platinum Challenge

Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham has two promotions. One is for North America (US, Canada, and Mexico) and the other one is for rest of the world. In my opinion the rest of the world is better.

Wyndham Rewards Spring 2012 Promotion – Stay 2 Get 2 – Double Points or Miles + Up To 4 Movie Tickets

Wyndham Rewards Spring 2012 Promotion (non-North America) 10000 Bonus Points Every Two Stays – Max 30000 Bonus Points

Club Carlson 30% off Sale at Selected Country Inns & Suites, Radisson, Park Inn & Park Plaza Hotels

Now you can save 30 % off of Best Available Rates (BAR) at select Country Inns & Suites, Radisson, Park Inn & Park Plaza hotel in the Americas if you book your stay by June 12th, 2012, and stay between June 22nd and September 1, 2012. This offer is not valid on all dates at every hotel, but rather the dates when the offer is available varies a lot. You can use the hotel specific links below, or just use the 30PCTOFF promotional code.

There are number of hotels where this 30% of discount is only available for one night during the period.

When you use these links or input the 30PCTOFF promotional code, you will not see other rates offered by the property. It pays to check the rates without this discount code as well. There are other discount rates such as advance purchase rate and AAA rate that can be close to this 30% off rate.

Club Carlson is running very lucrative promotions for their Radisson / Radisson Blu, Country Inns & Suites, and Park Inn properties. You can get 50000 point for a stay at Radisson, 44000 points for Country Inns & Suites, and 44000 for Park Inn. You can participate to all these three promotion and get more than 150K Club Carlson points including regular points based on the revenue and the online booking bonuses.

You can read more about the various status levels at the Club Carlson program and the status match opportunities they offer.

Country Inns & Suites

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The 30% off discount came off nicely from their Panama property.

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Radisson

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The Mexico City property offered advance purchase rates that were close to the 30% off discount.

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Park Inn

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The discount worked perfectly for the one Park Inn property that Club Carlson has in Mexico. The rate was discounted by 30% as the offer promises.

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Park Plaza

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This was really a complete failure. The discount is available only on one day during the promotional period per the terms, but the rate is not available even on that single date. Why bother even participating?

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Here are participating Country Inns & Suites locations:

My Hotel Award Dilemma for Doha Qatar

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I have been to Doha few times in the past when flying on Qatar Airways. The city is an easy stop for a longish transfer of less than 24 hours or for a short stopover. Normally there are only a handful of people at the luggage claim as most of the passengers are on transit. The immigration has always been a breeze. Airport is close to the city center and the taxi fares are cheap

It is not the most exciting city in the Middle East, but there is enough to do for a couple of days.

I have checked out the W, InterContinental (old one), and the Sheraton hotels on my previous trips. There are new hotels popping up almost every few weeks and decided to try something else this time around. The headline prices for hotels in Doha seem to start at $200++.

When there isn’t a stellar promotion around, I tend to check both the paid options and award options for quite a few chains. Preferably, I would have liked to have a stay at any of the three Club Carlson brands that are giving away points enough for a free night (see the promotions here, here, and here). Unfortunately there are no Club Carlson properties in Doha.

So, I decided to check Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Starwood, and Wyndham options for Doha and eventually settled for Points & Money option with the Hilton.

Hilton HHonors

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There was four options for Hilton; pay 820 QAR, use 40K HH points, Points & Money option of 20K HH and 254 QAR, or use the last free night certificate from the Hilton’s promo last year.

Hyatt Gold Passport

The Grand Hyatt in Doha is located close to the sports world complex and now burned Villagio mall. The location is horrible if you are planning to do sightseeing in Doha.

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With Hyatt there are basically two options, pay the 1000 QAR or use 15K Hyatt Gold Passport points. There is a nice promotion going on with the Hyatt for the airline points, but not worth paying the premium for this hotel, however.

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club

There are two InterContinental hotels in Doha. The old one, where I have stayed at previously, and the new one that is located in the city center, and is very close to the nice City Center mall.

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Both were in the 900 QAR range and would require 40K PC for the old and 30K PC for the new one. Hotels had points and money option available as well.

Marriott Rewards

To my surprise Marriott had the greatest number of properties in Doha and they would have been the best deal using points.

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The Renaissance and Courtyard hotels are both collocated at the City Center mall that I was referring earlier. You have direct access, at least from the Courtyard, to the mall itself. The number of points require for the Renaissance is 15K and for the Courtyard 10K. I think that both of these present exceptional point redemption value. Then there is the older Marriott that is located close to the airport. It also requires rather modest number of points (15K) considering the going rates of 950 QAR at this hotel.

There are also two Ritz-Carlton properties that are Tier 1 point wise in the Ritz-Carlton Rewards. I probably wouldn’t use points at these two properties, but could considering using a free night certificate that the Ritz-Carlton was giving on their last promotion.

Starwood Preferred Guest

There are three Starwood properties in Doha, and I have previously stayed at the W hotel right after it opened few years ago and at the Sheraton Doha Resort late last fall. I like the location of both of these hotels. There is a brand new St Regis in Doha as well, but the location of that hotel is disadvantageous.

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The Sheraton Doha Resort (category 6) is absolutely horrible value point wise. It would require 20K SPG and didn’t have any cash & points available.

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The W is category 5 hotel and would have had a price tag of 999 QAR for last night. The number of SPG points required for a free night would have been somewhat reasonable 12K, but the Cash & Points at 4800 points + 90 USD for the night is a great deal for Doha.

