Until Sunday (October 30, 2016,) you can buy Club Carlson points and get a 75% bonus on the points purchased. (I’ve been getting an error after signing in through that link. On the error page, add an “o” to the end of the URL, and it should take you to the correct page.)

Club Carlson points normally cost 0.7 cent each. With the 75% bonus, the price drops to 0.4 cents per point.

The maximum number of points you can buy per year (pre-bonus) is 40,000.


If you buy 40,000 Club Carlson points before Sunday, you’ll receive 70,000 points for $280.


Here is the Club Carlson award chart.


When to Buy (Math)

Is buying Club Carlson points for 0.4 cents each a good deal?

I would not buy Club Carslon points speculatively for 0.4 cents each because that’s my exact valuation for them. But if you have an immediate high value redemption in mind, buying points can be a good deal.

For instance, at these prices, Category 1 properties would be $36 per night. One of those properties in Santa Cruz, Bolivia–a place I actually really want to visit–goes for $199 on January 18 or 9,000 points ($36.)


Top tier Category 10 properties would be $280 per night if you buy points at these prices. This summer, the May Fair in London is going for $450 per night or 70,000 points ($280.)

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Consult the Club Carlson award chart and list of hotels by category to see how many points you’d need to book the hotel you want for a night. Search the dates you’d like to stay to see the paid price. If buying the points makes sense, there is award space on your dates, and you are ready to redeem now, buy the points.

Buy Club Carlson Points with These Credit Cards

Club Carlson points purchases are processed by points.com, so the purchases will not code as a bonus “travel” or “hotel” purchase on any credit card. You will not earn category bonuses from the purchase of Club Carlson points.

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That means you should make the purchase with whatever card you need to meet a minimum spending requirement on or your card with the highest return on everyday spending.

Bottom Line

You can buy 1,750 to 70,000 Club Carlson points for 0.4 cents each. That’s too high to buy speculatively, but there are a lot of immediate awards you can book where that price offers great value.

Purchase Link: Buy Club Carlson points and get a 75% bonus (I’ve been getting an error after signing in through that link. On the error page, add an “o” to the end of the URL, and it should take you to the correct page.)

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