Disclosure: I am getting two one-night stay certificates at U.S. Radissons for hosting this giveaway. I’ll look into giving them away too.

The Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card has generously donated two $500 Visa Gift Cards and two prizes of Club Carlson Gold Status for two lucky MileValue readers. The contest ends tonight, Friday November 8, 2013 at 11:59 PM Hawaii Time. I will pick and announce the winners tomorrow. You can still enter in two ways today even if you entered twice on Monday!

Each of the two winners will receive:

  • One $500 Visa Gift Card
  • Club Carlson Gold Elite Status through February 2014 (If you already have Club Carlson Gold Status, you will receive Concierge Status through February 2014.)

What are the two ways to enter today? What are the two ways to enter from Monday? How can you enter four ways in four minutes?

Info on the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card

I just signed up for the business version of the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card in August because it is one of the best hotel cards on the market.

The killer benefit is that cardholders receive the last night free on any award of two nights or longer. That means that two night award stays are 50% off!

Other benefits include:

  • 10 points per $1 spent in eligible net purchases at participating Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide
  • 5 points per $1 spent in eligible net purchases everywhere else
  • 85,000 Bonus Gold Points to start – Receive 50,000 Gold Points after your first purchase.  Plus 35,000 points once you spend $2,500 on your card within the first 90 days
  • Bonus Award Night – When you redeem Gold Points for 2 or more consecutive Award Nights, your last night is free. Exclusively for cardmembers!
  • Club Carlson Gold Status is yours after you activate and use your card
  • 40,000 Renewal Bonus Points each year when you renew your card
  • $75 annual fee

The automatic annual 40,000 point retention bonus means I would plan to hold a Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card indefinitely.

Club Carlson Gold Points can be used at over 1,000 Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Plaza, Park Inn, Country Inns and Suites properties worldwide.

After meeting the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card‘s minimum spending requirement, you’d have at least 97,500 Gold Points, which with the last-night-free benefit on award nights, would be enough for 20 nights–ten two-night stays–at a Category 1 hotel like the Radisson Blue Beke, Budapest.

My aspirational Club Carlson property is the Category 6 Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, which costs 50,000 points per night. As a cardholder, you could stay two nights in the hotel for 50,000 points total.

How to Enter

There are two winners for today’s contest and two ways to win. You can enter both ways, but you can only win one of the prize packages. You have to be a Club Carlson member to collect your prize package, so sign up here for free.

#1 Comment

Comment once on today’s post with the hotel within Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s portfolio (more than 1,000 properties worldwide) at which you would be most excited to use the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card.

You can get a second entry into the random drawing of commenters by commenting on Monday’s post with your favorite benefit of the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card.

I will randomly pick one of the comments from this post or Monday’s post as a winner after entry closes at 11:59 PM Hawaii time on Friday, November 8, 2013.

(For those who have signed up to receive one free daily email with all of MileValue’s latest posts: replying to that email is not a way to enter this contest. Click this post’s title in the email to be taken to the post on MileValue.com.)

#2 Retweet

Follow @milevalue and retweet the following tweet, which can be found here.

I will randomly pick one person who retweets that tweet or this identical one after entry closes at 11:59 PM Hawaii time on Friday, November 8, 2013.

Good luck to everyone! And thanks to the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card for the generous prizes.

Terms and Conditions: MileValue.com is the sponsor of this giveaway. U.S. Bank, Carlson Inc., and their respective affiliates and employees are not sponsors and are not responsible for any part of the giveaway. Scott Grimmer’s decisions are final as to all aspects of the contest.



Editorial Disclaimer: The editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuers. Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of the credit card issuers, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuers.

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  1. I want to try something different! ……. Radisson Blu, Istanbul Sisli…….. fits the bill. Thanks for the contest.