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The St Regis had the highest price at 1400 QAR and category 6 award level. Neither 20K SPG or 8K SPG + 150 USD would had represented any value for me.

Wyndham Rewards

I haven’t stayed too much at the Wyndham family for hotels. Last time when I stayed at the Ramada in Colombo, I later found out that I would not earn any points. This was not clearly presented on the website, but was rather hidden in the terms and conditions of the rewards program. You won’t earn any points for stays in Sri Lanka and number of other countries.

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Wyndham family would have had three options in Doha; two Ramada properties and one Wyndham. All these are located in the old city center of the Doha and are quite close to the airport.

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The cheaper Ramada property would have required 15K points and the more expensive 30K points.

Conclusion

It pays to be part of number of frequent guest programs as not all the chains has coverage in all cities or offer reasonable point based pricing.

On this trip I decided to check out the new Hilton in Doha and use Hilton’s Points & Money awards. I am going to be back next week for a night as well and have decided to stay at one of the Marriott Rewards properties as they are offering exceptionally good redemption value for Doha.

Sometimes SPG’s categories seem to be somewhat unreasonable as is the case in Doha. Both the old Sheraton and the brand new St Regis are very expensive to use points. The best Starwood option is the W that is still category 5 hotel.

Club Carlson Red, Silver, Gold, & Concierge Status Levels Explained

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Many of us, myself included, have started to stay at the Club Carlson properties due to number of very lucrative promotions that they have run recently. You can still take advantage of the following three promotions (as of writing this May 2012) that will earn you, base points and online booking bonuses included, over 150K Club Carlson bonus points by staying at three different Carlson hotel brands; Radisson Big Night Giveaway, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Stay One Get One, and Park Inn & Suites Stay One Get One.

Here’s a chart that shows the benefits by status level in a nutshell

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Club Carlson Red

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When you sign up for the Club Carlson, you will start at the Red level. It just basically means that you have enrolled to the program and will earn points for booking Radisson family of hotels online and based on the room revenue.

You will have complimentary internet access at all Radisson hotels worldwide and at ALL Carlson Rezidor hotels in North America.

You will get 1000 bonus Club Carlson points for every reservation that you book on Carlson family of hotels websites.

Club Carlson Silver 15 nights/10 stays

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You can get the Club Carlson Silver status after 15 nights or 10 stays within a calendar year. There are occasional promotions for getting this status by just sign up up for the program using a correct link. You can also do a status match to Club Carlson program if you have a status with a competing chain. You can read more about the Club Carlson status match process here.

Being a Silver you are eligible for 25% bonus points based on your folio revenue, 2000 bonus points for booking online at any Radisson family of hotels website, early check in & late checkout, room upgrades, rollover nights, and elite

Club Carlson Gold 35 nights/20 stays

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At the Gold level you are starting to get more benefits. To my surprise one of the benefits, the ability to book discounted stays is not listed at all on the main Gold benefit page of the program. I have covered the discounted rates on my recent post.

At the Gold level you will get 50% bonus points on eligible folio revenue, 2000 bonus points for bookings made on Radisson family of hotels, early check ins and late check outs, room upgrades, roll over nights, 72 hour room availability guarantee at participating hotels, and elite phone line.

Club Carlson will match to Gold status if you have similar level status with a competing chain. I recently wrote a piece about the Carlson’s status match process and you can access it here.

Club Carlson Concierge 75 nights /30 stays

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This is the highest status that you can have with the Club Carlson. You will need 75 nights or 30 stays to achieve it.

At this level you will receive a complimentary continental breakfast, 75% bonus points on the folio revenue, 3000 bonus points for reservations made at Radisson family of hotels websites, early check in & late check-out, room upgrades, rollover nights, 48 hour room availability guarantee at participating hotels, and a Global Concierge service.

Conclusion

The Club Carlson elite level benefits sound rather good, but if we look at the actual terms and conditions they are rarely confirmed, but rather based on availability or by request etc.

Some other chains like Starwood and Hyatt both promise guaranteed 4PM check out with very few exceptions. Also, InterContinental Royal Ambassador status gives a guaranteed 8AM check in. Some other chains like Hilton also extend the breakfast benefit for mid-tier elites i.e. Gold.

 Here are the Terms and conditions of the elite benefits:

  • All member benefits may vary by participating hotel, are subject to availability,  may not be available at all locations, and are subject to change at any time. For elite member benefits, you must qualify for elite status each calendar year in order to receive elite benefits.
  • All members earn an online booking bonus when booking reservations online at clubcarlson.com or any Carlson Hotels brand website (the number of bonus Gold Points varies based on membership tier status) and free high speed internet at Radisson hotels worldwide and at Carlson hotels in North America (standard internet service only). For online booking bonus, regular eligibility rate rules apply and will not be awarded for reservations made through a third-party reservation site or for redemption stays.  Bonus points are credited after the stay is completed.

