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
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.