Category Archives: US Bank Club Carlson

New Promotion: Save Hundreds After Just 2 Hotel Stays!

Via Deals We Like, Club Carlson is having an excellent promotion!

When you complete 2 Club Carlson stays, you’ll earn either a free Friday night certificate or 10,000 bonus Club Carlson points.  And you can earn the bonus 3 times!

Is It Better To Collect Airline Miles Or Hotel Points

Club Carlson Includes Radisson Blu Hotels, Like the Funky Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago!

I’ll give you the details of this deal.

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How to Establish a US Bank Relationship to Get Their New Travel Card

Million Mile Secrets reader, Mike, tweeted:

If I don’t currently have a relationship with US Bank, should I get the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card before applying for the U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite® Card?

Excellent question, Mike!

Lots of folks are excited about the new US Bank Altitude Reserve card.  Because the card’s sign-up bonus is worth $750 in travel.  And you get $325 in travel credit per cardmember year.

As reader Mike implied, you must have an existing US Bank relationship prior to submitting an application for the card.

But I would NOT recommend applying for any other new US Bank cards if your goal is to get the US Bank Altitude Reserve.  Because the bank is known to have strict application rules.

Establish US Bank Relationship

Stop! Instead of Applying for New Credit Cards, I’ll Share a Better Strategy for Establishing a US Bank Relationship

I’ll remind y’all about the new US Bank card offer.  And share tips to establish a US Bank relationship.

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Update: Earn 3X Points on Almost Anything With This New Card!

Last week I shared a rumor about new valuable US Bank card, the US Bank Altitude Reserve.

And now we have new details about the card!  Some are a bit disappointing, but some are really exciting!

For example, the $325 annual travel credit is per cardmember year, NOT calendar year.  So you won’t be able to get it twice before the second annual fee is due (like you can with the Chase Sapphire Reserve).

But getting approved for the card might be easier than we first thought!  I’ll explain.

Update Earn 3X Points On Almost Anything With This New Card

Earn 4.5% Back on Nearly All Purchases With This Upcoming Card!

Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming US Bank Altitude Reserve!

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New Hotel Promo: Earn 60+ Points per $1 Plus 5,000 Points for Sunday and Monday Stays!

Here’s a nice new bonus if you like Club Carlson hotels!

Until June 30, 2017, you’ll earn 3X points on all Club Carlson staysPlus, you’ll get a bonus 5,000 points for each stay that includes a Sunday or Monday (or 10,000 points if your stay includes both days)!

To earn the bonus points, you must register with your Club Carlson account details (it’s free to join!).

Club Carlson Spring 2017 Promotion

Earn Triple Points When You Stay at Club Carlson Hotels, Like the Radisson Blu Vienna

I’ll help you decide if this promotion is worth switching your hotel stays to Club Carlson!

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One of These (Many!) Targeted Offers Is Worth ~$140 in JetBlue Flights

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

Yesterday I told you about a few targeted spending bonuses that were being offered on various Barclaycard cards, like the Arrival Plus and JetBlue Plus cards.

And now, folks have reported receiving offers on other cards too!  Including cards issued by Chase, like the Chase IHG and Chase Hyatt card.  And a different (but great!) offer on the Barclaycard JetBlue Plus card.

So it’s worth checking your email, spam, and snail mail to see if you qualify for any of these deals.

Most of these offers are 2nd quarter promotions, so the spending requirement will likely run from April 1, 2017, through June 30, 2017.  And most of the offers require activating your card, but there are a few exceptions!

Targeted Bonus Spending Offers

The 10,000 JetBlue Points You Can Earn With One of These Targeted Offers Is Worth ~$140 in JetBlue Flights to Awesome Destinations Like San Juan, Puerto Rico

I’ll share more about these targeted offers.  And help you decide whether they make sense for you.

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

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

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 Rewards Club Select Credit 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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