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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.
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Per the terms & conditions: You need to pay for your stay on a Gold Point eligible rate, so award nights and cash+ points reservations do not count. The nights do not need to be consecutive- you can stay one night at three hotels or three nights at one hotel- it doesn’t matter. Existing reservations do count, but just make sure you register and provide your Club Carlson number in advance or at check-in.
Club Carlson Award Chart

38,000 points is enough for a free night at a category 1-4 hotel and if you have the Club Carlson Premier Visa card those 38,000 points will actually get you two nights at a category 4 hotel since that card gives the last night free on award stays, so you only need to pay for one night on two-night stays.

Overall, a decent promo, but nothing earth-shattering. I like the simplicity of getting the free night via points so there is no special expiration or limitation on how you use those points. I’ll likely try to hit three nights and then use those points for a top tier redemption on a two-night stay so I can really stretch the value of the points since I’m a Visa cardholder.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points Terms Apply.

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: Delta Sky Club and Centurion lounge access, $200 annual airline fee credit and up to $200 in Uber credits annually

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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