List your last-ditch, free-night bookings!


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?

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


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

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.


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).


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.


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


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.


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.