Monday, November 28, 2011

My Stay At Radisson for 50,000 (pending) Club Carlson Points

Update: 11/29: As of now, you can still sign up for this free promotion; they have not reached their first 50,000 registrants yet. Once 50,000 people have registered, the program will automatically switch you over to the promotion whereby you earn 15,000 Club Carlson points instead. It's free to sign up and only takes a few minutes to create a Club Carlson account.

Also, remember that Club Carlson will gladly match status with another program you have status with.

One last thing, my father graciously called Club Carlson for me and they informed him that it takes up to 8 weeks for the 50k bonus points to credit. :)

Like many other points travelers, I set my alarm for midnight on November 10 to be one of the first 50,000 registrants for the Club Carlson bonus points simply by completing one stay at a Radisson hotel before December 31, 2011. I definitely did not want to miss this promotion - 50,000 points can be worth up to 5, category-1 free night stays at any Club Carlson partner hotels.

Upon registration, I came across a Radisson coupon code deeming 25% off any reservation (plus I booked through the Radisson link at earning me around $4 back). I figured since Kev and I were to be spending Thanksgiving in central NJ, it would be a perfect idea to book a room in a local Radisson in Freehold, NJ - not too far where I grew up. With the coupon, the room came out to be $89 with all taxes, and we made it a lovely evening complete with dinner at our favorite Italian hot spot in downtown Freehold and a bottle of wine to call it a night.

I must say, that if it weren't for this promotion, I probably would not have booked a Radisson and seen how lovely it was. For the longest time, I always thought Radisson hotels to be lower-end, borderline motels. I was genuinely impressed how clean, renovated, and modernly decorated the place was. Definitely felt like my room was worth far more than what I paid for.

Anyway, shortly after the stay, I logged into my Club Carlson account and saw that my stay was credited. However, the 50k bonus miles were not yet posted. I'll keep you updated as to when they are credited.

Date PostedTypeDescriptionPoints
Nov 27, 2011EarnRadisson Hotel Freehold - Nov 23, 2011 to Nov 24, 2011 - Radisson - Freehold , NJ US Points|Room Earning 20 Points per USD1,560
Nov 27, 2011EarnRadisson - Freehold , NJ US Points|Online Booking Member Bonus Points1,000
Nov 27, 2011EarnRadisson - Freehold , NJ US Points|Welcome Next Stay 2000 Bonus Points2,000

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