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Carlson’s Summer Bonus: a Free Friday Night After 2 Stays


Carlson’s winter and spring promotions were among the hotel industry’s most generous.

The company’s summer offer is pretty good, too.

Offer Details

Between July 1 and September 30, Club Carlson members who complete two eligible stays can choose one of the following bonuses:

  • 10,000 bonus points
  • A free Friday-night stay

The bonuses may be earned up to three times, after six stays.

Registration is required.

Deal or No Deal

Club Carlson members normally earn 20 points per $1 spent. Assuming two hypothetical one-night stays at $100 a night, you’d earn 4,000 points to qualify for the bonuses.

In that scenario, the 10,000-point bonus for two nights amounts to 2.5 times the normal earnings. That’s decent, although the bonus multiple will diminish for more expensive qualifying paid nights.

The superior return-on-investment is likely to be the free Friday-night stay. The free-night certificates may be used for a Friday night stay at any Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, or Country Inns & Suites hotel worldwide between October 6, 2017, and January 26, 2018. Assuming the certificate is earned for two single-night stays at cheaper hotels and redeemed for a free night at a higher-end property, there’s potential to derive hefty value from this offer.

Either way, this offer is combinable with Carlson’s ongoing mobile-app bonus: Through December 31, Club Carlson members can earn a one-time 3,000-point bonus for using the Carlson mobile app to book and complete a stay at any Carlson hotel.

Once again, Carlson has given travelers good reason to include Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn, and Country Inns & Suites hotels on their lists of prospects for upcoming stays.

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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

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