All other benefits are for elite members as specified below:

  • Club Carlson Concierge members are eligible to receive one complimentary continental breakfast per night of member’s stay. Continental breakfast offerings will vary by hotel but may include an assortment of cereals, breads, fresh fruit, juices, coffee, tea and milk and may be provided via buffet or menu (at hotel’s discretion) in the hotel restaurant as determined by the participating Radisson®, Park Inn®, or Park Plaza® hotel. Complimentary continental breakfast is not available through room service.
  • Complimentary room upgrade is determined by the participating hotel depending on availability at time of check-in. Upgraded room types will vary, but may include rooms with a higher or lower floor, rooms with preferred view, or recently renovated rooms. All upgrades subject to availability.
  • Elite Point bonus is in addition to the standard Gold Points received for eligible stays while member has elite status. Point bonus does not apply to other point earning opportunities.
  • Early check-in and late checkout are subject to availability upon request at the hotel and may be requested for up to 2 hours prior to or later than the hotel’s published check-in and check-out time provided the elite member has a credit card number on file for the reservation.
  • Roll Over Nights are any elite qualifying nights remaining in member’s account at the end of each calendar year in excess of those used to qualify the member for elite status. Roll Over Nights will be added to the member’s elite qualifying night count for the next year but will not carry over more than one year.
  • Room availability guarantee must be requested via the Elite Member Service line and is only available for an Elite member’s personal guestroom. The 48-hour or 72-hour guarantee is calculated based on noon local hotel time on the intended arrival day. Guaranteed room availability is for a standard room only at standard rates, and is subject to the participating hotel’s standard guarantee and cancellation policy. Free Award Nights or Points + Cash Award Stays are not eligible for the room availability guarantee.  Room availability guarantee is not available at the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, and does not apply in cases where a nationally or internationally recognized event is occurring within fifty miles of a participating hotel (as determined by Club Carlson).
  • All other Club Carlson terms and conditions apply.

Air Canada Aeroplan Conversion Bonus Offer of 20% to 26.7%

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Aeroplan is offering bonus for transfers in from number of loyalty programs excluding US based Amex cards. There doesn’t seem to be a requirement to register for this promotion in advance.

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The bonus is 20% for transfers at 5K, 20K, and 50K levels, 25% at 100K, and 26.7% bonus at 150K.

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My favorite program to transfer out is Starwood Preferred Guest. For transferring 80K SPG would eventually become 125K Aeroplan miles. SPG gives a 5K bonus for every 20K transferred so 80K transfer would actually be 100K when it hits the Aeroplan account. This then gets the additional 25% promotional Aeroplan bump.

Aeroplan used to be one of the favorites Star Alliance programs to redeem international business and first class flights. Award chart adjustment and starting to charge YQ’s (fuel surcharges) for number of redemption partners have made the program less attractive as of late. But if you have some miles sitting on your Aeroplan account and would need to top it, this is the perfect opportunity to do so.

Here is the list of eligible transfer partners:

CIBC Aventura®World MasterCard™ Card, CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa™, CIBC Aventura® Visa Infinite™, CIBC Aventura® MasterCard™ Card, American Express Membership Rewards – Canada, BankAmericard® Power Rewards® credit card, Diners Club® Club Rewards®, Starwood Preferred Guest®, Hilton HHonors™, Marriott Rewards, Wyndham Rewards®, Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges®, Coast Rewards, Club CarlsonSM, Le Club Accorhotels (Accor hotels), Golden Circle Award, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Points.com

Please note that while Membership Rewards® points from U.S. American Express Cardmember accounts may be converted into Aeroplan Miles, their conversion is not eligible for the bonus promotion.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Maximum 40,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles can be earned per Aeroplan Member. Bonus offer valid only on conversions made between May 21 and June 18, 2012 (11:59 EST). Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be issued by Aeroplan as follows: 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 5,000 and 9,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 10,000 and 19,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 4,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 20,000 and 49,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 10,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 50,000 and 99,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 100,000 and 149,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 40,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is 150,000 or more Aeroplan Miles. Conversion of Membership Rewards® points from U.S. American Express Cardmember accounts into Aeroplan Miles are not eligible for this promotion. POINTS.com: Aeroplan Miles procured via a Trade transaction with another member on Points.com are not eligible towards the conversion bonus threshold. BONUS MILE CREDITING: Bonus miles are credited 7-10 days following successful receipt by Aeroplan of a conversion transaction from the partner. Note that some partners may take up to 2 weeks to submit point-to-mile conversions to Aeroplan. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Club Carlson Park Inn by Radisson Promotion Get 44K Bonus Points for a Stay

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The registration for the last Club Carlson “Buy one get one for free” promotions is now open. By registering and staying once at any Park Inn by Radisson property by July 22nd, 2012 you can get 44K Club Carlson bonus points. These points are in addition to the regular points that you would earn from the stay. There is a separate promotion for Radisson/Radisson Blu and another one for Country Inn & Suites brands

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This promotion is apparently limited to the first 20000 participants, but I am not 100% sure if they will go by that. When they run the Radisson promotion in 2011, they let the registration be open right until the end. There are likely far more people that sign up for these, but don’t then actually do the required stay.

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You need to watch a short promotional video about the Park Inn by Radisson brand before you can register either using your Club Carlson account number or the email address that you have on file with them. For some reason I didn’t receive a confirmation email that I received for the other Club Carlson promotions.

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When I tried to register again, it did give me a message that I was registered. So, just in case, take a screenshot of your registration.

Stay One, Get One with Park Inn by Radisson

The first 20,000 people to register for the 1 + 1 Stay One, Get One Offer will be eligible to receive 44,000 bonus Gold Points® – enough for a free night at any Park Inn hotel worldwide.

