Club Carlson for Business Ending. So I gave away two free nights.

According to two different reps I spoke with recently, Club Carlson is ending their Club Carlson for Business program as of March 2018.  To be clear, I’m not referring to the Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa.  As far as I know, that credit card is sticking around long-term.  Club Carlson for Business is not that.

Club Carlson for Business is was a rewards program for businesses which made it possible to earn extra Club Carlson points for stays.  I previously wrote a number of posts on how to maximize Club Carlson point earnings with this business program.  Now, for those who followed that advice, the trick is to use up any points you’ve earned in that program before its too late.  The points earned in the Club Carlson for Business program cannot be transferred to other accounts and can’t be redeemed for gift cards or other non-stay awards.  The points can only be used for Club Carlson free nights.

Recently Award Wallet informed me that the 31,908 points in my business account will soon expire.  I contacted Club Carlson to try to move the points and learned that they couldn’t move them.  I asked about redeeming them for a charity.  No go.  I asked if I could combine points from this account with points in my personal account in order to book a room that cost more than 31,908 points.  Nope.

Free Nights Have Been Booked

When this post was first published I asked people if they wanted a free night or two (see below).  From the comments, I chose to award two free nights to Maxim Izeitbabe (maximize it babe).  Mr Maximizer will be spending his two free nights over New Years in Savannah Georgia at the Country Inn & Suites Savannah Gateway.  Congratulations!

Free Night Anyone?

I have 31,908 points that I’d like to use up before they disappear.  The points can only be used for free nights, so I’d like to give them away to readers.

Via the Club Carlson award chart (above), I believe that my 31,908 points can be used in a number of different ways:

  • 3 Category 1 nights (27K points total)
  • 2 Category 1 Premium Room nights (27K points total)
  • 2 Category 1 nights and 1 Category 1 Premium Room night (31.5K points total)
  • 2 Category 2 nights (30K points total)
  • 1 Category 2 Premium Room night and 1 Category 1 night (31.5K points total)
  • 1 Category 3 night (28K points total)

If you’re interested in getting one or more free nights that I’m giving away, please follow these instructions:

  1. Refresh this blog post in your browser to see if the free nights are still available.  I’ll update this post with a very obvious message stating what types of free nights are still available, if any.
  2. Search ClubCarlson.com for hotel nights that you want.  Make sure that a free night is actually available on the date you have in mind, and make sure that the award price is 28,000 points or less.
  3. Refresh this page again to make sure nothing has changed since step 1.
  4. Post a comment to this blog post (do not email me!) with the details of the night you’d like.  Include name of hotel, date of stay, and number of points per night required for the booking. Make sure you entered your correct email address in the email field of the comment box since I will use this to contact anyone selected.
  5. If you’d like multiple free nights (multiple Category 1 or 2 nights as shown above), please give me the full info (start date, number of nights, number of points required per night). Also let me know if you’re willing to take just one of those nights.
  6. Please do not add any info about why you should be picked.  It’s great if it is your anniversary, or if you are my #1 fan, or if the free night is for a truly needy cause.  I can’t verify any of that so it wouldn’t be fair for me to select based on those things.

That’s it.  I’ll pick one or more people to get those free nights.  Good luck!

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    • If it’s helpful, the BWI Strawbridge is still available as an IHG pointsbreak through that time. Awesome use of 5k points if you’re just looking for an airport stay.

  1. Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration. 2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747.
    28,000 points
    Checkin Friday, November 17th
    Checkout Saturday, November 18th

  2. Park Inn by Radisson Resort and Conference Center Orlando. 3011 Maingate Lane, Kissimmee, FL
    Check in Friday November 11
    Checkout Saturday November 12
    15,000 points

  3. Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island, Grand Island, NY

    11/22-11/24

    15000 * 2 = 30000 for two nights

    (one night (11/22 night) is also fine with me, thanks!)

  4. Park plaza Bangkok Sok 18 , Bangkok, Thailand
    February 27 2017 (1 night)
    28,000 points

    (My name is in my email address. While the above date is available, the other park plaza in Bangkok, and the radisson in Bangkok is also great for me , and available for the same date. If you need a 2017 date, November 27 is also good for me, and available at all three hotels. This is for two adults, but one adult is also very acceptable . Will include tripreport if desired. Thank you

  5. 12/31 depart 1/1/2018 (1 night)
    Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
    Minneapolis/Shakopee
    1204 Ramsey Street
    Shakopee MN
    28,000 points
    Thank you!

