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Club Carlson 85,000 Bonus Points Credit Card

Club Carlson 85,000 Bonus Points Credit Card

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Via FlyerTalk, Club Carlson has announced a new Club Carlson credit card with up to 85,000 bonus points as a sign up bonus from US Bank.

Club Carlson is the hotel loyalty program for Country Inns and Suites, Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson,  and Park Plaza.

I’ll write more later, but in the meantime here’s Mommy Points with her thoughts on the card.

PS:  I won’t be able to get to much of the comments and email until Monday.

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I’m not familiar with the IDA and ARS services? I have good, not great, credit, but a long history. I got the 7-10 day message a day after getting the Chase Sapphire instant approval. any suggestions on next steps?

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@sugar land wine – There isn’t much to do after you apply. But you could investigate IDA and ARS and decide if you want to freeze them before applying again.

Well, I got my first possible rejection for a credit card in like three years since starting into miles and points. I hadn’t applied for any credit since Summer of 2012, so well over a year. I tried to do four cards in one day, US Airways, Chase Freedom, Chase Ink, and Club Carlson. I got instant approval for US Airways and Freedom. I need to call in for the Ink, but I got the 7-10 day on the Club Carlson. I did them last, guess they should have been first.

Then I got an email this morning saying I was denied for CC. I called in and yeah, just got a person who says I’m denied and can’t do anything. Supposedly the reason is application activity. It is frustrating because my credit score is in the 700’s, I don’t carry any balances, and pay all of my bills on time, and I’ve never had a card with US Bank. My Mom has fairly poor credit, but just got approved for the CC card on my recommendation. This is the first travel card she’s been approved for, she’s tried for some Chase products with no luck, so I thought it would be a slam dunk for me.

So, I guess I will just wait about 6 months or so, not apply for any cards in that time, and then apply for this card. Maybe I will try the biz instead of the personal next time. I don’t know if that would have made a difference this time?

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@Lyssa – The Club Carlson card uses the IDA and ARS credit reporting service, which reportedly has lots of errors in their reports. You could freeze those reports and then apply again for the card.

I posted this before in possibly the wrong place . . . . .

I have been reading this is a tough card to be approved for if you have many apps in past 6 months to year! I started this in September of 2012 and have applied and been approved for 7 cards in that time (3 apporamas) . . . Last apporama was in early March for 2 cards. I have no US Bank. Is that too many to get approval do you think?

Should I apply or do I need to wait 6 months or longer? UGH

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@BFD – I can’t really say, but that could be too many for US Bank.

Hi,

I have applied for Club carlson card but, I didn’t get the instant approval. I received 7-10 days decision for this Club Carlson card. What is does it supposedly mean?

did i got the rejection? or approval?

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@kevin – US Bank is very stingy with approvals, so I’d wait a while before calling.

Can the points from this card be converted to cash or gift cards as I don’t fly but am ALWAYS looking for FREE money?

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@2vette2camaro – You can redeem points for gift cards, but they didn’t strike me as a great value. But here’s the link.

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