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Category: Club Carlson

Nov 02

Club Carlson: Double Points Or Double Nights

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I’ve always felt bad for Club Carlson. It’s a good program that offers excellent value and numerous promotions. Unfortunately, they don’t have the brands that others do but, if you don’t need to stay at the Westins of the world to be happy, the owner of Radisson could be the right plan for you. Double Points …

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Oct 13

Why Expedia (And Other OTAs) Is Not Your Friend

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It’s always a bummer when I have almost completed a post and then have to put it on hold as new information becomes available. But hey, the world of travel is busy. Don’t Book Your Hotel through An Online Travel Agent (OTA) OTAs such as Expedia are an excellent source to search for hotels. One …

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Aug 03

Club Carlson Promotion: Double Or Triple Points

Now through October 31, you can earn either double points or triple points at Club Carlson, delpending on when you check in. Sunday through Thursday? Double points. Friday through Saturday? Triple points. Book with the mobile app? That’s an additional 1,000 points. The terms and conditions look pretty simple, although you’ll want to register here …

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Apr 21

Club Carlson: A Decent Promotion from An Underrated Program

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Club Carlson, the owner of the Radisson brand (among others), tends to run excellent quarterly promotions. This quarter is no exception. You’ll start off with 5,000 points after two nights, but that number quickly ramps until you hit 15 nights during the promotion period of April 18 – July 31. At 15 nights, you max …

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Jan 27

Carlson Hotels is up for Sale

Merger-mania is coming back to the hotel space, as Carlson Hotel Group, known for its Radisson brands, has put itself up for sale. Carlson, the former owner of TGI Fridays,* ran the eponymous “Club Carlson” rewards program. The program itself was a pretty good one and was known for running frequent promotions. It’s going to …

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Jan 19

A Club Carlson Bonus and When Not To Get Miles

Club Carlson One of the things that I really like about the Club Carlson hotel program is that they run lots of little bonus offers. It’s the type of thing that can really add up over time, and they’re never particularly difficult to complete. The newest one is no exception: Stay at two different brands …

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Jan 13

Club Carlson Bonus and Another Reason Not to Check Bags

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Club Carlson While I tend to concentrate on the five largest hotel programs, there are a number of smaller chains that have excellent programs. In fact, their promotions often have to be better than their larger counterparts because they have to compete. Club Carlson, owner of Radisson and several other brands, is one of those …

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Dec 01

Club Carlson Cyberbonuses and Dirty Secrets (of Flying)

Club Carlson Bonuses Club Carlson, owner of the Radisson (and other) brand, is the little program that could. Despite having a small network of hotels, the deals are generally good and, when they offer a bonus, it tends to be on the high end. This week, they’re doing a bunch of deals, each good for …

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Jun 04

Racking up hotel points fast

FD: Certain cards may compensate me if you are approved through my banner found here. Thank you in advance! As I mentioned yesterday, I got an unusual number of questions last week when I talked about, of all things, doing surveys for miles. I like surveys-they’re easy and I can do them while watching TV. …

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Apr 15

Changes coming to Priority Club (Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, etc)

Priority Club, the loyalty program for hotel chains Intercontinental, Holiday Inn brands and others, has always been a bit of an enigma.  In terms of earning points, it is one of the best. They are generous with base and bonus earnings and the credit card is now the best in the business after the fall of Club …

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