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Planning the Perfect Proposal Trip to Paris!

Proposal trip to Paris

If you haven’t heard, last week, I was over to Paris along with my girlfriend where I proposed. Don’t worry, unlike Tom Cruise, this was not covered by network news, it was only on my blog and Facebook page. Since I am pretty much kicked about this trip, I am taking the liberty to cover this trip report ahead of some of the others I would have done, and bring up some hopefully interesting reviews and experiences for you around Paris. To kick it off, let me admit, if you can keep your lips sealed, planning a surprise trip can be a lot of fun for both sides. For me, it was essential to map out all the little details,…

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Is Club Carlson considering a program revamp?

Club Carlson, the membership loyalty program of the Club Carlson chain of hotels, seems to be dipping its toes in the water to see if it could make a switch from a membership points and free nights oriented program to a benefits oriented program. I recently received and completed a survey from Club Carlson, where they tested this concept and while they said this may or may not fly, they even had a name in place, calling it Members Club. Now, CC has been at the forefront of big lucrative promotions and giveaways for the past two years, inflating the number of enrolments in the program, and getting the eye of the road warrior and the leisure traveller alike, in…

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Club Carlson Redemptions for 50% off in Europe, Africa and Middle East

A reader Neet left a comment on my recent blogpost about my stays for the Club Carlson Giveaway 2012. I am taking Ma and Pa to Europe in September and took advantage of the 50% off redemptions for Radisson Blu (their best hotel) in Sweden, Hungary and Switzerland. You should check it out and redeem if you can, here’s the link – http://www.clubcarlson.com/offers/5313887 (emphasis mine) Since I did not know of any particular new promotions on Club Carlson which offered this 50% off redemption rate, I clicked away to find out what is on offer. Here is what I saw… Hotels in Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Ethopia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,…

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So how did I fare with the Club Carlson Giveaway 2012?

Like almost all of the travel blogging community would have told you, Club Carlson’s 2012 promos were bigger and better than the 2011 promo which focussed on the Radisson properties in the USA only. I was one of them too. And they went all guns blazing to dole out points. Potentially, this summer everyone has the opportunity to register and earn up to 188,000 Club Carlson GoldPoints in their own name by participating in the promo for their four brands, and they could stay at any property around the world. I registered my entire family for the first three promotions: Radisson, Country Inn and Park Inn. However, we were clearly not going to be staying 12 nights (4 family members…

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How you can benefit from the Radisson 50K promo across India?

I wrote about the Radisson Big Night Giveaway where registered participants would get a 50,000 Club Carlson points in their account after 1 stay. I figure this is vacation season in India and this is the best time to scoop the 50K bonus if you are planning a trip out of home anyways. First and foremost, the 50K registrations have still not hit the 100K mark yet. We don’t even know if they want to control it on the 100K mark or will let it go way afterwards. So, you can still go to www.radissonbignightgiveaway.com and register with your Club Carlson membership. If you don’t have one, you can get one at www.clubcarlson.com. I figure Radisson has over 40 properties…

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Radisson and Country Inn promotions are now live

Confession. I had to waste some bit of time at my workplace registering for the Club Carlson promos, however, I am now done! Like I wrote about it a few days back, Club Carlson, the loyalty program of the Carlson brands (Radisson, Radisson Blu, Country Inn, Park Inn, Park Plaza) was planning to bring back the Big Night Giveaway and also extend it to other brands. As of an hour back, the following promotions went live: Radisson Big Night Giveaway: Here, you stay one night at any Radisson/Radisson-Blu property across the world, for a stay booked after 15th May 2012 and completed between 15th May 2012 and 15th July 2012. You need to first register a Club Carlson membership account at…

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Radisson Big Night Giveaway is coming back on 15th May!

When MommyPoints first posted the speculation about this, I could not believe my eyes! An eye-popping 50K points again? But Radisson is now confirming that the Big Night Getaway is going to be back in a week. I got this screenshot above when I went looking on the website, and it gave away all the right clues. Last year, on my EXP challenge Mileage Run to the US, I stayed one night at the Radisson Blue Chicago, and got the 50K points in my Club Carlson Account! The details should come up during the day sometime, but right now, things are fuzzy about what will be the number of points, and how many people will be eligible this time around.…

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Radisson Big Night Giveaway 50,000 points posted!

As you might have read on BoardingArea a while back, Radisson started a Big Night Giveaway to launch their Radisson Blu brand in the USA, and is offering 50,000 Gold Passport points to everyone of the first 50K people to register at the website www.radissonbignightgiveaway.com and stay at least one night at the Radisson brand of properties in the USA till December 30,2011. Since I was anyways heading to the USA, specifically Chicago for achieving my Executive Platinum with AA, and I needed a hotel to stay for a night in Chicago, I decided to head to the Blu for the stay and lap up the points as well. Now, 50K points may be worth a good hotel night at…

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