  2. I would love to use it at Radisson Blu in Chicago! It looks Blu-tiful! And the waves of the hotel are enticing!

  3. I would visit the Radisson Blu in Oslo, Norway. My 10 year old son lives in Norway and I would love to visit him soon. We have stayed at this Radisson Blu before and it is a beautiful Hotel. It is located right downtown and it has a pool, on the top floor, with incredible views of the city. I have the Club Carlson card already, so if I got elevated to Concierge Status, it would amazing. Thanks for the chance!

  4. Radisson Blu 1919 in Iceland so I can ride across the rocky landscape on one of those sturdy, shaggy Icelandic ponies.

  5. I would use my status and points at the Radisson Blu St Martin. I have always wanted to sit at Maho Beach and watch the planes come in, and this would certainly help get me there!

  6. I’d love to use it at the Radisson Blu Chicago. I tried desperately to get in with a free night cert with no luck and had to use it elsewhere because it was expiring. .

  7. Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakech Carré Eden when it opens! But if that’s not part of the contest, Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Pera

  8. I would use the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card at the Radisson Blu Zurich Airport. I love watching the acrobatic aerialist spinning around inside the ceiling high glass tube wine cellar in the lobby bar to retrieve wine bottles, and watching the planes land and takeoff from the window of my sleek and comfortable hotel room.

  9. I’ve never stayed in a Club Carlson hotel, so it’s time I remedied that! One of my “life list” goals is to be lowered in a cage with great white sharks off the South African coast, so I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

  10. I’d love to use the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature card at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square Hotel.

  11. Radisson operates the north-most full service hotel in Longyearbyen – the north-most settlement in the world on Svalbard island. I was there in April and was late booking my accomodation (turned out April is one of their busiest months) so by the time I decided to pull the trigger, it was gone already. Next time I go back there, I am looking forward to staying at that Radisson.

  12. The best use and best hotel for me would be the Radisson Blu Waterfront in Cape Town South Africa. Wonderful looking property in a superb location in an intriguing country. It would also allow me to see one of my heros, Dr. Marius Barnard, who lives outside Cape Town. I admire him and he is in Ill health, so a trip to Africa using miles combined with a hotel stay at the Radisson would be perfect. Thanks to Carlson and Scott.
    Good luck to all.

  13. Radisson Blu Bosphorus in Istanbul. Already have it booked for 50k points for 2 nights but would love to upgrade my Gold status to Concierge before I go!

  14. Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney! Planning a trip down under and I’d be pumped to use my Club Carlson card there…though hopefully just for incidentals after using this gift card…

  15. Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney! Planning a trip down under and I’d be pumped to use my Club Carlson card there…though hopefully just for incidentals after using this gift card…

  16. Planning on hitting the Radisson Blue Aqua hotel in Chicago!! Seen many reviews online and thought it would be nice to pair some free award nights with a free flight with the companion pass!

  17. Probably the Radisson in Moscow. Going to spend a week in Europe in the summer with YYZ-MUC deal, will have to take a good look at getting the radisson card in my next churn.

  18. Since I want to get to Sydney sometime in the next few years I would choose The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney. The location of this historic, five-star hotel puts me in walking distance of the Sydney Opera House.

  19. I’d use them for an upcoming trip to Puerto Rico at the Radisson Ambassador in San Juan. Perfect timing!

  20. the 85000 club carlson points obtained by signing up for their visa gives you upgrade and free stay opportunities right away

  21. The Radison Blu in Chicago would make a great getaway for my hubby and I to get a little time away from the kids.. we live in Des Moines, so it’s only a 5 hour drive / 1 hr flight (using Avios, of course)!

  22. Iceland is my #1 most desired place to visit, and it would be even cooler if I got to stay in the Radisson Blu Reykjavik!

  23. I would be excited to use this at the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket as I have never been to Thailand.

  24. Ooohhh – so many places and Radisson’s I’d love to stay at – but have to say that realistically it would be the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago. Looks totally AWESOME!!!

  25. Country Inn and Suites Billings, MT. No kidding. Never been to Montana and would you to see Big Sky country!

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