Club Carlson $500 Gift Card + Gold Elite Status Giveaway!


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A few months ago Club Carlson announced a brand-specific credit card which will allow you to earn points towards future free Club Carlson hotel stays (Radisson, Radisson Blu, Country Inn & Suites, Park Plaza, Park Inn). I was really excited about this announcement (and still am!) as they are offering an awesome sign up bonus (up to 85,000 bonus points depending on the card you apply for) and amazing perks just by having the card.

I actually applied for this card myself two months ago primarily due to the last night free on ANY AWARD benefit – this is a HUGE perk in my opinion! I’ll explain more about the perks and the benefits below, but there are actually four versions of this card having different annual fees, bonus points, and perks. I personally applied for the Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa since the bonus points and perks were exactly the same as the personal version of the card, but the annual fee is $60 instead of $75. While the annual fee is not waived the first year unlike many other points and miles earning credit cards, the fee-based cards (three of them) will give you between 25,000 and 40,000 points upon your account renewal which makes up for the fee (if not more!) – there is also a no-fee card, but you won’t receive any bous points upon account renewal.

To celebrate the launch of this new credit card, Club Carlson reached out offering to give away two (2) prizes of one (1) full year of Club Carlson Gold status and a $500 Club Carlson Visa gift card. This prize will be given away to two (2) Deals We Like Readers!!! If the person who wins already happens to have Club Carlson Gold Status, he/she will be upgraded to Concierge status for one full year. Also, in order to accept the full year of Club Carlson Gold Status and a $500 Club Carlson Visa gift card, you MUST be a Club Carlson member – if you are not currently a member, you can sign up here.  This giveaway will end at 11:59pm PST Friday March 29th – the winner will then be selected AT RANDOM within 24 hours.

To enter the contest you must a) follow Deals We Like on Facebook or Twitter and b) comment on this post answering the question “What is your favorite feature/benefit of the Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card?” 

To learn more about the four different cards and the benefits/perks you can take a look at this prior post (I’ve also included an analysis on which card you should get if interested). However, I’m going to recap  the Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card for you since it is probably the most popular (keep in mind that the perks for the business version of this card are very similar).

  • Bonus Award Nights – when Gold Points® are redeemed for two or more consecutive award nights, the last night is free – exclusively for cardmembers!
  • 10 points per dollar on eligible purchases at participating Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide and five points per dollar everywhere else Visa is accepted
  • Up to 85,000 Bonus Gold Points to start. Receive 50,000 Gold Points after your first purchase, plus 35,000 points after you spend $2,500 on your card within the first 90 days
  • 40,000 bonus points each year after you renew your card and pay the low annual fee
  • Automatic Gold Elite Status once the card is used. Existing Gold Elite members receive 15 qualifying nights toward Concierge Elite Status 
As mentioned, my favorite benefit of the credit card is the last night on award stays, especially since this can be used for a two night stay! This benefit is available on all four of the Club Carlson branded credit cards. Ive accured well over 200,000 Club Carlson points over the past two years due to their many 50,000 point promos and the 85,000 bonus points I receive upon meeting my minimum spend on the card. While I do not stay at Club Carlson hotels too often, I am thoroughly looking forward to using those points in Europe most likely. Since the standard room rate at their top tier hotel is 50,000 points, if I use my points for two night stays I’ll be looking at at least 8 free nights! Also, the 40,000 annual bonus points will give me about 2 more free nights (again, assuming a 2-night stay). So make sure to comment below with your favorite benefit to enter the contest!!!

Disclaimer: U.S. Bank and Carlson Inc. and their respective affiliates are not liable for any part of this contest. Additionally, the links in this post are NOT affiliate links, however, Deals We Like received two (2) 1-night vouchers to run this contest. 

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BOShappyflyer
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BOShappyflyer

Hands down, I like the bonus night awards!

Freddy
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Freddy

The free redemption night with one booked night is my favorite feature. It’s like 2 for 1. The happy hour of hotel deals!

