Club Carlson Prizes!

$500 and elite status could be yours… 

If you read Frequent Miler often, then you know that I’m a big fan of Club Carlson’s new credit cards (see “Club Carlson rocks our world… Again” and “Earn 70 points per dollar at Club Carlson hotels“).  As a result, I was contacted by Club Carlson’s PR firm and asked if I would post a Club Carlson give-away on my blog.  The give-away is designed to celebrate the launch of the new Club CarlsonSM Premier Rewards Visa Signature® card.  The prizes looked pretty sweet to me, so heck yeah!

Disclosure: At the time that I agreed to host this contest I was not aware of any compensation that I would receive.  Since then, though, I learned that I would receive two free nights at any Radisson property in North America.  This has not affected my decision to host this give away, but it is a nice bonus!

Here’s what you can win…

 

Two people will be selected to win the following:

  1. A full year of Club Carlson Gold Status, and
  2. A $500 Visa gift card

 

In the event that the winner is already a Club Carlson Gold Status
member, the winner will be given Club Carlson Concierge status for one full year, dependent upon verification from Club Carlson.

I bolded the part about Gold members getting Concierge status because I think that’s pretty special.  While it is easy to get Gold status through a status match or by signing up for their credit card, top-tier Concierge status is much harder to come by (it usually requires 75 nights per year or 30 separate stays).  With Concierge status, you get a 3000 point online booking bonus (vs. 2000 points for Silver and Gold members), 75% bonus on base points earned, and free continental breakfast.

How to win

To enter the contest, you must do the following by April 5th 2013 (Friday):

  1. Write a comment below answering this question: If you had the new Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card, how would you use the bonus points and bonus award nights? (Note: The Bonus Award Night feature was discontinued as of 6/1/2015.)

Only one submission per person is allowed.  I reserve the right to disqualify comments that are rude or vulgar.

I will pick two winners at random from all qualified submissions.

Note: In order to accept the full year of Club Carlson Gold Status and a $500 Visa gift card, the individual winner must sign up to be a Club Carlson member, which they can do here.

U.S. Bank and Carlson Inc. and their respective affiliates are not liable for any part of this contest.

Follow along on Facebook

Since the comments on this page are intended to be contest entries, please visit the Frequent Miler Facebook page to ask questions or discuss this contest in general.

On Saturday, April 6, I’ll announce the two winners on my Facebook page here.  While you’re there, please take a second to click the “Like” button!

About Club Carlson’s Visa cards

In addition to reading my take on their new cards (“Club Carlson rocks our world… Again“), you can see details at Club Carlson’s website here.  Or, just check out this graphic:

ClubCarlsonPremierRewards_Infographic_FINAL

Where to go?

If you’d like some suggestions of aspirational properties to visit once you rack up points, here are some ideas (courtesy of Club Carlson):

Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel and Thalasso, Cannes:

Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel and Thalasso, Cannes

 

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg:

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg

 

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island:

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island

 

Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa, St. Martin Pool:

Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa, St. Martin Pool

 

About Greg The Frequent Miler

Greg is the owner, founder, and primary author of the Frequent Miler. He earns millions of points and miles each year, mostly without flying, and dedicates this blog to teaching others how to do the same.

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Irik

I would head to Scandinavia; either Iceland or Norway.

David
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I would use my points to go to Fiji! Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island would be a great place to cross off another item from our bucket list.

Alexis
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Alexis

Radisson Blu Champs Elysees!

JC
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JC

I’d stay at the Radisson Blu in Chicago!

Greg
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Greg

Radisson Blu Alcron in Prague.

Jason
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Jason

Fiji looks fantastic, I’d love to have a nice place to stay when I get back from diving!

Kyle
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Kyle

That picture of the St. Martin pool is calling my name. That is going to have to be my pick.

Aaron
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Aaron

I would go to Paris!

Kamal
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Kamal

Take my family to Orlando and disney.

Louis
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Louis

I would take my girlfriend on a long-overdue trip to Switzerland and stay at the Radisson Blu Zurich!

PJ
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I’d really like to use the extra award night in Paris this fall.

Philip
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Philip

I will be staying in Rome and would love to use an extra award night there.

fj
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fj

I would like to take my mother for a check up at the Cleveland Clinic and stay at the Radisson Hotel Cleveland-Gateway to see her hometown.

Stacey
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Stacey

London, London, London! Lots of Club Carlson properties to choose from there, but it’s hard to beat The Mayfair for location.

