I’m not one that tends to purchase miles or points. I’ve only done so a couple of times that I can recall, both times being from the limited Daily Getaways deals.
Club Carlson will be offering a Cyber Monday deal where you can get a 100% bonus when purchasing Gold Points.
I came across the upcoming offer in a tweet from Club Carlson.
While a 100% bonus sounds pretty interesting and tempting, I’m debating whether or not it might be worth going for this deal.
Some info about the offer:
On Cyber Monday, December 1 from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM the 100% bonus points offer will be available.
Club Carlson allows you to buy up to 40,000 Gold Points per year. However, for this offer you are only allowed to buy from 1,000 and 10,000 points. This means that the maximum amount of points you can add to an account from the offer is 20,000.
Gold Points come in 1,000 points increments and cost $7 (.007¢ per point). So for Cyber Monday, you can spend $70 to get your 20,000 Gold Points. This offer (obviously) cuts the price in half making each point cost .0035¢ each.
20,000 points can certainly come in handy but it won’t really get you many options.
If you look at the chart above, you’ll see that your purchased points can get you two nights in a Category 1 or one night in a Category 2, both leaving you with some points still left in your account.
If you have the Club Carlson credit card then your purchase would be able to get you double the amount of nights shown above. (With the Bonus Award Night benefit, when you book 2 or more consecutive award nights, your last night is free. We never book more than 2 nights at a time due to this.)
Based on the discounted price a Category 1 award night would cost $31.50 (for credit card holders, 2 nights would be $15.75 each). A Category 2 would cost $52.50 (for credit card holders, 2 nights would be 26.25 each).
We’ve stayed in many Category 1 hotels. We usually find them to be an incredible value although not luxury…
Kim and I both have a good amount of Club Carlson Gold Points or else I’d definitely go for this offer. I’m still debating whether or not it might be worth spending $70 to get 20,000 additional Gold Points for each of us.
What are your thoughts on Club Carlson’s Cyber Monday sale? Are you going to be a buyer or pass on this deal?
Find out more about this offer here. (You’ll need to log in to your account to see the actual Cyber Monday offer.)
T&Cs per Club Carlson:
Price includes all applicable fees. GST/HST will be charged to Canadian resident. Gold Points purchased using this option are non-refundable and will post within 2 to 5 days. All Points Purchase Terms and Conditions and all standard Club Carlson Program terms and conditions apply to your purchase and use of Gold Points.
This offer applies to Gold Points purchased on December 1, 2014 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. CST (“Promotion Date”). Gold Points purchased on the Promotion Date will receive a bonus equal to 100% for purchases between 1,000 to 10,000 Gold Points. Any points purchased on the Promotion Date for any one account for over the 10,000 point maximum will not be eligible for the bonus points. There is a limit of 10,000 bonus points per member. Bonus Gold Points will not apply to the annual 40,000 Gold Point purchase maximum. Bonus Gold Points and purchased Gold Points will be posted to the member’s Club Carlson account as one transaction within 2-5 days of purchase. This offer does not apply to points purchased as a gift. In addition, the purchase and use of Gold Points are subject to the Points Purchase Terms and Conditions and the Club Carlson Terms and Conditions.