Get 25,000 points with our 25 For 25 Event

Old Aug 15, 12, 5:59 am
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Get 25,000 points with our 25 For 25 Event

Got this in my email this morning, not sure if targeted or not, but looks another nice promo that I will easily take advantage of.

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25 Years for us, 25,000 for You.
It is our 25th anniversary and we are giving away 25,000 bonus Gold Points® to Club CarlsonSM members who register and complete a qualifying stay of two or more consecutive nights, now through October 14, 2012.

You may choose to redeem your points for gift cards from retailers* like The Home Depot®, iTunes®, Shell®, T.G.I.Friday's®, Cabela's® and more.
Learn more and register today for the 25 For 25 Event.

Added Bonus:

If you book your stay on countryinns.com you will earn at least an additional 2,000 bonus Gold Points with our online booking bonus!
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Old Aug 15, 12, 6:03 am
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I got that too. I had already booked a stay for next week. I made this booking about a month ago. Will I still get the 25,000? I just registered just now.

Or does one have to book only AFTER registering for the promo?
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Old Aug 15, 12, 6:06 am
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according to the terms, it says new reservations:

The 25 for 25 Event ("Promotion") is available only to Club CarlsonSM members for new reservations.

YMMV.
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Old Aug 15, 12, 6:18 am
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You have to book the special 25 for 25 rate, which is about $20/ more than the regular price at my local Country Inn & Suites.
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Old Aug 15, 12, 6:22 am
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Well - that was my next question. All the other promo's the "points + cash" rate was a qualifying rate. Is it the same for this promo? I just re-booked but chose the "points + cash" option.
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Old Aug 15, 12, 6:27 am
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Never mind. Just re-read T&C. You have to book the "25 for 25" rate in order to qualify. So I'm assuming "points & cash" isn't going to work.
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Old Aug 15, 12, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by ma91pmh View Post
Got this in my email this morning, not sure if targeted or not, but looks another nice promo that I will easily take advantage of.
Since it appears anyone can take advantage of this through a new booking, I wonder why they don't send out the promo email to everyone. I got a Club Carlson email this morning as well, but it was about some sweepstakes entry promotion. . . something I literally could not care less about! This promo on the other hand may be something that would have me book a stay. . .
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Old Aug 15, 12, 8:15 pm
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A little underwhelmed by this.

1 night stays for 50,000pts will tend to do that.
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Old Aug 15, 12, 10:10 pm
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Originally Posted by mackenzie77 View Post
A little underwhelmed by this.

1 night stays for 50,000pts will tend to do that.
LOL i know, twice the nights for half the points.
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Old Aug 15, 12, 11:42 pm
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Can you file a BRG claim if you find a lower rate than this 25x25 rate?
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Old Aug 16, 12, 6:44 am
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I would not think so. My understanding of BRG is that the room, amenities, etc. have to be the same. Besides the radisson site, where else are you going to find a room that comes with 25,000 pts?
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Old Aug 16, 12, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by KathinJax View Post
You have to book the special 25 for 25 rate, which is about $20/ more than the regular price at my local Country Inn & Suites.
I haven't received the email, but would think that +$40 for +25,000 points would be worth it.
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Old Aug 16, 12, 6:20 pm
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I've changed my mind. Not going to do it.

I scored 50K with the Park Plaza -- and that will hold me for a while. No sense in paying double to get half that amount (sorry Country Inns). It just isn't that good of a promo when it comes down to dollars and cents (and points!).
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Old Aug 16, 12, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Firewind View Post
I haven't received the email, but would think that +$40 for +25,000 points would be worth it.
No, the 25x25 rate is around $20 above the normal rate (even the AP rate is lower). For instance, if the normal rate is $60, the 25x25 rate may be around $80 or more and you have to book 2 consecutive nights so it ends up being $160 or more for 25K points. A very weak offer in my opinion.

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Old Aug 17, 12, 8:29 am
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I think it is far more accurate to say that it is not a good promo if I don't actually have a 2 night stay anywhere and have to fork out $160 for 25000 points. If you have a 2 night stay coming up somewhere where there is a competitively priced Country Inn and the extra dollars you pay = $40 then its a very good promo.
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