Category Archives: US Bank Club Carlson

Will You Lose Free Nights If You Cancel a Hotel Card?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Carberrie, commented:

I have the Citi Hilton Reserve card, which comes with an annual free weekend night at certain Hilton hotels after spending $10,000 in a membership year.  I met the spending requirement and have 1 year to use the free night.  If I cancel the card to avoid paying the annual fee, will I lose my free night?

The good news is after you earn the free night, you will NOT lose it.  Even if you cancel the card.

This policy is similar for other hotel credit cards that come with a free annual night, including some that don’t have a spending requirement, like the Chase IHG card.

Hotel Cards With Free Annual Nights

Emily and I Used a Free Night From the Citi Hilton Reserve Card to Stay at the Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice, Where Rooms Can Cost $500+ per Night During Peak Months

I’ll remind you which cards come with a free hotel night each year.  And why it might be worth it to pay the annual fees to keep these cards open!

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New Hotel Promotion: Earn Bonus Points and Save Up to 30% Off!

Booking a hotel stay soon?  This deal from Club Carlson could be worth a look!

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, Club Carlson just announced its Dream Deals promotion.  You can earn 2,500 bonus Club Carlson points and up to 30% off stays at certain Club Carlson brands.  Like Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson, and more!

The deal is good for stays from April 1, 2017, through June 18, 2017.  And could be especially useful for folks traveling outside of the US (like Europe!) where these brands are much more common.

But you must book by March 26, 2017.

Club Carlson Promotion

You Can Earn Bonus Points and Save Money on Certain Club Carlson Hotel Stays This Spring

I’ll explain the details and how you can take advantage of this offer.

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This Reader Got a Priceless Trip to London With His Brothers for Nearly Nothing!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Michael is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

This Reader Got A Priceless Trip To London With His Brothers For Nearly Nothing

The Tower Bridge. We Actually Took a Water Taxi and Got to See All Angles of It From the Water

A big thank you to Michael for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Surprise! Club Carlson Category Changes Going Into Effect Tomorrow

Via View From the Wing, 20 Club Carlson hotels are changing categories as of tomorrow, March 1, 2017.

That’s not much notice from Club Carlson!  So it’s worth checking to see if a hotel you were planning on booking will soon cost more points.  Because if so, you need to book it by tonight!

Club Carlson Category Changes

The Radisson Goa Candolim in India Will Cost 19,000 MORE Points per Night Starting Tomorrow, March 1, 2017. That’s a Significant Increase!

Let’s take a look at which Club Carlson hotels are changing categories.

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New Club Carlson Promotion: Earn up to 100,000 Bonus Points

Will you cross paths with a Club Carlson hotel in your upcoming travel?  If so, this new promotion is worth a look!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can earn up to 100,000 bonus Club Carlson points for stays through March 31, 2017.  But there’s an unusal twist.

Before you stay, you’ll have to choose the bonus you want to earn based on the number of stays you think you’ll have in the promotion period.

New Club Carlson Promotion Earn Up To 100000 Bonus Points

Stay at the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel in Iceland for 70,000 Club Carlson Points

I’ll explain this new promotion, and help you decide if it’s worth your effort!

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New Hotel Card With “3 Free Nights” Bonus

Looking for more Club Carlson points?  Via Reddit, there’s a new no-annual-fee Club Carlson Rewards card with a 30,000 Club Carlson point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.

The card bonus is being marketed as good for “up to 3 free award nights.”

It’s true the bonus is enough for 3 free nights at a Club Carlson Category 1 hotel of 9,000 Club Carlson points per night.  But it’s NOT enough for an award night at nicer Category 4 or higher Club Carlson hotels.

Club Carlson No Annual Fee Card

The Sign-Up Bonus From the No-Annual-Fee Club Carlson Rewards Card Is Worth 3 Free Nights at a Category 1 Club Carlson Hotel, Like the Country Inn & Suites in Tulsa, Oklahoma

So is the new Club Carlson Rewards card worth it?  I’ll share the details of the card, and help you decide whether getting it makes sense for you.

We don’t earn a commission on any of the Club Carlson cards, but we’ll always tell you about new deals that might interest you!

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“Miles and Points Offer Freedom to Travel Uninhibited and Unrestrained”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   NomadsNation

Aaron is the co-founder of NomadsNation.  He’d like to help travelers make their life awesome, because life is short!  You can check him out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

NomadsNation - Interview With Aaron

Copenhagen Can Be Quite Colorful

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Earn Up to 50,000 Bonus Club Carlson Points With Their Newest Promotion!

Via Loyalty Traveler, you can earn double or triple Club Carlson points for stays through October 31, 2016, when you register for their Work Hard, Play Hard promotion.

The number of bonus points you earn depends on the day of the week you check-in, and you can earn up to 50,000 bonus Club Carlson points.

That’s enough for 3 free nights at a Category 2 Club Carlson hotel, which can save you hundreds of dollars!

Earn Up To 50000 Bonus Club Carlson Points With Their Newest Promotion

With Club Carlson’s Newest Promotion, You Can Earn Enough Club Carlson Points for a Free Night at the Radisson Blu in Berlin. Rooms Here Cost ~$196!

I’ll explain who might be interested in participating in this promotion and how to sign-up.

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Hotel Cards With the Most Valuable Free Nights on Your Card Anniversary

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

There are many cards that offer a fantastic sign-up bonus.  But some cards offer a great benefit that makes them worth keeping long-term:  free hotel nights on your card anniversary.

You’ll typically earn the free night after your account has been open for a year, so you’ll have to pay the card’s annual fee to get the benefit.

But these cards usually make the annual fee worthwhile because you can more than make up for the fee with the free card anniversary night.

Hotel Cards With The Most Valuable Free Nights On Your Card Anniversary

It’s Worth Paying the Annual Fee on Certain Cards Because You Get a Free Night Potentially Worth Much More on Your Card Anniversary

I’ll share my favorite hotel cards that offer free anniversary nights or bonus nights for big spending!

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Free Club Carlson Elite Status When You Have These Non-Club Carlson Cards

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

With Club Carlson elite status, you can get room upgrades, food & drink discounts, and late check-out!

And via Deals We Like, Club Carlson is offering a status match.  So if you have elite status with another hotel chain (like Marriott or Hilton), you can match your status with Club Carlson!

This is great news, because you can get automatic elite status at other hotel chains with certain credit cards.  Then match your status to Club Carlson!

Free Club Carlson Elite Status When You Have These Non-Club Carlson Cards

Enjoy Every Minute of Your Stay at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands With Late Check-Out From Club Carlson Elite Status!

I’ll tell you more about Club Carlson’s status match.  And which hotel cards give you automatic elite status.

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