  6. I could use the free night!

    Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18 on December 2, 2017.

    It IS available for 28k as of this posting. I fly out of BKK the next afternoon.

    Thanks for the offer!

  7. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chicago O’Hare South, IL
    Checkin Friday, November 17th
    Checkout Saturday, November 18th
    15,000 points

  8. I wouldn’t mind getting the free night to have a nice weekend out.

    Radisson Hotel Cleveland Airport West on November 24th for one night for 15000 points.

    I wouldn’t complain to get November the 25th too but I would be grateful for any free night and someone else should probably get a night.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, DFW Airport South, TX
    May 11 2018 just 15k so somebody else can share with us
    Got stuck on a layover
    Thanks

  10. Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
    Beechavenue 142-160, Schiphol-rijk, 1119 PR | +31 207003800

    Check-in: Jul 24, 2018,15:00
    Check-out: Jul 25, 2018,12:00
    1 Room, 2 Adults, 0 Children

    28,000 points

  11. Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
    Jackson-Airport
    December 8 & 9, 2017
    10k points plus $65 (My part!)
    or just Dec 8 @ 15k points

  12. Country inn and suites
    Midc plot x-4/5b, Mahapekalyan, Navi Mumbai – 400701. India
    Start date: 16-Dec-17
    Number of nights: 2 (Ok with 1 as well)
    Number of points required per night: 9000

  13. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Washington Dulles International Airport, VA
    28000 points/night
    Dec 4 to Dec 5, 2017 (1 Night)

    Thanks!

  14. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Savannah Gateway, GA
    2 nights @ 15,000 points/night
    12/30/17-01/01/18 (would be thrilled with either night)

    • Maxim Izeitbabe is the winner! I’ve booked two nights as requested. I think it’s pretty cool to use these for a New Years getaway. If he had paid for the same hotel at the member rate, then after taxes he would have paid $223.53. So, this award got a respectable (for Club Carlson points) .75 cents per point value.

  15. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Washington, D.C. East – Capitol Heights, MD
    2 nights on 3/13 and 3/14 for 30K Total. Super generous of you! One or both nights would be sweet. Thank you

  16. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tulsa Central, OK
    3209 South 79th East Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74145
    Dec 2nd, 1 night
    9000 pts

  17. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dallas-Love Field (Medical Center), TX 01/18/18 to 01/20/18 .

    15k points per night (30k total)

    Thank you 🙂

  18. Please help me understand. I have the CCar Bus Rew credit card. I earn points that go into the business reward account in my name. Is there any problem with that? Yes, I have a personal Club Car account, but I canceled that credit card. I still have the bus credit card and the points in that account. I do not believe I have any other business account arrangement called Club Carlson for Business “a rewards program for businesses which made it possible to earn extra Club Carlson points for stays.” Am I OK with my bus credit card points account? Or is that account and the points going to end in Mar 18? A chat I just had with Club Car indicated I should be fine.

  19. I’d love to have one or two nights in the Orlando area anytime from December 17 through the 21st. Very flexible – – ideally two nights in a row at the Park Inn Orlando for 15,000 points per night December 17-19, or one night there or one night at the Category 3 Country Inn or Radisson Resort. 2 parents and one kiddo.

    Thanks for the chance!

  20. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goodlettsville, TN, USA.
    Check in December 30th.
    Check out January 1st.
    Two nights, 15,000 points each.
    30,000 points total.
    Willing to take one night.
    Thank you.

  21. Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18
    Sukhumvit Soi 18
    Sukhumvit Road
    Klongteoy
    Bangkok 10110 Thailand

    Check in: December 21st
    Check out: December 22nd

    Thanks! 🙂

    28K points total for 1 night.

  22. This contest is now closed.

    As I wrote above, Maxim Izeitbabe is the winner. I’ve booked two nights as requested for 30,000 points in total. I think it’s pretty cool to use these for a New Years getaway. If he had paid for the same hotel at the member rate, then after taxes he would have paid $223.53. So, this award got a respectable (for Club Carlson points) .75 cents per point value.

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