Club Carlson is out with a new promotion. The basics are that you’ll earn 10,000 bonus points for every stay at least 2 nights in length. You can see full promotion details here.
As you can see, the promo runs from May 13th to July 21st, 2013. That means you might be able to squeeze in some bonus points on summer leisure travel.
I value Club Carlson points at about a half a cent a piece. That makes this bonus worth about $50 in Club Carlson points earned extra per stay. While that’s nothing to sneeze at, it certainly wouldn’t be enough to get me to switch from the current Hyatt promo, which is certainly more rewarding for my travel patterns. And, I would still rank the current Starwood promo ahead of this Club Carlson promo, though behind the Hyatt promo.
Club Carlson is really a tale of two continents. In the US, Club Carlson is mostly limited service and non-luxury hotels. Your points go further but the properties aren’t aspirational. The exact opposite is true in Europe. Aspirational properties at higher redemption numbers.
Bottom line? A good, if not spectacular promo from Club Carlson. If you have stays planned at Club Carlson properties over the next couple of months, they just got more rewarding.
Remember, it’s always best to register for these hotel promos even if you’re not planning a specific stay. It’s free, and you run the risk of having plans change and forgetting there was a promo you could have taken advantage of if and when your plans take you to a Club Carlson property.
Thanks to Loyalty Lobby for pointing this one out.