Michael
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Michael

I was going to say I would use them in Paris But then I saw St. Martin. That looks fantastic! I think St. Martin would be the place to use them.

Theresa
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Theresa

London! I’d take the kids there for a family reunion.

Sean
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Sean

I would use the extra reward night at the Radison Blue in Chicago! I’ve never been to Chicago and I want to visit a friend who lives there.

GQ
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GQ

need to get out of this cold, so St. Martin it is with those points!

chuck
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chuck

I would use them to send my in-laws to see the world.

Flyer94
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Flyer94

French Polynesia

Bob
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Bob

Anywhere in Europe!

Sam
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Sam

Can’t wait to visit family in Chicago and check out the new Radisson Blu.

srptraveller
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srptraveller

wow thus would be

Chris N
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Chris N

Maui for us.

Mow
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Mow

Johannesburg YAY!!

tyler
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tyler

Radisson Blu Chicago looks great!

srptraveller
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srptraveller

Wow this would be so brilliant! Have just been to south america for the first time and am Now desperate to go back for leisure with my wife,

Radisson Royal Quito, Ecuador for us – Concierge status might just swing the Presidential Suite!

Lantean
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Lantean

Radisson Blu Sydney… I am planning a NZ/Australia trip!

Stephen G
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Stephen G

I would go to the London Park Plaza County Hall it’s a great property with a great location in London.

Chris W
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Chris W

Definitely Fiji!

Nicholas Austin
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Nicholas Austin

I would use it for Istanbul!

Justyna
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Justyna

I would go to Reykjavik, Iceland and spend several nights there in RADISSON BLUE 1919 and PARK INN ISLAND.
Happy travels to all of us!

Mary Kate
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Mary Kate

Radisson Blu Paris – my husband has never been out of the country and I know that his dream is to see Paris.

roza
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roza

I would go to London.

Shawn
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Shawn

I would travel through Southeast Asia using the points at different properties along the way.

Shirley
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Shirley

I have a trip planned for Chicago, and the Radisson Blu there looks lovely.

Anh Vo
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Anh Vo

I’ve been staying at the Radisson Blu in Chicago for 3 times now. Such a fine place. Filini restaurant is a decent one for pizzas.
That said, this time I probably will choose Radisson Blu Paris. Walking down just one block to Joséphine to grab some hot baguette in the morning…

Sigrid D
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Sigrid D

I would go to London.

Rebecca W
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Rebecca W

I would go to Johannesburg!

russell
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russell

What a great response – almost 1k responses!
For me I’d love to go visit the Fiji resort. A bit tricky to get to with rewards tickets but I’m sure more than worth it.

Peter
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Peter

This may be a fairly low level redemption compared to what most folks have planned, but I would use the points to put up my friends and I in Reykjavik during an upcoming trip to Iceland this summer.

Thanks for the great blogging!

TedDaniels
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TedDaniels

I would take my beautiful bride to Italy. Then to Ireland. Then to England. Never stop travelling until I eventually get home.

YT
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YT

After reading club Carlson Rocks Our World…Again, I applied and got the Visa Signature Card. I have been using the Visa Card for all my spendings in order to reach 150,000 points. I want to bring my mom who has never been to Europe to visit Paris. With the bonus points and by maximizing the free bonus Award, we would stay 2 nights at Radisson Blue Ambassador Hotel, 2 nights at Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel and 2 nights at Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel. If I win the contest and be able to upgrade to Concierge status, my mom and I can enjoy breakfast in the hotels and this will help in reducing the cost of the trip. I hope this will be a nice Mother’s Day present!!

Paul H
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Paul H

Fiji please! Know they have some political stuff going on now but would be worth the trip!

Dan R
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Dan R

I’d heck out the Radisson Blu St. Martin.

Amit
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Amit

It has to be somewhere in Europe – France or Italy. Cant wait for the results!!!

jp
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jp

I’d save up enough points to book 2 nights and get a 3rd free at one of the hotels to open up in the Maldives at the end of the year.

Kamaraj
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Kamaraj

Radisson Blu in Cape Town Waterfront!!!

Richard
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Richard

To Paris for our anniversary!

Eli
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Eli

I’d book 2 nights and get a 3rd free at one of the hotels to open up in the Maldives pretty soon.

2thepoints
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2thepoints

Paris and St. Martin are top of my list …..

thrashsoundly
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thrashsoundly

Radisson Blu Capetown!

Josh
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Josh

Fiji for sure!

