This weekend, I officially completed my 1st ever Mattress Run as part of Club Carlson’s Big Night Giveaway.
I will say mattress running is probably not as exciting as mileage running (where you fly around on a plane just to earn miles) however it also doesn’t take up as much time or effort.
We got to the Country Inn & Suites around 10pm and check in was smooth.
When we were checking in, the receptionist asked us if we wanted 1 or 2 keys. I was tempted just to tell her what we were actually doing, however in all honesty she probably wasn’t even aware of the 44,000 point promotion we were taking part in.
To act less shady, we actually went up and took a look at the room. It was alright, nothing special.
The one thing I will point out is that Country Inn & Suites, like almost all other hotels in that price point (Holiday Inn, etc.) do offer free wi-fi and breakfast.
The one thing I cannot stand when staying at higher end brands like Hyatt & Westin, etc, is that given the amount of money you are paying per a night, why can’t they at least include internet for free?
If Holiday Inn can do it while charging $100 a night, I can’t imagine why a Hyatt at $250 a night can’t include it. If it really is such a big expense for the hotel, then a better idea would be to just to build the $10 internet fee into the price of the room and charge everyone for it.
To me, a hotel is primarily for sleeping, so if I saw a Westin and Country Inn at the same price but the Country Inn included internet, I would strongly lean towards the Country Inn especially if it was just for 1 night.
Anyways back to the point of this post, if you haven’t already signed up for the Club Carlson Big Night Giveaway, registration is still open and I highly suggest doing it.
It is an extremely cheap and cost effective way to rack up 50,000 or so points for around $110 depending on where you decide to stay.
If you are super adventurous you can do 3 seperate stays at a Radisson, Country Inn, and Park Inn, and get almost 50,000 Club Carlson points per each stay for a total of 150,000 points.
Also from what I have read, Club Carlson is now allowing reservations that were made before the official start of the Big Night Giveaway to be counted in this promotion, which is good news.
For more information about how to maximize this promotion, please check out the prior post below.
How many of you have taken part in this promotion?