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Use the Club Carlson App for a Bonus 3,000 Points

I did two things today to save myself money and to earn more points.  I checked the price on a reservation I had made weeks ago for an upcoming long weekend.  The price was lower by ten dollars.  I will 99% of the time only book a refundable rate so I was able to cancel and re-book the same room for the lower price.

And I had seen that Club Carlson is running a promotion that give you an extra 3,000 points if you book your room through the app through the end of 2017. So I re-booked my room through the app to earn the extra 3,000 points.

Earn 3,000 Bonus Gold Points® when you complete a stay booked via the Club CarlsonSM mobile app*. One quick download and you’ll have benefits at your fingertips:

  • Get instant access to over 1,000 Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide
  • Save time with mobile Express Booking
  • Manage your reservations on-the-go
  • Track and redeem points
  • Access your digital Club Carlson member card

 

More information here on the bonus promotion with Club Carlson: https://www.clubcarlson.com/offers/8667119

Usually I save between 10-20 dollars on a re-book that only takes me a couple of minutes to check.  What is the most you have saved on a hotel re-book?

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Club Carlson Work Hard, Play Hard Promotion

Club Carlson has a new promotion they just announced called “Work Hard, Play Hard”.  From August 1,2016 through October 31, 2016 you can earn bonus points on your stays.

Whether you’re an on-the-go business traveler or just in need of a relaxing getaway, now you can be rewarded every day of the week with our Work Hard, Play Hard promotion. From August 1 through October 31, 2016, you can earn Double Gold Points® on weekdays or Triple Gold Points on weekends.*

  • Check in Sunday through Thursday = DOUBLE Gold Points*
  • Check in Friday or Saturday = TRIPLE Gold Points*
  • Book on our mobile app = 1,000 extra points per Eligible Stay

Register for the Work Hard, Play Hard promotion today to start rewarding yourself all week long.

*Eligible Stays completed at hotels in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates will earn Double Points for stays arriving on Saturday through Wednesday, and Triple Points for arrivals on Thursday or Friday.

You can register and find more information here: https://www.clubcarlson.com/secure/offers/11751241?int_cid=hp:marquee:q3promo

 

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Club Carlson Summer 2016 Promotion

Here is information on the latest Club Carlson hotel promotion that run through July 31st, 2016.

Register now and you can be eligible to earn up to 50,000 Gold Points® on Eligible Nights completed between April 18 and July 31, 2016. The more nights you stay with us, the larger the bonus.

  • Earn 5,000 bonus Gold Points after completing 2 Eligible Nights
  • Earn an additional 10,000 bonus Gold Points after completing 5 Eligible Nights
  • Earn another 10,000 bonus Gold Points after completing 10 Eligible Nights
  • Earn a final 25,000 bonus Gold Points after completing 15 or more Eligible Nights

You can earn up to 50,000 Gold Points, enough for a free Award Night at most Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide.*

Not a member? Join today!

*Includes Hotel Categories 1 through 6. To earn up to 50,000 Gold Points, you must complete a minimum of 15 Eligible Nights during the Promotional Period.

More information and register here: https://www.clubcarlson.com/secure/offers/11477388?int_cid=hp:marquee:q2promo

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Club Carlson Cyber Week – Wednesday

Cybertastic Wednesday - 25% off when you stay two nights at any Radisson Blu in the U.S.

Huge Savings – Today Only

Welcome to Cybertastic Wednesday! Book by 11:59 p.m. CST tonight and save 25% off our Best Available Rate on stays of two or more consecutive nights at any Radisson Blu® hotel in the U.S. now through January 31, 2016. Use Promotional Code CTWEDDAY when booking your reservation.

Participating Hotels:

This offer is available exclusively to Club Carlson members. Not a member? Join today.

We have enjoyed the Chicago and Mall of America Blu hotels. The locations are perfect and the hotels exceed our expectations each time!

More information here: https://www.clubcarlson.com/offers/10351173?

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Club Carlson Stay 5+ Earn 20,000

Club Carlson has another promotion for this summer until the end of July. Stay five or more days earn an extra 20,000 bonus gold points.

