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Bet You Didn’t Know: An overlooked no-fee Club Carlson credit card and an experiment

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Ever since Greg the Frequent Miler first reported last month that Club Carlson was doing away with the Bonus Award Nights benefit of their Visa cards, the question in many people’s minds has been “how quickly can I dump this card?” I’ve felt the same way. I’ve actually got two Club Carlson Visas, one personal and one business. I already paid the annual fee on the business version and…

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Club Carlson’s 30,000 point bonus may be easier to get than expected

As a reminder, Club Carlson is dumping the Bonus Award Nights feature of their credit cards as of June 1, 2015.  Shortly after I reported this change, Club Carlson sent emails to cardholders titled “Information regarding your Club Carlson Visa Benefits”.  To help ease the blow, they told many (but not all) cardholders about a one time 30,000 point bonus: And, to thank you for your continued loyalty, you can earn 30,000 bonus Gold Points®…

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Prestige 4th night free benefit, take 2

Prestige 4th Night Free

The last time I wrote about the Citi Prestige card’s 4th night free benefit, my review was lukewarm.  I complained a bit about the cumbersome booking process and the fact that booking through Citi means forgoing several options for savings.  As a result, your total savings may not be as large as expected.  I’ve now made a second 4th night free booking and my view of this benefit has changed a bit – for the…

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Yes, you can cancel your Club Carlson card after booking Bonus Award Nights

Quick background: Club Carlson recently announced that Bonus Award Nights, the best feature of their co-branded credit cards, would no longer be available as of June 1 2015.  Instead, they are offering: A one-time 30,000 point bonus for a one night stay (for current cardholders, only); Triple points on stays through the end of August; and a new credit card benefit of a free night at a US property after $10K spend.  Details can be…

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How to maximize Club Carlson point earnings: 30,000 points plus 92 points per dollar

Club Carlson is currently offering a couple of overlapping promotions which make it lucrative to book Club Carlson stays despite the fact that they have announced a huge devaluation to their credit card benefits.  For those just catching up, you can find all of the background info here: Club Carlson Visa dumping Bonus Award Nights Top 7 ways to milk the Club Carlson card before and after June 1 Club Carlson offering triple points between…

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Club Carlson offering triple points between April and June

Via Head for Points, Club Carlson is offering triple points for eligible stays between now and June 28th 2015! Key details Stay must occur between now and June 28th 2015 Points, and Points + Cash stays are not eligible. You must register first, here: You can earn an extra 1000 bonus points per stay by booking through the Club Carlson mobile app Triple points are based on the normal 20 points per dollar earned…

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Top 7 ways to milk the Club Carlson card before and after June 1

Last Friday I reported that Club Carlson credit cards will be losing their most valuable benefit: Bonus Award Nights as of June 1 2015.  Club Carlson is replacing this benefit with a free night in the US, earned after $10K annual spend.  The soon-to-be-gone Bonus Award Night benefit makes the last night of each multi-night award stay free.  So, it is currently possible to double the value of your Club Carlson points by booking two…

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Club Carlson Visa dumping Bonus Award Nights

Club Carlson Bonus Award Nights

Until now, the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card and its business card twin, the Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa, offered incredible value for two night award stays.  The cards offer a feature called “Bonus Award Nights” in which the last night of your award stay is free.  So, for example, with a two night stay, you would only have to pay the points required for one night since the second night would be…

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