Practice what you preach, I say. But, it’s not what I actually do. I always preach collecting points or miles when they’re a good value even if you’re not sure when you’re going to use them.
Club Carlson, which represents the Radisson brand among others, announced a reprisal of a pretty awesome promo from last year. Everyone was talking about it.
The gist of it was stay one night at any property in the Club Carlson system and earn a tremendous amount of points (enough for a free night pretty much anywhere in the world). But, I never stay at Carlson properties and just couldn’t motivate myself to make a reservation and just check-in to get the points and use them somewhere else.
Fast forward to my Minnesota trip this week. As I pull up to Mall of America, I see what has to be a new hotel tower under construction. I’m curious, so I do a bit of Googling and then figure out that it’s going to be a new Radisson Blu.
Now, I’ve never stayed in a Radisson Blu, but I hear they’re pretty darn nice. And, a lot of the overseas Radisson’s are a completely different breed than the pedestrian properties in the states.
And, now that I figured out some uses for those Club Carlson points, the promo is sold out!
One of things I (and others) preach is always register for the promo, even if you don’t think you’ll have a reason to use it. It’s free and easy.
Oh, well. Time to learn my own lesson again and earn some more points!