Here is How it Works

  • Register for the Promotion by clicking on the “Register Now” button below. You’ll need to be a Club CarlsonSM member to register. Not a member? No problem, just follow the “Join and Register” link after the video.
  • Watch a short video showcasing Club Carlson and complete the short online form.
  • Complete a qualifying stay at any Park Inn by Radisson around the world between May 22 and July 22, 2012.
  • The 44,000 bonus Gold Points® will be deposited into your Club Carlson account within 6 – 8 weeks of completing your qualifying stay. That’s enough points for a night at any Park Inn by Radisson around the world.Register and Book your Stay Today!

AND, the 44,000 bonus Gold Points are in addition to the number of standard Gold Points awarded for your stay. PLUS, if you book your stay on parkinn.com you will earn at least an additional 1,000 bonus Gold Points with our online booking bonus.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

The “1+1 Stay One Night, Get One” Promotion (“Promotion”) is available only to Club CarlsonSM members. To be eligible for the Promotion, members must register online for the Promotion at http://www.parkinnoneplusone.com (“Promotion Registration”), provide their Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or check-in of the Qualifying Stay, and then complete one Qualifying Stay at any Park Inn hotel worldwide (“Participating Hotels”). Guest must check in for the Qualifying Stay on or after May 22, 2012 and check out must be completed no later than July 22, 2012 (“Promotion Period”). A “Qualifying Stay” is defined as a stay of one or more consecutive nights in the same room at a Participating Hotel regardless of the number of check-ins or check-outs on a rate for which Gold Points are awarded in accordance with the Club Carlson Program Terms and Conditions. Guest must be present at the Participating Hotel at both the time of check-in and check-out, enrolled in Club Carlson at or before the time of check-in, and registered in the Promotion no later than the time of check-out (to enroll in Club Carlson, visit www.clubcarlson.com). The first 20,000 guests who complete the Promotion Registration will receive 44,000 Bonus Gold Points after the completion of their Qualifying Stay. After the first 20,000 Promotion Registrations, every guest who completes the Promotion Registration will receive 15,000 Bonus Gold Points after the completion of his/her Qualifying Stay. These Bonus Gold Points are in addition to the standard Gold Points awarded for a stay. Only one Club Carlson account per Qualifying Stay will be credited with the Bonus Gold Points. Maximum of one Bonus Gold Point award will be credited to a member with a Qualifying Stay under the Promotion regardless of the number of Qualifying Stays completed by the member during the Promotion Period. Allow 6-8 weeks for the Bonus Gold Points to post to the member’s account. The Promotion and Gold Points are subject to all Club Carlson Program Terms and Conditions. Rates for each night of a Qualifying Stay may vary and promotion is subject to availability. Promotion void where prohibited by law. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Park Inn reserves the right to add, modify or discontinue these terms and conditions or the Promotion at any time with or without notice. Park Inn is not responsible for: interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer hardware or software or technical failures, Internet Service Provider/network/website accessibility or availability, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic; including without limitation the incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate capture of Promotion Registration information and any late, lost inaccurate or misdirected Promotion Registration information. By participating in this Promotion, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions.

Club Carlson Park Inn by Radisson 44K Bonus Points for a Night About To Start

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Club Carlson is simultaneously running a stay one get one promotion with three of its’ brands. They have already launched the Radisson/Radisson Blu Big Night Giveaway and Country Inn & Suites Stay 1 Get 1-promotions. The enrolling for these two has been now open for a week.

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You can start signing up for the Park Inn by Radisson version in less than 24 hours. The registration will be open from noon CET on May 22nd, 2012.

You will receive 44K Club Carlson bonus points after one paid stay at any Park Inn by Radisson property.

Although the promotion is branded Pay 1 Get 1, you can actually do much better as well. You can use the points for any Club Carlson property that start at 9000 points per night. The high end properties require 50000 points per night.

Club Carlson Adjusting Hotel Award Categories

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Club Carlson just released a list of hotels moving up/down in award categories. The number of hotels changing in award categories is 269. The change will take place on May 31st, 2012. You will have until May 30th, 2012 to book at the old levels. InterContinental Hotels Group, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Marriott already did their category changes earlier this year.

Club Carlson was kind enough to release a list of hotels moving up and down broke down by markets. It is quite surprising that the number of properties moving up 141 is closely followed by the number of properties moving down 128.

Here’s a reminder how many points per night different category Club Carlson properties require.  

Category 1 = 9000 points per night

Category 2 = 15000 points per night

Category 3 = 28000 points per night

Category 4 = 38000 points per night

Category 5 = 44000 points per night

Category 6 = 50000 points per night

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If we are looking the overall category shift, the largest number of properties moving up are in category 2 and 3. Move up from category 2 to 3 almost doubles the number of required points per night. Shift from category 3 to 4 is almost as bad.

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When we look at the category shift down, about 80% of the moving properties are in the same categories 3 and 4 as on the previous diagram.

Below you can find the category shift happening in different regions both up and down.

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Here’s the full list of properties changing in categories per Club Carlson.

