Club Carlson has had Gold Points flash sales this week daily at different times and announced them on CC’s Facebook page that you can like here.
These flash sales have come with 75% bonus on purchased points and today was the first time that I caught their Facebook post, when the sale was still going on.
Club Carlson will have these flash sales everyday of this week, so you just need to follow their Facebook page hourly.
Even when something is 75% extra, 2-4-1, or 50% off it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a DEAL. Companies are increasingly using these flash sales to make the purchasing decision more urgent.
Does paying $280 for 70K Gold Points make sense?
So, the price of a Gold Point purchased under this offer is 0.4 US cents. If you are planning to trip to let’s say London or Paris, the maximum price of a hotel night would be $200 for just buying the points and using them instead of cash.
This would be a better deal, if you re going to a city during an event, when the regular rates are through the roof like the Eurovision Song Contest example that I wrote about few weeks ago (you can access that piece here).
You just have to note that Club Carlson doesn’t offer last room availability using points. Hotels need to make certain percentage of their rooms available using awards, but once they have hit the requirement it is up to the hotel, if they
You can always transfer 100K Club Carlson points to 18K airline miles as well. This could make sense to, when airline is offering a bonus for hotel points conversions to miles.
If you don’t have plan to use the points in a meaningful way, I wouldn’t buy them. Just because they are on offer at 75% bonus doesn’t necessarily make them a deal.
This can make sense, if you are planning to visit an expensive city with quality Radisson Blu hotels that have availability OR you move them to an airline some later time during a hotel points conversion bonus.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Offer applies to Gold Points purchased in 1,000 point increments between June 17, 2013 and June 21, 2013 during specified 75 minute promotional time periods announced through Facebook and Twitter. Member must start the purchase process during the 75 minutes to qualify. For each qualifying purchase, members will receive a point bonus equal to 75% of the points purchased (i.e. 750 bonus points for each 1,000 points purchased). Bonus points will not be applied to the yearly 40,000 point purchase maximum. Bonus points and purchased points will be posted to the member’s Club Carlson account as one transaction within 2-5 days of purchase. The number of 75 minute time periods announced will be determined in Club Carlson’s discretion and the start and end time of each interval will be based on the clock used by the Club Carlson/Points.com system. Club Carlson is not responsible for unavailable network or computer hardware, software or other technical failure which may impact a member’s ability to login or complete their purchase of Points. To the fullest extent permissible by law, Club Carlson reserves the right to add, modify, or discontinue the Offer without notice. Void where prohibited by law. By participating in this Offer, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions above applicable to all point purchases.
Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian residents. Gold Points purchased using this option are non-refundable and will post within 2 to 5 days. All Purchase Terms and Conditions and all standard Club Carlson Program terms and conditions apply to your purchase and use of Gold Points.