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If you were/are a big Club Carlson fan, you probably remember the amazing benefit that came with the Club Carlson credit card. Use your points and get a buy one get one on ALL hotel rooms an UNLIMITED number of times. That was probably one of the best credit card benefits of all times. It was actually too good and was eventually taken away as one of the perks of the credit card. Because of this benefit loss, Club Carlson gave every credit card holder a free night to use at any of their hotels worldwide. While it definitely did not make up for the loss of the BOGO benefit, it was a nice gesture of Club Carlson.
For those that received this free night certificate, this is a quick reminder that it expires August 31, 2016. That means you must stay by this date, not just book by the expiration date.
To check to see if you have a free night in your account:
Once you sign into your account on ClubCarlson.com go to “My Account” on the left-hand side of the page.
Scroll all the way down the page and you’ll see all “E-Certs” you have available. This particular certificate is called “Club Carlson Visa Global Free Night-August 2015”. If nothing appears and you believe you should have received the free night certificate last year, I suggest calling Club Carlson.
I whited out the code as they are unique per account, but that is the code you will use when making a reservation. When making a reservation, include “USBANKEC” in the promotional code field and your unique code given in the E-Cert in the “E-Cert Code” field.
You’ll then see all available hotels in the city you are looking to stay at. The hotel night will be 100% free, although if the hotel has a resort fee (only at a few properties), you might be required to pay that. E-certificates are capacity controlled (same availability as point redemption), but overall you should see good availability. There are also no exclusions, so all hotels are fair game!
Between all family members that received this free night certificate, we have redeemed 3 out of the 4 certificates. While none of the stays were at aspirational hotels, it saved us some money in cities were we had to pay for a hotel room anyways. Now I just need to find another need for our remaining 1 night free certificate! Might even be a nice kid free “staycation” at the closet Club Carlson property!
Where did you use your free night certificate?