The Americas

Property State/ Country Current Category Category effective May 31, 2012 Gold Points® Required for Award Night
Country Inn By Carlson, Oakville, ON CA 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Jose CR 3 1 9,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Huntsville AL 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Montgomery at Chantilly Pkw AL 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Oxford I-20 AL 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Saraland AL 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Madison AL 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bessemer AL 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Daphne AL 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Denver Internationa AP 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bentonville AR 2 1 9,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Scottsdale AZ 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Phoenix Airport at Tempe AZ 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Barstow CA 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Calabasas CA 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ontario at Ontario Mill CA 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Sunnyvale CA 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ventura CA 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Greeley CO 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Yulee FL 2 1 9,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Orlando Universal FL 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa/Brandon FL 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tallahassee I-10 East FL 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Conyers GA 2 1 9,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, LaGrange GA 2 1 9,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Atlanta Gwinnett Place Mall GA 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Augusta at I-20 GA 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Brunswick I-95 GA 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Calhoun GA 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Atlanta-Airport North GA 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Hiram GA 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Macon North GA 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Atlanta I-75 South GA 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Savannah-Midtown GA 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Athens GA 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Atlanta Airport South GA 1 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Norcross GA 1 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Atlanta At Buckhead GA 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Atlanta-NW at Windy Hill Rd GA 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Atlanta-Six Flags GA 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Hinesville GA 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Kingsland GA 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Council Bluffs IA 2 1 9,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mason City IA 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Northwood IA 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Davenport IA 2 3 28,000
Country Inn By Carlson, Grinnell IA 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ankeny IA 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, O’Fallon IL 3 1 9,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, O’Hare South IL 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Schaumburg IL 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chicago O’Hare NW IL 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Indianapolis-South IN 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Indianapolis-North IN 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fort Wayne-North IN 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Michigan City IN 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Indianapolis Airport South IN 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Topeka West KS 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cincinnati-Airport KY 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lexington KY 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Georgetown KY 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Covington LA 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Brockton MA 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Holyoke MA 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, BWI Airport MD 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Capitol Heights MD 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Grand Rapids Airport MI 2 3 28,000
Country Inn By Carlson, Holland MI 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Saginaw MI 1 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Coon Rapids MN 4 1 9,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Rochester South MN 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Shakopee MN 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chanhassen MN 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Plymouth MN 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington at MOA MN 5 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cottage Grove MN 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Detroit Lakes MN 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson St. Cloud West MN 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Duluth South MN 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Roseville MN 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, St. Peters MO 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Concord NC 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, High Point NC 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlotte- I-85 Airport NC 1 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Asheville I-240 – Tunnel Rd NC 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Omaha West NE 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Manchester NH 1 2 15,000
Country Inn By Carlson, Millville NJ 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Absecon NJ 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albuquerque Airport NM 1 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Hobbs NM 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New York City in Queens NY 5 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbus-Airport OH 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dayton North OH 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Columbus-West OH 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Springfield OH 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Toledo OH 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Youngstown West OH 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Oklahoma City at Northwest OK 2 1 9,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Oklahoma City Airport OK 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Oklahoma City North OK 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Frackville PA 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Harrisburg PA 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, York PA 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Hershey at the Park PA 4 5 44,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College, PA – Penn State Area PA 4 5 44,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia SC 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charleston North SC 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Watertown SD 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Rapid City SD 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Knoxville- I-75 North TN 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cookeville TN 1 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Knoxville Airport TN 1 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Clinton TN 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson-Chattanooga North at Hwy 153 TN 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Cool Springs TN 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goodlettsville TN 1 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Georgetown TX 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Waco TX 1 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Austin-North TX 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Midland TX 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Richmond I-95 South VA 2 1 9,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Newport News South VA 3 2 15,000
Country Inn By Carlson, Stafford VA 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chesapeake at I-664 VA 1 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Winchester VA 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Roanoke VA 3 4 38,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bothell WA 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, East Troy WI 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Stevens Point WI 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Appleton North WI 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Madison WI 4 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Port Washington WI 2 3 28,000
Country Inn By Carlson, Sparta WI 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Waunakee WI 2 3 28,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Summersville WV 3 2 15,000
Park Inn & Suites Montreal Airport, QC CA 2 3 28,000
Park Inn by Radisson, Schaumburg IL 2 1 9,000
Park Inn by Radisson, Toledo OH 2 3 28,000
Park Inn Harrisburg West PA 2 3 28,000
Park Inn by Radisson, Sharon PA 2 3 28,000
Park Inn by Radisson, Dallas-Love Field TX 2 1 9,000
Park Suite ITC Nova Faria Lima BR 4 5 44,000
Park Plaza Bloomington MN 2 3 28,000
Radisson Hotel Maceio BR 5 4 38,000
Radisson Hotel Vitoria BR 4 5 44,000
Radisson Resort Grand Lucayan BS 5 4 38,000
Radisson Hotel Iquique CL 2 3 28,000
Radisson Hotel Antofagasta CL 2 4 38,000
Radisson Europa Hotel & Conference Center CR 4 3 28,000
Radisson Royal Quito Hotel EC 2 3 28,000
Radisson Hotel & Suites Guatemala City GT 2 1 9,000
Radisson Hotel Hacienda, Cancun MX 2 1 9,000
Radisson Hotel Flamingos-Mexico City MX 3 2 15,000
Radisson Decapolis Hotel Panama City PA 5 4 38,000
Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores PE 3 4 38,000
Radisson Hotel Phoenix City Center AZ 2 3 28,000
Radisson Hotel Ontario Airport CA 4 2 15,000
Radisson Hotel Whittier CA 3 2 15,000
Radisson Suites Hotel Buena Park CA 4 3 28,000
Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs Airport CO 4 3 28,000
Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration FL 3 1 9,000
Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront KY 4 3 28,000
Radisson Hotel Baton Rouge LA 3 2 15,000
Radisson Hotel Grand Rapids Riverfront MI 2 3 28,000
Radisson Hotel Roseville MN 3 2 15,000
Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview MN 4 3 28,000
Radisson Hotel Branson MO 3 2 15,000
Radisson Hotel Nashua NH 4 3 28,000
Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside NY 3 2 15,000
Radisson Hotel Akron/Fairlawn OH 1 2 15,000
Radisson Hotel Portland Airport OR 3 2 15,000
Radisson Hotel Rapid City/Mt. Rushmore SD 3 4 38,000
Radisson Hotel at Opryland TN 3 4 38,000
Radisson Hotel Madison WI 2 3 28,000
Radisson Hotel Milwaukee North Shore WI 2 3 28,000
Radisson Hotel Colonia del Sacramento UY 4 5 44,000

