Monthly Archives: April 2015

New Club Carlson Promo and the Bad News….

I have been a huge Club Carlson fan for a long time.  They were my program of choice for many years, sorry to say it looks like that is changing….  Friday some bloggers discovered bad news from Club Carlson that made me rethink my travel plans.  The 2nd day free bonus on points ends May 28th.  😦

Now they have announced a new promo that offers triple points through June 28th.  I would normally be excited, but now that my one night in Chicago will be 50,000 points and not my two night weekend I am not feeling the love.  A new promo does not make me feel better.

And now I have a short window to plan my travel for the rest of the year when I do not yet have sports schedules, etc.  Not good times for the planner in me.  I don’t know right now where I want to spend Christmas or Daughters fall break.  So I am moving programs again, most likely back to Marriott for my earnings.

https://www.clubcarlson.com/secure/offers/9176281?language=en&hotelBrandCode=&rtm=em.20150406.goldpointsplus.trig.promoreg.9176281A.en.r11of1.tsandcs

Register today for the Triple Points Time promotion and you’ll be on your way to earning triple Gold Points® on Eligible Stays at more than 1,000 Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide. Plus, you can earn 1,000 bonus points on Eligible Stays booked through the Club CarlsonSM mobile app. Register today to take advantage of this rich offer exclusive to Club Carlson members.

You must be a Club Carlson member to participate in the “Triple Points Time” promotion (“Promotion”). Promotion is valid for Eligible Stays, as defined in the Club Carlson Terms and Conditions, between April 6, 2015 and June 28, 2015 (“Promotion Period”). To earn 40 bonus Gold Points per US. Dollar spent on Eligible Stays in addition to the 20 standard Gold Points per U.S. Dollar spent on Eligible Stays (“Triple Points”), you must register online for the Promotion at clubcarlson.com/triple and provide your Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or at check-in. Once registered, you will earn Triple Points on Eligible Stays at Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels worldwide during the Promotion Period. In addition to Triple Points, once you are registered you will earn 1,000 bonus points for Eligible Stays booked on the Club Carlson mobile app. Stays or nights paid for by redeeming points or by using Points + Cash are not eligible for this Promotion. You only need to register once, but you must register before checkout of the Eligible Stay to earn Triple Points for that stay.

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Fair Trade Friday April 3, 2015

I just love Fair Trade Friday!!!!!  The month seems to fly past and then there is a new package in my mailbox!

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This bundle was in my mailer.  What could it be?  A great bag?  A table runner? A scarf?  Ends up its a beautiful spring infinity scarf. I wore it already and received complements.

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The rest of the items.   A great zippered makeup bag I am taking to Europe.  A handmade card to use for Mother’s Day.  English breakfast tea and my scarf.

I love Fair Trade Fridays!!!!

More information here: http://fairtradefriday.club/

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Rainforest Cafe in Chicago

I usually end up visiting Bubba Gump Shrimp or Rainforest cafe for my birthday, can you guess why?  The Landry’s Select Club birthday promotion.  The month of your birthday they place a $25 credit on your account.  Free lunch or dinner!

This trip we visited Rainforest Cafe for dinner.  It was a typical crowd when we arrived on a Saturday night.   But having the Landry’s club card allows you faster seating.  Show the hostess your card at the podium when you check in.  You will be seated promptly afterwards.  We have never had to wait more than 10-15 minutes from check in.

We were given a nice table near a fish tank and some animation characters.

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Our service was great and everything came out hot and tasty. I had the burger and Daughter had the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich.

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We also had a $25 Landry’s gift card I had earned through Mypoints.  I usually cash out a couple times a year with Mypoints for food gift cards.

More about Mypoints here: https://www.mypoints.com/emp/u/index.vm

More on Landry’s Select Club here: http://www.landrysselect.com/SelectClubFeatures.aspx

And more on Rainforest Cafe here: http://www.rainforestcafe.com/

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Maggie Daley Ice Ribbon

As we left the child’s play area of Maggie Daley Park we stopped to look at the skating ribbon.  Millennium Park has an ice rink up near Michigan Ave but the skating ribbon is a new addition by Randolph.

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On a Saturday evening this place was pretty busy.  It did look like a lot of fun to try once next winter on a visit.  Its free to skate if you have your own.  Or $12 to rent skates.

More information can be found here: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/ice-rinks/

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Hilton Hhonors Points and Promotion

Hilton Hhonors is giving you 1,000 points to change your password.  Easy points!

Please update your password now and earn 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points.

As of April 22, 2015, all members will be required to update their PIN, or current password, to a new and secure password. Update your password now by visiting the Personal Information section of your account profile.

  • How do I change the password on my account?

You can reset or create a password by:

  • Visiting www.HHonors.com/Login with your current username or HHonors number and existing password/PIN.
  • On the left-hand side, under the My Profile section, click “Personal Information.”
  • If you have a password, select “Change Password;” if you do not have a password, select “create username and password.”
  • Your new password must be at least eight characters, contain at least one upper case letter, and contain at least one number or one special character.
  • Remember to choose a unique password and update it regularly to protect your personal information.
  • If you don’t change your password before April 22, 2015, you will be prompted to make this update the next time you attempt to login to your account on or after this date.

And a promotion:

Sign up below and earn Double Points or Double Miles with any of our 60+ airline partners when you stay at participating hotels from March 1 through May 31, 2015. If you’re not already a member, joining is easy — just choose Double Points or Double Miles to get started.

DOUBLE YOUR

POINTS   OR

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