Category Archives: Club Carlson

Carlson Hotels Sold, How This Impacts Your Points

The Carlson Hotel Group is being sold to HNA Tourism Group according to StarTribune.  Carlson has ~1,400 hotels around the world including the well-known Radisson brand.

I’ll let you know what might happen to your Club Carlson points, their loyalty program, and what could be in store for the Club Carlson credit cards.

Carlson Hotels Sold How This Impacts Your Points

HNA Tourism Is Buying Carlson Hotels, Which Includes the Radisson Blu Scandinavia in Copenhagen Pictured Here. So What’s the Future of Your Club Carlson Points?

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News You Can Use – Marriott Adds Perks, New Promos for Hilton, Wyndham, Club Carlson

1.   Marriott Adds Late Check-Out

Marriott announced new membership benefits including:

  • The Experiences Marketplace
  • Elite Concierge Service
  • Guaranteed Late Check-Out

The Experiences Marketplace will be available to all Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Rewards members in late May 2016.  You’ll be able to use your points for things like Broadway shows, cooking lessons, and even to hang out with your favorite sports team!

News You Can Use Marriott Adds Perks New Promos For Hilton Wyndham Club Carlson

Marriott Rewards Elite Members Can Get a Dedicated Concierge During Their Stay

The Elite Concierge Service will at first be available ONLY to a select group of Marriott Rewards Elite members but will be expanded.  You’ll get a dedicated concierge to help with anything you need during your stay, like on-site restaurant reservations, spa appointments, and special requests.

The Guaranteed Late Check-Out perk will be available to Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards Gold & Platinum Elite members starting May 16, 2016.  You’ll be able to check-out as late as 4:00 pm at participating hotels

But you must request late check-out.  And it is NOT available at Marriott Resort Hotels, convention hotels, or Marriott Vacation Club hotels.

And don’t forget about the increased sign-bonus for the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card.  You can earn 80,000 Marriott points when you complete the minimum spending.

2.   $100 in Wyndham Gift Cards, $10 Off Admission to Six Flags

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Success! A Family of 4 Got a Round-the-World Trip and a Free Month in Hotels With Miles & Points!

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!

Success A Family Of 4 Got A Round The World Trip And A Free Month In Hotels With Miles Points

The Meckley Family Was Able to Travel to Australia and See the World-Famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. They Used Miles & Points for Their Trip!

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

A big thank you to The Meckleys for sharing their story!

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

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Save 50% (or More!) at Choice Hotels With Daily Getaways Travel Deals

New Daily Getaways travel deals start next week!  For 5 weeks, the US Travel Association partners with hotels, airlines, and other providers to offer deals on travel.  Some of them are worth buying!

On April 4, 2016, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can purchase Choice Privileges points at a discount.  Two of the packages are enough for 3 nights (or more) at Comfort Inn hotels, like the Comfort Inn St Louis – Westport!  And with this deal, you save well over double the paid room rate at this hotel and many others.

Save 50 Or More At Choice Hotels With Daily Getaways Travel Deals

You Can Save 50% or More on a Room at Comfort Inn Hotels, Like the Comfort Inn St Louis – Westport, for a Family Trip With the Daily Getaways Deal!

I’ll explain how this offer works.  And if you should consider it!

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You Told Me Where You’re Going, I’ll Suggest Where to Stay With Points!

You shared amazing trip ideas during our most recent blog giveaway!  I love hearing about how you use miles & points to make memories and share your love of travel with the folks closest to you!

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Where Will Your Miles & Points Take You Next?

In the giveaway, we asked, “Where are you planning to fly next using miles & points?”

We received over 1,000 entries!  We really appreciate your enthusiasm and love interacting with y’all!

Remember, we’ll announce the winner this Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Good luck!

In the meantime, it sounds like many of you have awesome trips planned using your miles.  So here are some suggestions on where to stay with your points!

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$159 1-Way to 7 European Cities, $99 to Iceland, From Baltimore & Boston!

You can fly WOW Air from Baltimore to Reykjavik for $99 1-way in October, November, or December 2016.  I had a very good experience flying WOW Air to Iceland.

The promotion also includes Boston to Reykjavik for the same price from September to December, 2016.

Other European cities, like Amsterdam, Bristol, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, and Paris are on sale starting at $159 1-way for travel dates this spring and fall.

159 1 Way To 7 European Cities 99 To Iceland From Baltimore Boston

Soak Your Stresses Away at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland for Cheap! Fly WOW Air for $99 1-Way From Baltimore or Boston

Return flights to the US are more expensive, but start at a reasonable $139.

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$159 1-Way to 8 European Cities, $99 to Iceland, From Baltimore & Boston!

I’ve flown on WOW Air, the low-cost no-frills airline that flies to Iceland and Europe.  And I had a good, comfortable experience!

Now WOW Air is having a sale to Iceland and Europe for flights departing from Baltimore and Boston.

You’ll pay just $99 1-way to Reykjavik.  And $159 1-way to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Paris, and more.

159 1 Way To 8 European Cities 99 To Iceland From Baltimore Boston

See London This Spring With Cheap Flights on WOW Air (Emily Snapped This Photo on Her Latest Trip!)

Return flights to the US cost more, but they’re still very reasonable.

I’ll share the details!

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