Alex
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Alex

Definitely the free night award. Too bad that this card is available only for American residents and not for Europeans. We have tons of less possibilities than u guys 🙂

betomaio
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betomaio

2X1 is great and icing on the cake are the 40K points upon renewal. This is an awesome deal

Bill H
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Bill H

2,000 points for an online booking as a Gold is a nice extra. But, who am I kidding? We all love the free redention nights. They are the bomb!

Stoshbygosh
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Stoshbygosh

The free extra night has my vote as the best part!

Dan
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Dan

Both the gold status and the last night free.

David
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David

Club Carlson is the best!

Vivek Doshi
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Vivek Doshi

I love the free night when redeeming for two or more nights.

Y. Jiang
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2 for 1 is always good!

Lee
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Lee

Its a tough one but I like 40,000 bonus points each year after you renew your card

Phillip
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Phillip

Automatic good status is clutch!

terri P
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terri P

Bonus award night….love that perk!!!

misty
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misty

The Bonus award night !

Mike
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Mike

Gold status given with card or conceirge level if you already have gold status before the card.

Dave D
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Dave D

The free night award on booked awards is the best…2x the fun.

Mike
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Mike

3rd night free on the redemption..
it’s like an extra 50,000 bonus points from the beginning..

Matt
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Matt

I really like the 40,000 points bonus each year at renewal!

Eric
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Eric

I love the Bonus Award Nights feature. What a great way to stretch the value of points.

Robert P.
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Robert P.

The bonus night award is my favorite perk; a truly powerful tool to leverage

Bobby
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Bobby

My favorite feature is the free redemption night with one booked night!!

Ryan K
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Ryan K

It is definitely the free night on each stay!

Mike L
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Mike L

The free night on 2 or more redeemed nights!~

Jamie
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Jamie

Bonus award nights

CodeAdam10
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CodeAdam10

Bonus Award Nights. Can’t beat such an awesome benefit nor can I think of any other hotel chain reward that is as cool as this!

Jeremyh
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Jeremyh

The 5x per dollar is the most UNDER-rated benefit. In conjunction with the Bonus Award Night feature & 40k anniversary bonus, make this the best hotel card on the market!

Steven C
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Steven C

Bonus nights and 40K anniversary bonus.

DrTravel
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DrTravel

Definitely Bonus Night Award!

Apaperture
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Apaperture

2 for 1 almost like BOGO!

Brad S
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Brad S

The bonus award night

Len
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Len

LOVE the bonus award nights! Used them at the gorgeous Radisson St. Martin a few weeks ago, and had an incredible time. Thanks!

Will
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Will

Bonus Award Nights absolutely!

Ron F
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Bonus award night is a great benefit.

Jennifer Wilson
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Jennifer Wilson

Gotta love 2 for 1!

Tonei
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Hands down, the bonus night award is the best value for me. I used it for the first time earlier this month at the Park Inn in Vancouver, BC.

Bob D
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Bob D

Bonus nights

Narayana S
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Narayana S

The bonus award night for any award stay of 2 nights or more is the most amazing benefit.

Stephen
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Stephen

It is hard to say which is my favorite because there are a number of tremendous features, but I think I’ll go with the free night on award bookings.

Jenny P
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Jenny P

Bonus Award Nights is a huge benefit and by far the best value if you can utilize them.

Denise L
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Denise L

I love the Bonus Award Nights!

Scott C
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Scott C

Bonus award nights does it for me.

AMJ
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AMJ

Bonus award night!

Ralph L
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Ralph L

I like the 40k annual points upon renewal

Cindy B
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Cindy B

I like the 40,000 bonus points each year combined with the bonus award night free. It definitely makes the card worth the annual fee.

kelly sargent
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kelly sargent

The bonus night is the best feature. Especially for 3 day weekends!

TerryH
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TerryH

Bonus Award Nights!

Roddy
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Roddy

My favorite is the Gold Status. I don’t travel enough to maintain much status and this makes it worth it for me to stay at Club Carlson properties.

Jackie T
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Jackie T

Bonus award night !!!

David
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David

the 40k annual bonus.

George W
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George W

The bonus night awards

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