Radisson 50000 Point Giveaway

Using The Club Carlson 30% Coupon For The 50,000 Point Big Night Giveaway

A reader just emailed me a question about using the Club Carlson 30% off promotion in conjunction with the 50,000 Point Big Night Giveaway.

I’ve been meaning to write about that 30% off promotion for a while, so I figured now is as good of a time as any.

If you are just joining us for Club Carlson’s 50,000 Point Big Night Giveaway, the old posts are below.

How To Take Advantage Of Radisson’s Big Night Giveaway

Basically, until the end of June, at select Club Carlson properties you can get an additional 30% off your stay if you use code 30PCTOFF when you book.

Additionally if you click thru , you get an additional 10% off, with the coupon that is almost 40% off your total in additional to the 50,000 or so points from this promotion!

Link To

How To Find What Hotels Are Eligible For the 30% Promotion

I’m based out of Chicago, and actually a friend of mine was asking about cheap Club Carlson hotels in Chicago, so I did a quick search of Chicago hotels at

When you search you want to click on “More Search Options” link (highlighted in yellow below), so you can enter the promo code of 30PCTOFF. 

After you hit “More Search Options”, simply plug in your information along with the promo code and hit search. 

Not all properties are participating, from the looks of it that includes all the Radisson Aqua hotels.

When searching by a particular hotel, remember that the hotel might not be offering the 30% rate at the exact date you are looking for, however they may be offering it on a different date.

Therefore, you have to tinker to find the dates that the particular hotel is offering the 30% off rate by using their flexible calendar, as I have done below.

For the first dates I put in, the hotel was not offering the 30% off rate.

So I clicked on the Flexible Dates Calendar and saw what dates were available and picked a date that worked for me.

And like magic, the 30% off rate came up.

For $63, it is hard to think of a reason not to take part in this promotion!

I almost feel dumb now for paying $100 to do my Big Night Stay at Country Inn & Suites in Bloomington, IL!

Remember that the 50,000 Points you earn from the Big Night Giveaway can be used at Radisson’s ultra nice Aqua hotels. The one in Chicago goes for $390 a night.

I’ll let you do the math but spending $63 to earn 50,000 Points that you can redeem to stay at a nice hotel that costs $390 a night ($451 if you include tax), in the words of Larry David, seems like a prettty prettttttttty good deal.

A Few Parting Words

The Reader that reminded me about this 30% off sale also had a few questions, so I thought I’d share the answers.

Q: Can you transfer Club Carlson Points between 2 different Club Carlson accounts (ie. Husband/ Wife, etc)?

A: Yes you can. Instructions can be found here.

Q: Do Club Carlson Points Expire?

A: Yes, but only after 2 years of not having activity in your account. So if you do this promotion, then you have 2 years to use the points before the expire.

2 Other Things To Remember

  • If you use to perform your search for eligible hotels and then want to book it via TopCashBack to get an additional 10%, remember to close your browser and clear your cookies before you use TopCashBack, or you probably won’t get the cash back.
  • The Big Night Giveaway ends July 15, so make sure your stay is prior to that date or you won’t get the 50,000 Points!

Hopefully this new 30% off coupon encourages some of you to loose your mattress run virginity and rack up a ton of points at a minimal cost!


Just Another Tuesday

Although I talked about mattress running yesterday, there is nothing better than sitting at work this morning and getting an email politely informing you that your 44,000 points have just posted!

Talk about customer service!

I’ve talked about it before and I’ll probably talk about it again, but this is really a great promotion and if you can find a cheap Radisson, Country Inn & Suites, or Park Inn near you, I’d highly recommend doing this promotion for an easy 50,000 points per a stay at each of the 3 Brands above.

If you are interested, please check out the prior posts for more information about Radisson’s 50,000 Point Big Night Giveaway!

Link To Recap Of My Stay At Country Inn & Suites

Link To How To Take Advantage Of Radisson’s Big Night Giveaway


REMINDER: Radisson 50,000 Point Big Night Giveaway Starts Tonight

I talked about this awesome promotion last week but just a friendly reminder that the Radisson and Country Inn & Suites sign up of the Club Carlson 50,000 point Big Night Giveaway begins at 12:01am, May 15, 2012. The Park Inn promotion looks like it starts next week.

Now before you go out and buy a 4 pack of Red Bull, the limit on this promotion I believe is 50,000 participants. Since you do have to spend money to take advantage of this promotion, I’m sure you will still be able to register tomorrow morning or even next week to be honest.

While I sat on the sideline for this promotion last year, with all my up coming travel plans, Emily and I will definitely be taking advantage of this promotion.

If you are new to FFU and are confused about what I am talking about or want a more in-depth review of this promotion and how to take advantage of it, please see last weeks post which can be found here.

I was originally going to go to O’Hare airport and try and find a cheap Club Carlson property to use for this promotion, however the Travel Gods (the ones who controls mistake fares and awesome promotions like this) had a better plan and instead decided that we would go down to Emily’s Parents house in Bloomington, IL this weekend for her Brother’s College graduation party.

The first thing I asked after she told me of our new plans was, “Is there a Radisson in Bloomington?”.

I was hoping that there was also a Starwood (so I get take advantage of the targeted free night offer I received), a Radisson, Country inn & Suites, and Park Inn, so I could knock 4 birds out with 1 stone, but unfortunately there is only a Country Inn & Suites in Bloomington.

We probably will just “check-in” and then leave but for $89 each for 2 seperate rooms, we should each get:

That $89 will get us each 51,500 Club Carlson points that we can use at any Club Carlson hotels in the world including the Radisson Blu.

I was at the Radisson Blu Chicago for an event this weekend and it was surprisingly really nice. It is essentially Radisson’s version of the W so I definitely would not mind staying at any Radisson Blu properties going forward.

Anyways, the best part about this promotion is that it is stackable, so you can do all 3 of the Big Night Giveaway offers and get close to 50,000 points for a stay at each of the 3 hotel brands.

Between 2 people for around $600, you can get around 300,000+ Club Carlson points which is good for almost 6 nights at any Radisson or Radisson Blu properties around the world including the $429 a night Radisson Carlson in New York (which I just randomly selected).

Talk about a steal!

For people that love the quantitative side of “mattress running”, I will share these fun little facts about our upcoming stay:

  • We should earn an astonishing 578 Club Carlson Points per $1 spent.
  • The cost per a mile (or cost per a point in this case) is $89 / 51,500 points = $0.00178 per a point

I’ll refrain from posting a hotel review from my stay at the luxurious Country Inn & Suites Bloomington, but since this is my first ever official “mattress run”, I am kind of excited about it!