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.
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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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!
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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Million Mile Secrets reader, Terri Clark commented:
I have recently been targeted for both the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer credit card and the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa card for 50,000 miles each. Currently, I have 7 new credit card accounts in one year, including the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase Hyatt card.
My question is, if I apply for and receive the Southwest card, can I transfer American Express Starwood Preferred Guest points to Southwest to help me reach the Companion Pass? I have read that I cannot do that with Chase Sapphire Preferred. Thanks!
Great question, Terri!
Unfortunately, Southwest is NOT currently a Starwood airline transfer partner. And you’re correct that transferring points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Southwest will NOT count toward the Companion Pass.
There Are Lots of Ways to Earn Southwest Points for the Companion Pass – but Transferring Starwood Points Isn’t One of Them!
However, there are lots of other ways to earn the 110,000 Southwest points in a calendar year you need to qualify for the Companion Pass. I’ll explain!
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Via View From the Wing, you can earn 500 Club Carlson points by signing-up for their “Travel Arrangers” program by May 31, 2016.
Use Club Carlson Points to Stay for Free at the Radisson Blu Seaside in Helsinki, Finland
It’s easy! And adding these points will extend the life of your current balance!
Check your email! Club Carlson is offering some loyalty program members 3,000 free Club Carlson points for answering a brief survey.
It’s an easy 3,000 Club Carlson points for ~10 minutes of your time. But the survey also offers a peek at changes and new perks they might be considering for their rewards program!
Check Your Email for a Targeted Survey From Club Carlson – You’ll Earn 3,000 Points When You Complete It!
I’ll explain the details!