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Property State/ Country Current Category Category effective May 31, 2012 Gold Points® Required for Award Night
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek AE 6 5 44,000
Park Inn by Radisson Linz AT 3 4 38,000
Park Inn by Radisson Uno City Vienna AT 3 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Centre, Salzburg AT 4 3 28,000
Park Inn By Radisson Brussels Midi, Brussels BE 3 4 38,000
Park Inn by Radisson Sofia BG 3 2 15,000
Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia BG 5 4 38,000
Park Inn By Radisson Zurich Airport CH 4 5 44,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne CH 5 6 50,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, St. Gallen CH 5 6 50,000
Park Inn Prague CZ 2 3 28,000
Park Inn by Radisson Hamburg Nord DE 3 2 15,000
Park Inn by Radisson Erfurt Apfelstadt DE 1 2 15,000
Park Inn by Radisson Hannover DE 2 3 28,000
Park Inn by Radisson Dusseldorf Kaarst DE 3 4 38,000
Park Inn By Radisson Dusseldorf Sud DE 3 4 38,000
Park Inn by Radisson Papenburg DE 3 4 38,000
art’otel dresden, by park plaza DE 3 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Resort, Rugen DE 3 2 15,000
Radisson Blu Resort Schloss Fleesensee DE 5 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Media Harbour Hotel, Dusseldorf DE 6 5 44,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cottbus DE 1 2 15,000
Radisson Blu Papirfabrikken Hotel, Silkeborg DK 4 5 44,000
Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia, Tallinn EE 2 3 28,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tallinn EE 3 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis EG 2 3 28,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Espoo FI 5 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, Turku FI 4 5 44,000
Park Inn by Radisson Nancy FR 3 4 38,000
Park Inn by Radisson Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport FR 3 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Aix-Les-Bains FR 5 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz FR 5 6 50,000
Park Inn by Radisson Leigh GB 1 2 15,000
Park Inn Watford GB 2 3 28,000
Park Inn by Radisson Peterborough GB 3 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey GB 4 5 44,000
Radisson Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel GB 5 6 50,000
Radisson Edwardian Sussex Hotel GB 5 6 50,000
art’otel budapest, by park plaza HU 4 3 28,000
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway IE 5 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Cork IE 3 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Milan IT 4 5 44,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait KW 6 4 38,000
Park Inn by Radisson, Vilnius North LT 4 2 15,000
Park Inn by Radisson Luxembourg City LU 4 5 44,000
Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, Riga LV 2 3 28,000
Radisson Blu Ridzene Hotel, Riga LV 3 4 38,000
Al Mahary Radisson Blu Hotel, Tripoli LY 6 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands MT 4 5 44,000
Park Plaza Eindhoven NL 4 5 44,000
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen NO 5 6 50,000
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen NO 5 6 50,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Szczecin PL 2 3 28,000
Radisson Blu Hotel Lisbon PT 3 4 38,000
Park Inn by Radisson, Kazan RU 4 3 28,000
Park Inn by Radisson, Astrakhan RU 4 3 28,000
Park Inn by Radisson, Pulkovskaya St Petersburg RU 2 3 28,000
Park Inn by Radisson, Poliarnie Zori Murmansk RU 4 5 44,000
Radisson Hotel, Kaliningrad RU 5 4 38,000
Radisson Sonya Hotel, St. Petersburg RU 5 4 38,000
Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala SE 4 5 44,000
Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel, Stockholm-Arlanda SE 5 6 50,000
Park Inn Danube, Bratislava SK 3 2 15,000
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava SK 5 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel, Istanbul TR 3 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Cesme TR 4 5 44,000
Radisson Hotel, Alushta UA 4 5 44,000
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore ZA 4 3 28,000
Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth ZA 5 4 38,000

Asia Pacific

Property State/ Country Current Category Category effective May 31, 2012 Gold Points® Required for Award Night
Radisson Hotel and Suites Sydney AU 5 6 50,000
Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel Dhaka BD 4 5 44,000
Park Plaza Beijing Science Park CN 2 3 28,000
Park Plaza Beijing West CN 1 3 28,000
Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing CN 2 5 44,000
Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou CN 5 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai Hong Quan CN 2 3 28,000
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Tianjin CN 3 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Hotel Pudong Century Park CN 4 5 44,000
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island FJ 4 5 44,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Mussoorie IN 3 1 9,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson – Ahmedabad IN 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson – Haridwar IN 3 2 15,000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Jaipur IN 2 3 28,000
Park Inn Jaipur Jai Singh Highway IN 1 2 15,000
Park Plaza New Delhi Hari Nagar IN 4 2 15,000
Park Plaza Ahmedabad, Ellis Bridge IN 4 3 28,000
Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar IN 6 5 44,000
Radisson Blu Hotel Ranchi IN 5 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim Beach IN 5 4 38,000
Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place IN 4 5 44,000
Radisson Blu Hotel Greater Noida IN 3 5 44,000
Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit TH 4 3 28,000
Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach TH 4 5 44,000

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Stay 1 Get 1 Promotion – 44000 Club Carlson Bonus Points

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In addition to the Radisson Big Night Giveaway, Club Carlson is simultaneously running a promotion for their Country Inn & Suites brand. You can combine these two promotions, and Cub Carlson is going to have one for their Park Inn properties as well starting next week.

