It seems simple but comes with a twist.
The promotion runs from 9th January to 31st March and you MUST register in advance via this link.
This is what you will earn from your Radisson, Park Inn and Park Plaza stays during this period:
5,000 bonus Gold Points for 1 night
10,000 bonus Gold Points for 2 nights
20,000 bonus Gold Points for 4 nights
40,000 bonus Gold Points for 8 nights
100,000 bonus Gold Points for 20 nights
What could be simpler?
You have to choose the target you want to hit when you register. And you can’t change your mind afterwards.
Imagine that you think you will manage four nights but you can’t be 100% certain (the end of March is a long way off after all). Should you gamble by selecting the 20,000 points bonus? Or should you play it safe by selecting the 10,000 points bonus for two nights that you know you will definitely do?
I can’t decide if Carlson is being smart or clever here:
If people are conservative, they will select a target based on guaranteed stays which won’t generate Carlson any extra business!
If people push themselves with an ambitious target, Carlson should do well as it is ‘all or nothing’ – either the guest puts extra business their way or Carlson gets to pay out nothing for the stays already completed.
Is this promotion worth it?
Potentially. I value a Club Carlson Gold Point at 0.33p, based on needing 70,000 points for a £200+ five star room in a major city. 5,000 bonus points per night means that you are getting an extra £17 of free stays for every night. This is an impressive rate of return, especially if you are staying at cheap Park Inn properties.
You can do a lot better than 0.33p if you stay at cheaper hotels. There are some Park Inn properties at 9,000 points per night where you will get nearer 0.66p of value – this would be a £34 return on every stay. You will also be earning your base points as well.
More than most, whether this offer works for you is driven by how you redeem. You can make your choice and register via this page here. Pick carefully!
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)