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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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How you can benefit from the Radisson 50K promo across India?

I wrote about the Radisson Big Night Giveaway where registered participants would get a 50,000 Club Carlson points in their account after 1 stay. I figure this is vacation season in India and this is the best time to scoop the 50K bonus if you are planning a trip out of home anyways. First and foremost, the 50K registrations have still not hit the 100K mark yet. We don’t even know if they want to control it on the 100K mark or will let it go way afterwards. So, you can still go to www.radissonbignightgiveaway.com and register with your Club Carlson membership. If you don’t have one, you can get one at www.clubcarlson.com. I figure Radisson has over 40 properties…

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Radisson and Country Inn promotions are now live

Confession. I had to waste some bit of time at my workplace registering for the Club Carlson promos, however, I am now done! Like I wrote about it a few days back, Club Carlson, the loyalty program of the Carlson brands (Radisson, Radisson Blu, Country Inn, Park Inn, Park Plaza) was planning to bring back the Big Night Giveaway and also extend it to other brands. As of an hour back, the following promotions went live: Radisson Big Night Giveaway: Here, you stay one night at any Radisson/Radisson-Blu property across the world, for a stay booked after 15th May 2012 and completed between 15th May 2012 and 15th July 2012. You need to first register a Club Carlson membership account at…

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Radisson Big Night Giveaway is coming back on 15th May!

When MommyPoints first posted the speculation about this, I could not believe my eyes! An eye-popping 50K points again? But Radisson is now confirming that the Big Night Getaway is going to be back in a week. I got this screenshot above when I went looking on the website, and it gave away all the right clues. Last year, on my EXP challenge Mileage Run to the US, I stayed one night at the Radisson Blue Chicago, and got the 50K points in my Club Carlson Account! The details should come up during the day sometime, but right now, things are fuzzy about what will be the number of points, and how many people will be eligible this time around.…

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Book a Carlson property @ Asia-Pac/FrenchPoly for 30% off for all of 2012

Club Carlson has been on a roll trying to establish itself back in the big player game for hotels. While I like the Radissons for a quick stay every now and then, they are not my first choice, since they are usually pure business hotels and I miss out on the perks of being a business traveller, such as the lounge and upgrades! If you are travelling to the Asia Pacific in 2012, you might want to check out the Carlson ‘Hot Deals’valid for stays till December 31, 2012. Your bookings need to be made before February 19, 2012, and the offer provides you up to 30% off on the Best Available Rate, if you stay 2 or more consecutive…

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