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Basically you need to register (watch a short promotional video first) and have a paid stay at any Country Inn & Suites location by July 15th, 2012 to be awarded 44000 bonus Club Carlson points. Please note that you don’t have to burn these points at Country Inn & Suites, but they are freely usable at any Club Carlson family of hotels.

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According to the terms and conditions this offer is valid for the first 35000 people that register for this. Once you have done the registration online, you will also receive an email confirmation.

This is a great way to get bunch of Club Carlson points cheaply. It is really a no brainer to do a stay at Country Inn & Suites and earn 44000 bonus points in the process.

If you don’t have a Club Carlson account yet, you should open one using the eRewards promo (4500 bonus points but might have expired) or using another link (2000 bonus points). If you have status with a competing chain, Club Carlson can also match it. I wrote about how to do a Club Carlson status match couple of days ago.

The first 35,000 people to register for the SO GO! (Stay One, Get One) Event will be eligible to receive 44,000 bonus Gold Points® – enough for a night at any Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotel worldwide.

Here Is How It Works:

  • Register for the SO GO! Event by clicking on the “Register Now” button below. You’ll need to be a Club CarlsonSM member to register. Not a member? No problem, just follow the “Join and Register” link below after the video.
  • Watch a short video showcasing Club Carlson and complete the short online form.
  • Complete a qualifying stay at any Country Inns & Suites hotel around the world between May 15 and July 15, 2012.
  • The 44,000 bonus Gold Points will be credited to your Club Carlson account after completing your qualifying stay. That’s enough points for a night at any Country Inns & Suites location around the world.

Added Bonus:

The 44,000 bonus Gold Points® are in addition to the number of standard Gold Points® awarded for your stay. PLUS, if you book your stay on countryinns.com, you will earn at least an additional 1,000 bonus Gold Points® with our online booking bonus.

Here are the Terms and conditions of this offer:

The SO GO! (Stay One, Get One) Event (“Promotion“) is available only to Club CarlsonSM members. To be eligible for the Promotion, members must register online for the Promotion at http://www.sogocountry.com (“Registration“), provide their Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or check-in of the Qualifying Stay, and then complete one Qualifying Stay at any Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel worldwide (“Participating Hotels“). You must check in for the Qualifying Stay on or after May 15, 2012 and check out must be completed by July 15, 2012 (“Promotion Period“). A “Qualifying Stay“ is defined as a stay of one or more consecutive nights in the same room at a Participating Hotel regardless of the number of check-ins or check-outs on a rate for which Gold Points® are awarded in accordance with the Club Carlson Program Terms and Conditions . Guest must be present at the Participating Hotel at the time of check-in and check-out and enrolled in Club Carlson and registered in the Promotion at the time of check-out (to enroll in Club Carlson, visit www.clubcarlson.com ). The first 35,000 guests who complete the Registration and a Qualifying Stay will receive 44,000 Bonus Gold Points® after the completion of the Qualifying Stay. After the first 35,000 registrations, every guest who completes the Registration and a Qualifying Stay will receive 15,000 Bonus Gold Points® after the completion of the Qualifying Stay. These Bonus Gold Points® are in addition to the standard Gold Points® awarded for a stay. Only one Club Carlson account per Qualifying Stay will be credited with the Bonus Gold Points®. Maximum of one Bonus Gold Point award will be credited to a member with a Qualifying Stay under the Promotion regardless of the number of Qualifying Stays completed by the member during the Promotion Period. Allow 6-8 weeks for the Bonus Gold Points® to post to the member’s account. The Promotion and Gold Points® are subject to all Club Carlson Program Terms and Conditions. Rates for each night of a Qualifying Stay may vary. Promotion is not valid on existing reservations and is subject to availability. Participating Hotels are subject to change without notice. Promotion void where prohibited by law. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson reserves the right to add, modify or discontinue these terms and conditions or the Promotion at any time with or without notice. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson is not responsible for: interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer hardware or software or technical failures, Internet Service Provider/network/website accessibility or availability, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic; including without limitation the incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate capture of Registration information or any late, lost, inaccurate or misdirected Registration Information. By participating in this Promotion, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions.

Radisson Big Night Giveaway Promotion Is Now Live

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Radisson had a similar promotion at the end of last year. It must have been a very popular for them as it returned for the 2012 as well.

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All you need to do is to watch a short promotional video after which you can register for the promotion. If you don’t have a Club Carlson account yet, you should open one using the eRewards promo (4500 bonus points but might have expired) or using another link (2000 bonus points).

After the registration you need to have one paid stay at any Radisson or Radisson Blu property worldwide by July 15th, 2012 and you will be then granted 50000 Club Carlson bonus points. This is in addition to the usual points that you will earn from the stay.

This promotion is available for the first 100000 registrants. Last year, they didn’t close the registration. Not sure how they are going to handle it this time around. If you are planning to do a Radisson stay during the promotional period, you probably should register now.

