My high school government teacher was well-known for his hobby – he picked up pennies while jogging around town. His theory, which he shared enthusiastically with just about everyone, was that he could pay for a new pair of running shoes by collecting pennies he found along the way.
I never did the math then, but now that I buy my own shoes, I thought I might make some calculations. If a pair of running shoes cost about $80, he’d need to stoop about 8,000 times to collect enough to replace his Nikes. If he averaged a penny every other mile, he’d need to run some 16,000 miles, or 10 miles a day for a little over four years.
What I’m getting at here is that saving pennies is great, but if you really want to make a dent in things, you need to save some dollars.
We posted last week about the Club Carlson promotion and how you can get 188,000 Club Carlson Gold Points from staying 4 nights (spread between you and your spouse and the two different promotions) at Club Carlson Hotels before July 15th. What we didn’t tell you was that those 188,000 Gold Points could be worth almost $2000 in free hotel nights. I know it sounds too good to be true, but this is exactly how it works.
The promotion is allowing the first 100,000 registrants to participate… and to me it is just bizarre to see that 100k people haven’t picked up the monstrosity of cash that is just sitting there, waiting to be scooped up.
You risk absolutely nothing to register, so think of it like this; you are jogging past an enormous pile of cash, just stoop down and make yourself eligible to get in on this sweet action. Register here for the Radisson Big Night Giveaway, and register here for the Country Inn and Suites promotion.
We, the proprieters of WorldWanderlusting, get nothing for having you sign up through our site – nothing besides the satisfaction of enabling you to travel to amazing places. Though, in the interest of full disclosure, we do get a commission when you use some of the links on our site to sign up for travel-reward credit cards.
If you like the idea of registering, but you’re not exactly sure what you’d do with your stash of Club Carlson Gold Points, sign up for our mailing list and you’ll soon get treated to an epic vacation itinerary through Germany, where Club Carlson has all kinds of Category One hotels which you can book for 9000 Gold Points a night.
P.S. My teacher would have to run 10 miles a day for 109 years, picking up a penny every two miles to save equivalent of the $2000 from maximizing this promotion.