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List your last-ditch, free-night bookings!

Discussion in 'Club Carlson' started by ed1chandler, May 31, 2015.

  1. ed1chandler

    ed1chandler Level 2 Member

    So, ... I just burned the better part of half-a-million Club Carlson points on last-minute bookings -- all in two-day increments. My plans are pretty solid, so not too much worry about having to change later and lose the free nights.

    All in,
    • 12 nights in Scotland, bouncing between Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen
    • 6 nights in Barbados
    • 2 nights in Chicago for my wife's birthday
    • 2 weekends - one this year and one next year - in scenic Kenosha for a Renaissance fair we like to attend.
    I opted against a speculative booking in Aruba, given the uncertainty about what might happen if the property got sold.

    So, ... what did everyone else do?
  2. MarkD

    MarkD Level 2 Member

    Six nights in Copenhagen and two in Amsterdam over Christmas/New Years.
  3. Maria Sangria

    Maria Sangria Level 51

    Didn't have piles since I just used some in Austria and Zurich.

    2 nights in Paris with my sister
    1 night in Berlin (cheap rate for a layover, then bonus points)
    2 nights in Chicago for anniversary
    2 nights +1 in Barbados over Thanksgiving
    2 nights in Aruba
  4. MK17

    MK17 Love to Travel

    2016 Summer Trip to Eurpoe
    2 Nights in Munich
    2 Nights in Salzburg
    2 Nights in Rome
    2 Nights in Milan
    2 Nights in St. Galen
    10 Nights across 5 different hotels in Ireland
  5. smittytabb

    smittytabb Moderator Staff Member

    2 nights at Radisson Blu in Goteborg, Sweden
    2 nights at Chicago Blu
    6 nights at Radisson Blu Reykjavik
  6. Maria Sangria

    Maria Sangria Level 51

    The Bonus Award Night is still good through today until 11:59 pm. I noticed they were still showing late last night/early morning. Confirmed this with a CC rep.
  7. druiddation

    druiddation Level 2 Member

    Blu tour: 2 nights Prague, 2 nights Dusseldorf, 2 nights Cologne, 2 nights Lyon.

    Homecoming weekend Gainesville, FL Country Inn & Suites (they require a 2 night stay that weekend and best available rate was $319 a night, so with tax $708 for 2 nights or 38,000 points).
  8. Miles

    Miles Level 2 Member

    6 nights in Budapest, for next summer
  9. Maverick17

    Maverick17 Level 2 Member

    6 nights Radisson Blu Resort El Quseir, Egypt, fall 2016
    4 nights Radisson Kathmandu, Nepal, Dec 2016
  10. pillow25

    pillow25 Level 2 Member

    2 nights in Barbados
    2 nights in Stockholm
    2 nights in Bergen, Norway
    2 nights in Oslo, Norway

    For those of you going to Barbados (@ed1chandler), ask for room 704/705. Best view in the hotel.

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  11. pstlb

    pstlb Level 2 Member

    2 nights in NOLA during Mardi Gras, Feb 5-7.
  12. jd13

    jd13 Level 1.75 Member

    2 nights RB Chicago
    2 nights May Fair
    2 nights RB Royal Brussels
    2 nights RB Le Metro Paris

    Still have 50k points left. Will combine with 40k and free night cert next year.
  13. CWAL

    CWAL Level 2 Member

    I booked 2 nights in Belize City, which we took, 2 nights in Krakow, which I had to cancel, and 2 nights in Aruba.

    Anyone else going to Aruba this December? :p
  14. Fishing4Deals

    Fishing4Deals Level 2 Member

    3 nights in Virginia Beach
  15. SanDiego1K

    SanDiego1K Level 2 Member

    I still have 2 nights in October at the Martinique, NYC.

    I have lots of Club Carlson points left to use. My challenge is that inevitably, I can find a better hotel where I'm traveling. I'm just not that keen on their properties. But I'll certainly be able to rip thru those points if I ever actually stay. I've booked 2 nights at a European property for 75K/night. I sure miss that 2nd night free.
  16. Maverick17

    Maverick17 Level 2 Member

    My trips mentioned a few posts up, both booked speculatively, are now not happening. So I missed out on 2 for 1 use -really only using it a couple times in Cebu and Cape Town before it ended.

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