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New Promo: Earn a Free Hotel Night With Just Two Stays!

‘Back in the day’ Club Carlson had some really good promotions that were so lucrative that it was potentially worth booking hotel stays you didn’t otherwise need just to earn the bonus points. It has been a while since we saw something like that, but there is a now a new Club Carlson promo that I can see being really valuable in select situations.   With this new Club Carlson promotion you can earn a free Friday night stay (or…

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New Club Carlson Triple Points + 5K Promo

I used to be pretty bullish on the Club Carlson program as their promotions for paid stays were outstanding and their co-branded credit card awarded the last night of any award stay for free. This turned two night award stays into BOGO situations. However, in recent years they have reigned in promotions, cut out their credit card award perk, and as a result are no longer quite as interesting to most miles and points enthusiasts, self included.   All that said, Club…

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Review of the Radisson Blu Edinburgh Royal Mile Hotel

In the spring of 2015, before Club Carlson increased the eliminated the last award night free benefit for co-branded credit cardholders and increased the price of top tier properties from 50,000 to 70,000 points per night, I crossed my fingers that the dates would work and booked a couple of nights for summer of 2016 at the Radisson Blu Edinburgh. I was able to book two nights for 50,000 total Club Carlson points when that would now cost 70,000 Club Carlson points per…

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Racking Up 60 Points Per Dollar With Club Carlson

One type of hotel point that used to be a pretty rising star among point junkies was Club Carlson points. They were easy to obtain and really easy to stretch for big value if you had the co-branded Club Carlson credit card. Then after a couple of years they increased the maximum number of points required for many of their hotels from 50,000 to 70,000 points per night, and eliminated the super valuable last award night free benefit that came…

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Using a Club Carlson E-Certificate for a Valuable Free Night!

As a consolation prize for losing the amazing “last award night free” benefit that came with the Club Carlson Visa, many of us who complained ended up with a Club Carlson e-certificate that can be used for a free night. But how do we actually use it? Using a Club Carlson e-certificate free night is actually a bit harder in my opinion than just using points for award nights both in terms of the process and in terms of finding…

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Costs for Suite Upgrades in London and Scotland

Last summer we had to cancel/postpone a big trip to Europe because it turned out that the trip I had booked before I was pregnant with Baby S was to fall within a couple weeks or her due date. That cancellation was a no-brainer (though still not easy), but we are still itching to get back to Europe, specifically the United Kingdom, so we have planned a family trip for this summer. We have been somewhat plagued with needing to…

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$15 in “Free Money” Via Some Club Carlson Cards

I love when my rewards credit cards deliver unexpected freebies, and this week it was the (recently ignored) Club Carlson Visa Signature that dropped $15 worth of freebies in my inbox. This is a targeted offer, so I can’t guarantee you will be able to use it even if you have the Club Carlson card, but it is worth a quick look as my mom and I went 2/2 in having the offer from our respective Club Carlson Cards. Check…

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5,000 Points via New Club Carlson Promotion

Club Carlson points may not be quite as useful as they were before the co-branded credit card dropped the last award night free benefit and so many properties went up in points cost last year, but they can still be useful at times. Either way having more points via bonuses is always better than not getting bonuses, so… Via a new Club Carlson promo, if you register and stay at two of the six Carlson Rezidor brands between January 18 – March…

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How I Got a Free Club Carlson Night

For years my favorite rewards credit card benefit was from the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card as it awarded the “last award night free” on points reservations.  This means if you paid points for one night you could get the second night free – it essentially doubled the value of your points if you could manage to do two nights stays.  However, on June 1st that benefit not only ended, but around the same time the Club Carlson…

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Why We Went Trash Diving Today

Over the last couple of days I have seen multiple reports of Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card holders getting a letter in the mail informing them that they will receive an e-certificate for a free night at any Carlson Rezidor hotel as a token of appreciation for being a Club Carlson cardholder.  As you probably remember, the popular “last award night free” benefit of being a Club Carlson cardholder was cut back on June 1st, so I’m guessing…

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