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The Best Hotel Credit Cards For Earning Elite Status

April 22, 2014

Yesterday I posted about the best credit cards that help you earn miles toward airline elite status, and I thought it would be helpful write up a companion piece exploring hotel credit cards that either earn you automatic elite status or allow you to spend your way to elite status. While some hotel co-branded credit […]

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Saturday Recap: 1,000 Bonus Delta Miles, Conrad Hotels Upgrades and Bonus Points, Bonus Lufthansa Miles, Frontier Discounts And More

March 22, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: Complimentary Upgrade or Breakfast And Bonus Points At Conrad Hotels: For stays booked before December 31, 2014, Conrad Hotels & Resorts (part of Hilton) are offering the “Luxury of Being Yourself” promotion, which allows you to select either a complimentary daily breakfast for […]

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Club Carlson Changes Effective March 15, 2014 – New Top Category, Elite Benefits Devaluation And More

February 19, 2014

Until now, I’ve sort of thought of Club Carlson as the little hotel program that could. The loyalty program of Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Plaza and other brands has simple but lucrative promos, offers decent elite benefits, has some great co-branded credit cards, and a sizeable worldwide footprint. Unfortunately, it was only a matter of […]

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Hotel WiFi – Where It’s Free and What Elite Status You Need

January 30, 2014

In this day and age, having WiFi during hotel stays is essential, whether it be for business, personal use, or simply convenience. This is especially true when traveling abroad and wanting to avoid expensive data roaming charges for your personal devices. However, many hotel chains, especially the higher-end ones, still do not offer free WiFi, […]

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Club Carlson Promotion: 38,000 Points After Three Paid Nights

January 7, 2014

There is something to be said for a simple promotion and I think Club Carlson just won my vote for simplest promotion of 2014 yet – stay three nights between January 6, 2014 and April 13, 2014 at any participating hotel worldwide to earn 38,000 bonus points. Register here. Per the terms & conditions: You […]

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Thursday Giveaway: Club Carlson Concierge Status and $500 Gift Cards

December 5, 2013

This has been a busy holiday week what with killer Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals, and with 2013 quickly coming to an end, I’m sure more than a few of you made some mattress-running hotel reservations for the final sprint towards status. However, just to inject a little bit of fun back into […]

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Top 10 New Year’s Eve Destinations That Have Points Availability

December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving is already over and Christmas and New Year’s Eve will be upon us before you know it, if you haven’t booked a spot already – then it is definitely time to start thinking about where you are going to ring in 2014. For today’s Top 10, I am going to cover some great hotels […]

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Earn Double Gold Points At Select Club Carlson Destinations

October 29, 2013

Club Carlson is currently offering a double points promotion when you book a Double Gold Points eligible rate at participating Carlson Rezidor hotels. The offer is only available on new reservations booked through the promo page at specific locations for stays Sunday – Thursday, now through December 31, 2013. Advance reservations are required and bookings are […]

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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago

October 24, 2013

I have stayed at a number of Radisson Blu hotels over the past year including recently the Radisson Blu Prado in Madrid, and while I was in town for the Chicago Seminars earlier this month, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to check out the towering Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago that opened in November […]

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Which Card Is Better – The Club Carlson Visa or Starwood American Express?

August 18, 2013

Update: Offers for the Starwood Amex cards have changed. Visit these links to see the current offers for the Starwood business and personal cards. TPG follower Eric is weighing his hotel credit card options and wants to know: “‪@thepointsguy‬ would you recommend the Starwood Preferred Guest 30,000 point American Express card or the Club Carlson 85,000 point Visa?“ I […]

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Saturday Recap: Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus Ends July 31, Save 15% with Virgin America, Save an extra 10% Off NYC Hotels with Jetsetter, Earn 1,000 bonus United miles with Waldorf Astoria and Conrad, Enter to win 50,000 American AAdvantage miles

July 27, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus Ends July 31: As a recap from earlier this month, US Airways is currently offering a targeted bonus of 100% for buying or gifting miles up to 50,000 (so 100,000 with the bonus) through July 31, 2013. Miles are sold for […]

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Club Carlson Options in Reykjavik: Radisson Blu Saga Vs. Radisson Blu 1919

July 17, 2013

When I decided to plan a very last minute trip to Reykjavik in Iceland last week, I naturally weighed up my hotel options carefully and decided on  to take advantage of my favorite Club Carlson credit card perk by staying at not one, but two, of their properties there – first at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, and then […]

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What Should I Do In Iceland For 5 Days in July?

July 9, 2013

Although I’ve been enjoying summer so far on the east coast hanging out with family and friends, barbecuing, spending some time out on the water and generally just taking advantage of the gorgeous weather we’ve been having – when I sit still for too long, the travel bug starts to bite me. I have a […]

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