Radisson Hotels is having a 25% 3-day sale (ending Friday, November 18) for reservations booked through November 30, 2011. This sale is for participating Radisson and Country Inn & Suites Hotels (not all Club Carlson brands). Book a reservation here and make sure to use promotion code LMD25OFF. Since they give you the promotion code, you can also use another portal that gives you cash back (i.e., Mr. Rebates) to make the reservation and manually enter the promotion code.
In addition to the 25% off, you will also receive bonus points with each reservation made during this 3-day sale. Club Carlson members will earn 1,000 bonus points, while Silver and Gold Elite members will earn 2,000 bonus points.
If you have no plans at staying at a Radisson, but are just doing it for the 50,000 bonus promotion from last week, this is a great opportunity to find a cheap hotel and get the bonus points. Remember, to get the 50,000 points, it must be a Radisson Hotel stay (cannot be another Club Carlson brand hotel). For example, a $79/night hotel room can net you 50K points to be redeemed in a top property in Europe (worth around $350) – not a bad ROI!
The good thing is that if you missed out registering last week at midnight (which I stupidly stayed up for), you can still register for the promotion. Once 50,000 people register, however, the bonus will go down to 15,000 points. Some have received email confirmations of their registration, while others (myself included) have not. I have emailed Radisson to find out more about this, it is quite annoying! Many have reported being able to find cheap Radisson hotels in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Chicago O’Hare.
I checked a bunch of hotels in the US and the 25% off code seems to be the lowest rate overall, but make sure to check out all their rates. Also, for the 50,000 point promotion to work, ensure that your rate gives you points towards your stay. To find out if it does not, click the “Rate Details” link and in the “Instructions” piece it will let you know if you will NOT receive points from the stay.
Club Carlson will typically status match to other hotel programs. If you have status at another hotel you will to take a screen shot showing your status at another hotel chain and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 1-402-501-9166. You must include your Club Carlson number and a note that you would like to obtain a status match. You can also call Club Carlson at 1-888-288-8889 to find out more about this process.
Thanks Dad for sending me this sale – what a great team/family effort!