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I’ve been traveling so I haven’t been able to post. While I was away, a big Promo at Club Carlson (the hotel loyalty program for Radisson Hotels, Country Inn and Suites, Park Plaza Hotels and Park Inn Hotels) was unfolding. I really have to bring my iPad with me so I can blog on the run (pun intended).
Additionally, when using points, there is often a “cash plus points” option – that can be a very advantageous choice. For example, for the Marine Corps Marathon this coming October, I made a reservation at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA for 10,000 points plus $77. This is an excellent rate – especially given the fact that most of the hotels in the Arlington area raised their rates considerably for the marathon weekend. Plus, I will be flying back home to NYC and the hotel offers a free airport shuttle.
The new promo is very similar to a promo I took advantage of last year, but even better – I highly recommend it. I will be posting about this later today or tomorrow, but, in the meantime, the first step is to join Club Carlson and become an “e-rewards” member, if you are not already a member.
As stated on the Club Carlson page, here are the benefits and conditions of membership:
As a new e-Rewards member, enroll in Club Carlson today and receive 4,500 bonus points just for joining.
Enjoy more points, more partners and more places with Club Carlson – the global hotel rewards program from Carlson Hotels. As a Club Carlson member you will gain access to a collection of superior benefits at any of our more than 1,000 participating hotels worldwide: Radisson®, Country Inns and Suites by CarlsonSM, Park Inn by Radisson®, and Park Plaza.
Club Carlson offers you:
- Faster free nights starting at only 9,000 points.
- No blackout dates for award nights on standard rooms.
- Free Internet at Radisson® hotels worldwide and Carlson hotels in North America.
- 20 Gold Points per U.S. dollar spent on eligible hotel nights as well as meals and beverages when charged to your room at participating hotels.
Enroll by May 31, 2012 to receive your 4,500 bonus points and be on your way to free award night stays.
Terms & Conditions:
e-Rewards members must enroll in Club Carlson using the link provided via email by e-Rewards by May 31, 2012 (“Promotional Period”). This offer is limited to a maximum of 4,500 bonus Gold Points per person. Offer only valid for new Club Carlson members without an existing account. Promotional bonus Gold Points will be posted to the member’s Club Carlson account within 6-8 weeks of enrollment date. The name on the e-Rewards program account and Club Carlson account must be the same. Offer is valid only to the enrolled recipient, is non-transferable, may not be sold, and is subject to change or termination without notice. By enrolling in Club Carlson and participating in this offer, you agree to the Club Carlson program terms and conditions.
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