Club Carlson recently made a huge devaluation by removing the second night free benefit from it’s co-branded Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card starting June 1, 2015. This is a huge blow for anyone that holds the credit card and now is a great time to burn through Club Carlson points using the last night free benefit while it’s still available.

On the other hand Club Carlson is offering a few incredible earning opportunities to rack up easy bonus points. By leveraging the promotions it’s possible to earn several free nights from just one paid stay.

Club Carlson Visa Cardholders – 30,000 Bonus Point Promo

Club Carlson confirmed that the 30,000 bonus points after one eligble stay is open to all Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Cardholders. To earn the 30,000 bonus Gold Points members have to book and complete an eligible stay before August 31, 2015 and pay with their Club Carlson Visa.

Image from @Alpen_Geoff

Image from @Alpen_Geoff

Check out this tweet by Club Carlson confirming that all cardmembers are eligible for the promotion.

For anyone that has the Club Carlson Visa this promotion it’s almost a no brainer to take advantage of the promo if you have any upcoming hotel stays. You’ll have a huge return for any paid stay at a Club Carlson property.

Club Carlson Triple Points Promo

Club Carlson just announced their Spring 2015 promo—“Triple Points Time.”—which is essentially the same as their earlier targeted triple points earning promotion offered early this year.

Registration Link: Triple Points Time

Triple Club Carlson Points Promo

Triple Club Carlson Points Promo

Club Carlson is offering Triple points on eligible stays between April 6 and June 28, 2015. Valid eligible stays include bonus point earning paid stays, which means both full points and points + cash stays are not eligible for the promotion.

Full details:

“You must be a Club Carlson member to participate in the “Triple Points Time” promotion (“Promotion”). Promotion is valid for Eligible Stays, as defined in the Club Carlson Terms and Conditions, between April 6, 2015 and June 28, 2015 (“Promotion Period”). To earn 40 bonus Gold Points per US. Dollar spent on Eligible Stays in addition to the 20 standard Gold Points per U.S. Dollar spent on Eligible Stays (“Triple Points”), you must register online for the Promotion at clubcarlson.com/triple and provide your Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or at check-in. Once registered, you will earn Triple Points on Eligible Stays at Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels worldwide during the Promotion Period. In addition to Triple Points, once you are registered you will earn 1,000 bonus points for Eligible Stays booked on the Club Carlson mobile app. Stays or nights paid for by redeeming points or by using Points + Cash are not eligible for this Promotion. You only need to register once, but you must register before checkout of the Eligible Stay to earn Triple Points for that stay.”

1,000 Points for Booking Through Club Carlson App

By booking an eligible stay through Club Carlson’s mobile app you can earn an quick and easy 1,000 extra bonus points.

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Club Carlson’s Mobile App

You can get the mobile app here. The eligible stay must be booked and completed using the mobile app between April 6 and June 28, 2015.

My Strategy

I’ll plan on booking a one night stay at a cheaper Club Carlson property, like the Park Inn Bratislava, which runs around 60 Euros per night. Here’s the breakdown of this stay which would rack up a considerable amount of Gold Points:

  • 30,000 bonus points from the 30k Cardmember promo.
  • 4,620 bonus points for having Gold elite status and paying with a Club Carlson Visa. (37X points per dollar from status and the co-branded card, plus triple points from the promotion)
  • 1,000 bonus points for booking through Club Carlson’s mobile app.
  • Total earned from 1 night stay: 35,620 bonus points (cost = ~0.17 cents per point)

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This Park Inn Bratislava normally costs 9,000 points per night, which means this one night stay comes just shy of earning enough points for 8 free nights at the same hotel or two free nights at a category 3 property!

The Bottom Line

Club Carlson is offering some incredibly lucrative promotions at the moment. Even with the upcoming huge devaluation of their co-branded credit card it’s worth looking into earning some extra bonus points and taking advantage of booking 2-for-1 free nights while they last.

For Club Carlson Visa cardmembers it’s almost a no brainer to take advantage of the current promotions—triple-up by earning 30,000 bonus points, triple points earning on one paid stay, and 1,000 extra points by using their mobile app. You can easily earn a few free nights just for one paid stay.

What’s your take?Are you going to take advantage of Club Carlson’s promotions? 

About the author

Rand Shoaf

Introduced to traveling at a young age, Rand has since traveled to over 45 countries. Learning how to maximize credit card sign-up bonuses in college has allowed him to earn millions of travel miles and points. Using the same tips and tricks he writes about here has ultimately allowed him to explore the word for pennies on the dollar.