If you live in Europe, then Points Miles and Martinis has put out a link to get free Club Carlson Gold status for new accounts only. You need to subscribe by 31st May 2014, and your status is good through until 28th February 2015.
You will need to register with a European address, and the signup link is here. Make sure the promo code says AMEX14GD. Your new account should be updated to Gold status within a couple of hours and you can enjoy your new status.