Radisson 1 for 1 and Country Inn 2 for 1

RADISSON 1 FOR 1 – Stay One Night, Get One Night

The first 50,000 Club Carlson members to register for the Radisson 1 for 1 promotion will be eligible for a Free Night Award at any Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel in the US, Canada or Caribbean. You can stay at a cheap Radisson hotel such as the Radisson Hotel Orlando – International Drive for less than $100 per night and redeem for a Radisson Blu (typical $300 per night). I would not go out of my way to get this promotion since I have so many Club Carlson points already.

Here is How it Works:

  1. Register for the Promotion by completing the form on this page and clicking on the “Register” button.
    • You will need to be a Club Carlson member to register. Not a member? No problem, join now.
  2. Then, book a qualifying stay online at www.radisson.com or www.clubcarlson.com at any Radisson Blu or Radisson hotel in the US, Canada or Caribbean between October 1 and October 31, 2012. Remember to use Topcashback to earn 8% cash back (search for Radisson hotels).
  3. Complete your qualifying stay between October 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
  4. When you are ready to book your Free Night Award, go to www.radisson.com or www.clubcarlson.com and log in to your Club Carlson account and then search for your desired location and date.
    • The Free Night Award will be available through your Club Carlson account and will be valid for online reservations at Radisson Blu Radisson hotels in the US, Canada and Caribbean through December 31, 2013.


Country Inn and Suites – Free night fall offer

Book in advance and stay on the Free Night Fall rate for two or more consecutive nights, Sunday-Thursday, at participating Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels in the U.S. and Canada between October 1, 2012 and November 29, 2012. Then, register that stay on or before December 22, 2012, and they will send you a Free Night Reward Certificate that you can use for a free night between December 15, 2012 and February 15, 2013.

Book the promotion right here

25k Gold Points for 2+ nights at Country Inn & Suites

Once again, Club Carlson is coming back with another big promotion for its Country Inn and Suites brand.

It’s our 25th anniversary and we’re giving away 25,000 bonus Gold Points® to Club Carlson members who register and stay two or more consecutive nights now through October 14, 2012. To celebrate, you may choose to redeem your points for a variety of gift cards or other great redemption options.

This time, you need to stay at least two nights and the bonus is only 25,000 points compared to 44,000 points of the previous deal. I still think this is a very good deal if you have to stay at a hotel any way. I might not go out of my way to make this happen though.

The links to the promotion is here

To get this deal, you have to book the 25 for 25 promotion rate at this link. I haven’t compared to see if the rate is a good discount therefore check it with other promotional code.

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I did something very stupid

I am going to New Orleans with my friend just because she happens to have training in Houston for 3 weeks and I happen to have two weeks off work. So I planned to drive my car from Austin to Houston and rent a car there. I was driving through Houston during the rush hour (5pm on a Friday afternoon), call me smart. It took me an hour more than normal to get to my friend’s apartment. Then I couldn’t find the Advantage car rental office in Houston Hobby Airport. I still have no idea where it is and couldn’t find it on both my Google map and the GPS.  So good job Advantage for ruining my plan partly, now I have to use my car for the trip.

We stayed at the Radisson Baton Rouge for a night since it is only 15,000 Club Carlson point. But it literally took us half an hour at mid-night to locate the hotel. The hotel is stuck in an area with La Quinta. You had to drive through La Quinta parking lot to get to the Radisson. Now that isn’t a smart location choice !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Things didn’t end there. We got to New Orleans this morning to check in at the Country Inn and Suites French Quarter. I got this hotel for $80 per night with Radisson friend and family rate. This hotel normally goes for $150 per night or 44,000 points therefore it was a good deal. Here is my stupidity part that you are waiting for:

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Club Carlson awards me 50k Gold points in advance

You probably have heard of the Park Inn One to One Promotion and wonder which Park Inn you can stay at because there are not many in America. I am planning to visit New Mexico and book one night Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Water Park, Albuquerque, NM for June 14-15

A few days ago, I checked my Award Wallet and out of the blue, I have an extra 50,000 Gold Points from the Park Inn Promotion credited for May 31, 2012 stay.

The screenshot shows point posted date on May 31, 2012

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What to do with 150k Radisson/Club Carlson mega points

I have posted about the Club Carlson/Radisson hotel mega bonus in which you can potentially earn 138k points. And in this post I will describe what you can do to redeem those points and how much you should value these points

To make it easier, you will probably earn 150k points after this promotion considering 20 points per dollar spent for these promotions.

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Match free Hyatt Platinum to Club Carlson Gold

From now through May 11th, use any Visa Signature card to sign up for temporary Hyatt Platinum status for free: https://www.visasignature.hyatt.com/. They will give you 90 days of free Hyatt Platinum

Once you’ve signed up for free Hyatt Platinum status make a screenshot and send it to goldpointsplus@carlson.com (Club Carlson customer service). Ask for a status match, they will give you their gold status which will be good for 1 year until May 2013.

With Gold status, you will earn 50% extra points from the money you spend at their mega promotion and 2,000 points for online booking which makes the 138,000 points go higher.  And they will be very likely to give you upgrades when you stay at their properties.

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138K Club Carlson points – Mega Deal with Radisson Hotel – 10% cashback

Update: My Radisson hotel stay in San Juan has posted 5 days after check-out. My Topcashback is pending as well.


Radisson hotel/Club Carlson is offering the best hotel deal of last year again in 2012. This year the promotion is worldwide so no one in the world should miss out. You can earn

  • 50,000 bonus miles.  Rules: To get the deal, register at the following link on May 14th  then stay at any participating Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel worldwide for at least one night. This offer works for the first 100,000 guests.