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You will receive an email confirmation after successful registration for this promotion. If you have status with a competing chain, Club Carlson can also match it. I wrote about how to do a Club Carlson status match couple of days ago.

Here is How it Works:

  • Register for the Promotion by clicking on the “Register Now” button below. You’ll need to be a Club CarlsonSM member to register. Not a member? No problem, just follow the “Join and Register” link after the video.
  • Watch a short video showcasing Club Carlson and complete the short online form.
  • Complete a qualifying stay at any Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel around the world between May 15 and July 15, 2012.
  • The 50,000 bonus Gold Points® will be deposited into your Club Carlson account within 6 – 8 weeks of completing your qualifying stay. That’s enough points for a night at any Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel around the world.

The terms and conditions of this offer:

The Big Night Giveaway Promotion (“Promotion”) is available only to Club CarlsonSM members. To be eligible for the Promotion, members must register online for the Promotion at http://www.radissonbignightgiveaway.com (“Promotion Registration”), provide their Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or check-in of the Qualifying Stay, and then complete one Qualifying Stay at any Radisson® or Radisson Blu hotel worldwide (“Participating Hotels”). Guest must check in for the Qualifying Stay on or after May 15, 2012 and check out must be completed no later than July 15, 2012 (“Promotion Period”). A “Qualifying Stay” is defined as a stay of one or more consecutive nights in the same room at a Participating Hotel regardless of the number of check-ins or check-outs on a rate for which Gold Points® are awarded in accordance with the Club Carlson Program Terms and Conditions. Guest must be present at the Participating Hotel at both the time of check-in and check-out, enrolled in Club Carlson at or before the time of check-in, and registered in the Promotion no later than the time of check-out (to enroll in Club Carlson, visit www.clubcarlson.com). The first 100,000 guests who complete the Promotion Registration will receive 50,000 Bonus Gold Points® after the completion of their Qualifying Stay. After the first 100,000 Promotion Registrations, every guest who completes the Promotion Registration will receive 15,000 Bonus Gold Points® after the completion of his/her Qualifying Stay. These Bonus Gold Points® are in addition to the standard Gold Points® awarded for a stay. Only one Club Carlson account per Qualifying Stay will be credited with the Bonus Gold Points®. Maximum of one Bonus Gold Point award will be credited to a member with a Qualifying Stay under the Promotion regardless of the number of Qualifying Stays completed by the member during the Promotion Period. Allow 6-8 weeks for the Bonus Gold Points® to post to the member’s account. The Promotion and Gold Points® are subject to all Club Carlson Program Terms and Conditions. Rates for each night of a Qualifying Stay may vary. Promotion is not valid on existing reservations and is subject to availability. Promotion void where prohibited by law. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Radisson reserves the right to add, modify or discontinue these terms and conditions or the Promotion at any time with or without notice. Radisson is not responsible for: interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer hardware or software or technical failures, Internet Service Provider/network/website accessibility or availability, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic; including without limitation the incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate capture of Promotion Registration information and any late, lost inaccurate or misdirected Promotion Registration information. By participating in this Promotion, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions.

Club Carlson Sign up Bonus 2000 Points – NSB2K12

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Last week, I wrote about a Club Carlson sign up bonus of 4500 that had been going on for few months. That offer has now expired. You can still get 2000 Club Carlson bonus points by signing up using the following offer that is directly from Club Carlson.

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This offer is valid until December 31st, 2012. You must be a new Club Carlson member to be eligible. If you are planning to have few stays and have a status with a competing chain, it probably makes sense to get a status match.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

  • Must enroll by December 31, 2012 to be eligible.
  • To qualify for 2,000 bonus Gold Points, a point-eligible stay must be completed at a Carlson hotel within 90 days after new enrollment.
  • Offer only valid for new members without an existing account.
  • Bonus points for eligible stays will be posted to the member’s account with first stay occurring after the date of enrollment.
  • Offer is valid only to the recipient, is non-transferable, and may not be sold. Club Carlson reserves the right to modify or discontinue this offer without notice.
  • By enrolling in Club Carlson and participating in this offer, you agree to the Club Carlson program terms and conditions.

Club Carlson Gold/Concierge Elite Member Offer – Stay 4 Pay 2

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Club Carlson has had this elite offer going on for couple of years for weekend stays.

4 for 2 Nights – Promotion code RSGP2P2

You need to stay for Wednesday and Thursday or Thursday and Friday, and you will get Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday for free. This offer is valid at participating Club Carlson locations in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

Here’s a search that I made for Dubai for checking in on 23rd of May for four nights:

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The only available property was the Radisson Blu resort in the neighboring Sharjah. This is only 20 to 30 minutes away from Dubai in a cab. Just did the ride couple of weeks ago.

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As you can see from the rate details, the charge is 300 AED per day for the first two days and the day 3 and 4 are free. The average daily rate is only 150 AED.

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This 300 AED rate is not the lowest as the hotel is offering rates that are discounted by 10%. But it is definitely not a bad deal.

There are quite a few hotels in Dubai where this rate is not available at all. Then there are hotels where it is available, but just not during the dates I was looking at. You can pull up the rate calendar and instantly see the dates when the rate is offered.

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Conclusion

This is a fantastic discount offer for Club Carlson Gold and Concierge level elite members. You can save a significant amount of money by saving over the weekend. Also, the rates that the discount is given are not inflates as is often the case with some other chains like InterContinental.

I wrote apiece about getting a status match with Club Carlson if you have a status with a competing chain.

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