I still have the confirmation e-mail* in my inbox and it bothers me that my options with regard to this promotion are very limited (almost non-existent). I mean I managed to get the other Club Carlson promotions (Mission Accomplished) but this one seems unreachable.
However, I have thought of something: my plan is to have someone else – I have a friend in Minneapolis – stay at Park Plaza Bloomington. As a matter of fact he doesn’t have to stay there just check in and after a few minutes he would check out.
I will reserve the room using my Club Carlson card and my credit card of course. However, at the check-in my friend’s CC will be used (I’ll reimburse him) and I will still get the points. I’ve confirmed with the hotel this is possible (they still sell a room that otherwise perhaps they would not fill, so they should not mind) but perhaps I am missing out on something.
Have you done this type of ‘maneuver’ before?
The deal is that I will get 50,000 points for $106 + tax. I could pay $90.10 + tax but this would be non-refundable, so I cannot take this risk (since my losses in stocks I have become very risk adverse ).
So even if the plan seems kind of convoluted – saving/making money is never easy :) – I am thinking of going ahead with it as I would save around $100.
* THANK YOU for registering for the Park Plaza® Ultimate Night Giveaway. You are receiving this email to confirm that you have successfully registered and are eligible to earn 50,000 bonus Gold Points®.
Simply complete a qualifying one night stay at any Park Plaza hotel now through 28 August 2012 and earn enough bonus Gold Points® for a FREE night at any Park Plaza hotel worldwide.
Stay One Night, Get One Night with Park Plaza. Book your stay today