We are looking at visiting Savannah, Georgia this summer. I found out there is a Country Inn and Suites in the historic district, it redeems at 38,000 points a night. That amount didn’t bother me as the hotel runs around $175 a night on the weekend, I would rather use points than pay that amount! After taxes the total is $192.14 a night. Ouch!!!! (This is why I collect hotel points!) I would love to stay for two nights but $385 is much more than I am willing to pay.
But with the Club Carlson Visa the 2nd nights redemption with points is waived. Its a free 2nd night on a points stay. So two nights over a weekend in the County Inn and Suites Savannah Historic District would only be 38,000 points total. I am very interested at what amounts to then 19,000 points a night! Your points go twice as far if you stay in the same hotel for two nights.
Also if you sign up for the Club Carlson Visa the current offer is 85,000 points to start and automatic gold status. Automatic gold on its own is not to shabby but the redemption perk is the largest value of the card in my eyes. I think this would be a very good deal for our family.