You can get instant Gold status with Club Carlson by signing up for the program by by following the instructions below. This offer is available for address in the Asia Pacific region. You can open an account i.e. in Thailand and later change the address back where you live.
Edit: 2PM EST (March 11): seems that Club Carlson has now deactivated this offer. As I posted originally on March 9, this was likely to be time sensitive sign up promo. You can get Club Carlson Gold status by doing a status match from Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status. You can get Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status by following the instructions here.
The Gold status normally requires 20 stays or 35 qualifying nights in a calendar year.
1. You need to sign up for a new account using promotional code JetAGD12. You can sign up for the account here.
2. Your address has to be in one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Cook Isl, China, Micronesia, Federated States, Guam, India, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Dem People’s Republic of Korea, Republic Of Korea, Marshall Isl/Mariana Isl, Mongolia, Northern Mariana Isl, Nepal, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Tonga, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Isl, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Macao, Maldives, New Zealand, Philippines, Solomon Isl, Myanmar, Republic of Palau, Nauru, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Kiribati, Hong Kong, Fiji Islands, Brunei, Samoa American, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island, Heard Island and Mcdonald Isls, British Indian Ocean Terr, Norfolk Island, Niue, Pitcairn, Tokelau, Bangladesh, New Caledonia
3. The Gold status is instantaneous. You can later move the account address to your permanent one.
This offer was originally open for Jet Privilege Gold and Platinum members, but the offer was withdrawn. Club Carlson then introduced a new offer that requires you to input a Jet Privilege number and your account is only upgraded after your status with Jet is confirmed. You can access that offer.
Seems that Club Carlson just activated this old promo by a mistake and I think that it will be soon withdrawn
Club Carlson Gold benefits are:
- Earn an additional 50% bonus Gold Points on every eligible stay
- Receive 2,000 bonus points with our online booking bonus when you book at clubcarlson.com or any Carlson Rezidor hotel brand website
- Complimentary room upgrades (subject to availability)
- Early Check In and Late Check Out upon request (subject to availability)
If you already have a Club Carlson account that has points, you can just open a new one. Later just transfer the points from your old account to your newly opened one. You can do this just by phoning Club Carlson customer service.
Edit: I signed up a friend using this offer an hour ago and it went through just fine and the Gold status was activated instantaneously. When tried doing it again right now, I received the following error message “We are sorry but we have encountered an unexpected error processing your request. Please contact customer support to fulfill your request”. If you get this error message, you may want to try few hours later. US based companies tend to update their computer systems in the early hours of Sunday morning and this error message may be caused by this.
Edit 2: The signing up is now working again. The error message above was likely for the Sunday morning system updates in the States.
Club Carlson had very good promotions in 2012 and we should soon learn about their spring 2013 promotion. The first quarter promotion is for triple points and it is about to expire.