Club Carlson, the Radisson / Park Inn / Park Plaza hotel group, has launched three special Summer deals for members.
These promotions are only for hotels in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region.
To quote from their email:
- Stay 1 night, get 2,000 Gold Points! – Escape your daily routine by spending one night away from home and earning 2,000 bonus points. Register and book today for a stay from 1 August and completed no later than 30 September 2013.
- 5,000 Gold Points for a 2 night stay! – Discover summer life in your favourite city, book 2 consecutive nights at participating hotels and earn 5,000 bonus points. Register and book today for a stay from 1 August and completed no later than 30 September 2013.
- Add an extra day to your weekend! – Make your weekend last longer with an extra day to relax! – ‘Buy 2 get 1 Free‘ offer. Book today using promotional code WBUY2F2 for a Thursday – Sunday stay from 1 August and completed no later than 26 October 2013.
These are not bad deals, given that they come on top of Carlson’s existing generous earning rates (20 points per US$1 spent) and the 1,000 bonus points per stay you receive for booking online. Plus status bonuses etc ….!
I tend to value Carlson points at £5 per 1,000 when used for hotels stays, so you are looking at £25 of value on a 2-night stay.
Don’t forget that Carlson has recently devalued its rates for converting points to Avios and other airlines, so it is best to use the points for hotel nights these days.
Remember that if you have Club Carlson Gold (either via Amex Platinum or by getting yourself status matched from another hotel programme) then you already have access to a better deal than the last promotion. Gold members can use a ‘pay for Thursday and Friday and get Saturday and Sunday free’ promotion (or ‘pay Wed/Thu and get Fri/Sat free) or a ‘pay for Friday and get Saturday free’ or ‘pay for Thursday and get Friday free’ deal. Full details here.
(Remember to follow our ‘Hotel Promos‘ page for the latest offers for all of the major hotel chains.)