Monday, October 1, 2012

Radisson 1 for 1: Stay 1 Night, get a free night award

Club Carlson has been on a tear for the past year in terms of promotions for their members. Whether it was the 50,000 points for a one night stay, triple points on all stays or any number of other promotions, the Club Carlson program has been right on top in terms of great promotions.

The latest offer released today is no different, very similar to the 50,000 point offers, the Radisson 1 for 1 promotion awards Club Carlson members a free night stay after completing a one night stay at any Radisson or Radisson Blue hotel in the U.S., Canada or the Caribbean by December 31st.

To qualify, you must be one of the first 50,000 members to register for the offer and book your stay between October 1st and 31st. After you complete your stay you will receive a free night award good at any Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel in the U.S., Canada or the Caribbean. You have until December 31, 2013 to use the free night.  Full details, registration and booking can be found here

It looks like Carlson may be learning from some of the other programs with this promo. In basic terms, the offer is no different than the 50,000 bonus point offer as 50,000 points will get you a free night at any Radisson or Radisson Blu, however those points can be held onto for as long as you want and they can be transferred to their airline partners. With the dated free night award, Carlson is banking on some of these free nights going unused and for those that are used, some will be booked with additional nights so the Carlson Hotel group will be able to recoup more of the costs associated with this promo. Smart move from the loyalty program for their books but what is nice for us consumers is that you will have at least a year to use the free night when compared to most other programs which typically only give you a few months to use any free night awards earned in a promotion.

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