Club Carlson Prizes!


$500 and elite status could be yours… 

If you read Frequent Miler often, then you know that I’m a big fan of Club Carlson’s new credit cards (see “Club Carlson rocks our world… Again” and “Earn 70 points per dollar at Club Carlson hotels“).  As a result, I was contacted by Club Carlson’s PR firm and asked if I would post a Club Carlson give-away on my blog.  The give-away is designed to celebrate the launch of the new Club CarlsonSM Premier Rewards Visa Signature® card.  The prizes looked pretty sweet to me, so heck yeah!

Disclosure: At the time that I agreed to host this contest I was not aware of any compensation that I would receive.  Since then, though, I learned that I would receive two free nights at any Radisson property in North America.  This has not affected my decision to host this give away, but it is a nice bonus!

Here’s what you can win…


Two people will be selected to win the following:

  1. A full year of Club Carlson Gold Status, and
  2. A $500 Visa gift card


In the event that the winner is already a Club Carlson Gold Status
member, the winner will be given Club Carlson Concierge status for one full year, dependent upon verification from Club Carlson.

I bolded the part about Gold members getting Concierge status because I think that’s pretty special.  While it is easy to get Gold status through a status match or by signing up for their credit card, top-tier Concierge status is much harder to come by (it usually requires 75 nights per year or 30 separate stays).  With Concierge status, you get a 3000 point online booking bonus (vs. 2000 points for Silver and Gold members), 75% bonus on base points earned, and free continental breakfast.

How to win

To enter the contest, you must do the following by April 5th 2013 (Friday):

  1. Write a comment below answering this question: If you had the new Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card, how would you use the bonus points and bonus award nights? (Note: The Bonus Award Night feature was discontinued as of 6/1/2015.)

Only one submission per person is allowed.  I reserve the right to disqualify comments that are rude or vulgar.

I will pick two winners at random from all qualified submissions.

Note: In order to accept the full year of Club Carlson Gold Status and a $500 Visa gift card, the individual winner must sign up to be a Club Carlson member, which they can do here.

U.S. Bank and Carlson Inc. and their respective affiliates are not liable for any part of this contest.

Follow along on Facebook

Since the comments on this page are intended to be contest entries, please visit the Frequent Miler Facebook page to ask questions or discuss this contest in general.

On Saturday, April 6, I’ll announce the two winners on my Facebook page here.  While you’re there, please take a second to click the “Like” button!

About Club Carlson’s Visa cards

In addition to reading my take on their new cards (“Club Carlson rocks our world… Again“), you can see details at Club Carlson’s website here.  Or, just check out this graphic:


Where to go?

If you’d like some suggestions of aspirational properties to visit once you rack up points, here are some ideas (courtesy of Club Carlson):

Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel and Thalasso, Cannes:

Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel and Thalasso, Cannes


Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg:

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg


Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island:

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island


Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa, St. Martin Pool:

Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa, St. Martin Pool


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Fiji for me and my love — no question! And man could we use the break right about now! In fact, maybe I’ll book it regardless! Thanks!

S Kumar

oooohh… just a minute to 11.59PM EST. London or Paris.


I’d take my boyfriend to Paris. He’s never been out of the country before, and I’d love for him to see one of my favorite cities in the world. Yes it’s a bit of a cliche, but it’s that way for a reason.

Leslie Gross

I would say I would pick somewhere in Europe!! I do see all the responses stating they would pick FIGI and that would definetely be my second pick!!

Mike W

Fiji baby!!

Nuwan F

Fiji all the way!

Ross A. Sussman

I would give my oldest grandchild a treat for her spring break – either to the Radisson Blu Fiji for relaxation or the Radisson Blu Champs Elysee for an exciting time in Paris.


Back to Stockholm to see my mom.

Duane H

I would use the points for Fiji or Paris.

I would use the points to explore Ireland. If you can’t tell by my name I’m Irish. The points I would use to enhance the trip with all kinds of little extras.

Megan Z

I would definitely use them to get to Radisson Blu Grand Hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria!



Tom W

I want to take my kids to Disney in Florida

Rita S

I’d love to be one of the first guests at the Radisson Blu Nairobi, opening next year!


St. Martin