Club Carlson continues to have interesting promotions. Like with the recent Country Inns and Suites promo, you will not receive bonus points but rather a free night award. You will have to register for this promotion to be eligible for it.
This offer is valid for stays at any Radisson or Radisson Blu property in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean for stays booked between October 1 and October 31, 2012, and consumed between October 1 and December 31, 2012. The free night award will be deposited(?) to your Club Carlson account within 14 days after your stay and is valid until December 31, 2013.
Thing to note here is that:
1. You need to register for this promo and be within first 50000 to register
2. The booking window is rather short – October 1 to October 31
3. The stay must be consumed by December 31
4. The free night award (United States, Canada & Caribbean) is valid until December 31, 2013
This is an excellent promotion from Radisson and I will most likely have a Radisson stay next month when I am in North America due to this. It is really a no brainer to take advantage of this if you have any hotel stays coming during the promotion period in United States, Canada, or the Caribbean.
It is fantastic that the free night award had a very long shelf life as it is valid until December 31, 2013.
It seems that Club Carlson is moving away from free night promotions where they give you a set number of points that you can then redeem for a free night. This is understandable as you can always transfer those to airline miles that I am planning to do as well.
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
The Radisson 1 for 1 Promotion (“Promotion”) is available only to Club Carlson members. To be eligible for the Promotion, members must register online for the Promotion (“Promotion Registration”), book their Qualifying Stay online at either www.radisson.com or www.clubcarlson.com between October 1, 2012 and October 31, 2012, provide their Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or check-in of the Qualifying Stay, and then complete the Qualifying Stay at any Radisson Blu or Radisson hotel in the US, Canada or Caribbean (“Participating Hotels”). A “Qualifying Stay” is defined as a minimum one-night stay at a Participating Hotel on a Gold Point eligible rate with a check-in date on or after October 1, 2012 and check out date no later than December 31, 2012. 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. The first 50,000 guests who complete the Promotion Registration will be eligible to receive a Free Night Award after booking online at www.radisson.com or www.clubcarlson.com and after the completion of a Qualifying Stay. Only one Club Carlson member account will be credited for a Qualifying Stay and corresponding Free Night Award, if applicable. Limit one Free Night Award per member. It will take up to14 business days after completion of the Qualifying Stay to receive the Free Night Award. Free Night Award is valid for one night’s stay at any Participating Hotel, inclusive of room rate and taxes. Free Night Award may be booked online for standard rooms (single or double occupancy) only after the member logs in to their Club Carlson account and are valid for stays completed by December 31, 2013. Free Night Award does not include incidental charges such as resort fees, room service and room entertainment. Free Night Award is nontransferable and has no cash value. If member wishes to book a stay for more than one night, member may redeem available Gold Points for the additional night(s), or, if member does not have sufficient Gold Points to redeem the additional night(s), member must book two separate reservations: one redeeming the Free Night Award, the other at a regular nightly rate. The Promotion and Gold Points are subject to all Club Carlson Program Terms and Conditions. Promotion void where prohibited by law. Radisson reserves the right to add, modify or discontinue these terms and conditions or the Promotion at any time without notice. Radisson is not responsible for any technical failures, internet accessibility problems, incomplete or inaccurate registration information, or other errors of any kind that may affect your Promotion Registration. By participating in this Promotion, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions.
Here are the frequently asked questions per Club Carlson:
Q: Where can I find the registration page?
A: The registration page can be found at Radisson.com/1for1 October 31, 2012 11:59pm CST.
Q: Where can I use my Free Night Award?
A: The Free Night Award will be valid at any Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel in the US, Canada, or Caribbean through December 31, 2013.
Q: Can I use my Free Night Award with my qualifying stay?
A: No, you must first complete a qualifying stay. You will receive your Free Night Award within 14 days of completing that stay for use as a future stay.
Q: Can my “qualifying stay” be at any Radisson Blu or Radisson hotel worldwide?
A: No. Your qualifying stay must be any Radisson Blu or Radisson in the US, Canada or Caribbean.
Q: Are there rates that do not qualify for this promotion?
A: Yes. To be a qualifying stay, the rate must be a Club Carlson eligible rate. Ineligible rates and exclusions include, employee rates, family and friend rates, airline crew rates, travel agent rates, hotel employee rates, room rates that are billed on a master bill, tour operator rates, wholesaler rates, or rates booked through online travel companies or other third parties in which you pay for that booking directly to such online travel company or third party. Complimentary rooms, including but not limited to rooms booked as Award Night stays, or stays involving other gift certificate or free night vouchers are also excluded.
Q: Does a Points + Cash rate count as a qualifying rate?
A: Yes, a stay on Points + Cash can be a Qualifying Stay for this promotion as long as it is booked online at www.radisson.com or www.clubcarlson.com between October 1 and October 31, 2012.
Q: Is this promotion open to all Club Carlson members?
A: Yes, all Club Carlson members are eligible to participate in this promotion, but you must be one of the first 50,000 members to register to participate.