Club Carlson is giving away 4,500 points for new members who join T.G.I. Friday’s “Give Me More Stripes” promotion by December 18, 2011. This is an extremely easy way to earn half the number of points needed for a free night at their bottom tier hotel (9,000 points). I actually do not typically stay at Club Carlson hotels (Radisson, Country Inn & Suites, Park Inn by Radisson, and Park Plaza), but am really excited about this as I prepare for next years US Airways Grand Slam promotion. While I have no idea what next year will bring for the promotion, previously you needed to transfer 8,000 Club Carlson points to US Airways to count as a “hit”. The free 4,500 points will help me obtain the most likely 8,000 points needed for the transfer.
To earn your free points:
Step 1) Join T.G.I. Friday’s “Give Me More Stripes promotion: https://www.tgifridays.com/gmms/givememorestripes.aspx
On the confirmation screen, click the “PRINT MY NEW MEMBERSHIP NUMBER” link to find find your TGI Friday’s membership number. You will need this for Step 2.
Step 2) Join Club Carlson: https://clubcarlson.vts0.com/stripes2011/. In the registration form you will need to enter the stripes number you received from Step 1.
Now, the only caveat is that it did not give me my Club Carlson number once I registered, nor have I received it via email. I tried signing in to my new account online, but it has not yet been activated. I will follow up with Club Carlson and my hope is that I will receive an email soon. In the terms and conditions it does state that you will receive your points in 6-8 weeks to receive your points. I am still not 100% sold on this promotion, but I guess it cannot hurt, right?!