Earn 20k

Stay 5+ Days, Earn 20k Points
You deserve a vacation, and we have 20,000 reasons for you to plan one now. Stay at any Carlson Rezidor hotel for 5 or more consecutive days now through July 31, 2015 and earn 20,000 bonus Gold Points®. All you need to do is book your stay – no registration required!
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Radisson Blu Mall of America

We used some of our Club Carlson points for a weekend at the Mall of America.  We had to be in the area for a meeting anyway so why not combine fun into the weekend?

We arrive at almost 9:30pm from our Chicago flight. The hotel shuttle arrive promptly after our call and it was a quick 15 minute drive to the hotel.  A very pleasant front desk clerk told us we were upgraded to a junior suite for the weekend. Staying on points any upgrade is really appreciate!

We found our way to our seventh floor room and I like how a room key is needed to use the elevator at the Blu hotels.  I know people can still try to step on with others but I appreciate the security effort.

Radisson Blu Mall of America

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We loved these lobby seats.  The standard long fireplace made it very cozy. Daughter wants one of these pods in her room!

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Our junior suite had a couch and chair on the right side of the room. The king bed, desk and large tv are on the left.

We had the usual mansion bathroom with black sparkle.  The differences with the suite were a beautiful soaking tub and our shower had a seat in it.

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We had a great stay.  Pretty much the hotel was the highlight of our trip.  We did some looking at the Mall of America and it was nice to have the direct access.

The third floor pool area had several chairs around the pool. And surprisingly there are two screens on the end of the pool showing kids movies.  Finding Nemo was on when we popped in.  Great for the kids!

Radisson Blu Mall pool

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Our welcome gift was blue M&Ms with Radisson on the other side, Daughter made them her bedtime snack.  And a couple of bottles of water.

Rates at the Radisson Blu Mall of America start at $169 for a king or $239 for the junior suites.  We used 44,000 points for our two nights with the second nights redemption free.

More information here: http://www.radissonblu.com/reservation/rateSearch.do?rateSortFilter=%28sort%28availableRates%29%29

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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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Radisson Blu Birthday Visit

I took the opportunity this winter to visit my favorite Chicago hotel for my birthday.  The Radisson Blu did not disappoint!

We were given a great two queen room that faced Lake Michigan this time.  Usually we face the river or the park so this was nice change. It was fun to watch the pier light up at night.

View of Navy Pier from Radisson Blu

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We have a mansion room with the blue carpet and black bathroom.

Radisson Blu 2 Queen Mansion Room

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Radisson Blu Mansion Bathroom

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I love the lobby with the long fireplace!

Radisson Blu Lobby

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And one afternoon we grabbed lunch to go just to run into housekeeping in our room.  So we found a nice quiet area on the third floor to eat our lunch with some couches, tables and chairs.  Its near some conference rooms but the area was empty on a Saturday.

Radisson Blu 3rd floor common area

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More information here: http://www.radissonblu.com/aquahotel-chicago

We stayed two nights on points so the total cost was 50,000 points for our stay.

Radisson Blu Chicago

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Club Carlson 30% off Sale Oct 17- Dec 27, 2014

There is a Club Carlson hotel 30% sale being offered for many hotels October 17 – Dec 27, 2014.  This is perfect for making fall getaway plans or even a Christmas vacation.

Book your stay by October 7 for Carlson Hotels 30% discount rates on stays Oct 17 to Dec 27, 2014. Discount rate is 30% off Best Available Rate at participating hotels in Americas and Asia-Pacific for stays on certain dates from October 17 to December 27, 2014.

Here are the Radisson Blu offerings….

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Using Points for Radisson Blu Business Class Stays

I might have created a monster… Daughter has a love for the hotel business class lounge.  What is not to love?  Sprite in cute little bottles available all day.  Pastries with breakfast.  Snacks at dinner time.  Nuts and popcorn to snack on.  Its a child hotel dream!

On the flip side I refuse to pay that much for a hotel room, even if it does give me snacks and drinks! This is where Club Carlson points are a huge asset and the credit card is priceless if you have it!

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