Twice a year,in June and December, AAA MidAtlanticmembers can buy Visa gift cards fee free in AAA stores.
The promotion is back this year from November 25 – December 25, 2016. You can purchase these gift cards with a credit card, and can load up to $500 per card. Typically, AAA limits purchases to two cards per member. The cards are issued by MetaBank®, and you can set a pin.
Please note that there is a monthly inactivity fee of $2.95 after 12 consecutive months of inactivity.
As a Club Carlson credit card holder, I was eligible for the stay one night, get one night free deal on award stays, so the cost of my two-night stay was 50,000 Club Carlson points.
I enjoyed the hotel so much that I am looking for ways to replenish my points account!
Stacking Club Carlson Promos
Club Carlson is always running a bunch of promo offers and special rates. Each offer applies to a select list of hotels and you need to read the fine print to make sure you qualify. Sometimes, it is possible to stack promos, so that your earn bonus points on several offers with the same reservation.
The tricky thing is that the special offer may not always be the best rate.
Club Carlson is currently running a 3,000 point bonus if you book your stay using their mobile app through November 16, 2014. This is good for up to three bookings, for a total of potentially 9,000 points.
Try using the promo code BIZTIME3 for Sunday through Thursday nights at participating hotels now through November 30, 2014.
With this promo code, you can earn 40 Bonus Gold Points® per dollar spent on room nights. These bonus Points are in addition to the standard 20 Gold Points per dollar spent on eligible stays, for a total of 6o Gold Points per dollar.
There is a long list of properties in the U.S. and in some Latin American Countries that are participating in this promotion.
Stay Two Nights, Get Third Night Free on Weekends
If you are traveling on the weekend, be sure to check if your hotel may be eligible for Club Carlson’s Weekend Extender promotion. You pay for two nights but you stay for three!
Book your three day weekend using the promo code WEEKENDX for extended weekend stays at participating hotels now through November 30, 2014. The stay must include a combination of either a Friday and Saturday night, or a Saturday and Sunday night.
This is a full American breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal and bakery items.
Social Media Promo Codes to Discount Your Stay at the Radisson Martinique
The travel industry is big into social media these days, and the Radisson Martinique is no exception.
If you “like” the Martinique on Facebook, you will gain access to a promo code worth up to 20 percent off the lowest available rate. Here’s the link to their Facebook page. The Facebook friends’ promo code is FBOOK. This discount is available for select dates only.
For the dates I checked, this discount was greater than the AAA discount (promo code AAA), but be sure to check both!
Similarly, if you follow the Martinique on Twitter, you can access a promo code for up to a 20 percent discount. That promo code is TWT. The availability calendar shows that this code is applicable beginning in January 2015.
Per Diem Discount
The best deal of all is the military per diem discount, otherwise known as the government rate. This rate includes one complementary full breakfast per room per night. Eligible parties include:
U.S. military personnel, U.S Federal civilian employees and U.S state employees
Active and retired travelers
Business or leisure travel
ID or military orders required
Tax exemption varies by state
The Historic Roots of the Martinque
The Radisson Martinique on Broadway is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’sHistoric Hotels of America.
The building has landmark status from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
In 1923, Harry F Young, aka “The Human Fly,” was hired to climb the Hotel Martinique to promote the silent movie Safety Last. Tragically, he lost his grip on the ascent, and fell nine stories to his death.