Club Carlson Free Night Certs
After they slaughtered the value of their co-branded credit card, Club Carlson tried to make things right over the summer. At first they offered 30,000 points for one stay and then they began giving certain credit card holders a free night e-cert.
Unfortunately many people including myself were left out of this free night offer. After hearing about others in the same boat who were successful, I was able to contact US Bank and was eventually promised that I would receive the certificate in 6-8 weeks. Then the waiting began.
Downgrading My Card
During that time the annual fee on my Club Carlson card came due and I didn’t want to pay it. With my Hyatt obsession taking up most of my hotel nights, I just don’t have the need for the card anymore. I worried if I cancelled it that they wouldn’t give me the e-cert, so I decided to downgrade to the no annual fee version in what was one of the strangest calls ever.
When I wrote about that move, some people wondered if they would still give me the cert now that I only have the basic card. Thankfully the answer to that question came today. Rene from Delta Points alerted me on Twitter that his wife’s free nights had posted. After seeing his post I checked my account and discovered my shiny new e-cert! Good for one year. 100% off. Yes!
Check Your Accounts &/Or Ask For Your Own
If you were promised a free night cert from Club Carlson then go ahead and check your account. It will be listed in the “My Account” section after you login. If you have the credit card and weren’t offered the free night, follow the instructions in this post. They worked for me and several other people.
Now that I have my free e-cert, I just need to figure out where to use it. I’m over Radisson Blu properties in Europe and their New York location has bad reviews. I’m thinking Chicago!