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It looks like Mommy Points’ speculation was correct as the landing page for another Radisson Big Night Giveaway is live! While the page does not give us much information, the T&C are listed in the html coding and gives us all the information we need – thanks reader Bob for pointing this out! It is exactly the same promotion as this past winter (see more on this prior promotion here), where after one stay you will earn 50,000 bonus points!! This is a one time promotion, so only one stay will count per account. Additionally, this promotion is limited to the first 100,000 people who register (not the first 100,000 people who stay at a hotel) – that is an important component to remember. And lastly, to get the bonus points you must stay at a Radisson or Radisson Blu property, other Club Carlson properties will not count.
Although the page says “STAY ONE NIGHT GET ONE NIGHT WITH RADISSON® AND RADISSON BLU!” it really is 50,000 bonus points which can be redeemed for a free night at ANY Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel, along with any other Club Carlson hotel. The bonus points are deposited to your account to use as you’d like – so based on the hotel category you actually could get more than one stay out of these free nights. Hotels range from 9,000 to 50,000 points and there are also Cash & Point redemption options.
Registration for this promotion will start at midnight CDT on May 15th. Last year they stated that it was limited to the first 50,000 people who register, but I believe those who registered late in the game still got the 50,000 bonus points also – please let me know your experience. I personally stayed up late last time to register the second the promotion went live, however, it was completely unnecessary. For days after, people were able to register, so I would not worry about the need to stay up late. However, knowing my craziness I probably will!
To be eligible for this promotion you must stay between May 15 and July 15. Check in/out must be within the specified timeframe as well. For example, a one week stay with check-in May 14 but check out within the promotion timeframe of May 17 will not count.
Both myself and my husband took advantage of this promotion last time where he was able to score at $70ish hotel room at LAX and I was able to get a spur of the moment room at the Radisson on Lexington in NYC for about $85 (which is an amazing rate for NYC although the hotel was nothing special – review of the hotel here)! So for about $150ish we earned a combined 100,000 points which can easily be redeemed for two free nights in Paris (for example) – not a bad ROI in my opinion! I still haven’t figured out where I will redeem these points, but my assumption is in Europe. I’ve actually been eyeing the Radisson in Iceland as I’ve been dying to go.
While earlier today I was keeping my fingers crossed for the 50,000 bonus points again, it looks like this has been confirmed by the T&C – wahoo! If you are not already a Club Carlson member, with this promotion you can register for a new account and get an additional 4,500 bonus points. To qualify for this promotion, you must register for a new account by May 31, 2012.
Anyone else able to take advantage the first time around? Who else is excited for another 50,000 bonus point opportunity?! I know I will absolutely be taking advantage of this one.