May 14, 2012
Late tonight, two of the three big Club Carlson promotions go live. With Radisson’s Big Night Giveaway, you will earn 50,000 bonus points for one night’s stay. With Country Inn & Suites you will earn 44,000 bonus points for one night’s stay. And, a week from now you can register for the Park Inn promotion in which you will also earn 44,000 bonus points for one night’s stay. To participate in these promotions, you need to register for each one. Please see Loyalty Traveler’s post about these promotions for full details.
In an earlier post, I wrote about how to maximize points earned from these promotions (see “When 138000 points is not enough”). In that post, I showed that you can earn 5% cash back from these stays by booking through a cash back site called TopCashBack.
After writing that post, it occurred to me that TopCashBack might be able to use this opportunity to create some buzz and gain a bunch of new subscribers. So, I contacted the head of TopCashBack’s US site Natasha-Rachel Smith. I told her about the Club Carlson promotions and suggested it would be a big win for everyone if TopCashBack were to offer a larger promotional rate during the period of the Club Carlson giveaways. Her answer came back quickly: Yes!
Shortly after midnight tonight PDT, TopCashBack will double their cash back for Radisson.com. Instead of the usual 5% cash back, you will now earn 10%! This promotion, like the Radisson one, will run until July 15th.
Step By Step
Step 1: Register for TopCashBack (if you haven’t already)
- Support Frequent Miler by using this link: Click here to sign-up with TopCashBack (I’ll earn $5), or:
- Use the FlyerTalk conga line for a chance to get $5 for yourself.
NOTE: TopCashBack has just increased their referral $ to $10 until July 4th!
Step 2: Book your stays through TopCashBack
- Go to topcashback.com/radisson-hotels/
- Click through to Radisson.com
- If booking a hotel other than a Radisson, make sure to click the “All Carlson Rezidor hotels” radio button:
Q & A
Q: Will stays booked via TopCashBack count towards these promotions?
Q: Will I earn cash back for Club Carlson hotels other than Radisson booked through Radisson.com?
A: Yes. TopCashBack has confirmed that reservations made for other Club Carlson hotels through the Radisson.com site will count for cash back.
Q: If I go through TopCashBack during the promotional period, but book a stay that will take place after July 15th, will I still get 10% cash back?
Q: How much cash back do I need to earn before I can withdraw my earnings from TopCashBack?
A: Unlike many other cash back portals, TopCashBack has no minimum. Once your cash back moves from pending to payable, you can withdraw it regardless of the amount.
Q: How long does it take for TopCashBack transactions to show up?
A: Usually it takes just a day or two to get cash back listed as “pending”. In the case of hotel bookings, though, we’ll have to wait and see. It’s possible that it won’t show up until after the actual stay.
Q: How long does it take for cash back to go from pending to payable?
A: It depends on how long it takes each merchant to pay TopCashBack. TopCashBack then passes along the money to you.
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