Via Loyalty Traveler, Club Carlson Gold elite members (and therefore US Bank Club Carlson Visa cardholders!) are eligible for great deals at certain Club Carlson hotels in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
This is a terrific deal! I’ll show you how it works, how to get the most from it, and what to watch out for.
What’s the Deal?
Club Carlson has 2 exclusive offers if you have Gold elite status with them.
Because the US Bank Club Carlson card offers Club Carlson Gold status as a perk, if you have the card, you are eligible for both offers!
This is effectively a 50% discount if the free nights are the same price as the paid nights.
The Radisson Blu Beke Hotel in Budapest is a participating hotel. I found 2 nights in November for ~$90 after taxes.
Even with taxes included, this can be a terrific deal!
I also found dates at the Park Inn Prague, another participating hotel.
Because you get the last 2 nights of a 4-night stay free, all you’ll pay is ~$168, or ~$42 a night.
And because this is a paid rate, you can earn Club Carlson Gold points. Even better, you can combine this with other promotions and discounts to earn more points!
A few upscale hotels are included. And you can save hundreds of dollars with the promotional rates!
For example, you can save ~$416 dollars at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin. A 4-night stay would then average out to only ~$104 per night instead of over $200 per night.
The Radisson Blu Saga Hotel in Reykjavik is also participating. Rates there start at ~$236 per night, so you can save a lot of money if you find open dates!
Be Sure To Know the Terms of the Deal
To get the promotional rate, you must book at least 2 days in advance. And you can book up to 2 rooms. But you must occupy 1 of them.
For both promotions, the dates must be consecutive and include a Friday or Saturday.
For the 2 for 1 promotion, it’s possible to check in on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, and get a free night on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
And for the 4 for 2 promotion, the terms say you must:
- Check in on Wednesday, and get Friday and Saturday free
- Check in on Thursday, and get Saturday and Sunday free
Be sure to check your dates to see what comes up. This is an easy way get a 50% discount on hotel stays!
About the US Bank Club Carlson Visa
With the US Bank Club Carlson card, you get 50,000 Club Carlson points after your 1st purchase. And you’ll earn another 35,000 Club Carlson points after spending $2,500 on purchases within the 1st 90 days of opening your account.
Other perks include:
- 10X Club Carlson points per $1 spent at Club Carlson hotels
- 5X Club Carlson points per $1 spent on everything else
- 40,000 Club Carlson point annual bonus when you renew your card
- Club Carlson Gold elite status
Are There Drawbacks?
There is NOT a list of participating hotels, so you’ll have to check each hotel before you know whether or not you’ll get a discount.
For example, I checked the Radisson Blu Style Hotel in Vienna, but they are NOT participating in the promotions.
There is also NOT an expiration date on these promotions, so there is NO way of knowing when they’ll end. So if you have a hotel stay in mind, book it sooner rather than later.
You should be able to cancel it at a later date if you change your mind! Be sure to review each hotel’s cancellation policy to be sure.
A stay must include a Friday or Saturday for both promotions. And the 4 for 2 promotion requires a Wednesday or Thursday check-in. So if you aren’t planning a weekend trip, you won’t be able to take part.
Club Carlson has special weekend rates at hotels in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, for its Gold elite members. And if you have the US Bank Club Carlson card, you’re automatically eligible to book discounted rooms!
You’ll have to search each hotel individually to find out if it’s included in the promotion. And there is NO expiration date on either promotion in the terms and conditions, so book soon if you find a participating hotel where you want to stay.
Let me know if you find a good deal!