Country Inns & Suites just announced their fall 2012 promotion for a free night certificate for every two night consecutive stay from Sunday to Thursday between October 1 and November 29, 2012, in the United States and Canada. The free night certificate can be used between December 15 and February 15, 2013, in the participating location in the same two countries.
Here’s what you need to do to get a free night:
1. Book a two night or longer consecutive stay Sunday – Thursday.
2. You need to book “Free Night Fall Promotion” rate. The promotional rate code is FALLSTAY.
3. Stay needs to be booked at least 3 days in advance,
4. You need to register the eligible stay. You will receive an email instructions how to do the registration by email after your stay.
5. You will receive the certificate by mail to the address you gave during the registration process
6. You can book the free stay on Club Carlson’s website using promotional code FREESTAY at least 3 days in advance of your stay.
7. You need to hand in the certificate when you check in
They certainly make you go through some hoops to collect the free night. Previously, Club Carlson has been offering bonus points and not certificates on their free night promotions.
Here’s how you can search for the “Free Night Fall Promotion” rate. Make sure that you have FALLSTAY code on the promotional code field. You can do the reservation using any Club Carlson website.
You will then get a rate display like the one above. The promotional rate appears to be the same as the Best Flexible Rate that is rarely the lowest. At least they haven’t inflated the rate that qualifies for the free night certificate.
You should use one of the cahback portals like MrRebates, eBates, TopCashback etc to get some cashback for your stay as well. This won’t affect the eligibility of the free night promotion and you will also earn the normal number of points for your stay. I have used both MrRebates and TopCashback for my recent Club Carlson stays as they have offered the highest payout. If you are not a member and sign up using the links above, I will get a bonus and so will you.
This is a nice promotion from Club Carlson’s Country Inns & Suites. I am not huge fan of promotions that requires you to go through number of steps to collect a rebate or a free night. But on this case, it is probably worth it as the rate that you are required to book to be eligible for the award is not more than the Best Flexible Rate.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
The Free Night Fall Promotion (“Promotion”) offers a Free Night Fall Reward Certificate under the conditions described below and is available for new reservations at participating Country Inns & Suites By Carlsonsm hotels in the U.S., and Canada for Eligible Stays arriving beginning October 1, 2012, and completed by November 30, 2012 (“Promotion Period”). An Eligible Stay is defined as a stay of two (2) or more consecutive nights Sunday through Thursday during the Promotion Period at the same hotel for which the guest specifically booked the Free Night Fall Promotion rate. Minimum 3 day advance reservation required for an Eligible Stay. Promotion may not be used in conjunction with any other package, promotion, group or convention rate, or any other discounted rate.
In order to receive the Free Night Reward Certificate (“Certificate”), guests must: (1) complete an Eligible Stay; and (2) register the Eligible Stay online with their confirmation number, name, and complete mailing address (“Registration”). Guest will receive an email approximately two weeks after their Eligible Stay with Registration instructions. Registration must be completed and received on or before 11:59 PM CST December 22, 2012 to be eligible to receive Certificate. Certificate will be mailed to the guest at the mailing address provided during Registration within two weeks of completing the Registration.
County 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 (2) lost, misplaced, or stolen Certificates, whether via mail or otherwise.
Certificate is valid for one free night in a standard room, single or double occupancy, at a participating Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel in the U.S or Canada for stays arriving between December 15, 2012 through February 15, 2013 (“Certificate Stay”). Minimum 3 day advance reservation required for Certificate Stay. Certificate is subject to availability and certain restrictions, including blackout dates, may apply and additional extra person charges may apply if exceeding double occupancy. Certificate is non-transferable and cannot be sold. Certificate and promotional code “freestay” must be mentioned at the time of reservation for the Certificate Stay; if by phone at 800-456-8000, or must be booked online at www.countryinns.com/freenight using promotional code “freestay”. Name on the reservation for the Certificate Stay must be same as on the Eligible Stay. Original Certificate must be presented at check-in in order to receive the free night. Reservations for Certificate Stays will be accepted beginning November 1, 2012. Certificate may not be used in conjunction with any other package, promotion, group or convention rate, or any other discounted rate or existing reservations. Gold Points will not be awarded for Certificate Stay. Certificate applies to standard room charges and tax and does not include incidental charges, services charges and gratuities. Participating hotels are subject to change without notice and the number of rooms available for the Certificate Stay at participating hotels may be limited. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson reserves the right to add, modify or discontinue the Promotion with or without notice. Void where prohibited by law. By participating in this Promotion, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions.