Club Carlson is a hotel loyalty program that often gets overlooked here in the US. The brands we see mostly commonly here are Radisson and Country Inns and Suites. But overseas you’re more likely to see Radisson, Radisson Blu and Park Inn. Radisson Blu can be quite nice. I recently stayed at the Radisson Blu in Istanbul (review forthcoming!) and quite enjoyed it.
Now Club Carlson is running a promotion whereby you can earn your way toward elite status more quickly. If you’re a member of Club Carlson (and it’s free to join) just register HERE for Double Nights or Double Points. Then, for each stay between now and December 30, 2014 you’ll earn your selection toward elite status.
Of course, the easiest way to earn Gold status is to pick up the Club Carlson Visa Signature card. You’ll earn 50,000 points after your first purchase and another 35,000 points if you spend $2500 within 90 days of applying. This card allows you to earn 10 points per dollar at Club Carlson hotels and 5 points per dollar elsewhere. Plus you get 40,000 points each year when you pay the $75 annual fee! And if you need any more incentive to pick up the card, when you make an award reservation of 2 nights or more, the last night is free to all card holders! It’s a hard deal to beat.
Disclaimer: I do not have any affiliation with Club Carlson or Visa and I do not receive any referral incentives