The latest Club Carlson promotion is designed to make it easier for you to earn or requalify for elite status this fall. You can get up to 10 bonus qualifying nights when you register for the promotion and stay through December 31, 2015.
This is similar to more targeted promotions run by other chains. For example, I know that Marriott often targets members for “catch up” promotions if they’re at risk of not requalifying for elite status. But how do you determine if this is something you should participate in?
With this promotion you can quickly earn 20 nights toward elite status — enough to clear the hurdle for Silver status and more than halfway toward Gold status if you start from zero. But you can already get Gold status more easily with the Club Carlson Premier Rewards credit card (not an affiliate link). I only recommend using this promotion to advance from Gold status to Concierge.
Concierge status requires 75 elite qualifying nights, so you won’t be able to hit the qualification requirements with this promotion alone. Additionally, status already earned with a credit card won’t count — just your actual eligible nights this year. Only people who have been staying with Club Carlson and are within sight of the goal should consider it.
Elite status is most valuable to those who actually stay at the hotel or fly with the airline. If you’re not earning the status already, that should raise a flag or two. Key differences between Concierge and Gold status are an increase from 35% to 75% bonus points as well as a free complimentary breakfast. The other benefits are mostly the same but with higher priority.
Again, the bonus points could be valuable but only if you already stay at the hotels. Someone who just books award stays shouldn’t care about booking 30+ nights, plus 10 bonus nights, to get a complimentary breakfast.
Terms & Conditions
To participate in the Celebrate Double promotion (“Promotion”), you must register at clubcarlson.com/celebratedouble and complete and pay for an Eligible Stay at any Carlson Rezidor hotel worldwide between November 2 and December 31, 2015 (“Promotion Period”). Promotion is valid for one bonus Eligible Night toward Elite status for each Eligible Night completed during Promotion Period. Promotion is only valid for the first 10 Eligible Nights of an Eligible Stay during the Promotion Period. Must be a Club Carlson member to be eligible. To participate in the Promotion, the member must provide Club Carlson member number at time of reservation or check-in. Subject to all Club Carlson terms and conditions. Club Carlson reserves the right to add, modify, or discontinue Promotion without notice. Void where prohibited.