The Club Carlson hotel rewards program is offering up to a 50% bonus on purchased Gold Points through October 15, 2013.
Just purchase Gold Points from now through October 15, 2013, to receive up to a 50% point bonus.
This is a good way to help you get your next free stay even faster, or you can save money by purchasing and redeeming points instead of paying cash for your stay outright.
Points Bonus Based on Amount Purchased
- Buy 5,000 – 10,000 points and receive a 20% bonus.
- Buy 11,000 – 30,000 points and receive a 30% bonus.
- Buy 31,000 – 40,000 points and receive a 50% bonus.
Purchasing Gold Points
Gold Points are available for purchase in 1,000 point increments for $7.
You can purchase up to 40,000 points per account per calendar year.
The bonus points will not be applied to the yearly 40,000 point purchase maximum.
Bonus points and purchased points will post to your account within 2 to 5 days of purchase.
Check out this Gold Points Purchase Bonus Promotion to buy points today.
Club Carlson Gold Points Redemption
Free nights with Club Carlson start at 9,000 points.
Points Needed for an Award Night (Standard Room)
- Category 1 = 9,000 Points
- Category 2 = 15,000 Points
- Category 3 = 28,000 Points
- Category 4 = 38,000 Points
- Category 5 = 44,000 Points
- Category 6 = 50,000 Points
You can also use Points + Cash and combine your points with cash for an award night starting at 5,000 points.
Is Buying Gold Points Worth It?
You can review this list of Club Carlson Hotel Redemptions for participating hotels, their category, and the number of points required for a free night redemption.
Let’s say that you were considering staying at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in Saraland, AL, which would require 9,000 points for a free night (tax included).
If you wanted to stay 3 nights, it would require 27,000 points.
You could purchase 21,000 points for $147 (1,000 points per $7).
Plus, you would get 6,300 bonus points for purchasing 21,000 (30% bonus), which would give you a total of 27,300 points, enough for your 3 free nights.
On the other hand, if you paid cash, the average nightly rate for this same hotel starts at around $75 (tax excluded), depending on when you want to stay.
There is also a 15% advance purchase discount at this hotel, so if you booked early, you would actually pay around $64 per night for 3 nights, or a total of $192.
So if you bought the points instead of paying cash, you would save about $45 on your hotel stay.
That’s not even including the savings on taxes, since taxes are included with points redemptions, but taxes are not included in the listed price when you pay cash.
Your scenario could vary greatly, depending on where you want to stay and the category of your hotel.
However, you can go ahead and search for your hotel before your stay, look at the options, and do the math to see if you could save money by purchasing points now.
You may also wish to apply for the Club Carlson Rewards Credit Card to earn even more bonus Gold Points toward free hotel nights.
Get up to a 50% bonus when you purchase Gold Points today.