Category Archives: Club Carlson

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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Why This Obscure 30% Transfer Bonus = Big Travel

Update:   Cathay Pacific has extended the transfer bonus until February 28, 2017!

In this post, Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy digs into the limited-time 30% transfer bonus from hotel points to Cathay Pacific!

Andy:  Through December 31, 2016, Cathay Pacific is offering a 30% bonus for converting your hotel points to Asia Miles, their frequent flyer program.

Asia Miles is a unique and almost too-good-to-be-true program.  If you have only used US frequent flyer programs until now, you’ll be pleased to learn about its relaxed routing rules that allow backtracking and up to 5 free stopovers on one award ticket.

This 30% hotel transfer bonus is a great chance to stock up on Asia Miles.

Here are 2 examples of Big Travel:

  • 72,000 Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific miles) round-trip in Premium Economy from the West Coast to Hong Kong
  • 80,000 Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific miles) round-trip in Business Class from the East Coast to Europe

See my other posts about stretching your Cathay Pacific miles with 5 free stopovers & 2 open jaws on Cathay Pacific award flights.  And secret ways to book Cathay Pacific award flights.

Why This Obscure 30 Transfer Bonus Big Travel

Visit Vibrant and Dynamic Hong Kong From the West Coast for Only 72,000 Cathay Pacific Miles in Premium Economy Round-Trip

I’ll show you when transferring points is a good idea and help you decide if Asia Miles is a good program for you.
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New Choice Hotels Promotion: Double Points for Paid Stays

Have an upcoming stay at a Choice Hotel?  You can earn double points for qualifying stays between December 15, 2016, and February 9, 2017, with Choice Hotels Winter Promotion.

Even if you don’t have a trip planned, it could be worth registering anyway.  Because it only takes a few minutes, and you never know when a travel opportunity might pop up! 🙂

Choice Hotels Winter Promotion

Earn Double Choice Points for Qualifying Stays With the Choice Hotels Winter Promotion

Let’s take a look at the offer.

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Free Miles, Points, Coffee, and Pizza! Easy Deals With Air Canada, Starbucks, Papa John’s, and More!

Here are a handful of quick deals that are easy to do in your free time!

If you have a few extra minutes, you can earn 150 Air Canada Aeroplan miles, 1,000 Club Carlson points, or 1,000 IHG points by completing simple online tasks, like filling out a survey, or entering a promotion code.

And when you pay with Visa Checkout, you can get an extra $10 when you load $10+ to your Starbucks account, or a free large one-topping pizza from Papa John’s when you buy a pizza.

Free Miles Points Coffee And Pizza Easy Deals With Air Canada Starbucks Papa Johns And More

Use These Deals to Reset the Expiration Time for Points You Don’t Use Often

I’ll show you how to get your free miles, points, and food!

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How Can I Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass?

Update:   After March 31, 2017, transferring hotel points to Southwest no longer counts towards the Companion Pass.  But here’s how to earn Companion Pass points when booking paid nights at hotels.

Million Mile Secrets reader, John, emailed:

I’d like to earn the Southwest Companion pass in early 2017 so it will be valid for ~2 years.  I currently have 200,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  Can I transfer the points to Starwood, then to Marriott so I can take advantage of the Hotel + Travel Package?

John knows Chase Ultimate Rewards points, when transferred straight to Southwest, do NOT count towards the Southwest Companion Pass.  But transferring hotel points to Southwest do count.

While you cannot transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Starwood, you can transfer them directly to other hotels, like Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott.

How Can I Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points To Earn The Southwest Companion Pass

If You Have the Southwest Companion Pass, You Can Take a Travel Buddy to Costa Rica for the Cost of Taxes & Fees!

I’ll show you which hotel points you can transfer to Southwest.  And if it’s a good idea!

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The Latest Promotions From Club Carlson, IHG, & Choice Hotels

Have an upcoming hotel stay planned?

Take a look at 4 hotel promotions happening right now.  And register to earn bonuses like extra hotel points, free nights, bonus airline miles, and more!

Hotel Promotions

Earn a Free Night Certificate for a 2+ Night Stay at the Country Inn & Suites, San Jose Aeropuerto in San Jose, Costa Rica

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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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Is it Worth Buying Club Carlson Points With a 75% Bonus?

Via One Mile at a Time, Club Carlson is offering a 75% bonus on purchased miles through October 30, 2016.

This could be a good deal, especially if you have a particular Club Carlson stay planned.  But is it worth it otherwise?  I’ll help you decide.

Buy Club Carlson Points

Is It Worth It? Get a 75% Bonus When You Buy Club Carlson Points With Their Latest Promotion.

Here are the details of the promotion.  And how to figure out whether it’s a good deal for you.

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Limited Time: 25% Bonus When You Transfer Hotel Points to United Airlines

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

Via Frequent Miler, you can earn a 25% bonus when you transfer hotel points to United Airlines through November 30, 2016.

In most cases, this is not a great deal because of the unfavorable transfer ratios.  But it’s a terrific deal if you book a Marriott Hotel + Air package, especially if you first transfer Starwood points to Marriott.

This promotion can also be a way to convert excess hotel points that you wouldn’t otherwise use.

Limited Time 25 Bonus When You Transfer Hotel Points To United Airlines

For a Limited Time, Earn Up to 20,000 Bonus United Airlines Miles When You Convert Hotel Points

I’ll explain more about this deal!

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Success! Under $600 for Family Flights to Maui AND Europe!

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!

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

Success Under 600 For Family Flights To Maui AND Europe

Jason and His Family at Makena Beach in Maui

A big thank you to Jason for sharing his family’s story!

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

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