Ken D
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Ken D

I’ve always wanted to check out St. Martin, so that would be my first choice!

Harold
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Harold

To stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg

Tarah Malano
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Tarah Malano

I am getting married in January so I would use them towards my honeymoon!

Eric Zhou
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Eric Zhou

100% I would use the opportunity to see the Johannesburg Radisson Blu. What a city!

Annalisa Illiano
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Annalisa Illiano

Radisson Blu Chicago.

sophie
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sophie

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island. Honeymooned in Fiji five years ago and sooooo ready to go back!!

Deb W
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Deb W

Radisson Blu Chicago sounds great!

Teja P
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Teja P

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Scott Westerfield
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Scott Westerfield

I was in London for the first time about 20 years ago. Seems like there are some very centrally located Carlson properties. I’d love to go back!

Neal
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Neal

Dubin, and savor my Guinness

Antonio
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Antonio

Paris at the Radisson Blu would be a wonderful trip!

Trang
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Trang

Paris.

Deepak
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9 nights at the Phoenix Park Inn Resort, Candolim, GOA, INDIA – and the 10th night would be free! A nice long vacation in December, maybe for NYE or for the Sunburn music festival 🙂

Ket
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Ket

I would use the points at Fiji to get away for some peace and quiet.

Ben
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Ben

Would use the point at Radisson Blu somewhere in Norway for my 20th anniversary.

Jane S.
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Jane S.

Radisson Bleu at Sharm El Sheik is where I would love to visit and stay

Abhi
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Abhi

I’d definitely want to experience the Radisson Blu in Johannesburg.

Todd
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Todd

Definitely would use it to go back to Bangkok

Francisco
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Francisco

I’d take my foster children and wife to Orlando – a cat 1 option so the vacation can last. Thank you!!!!

MrAlexMoore
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MrAlexMoore

I would go spend a few extra nights in Rome!

Travel With Miles
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I would use the 85K for 10 nights at the Radisson Taba and 8 nights at the Raddison El Quseir in Egypt using the free night benefit for award redemption making 2 night stays 🙂

Michael
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Michael

I would definitely try out the Radisson Blu in Chicago for the weekend, and go see the Cubbies!

Glenn
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Glenn

A stay at the Radisson Ambassador Plaza Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico!

Lynn B
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Lynn B

Fiji is the place to go.

Nicholas
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Nicholas

Prague and Paris!

Garrett
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Garrett

I would use the free nights in Paris or London. Plan on traveling a lot personally next year.

Mike B
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Mike B

Radisson Blu Amsterdam again, where I just spent 4 nights last week!

Jean
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Jean

Definetly the Fiji’s

Hao L
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Hao L

We’re planning on a trip to Europe next year – would be great to use it for some Radisson Blu’s there.

Mike
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Mike

Would love to have Gold Status! and this credit card will come in very handy on my trip this summer specifically because I will be staying 1-3 days in many cities so bonus award nights are going to be really helpful in keeping hotel costs down!

Kira
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Kira

The photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing! I would head straight for St. Martin.

Smay
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Smay

Me and my girl in Paris!

Todd M.
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Todd M.

I think I would head for Cannes! Beautiful.

Jean
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Jean

Radisson Blu Resort in Fiji for me, thx!

Tom
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Tom

Phuket !

Ajit
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Ajit

I’d definitely love to stay at the Radisson Blu, Paris Opera!

The Mean Farmer
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The Mean Farmer

I lived in Fiji for 2 years long ago and have been trying to find a way to get back and visit. I spent nearly a year in the Nadi and Sigatoka areas so I would LOVE to find a way to spend some time back in Fiji.

Vinaka Vaka Levu!

pawtim
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pawtim

i love to stay at one in Africa!!

Anh
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Anh

London

Mike H
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Mike H

St. Marts!

canucklehead
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canucklehead

Would be great to stay at the Radisson Blu Sydney or Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen!

Gabriel
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The Radisson in Almaty, Kazakhstan. I’ve flown through but never stopped, and it’s high time I did the Silk Road.

Joe
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Joe

Return to Fiji!!

Rob156
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Rob156

Madrid- the new Radisson Blue opposite the renowned El Prado Museum

Lori B
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Lori B

The windy city for sure! The one and only US Radisson Blu in Chicago! Thank you so much for picking me :o)

michael
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michael

On our trip to Kathmandu .10 cpp an excellent value!!!! Plus bonus night, need I say more?

Christine Doherty
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Christine Doherty

FIGI!