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Only today: Club Carlson 20,000 points for $70

Club Carlson is offering a 24 hour promotion on the occassion of CyberMonday in the USA, where members can purchase Club Carlson points for 0.35 cents per point instead of the usual 0.70 cents per point. This promotion is only valid for the purchase up to 10,000 Club Carlson points, which usually cost $70, and you get a bonus of a matching number of Club Carlson points up to 10,000 points credited to your account. Why does it make sense for my Indian readers to buy these points? Because there are about 50-70 Club Carlson hotels in India, and these are located across the country. Sometimes, it can make sense to use points over cash to stay at one of…

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Planning the Proposal Trip to Paris

If you haven’t heard, last week, I was over to Paris along with my girlfriend where I proposed. Don’t worry, unlike Tom Cruise, this was not covered by network news, it was only on my blog and Facebook page. Since I am pretty much kicked about this trip, I am taking the liberty to cover this trip report ahead of some of the others I would have done, and bring up some hopefully interesting reviews and experiences for you around Paris. To kick it off, let me admit, if you can keep your lips sealed, planning a surprise trip can be a lot of fun for both sides. For me, it was essential to map out all the little details,…

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Free Club Carlson Gold Status

File this under the mistake offers segment, but American Express and Club Carlson have tied up to offer American Express card members in Europe the benefit of complimentary Gold status to Club Carlson, if they sign up for a New Account. It works for everyone, as long as you can put in a European address there. Open for enrolment by May 31, 2014 and your status is good till February 28, 2015. Do disregard the incorrect text there. On enrolment, you will see a Classic Level on the screen but almost immediately you will be upgraded to Gold Club Carlson Status. Though it is not the most rewarding mid tier status, it comes with some benefits, namely: Complimentary room upgrades…

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SPG & Club Carlson award stays to become cheaper in India

The recent changes announced by Club Carlson, followed by the annual readjustment by SPG, seemed to be beneficial for Indian audiences while some of the most luxurious properties around the world went up in award pricing. Club Carlson is readjusting 21 properties in India out of a total of 60 properties, and 20 are going south for awards. These changes go in effect for award reservations made after March 15, 2014. SPG as well is bringing down the award prices on 21 of their properties in India, a lot of them being the Luxury Collection hotels, which are actually signature ITC Hotels. Too bad, ITC Maurya is not one of them!! These changes go into effect on March 4, 2014.…

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Club Carlson changes & devaluations coming into effect March 15, 2014

Club Carlson has been one of the more liberal programs out there in terms of loyalty for hotels, however, one key feature that they have not introduced yet is to count award nights towards status for the year. That just changed. In a new communication from Club Carlson, new benefits are coming out as of March 15, 2014. However, there is a devaluation in the mix as well. Here are the details: You can now use Gold Points® to book premium rooms, including suites and more Our hotel categories will be updated and will include a new tier for our most luxurious hotels You can now earn Gold Points on food and beverages purchased during Award Nights Bonus for booking…

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Is Club Carlson considering a program revamp?

Club Carlson, the membership loyalty program of the Club Carlson chain of hotels, seems to be dipping its toes in the water to see if it could make a switch from a membership points and free nights oriented program to a benefits oriented program. I recently received and completed a survey from Club Carlson, where they tested this concept and while they said this may or may not fly, they even had a name in place, calling it Members Club. Now, CC has been at the forefront of big lucrative promotions and giveaways for the past two years, inflating the number of enrolments in the program, and getting the eye of the road warrior and the leisure traveller alike, in…

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Club Carlson offers complimentary status to JetPrivilege members

Jet Airways, in a tie-up with Club Carlson, the loyalty program of the owner & operator of the Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Country Inn & Park Plaza brands, has a new enrolment offer for Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege Members for fast track status with Radisson, valid upto 31 March 2013. For Platinum & Gold Members of the JetPrivilege Program, the status offered is Gold Elite, and for Silver & BluePlus members, the status offered is Silver Elite, and status will be valid upto February 28, 2014. While usually it takes 15 Nights/10 Stays per year to get the Silver Elite status and 35 Nights/20 Stays per year to get Gold Elite status, using these links, you can enrol for a…

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Club Carlson Redemptions for 50% off in Europe, Africa and Middle East

A reader Neet left a comment on my recent blogpost about my stays for the Club Carlson Giveaway 2012. I am taking Ma and Pa to Europe in September and took advantage of the 50% off redemptions for Radisson Blu (their best hotel) in Sweden, Hungary and Switzerland. You should check it out and redeem if you can, here’s the link – http://www.clubcarlson.com/offers/5313887 (emphasis mine) Since I did not know of any particular new promotions on Club Carlson which offered this 50% off redemption rate, I clicked away to find out what is on offer. Here is what I saw… Hotels in Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Ethopia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,…

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So how did I fare with the Club Carlson Giveaway 2012?

Like almost all of the travel blogging community would have told you, Club Carlson’s 2012 promos were bigger and better than the 2011 promo which focussed on the Radisson properties in the USA only. I was one of them too. And they went all guns blazing to dole out points. Potentially, this summer everyone has the opportunity to register and earn up to 188,000 Club Carlson GoldPoints in their own name by participating in the promo for their four brands, and they could stay at any property around the world. I registered my entire family for the first three promotions: Radisson, Country Inn and Park Inn. However, we were clearly not going to be staying 12 nights (4 family members…

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A Thai Vacay: Introduction

Introduction Check-in: British Airways Galleries Lounge, Mumbai Check-in: Clipper Lounge First Class, Mumbai Airborne: Flight CX 750 (BOM-BKK), Cathay Pacific, Economy Millennium Hilton Hotel, Bangkok Around Bangkok Hilton Hotel, Pattaya Around Pattaya Radisson Suites, Bangkok Check-in: Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge, Bangkok Check-in: British Airways/Qantas First Class Lounge, Bangkok Check-in: Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, Bangkok Airborne: Flight CX 709 (BKK-BOM), Cathay Pacific, Economy Conclusion Thailand has been a case of so close yet so far for me. I know of a zillion (exaggerating!) Indians who frequent Thailand as if it in were their backyard, some for shopping, and others for a quick vacation. However, for me it just remained an occasional transit airport (BKK) when travelling across to…

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