Club Carlson

30,000 Bonus Gold Points For Club Carlson Visa Holders

Reader Brett reports in the comments here that Club Carlson is offering 30,000 bonus points on your next eligible stay between now and August 31, 2015: to thank you for your continued loyalty, you can earn 30,000 bonus Gold Points on your next Eligible Stay at a Carlson Rezidor hotel worldwide when you pay with your Club CarlsonSM Visa.  Offer ends August 31, 2015. This is in tandem with them eliminating the free night on each award stay. They will be offering a free night going forward for spending $10,000 […]

Club Carlson Credit Card Free Award Night Benefit Going Away

I’m not a huge follower of the Club Carlson program but I’ve debated getting their credit card solely for the purpose of award stays.  You see, they have this nifty benefit where the last night of any award stay is free when you’re a cardholder.  That means even a 2-night award stay gets the last night free.  So, booking short award stays is very lucrative.  Well, was lucrative. Frequent Miler has the scoop on the changes to the current bonus night benefit on the Club Carlson Rewards Credit Card. The […]

35% Off Club Carlson Points This Afternoon Via Daily Getaways

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for free United Club passes. Today’s Daily Getaway offer is a 35% discount on Club Carlson Gold Points. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will […]

Breaking Down The First Week Of Daily Getaways

Daily Getaways are back and they start today. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes.  It’s also important to be patient.  If you click […]

Free Club Carlson Points And New SPG Properties

1,000 Free Club Carlson points, easy to get. Delta seems to be tweaking award availability, with many routes now able to be booked with saver inventory less than 21 days prior to departure. Two new Starwood Preferred Guest properties in popular markets, Miami and Las Vegas. Alaska Airlines is offering double and triple miles on Emirates flights. A review of a Hyatt property in California that’s still on my list to visit. United Airlines reorganizing management.  One can only hope it leads to improvements in…anything.   The post Free Club […]

MegaDO! The Next Great Adventure In The Air Goes On Sale Today!

The next MegaDO goes on sale in just a few hours.  It features the Star Alliance again, as well as some pretty cool experiences. What’s a MegaDO, you ask?  You can read about some of my previous MegaDO fun here.  And, also here. And, see some awesome and funny pics here. It’s every aviation geek’s dream, and the chance to get on the next Star Alliance MegaDO is today at 1pm EST.  Here’s what you can look forward to if you’re lucky enough to score a ticket: An up close […]

A Guide To Hotel Loyalty Programs

I was asked by InsideFlyer to put together an intro to hotel loyalty programs from my recent presentation.  You can find the full article on their website here, but I’ve also included some key pluses and minuses from the article below. The article contains a high-level breakdown of Club Carlson, HiltonHHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. When I heard that Randy was shutting down InsideFlyer, it was bittersweet for a number of reasons.  On top of all the reasons I noted in my original […]

Breaking Down The First Club Carlson Promo Of 2015

There were a handful of comments from readers of my recent hotel breakdown post that thought I needed to consider the Club Carlson hotel promotion.  I figured I would spend a few minutes analyzing it today to see what types of travelers would find value from it. Registration Link.   The promotion rewards members one of two ways.  2-night stays earn a 15,000 point bonus and stays of 3 nights or more earn a 30,000 point bonus.  The promotion period runs until March 29, 2015. For members who already planned […]

My Presentations From Frequent Traveler University

I wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who took the time to come and hear me speak at Frequent Traveler University in Washington, DC this weekend.  It’s very rewarding for me to help educate others given all the help I’ve received over the years from folks who helped make me better at the miles and points game.  If you missed writing down some part of my presentations, decided to attend a different one or even couldn’t make it to DC, I’ve gone ahead and put all four of […]

Club Carlson Points On Sale Today Through Daily Getaways

Today’s Daily Getaway offer is discounted Club Carlson points. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes.  It’s also important to be patient.  If you […]