Last Day to Enter: Free Giveaway Friday: $1,000 in Visa Gift Cards and Club Carlson Gold Status

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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.

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217 Responses to Last Day to Enter: Free Giveaway Friday: $1,000 in Visa Gift Cards and Club Carlson Gold Status

  1. Michael H.(oldfox)

    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. Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik is a place I’ve been looking at!

  4. Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket

  5. The Radisson Blu Berlin, on the River Spree.
    Thanks for the contest!

  6. I would love to use it at Radisson Blu in Chicago.

  7. Radisson Blu in Chicago

  8. Radisson Blu in Philadelphia!

  9. Radisson Blu Berlin

  10. corinne thompson

    Radisson summit Panama….heading there next week!

  11. Would love to visit the Radisson Blu Chicago!

  12. Radisson Blu Edwardian, London.

  13. Radisson Blu Cebu looks nice!

  14. Spending two nights in Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul would be so cool!!

  15. Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket

  16. We are thinking about a trip to the Radisson in Aruba

  17. Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel Reykjavik. I really want to go to Iceland.

  18. Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel in LONDON

  19. The Radisson New York City Martinique.

  20. Radisson Blu Palace Resort & Thalasso!

  21. Radisson Blu Lucerne

  22. Radisson Blu Chicago would be a nice getaway!

  23. Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Cape Town South Africa–looks amazing!

  24. Radisson blu in Istanbul

  25. Radisson Blu Le Dokhans in Paris

  26. Radisson Blu in Dublin!

  27. Radisson moscow would be my choice

  28. The Radisson Blu Chicago!!!

  29. I’m going to have to visit The Radisson Blu Chicago someday soon.

  30. Radisson blu in chicago

  31. Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik is a hotel I’ve been wanting to stay at and we’re going next week!

  32. Radisson Blu Dubrovnik

  33. Never stayed at a Radisson but it would be a great chance for Hamburg Germany

  34. Radisson Blu Berlin

  35. We’d love to visit Iceland, and the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel in Reykjavik is on our list!

  36. I want to try Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa AND Radisson Blu St. Martin Resort, Marina & Spa.

  37. Alexandra Boggio

    Radisson Blu Resort Palace and Thalsao

  38. Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square Hotel or any London Radisson!

  39. steve sapontzis

    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!

  40. Radisson blu in Chicago

  41. Radisson Blu Stockholm

  42. Radisson blu in chicago would be great!

  43. Radisson Blu Oslo

  44. I would choose the Radisson blu in chicago

  45. Radisson blu in chicago woudl be my first pick

  46. I think Chicago Radisson blu would be it!

  47. Radisson Blu in Capetown next July!!

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

  49. I would love to try the radison blu in Chicago

  50. Radisson Blu in Gurgaon. Im starting my journey of being a full time traveller ! Excited and nervous.

  51. Radisson Blu in Fiji

  52. 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!

  53. Radisson Blu Edwardian, London

  54. ArkansasTraveler

    Radisson Hotel Kathmandu

  55. I’d want to stay at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Cape Town, SA.

  56. I’d use it at the Radisson Suite Hotel Halifax because I’ve always wanted to visit Nova Scotia!

  57. I would be most excited to use the Club Carlson Card at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.

  58. Radisson blu Chicago

  59. radisson detroit….breakfast buffet is all mine!!!

  60. I’d love to try Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket!

  61. Radisson Blu Chicago!

  62. Hoping to extend an upcoming business trip, so I can stay at the Radisson Blu in Amsterdam!

  63. At the Radisson in NYC!

  64. I’d use the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card at the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago.

  65. 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. .

  66. I’d use it at the 5 star May Fair in London!

  67. The Radisson Blu Chicago!

  68. Radisson Blu Bosphorous in Istanbul!

  69. I would absolutely love to visit the Radisson Blu Resort in Malta (St. Julian’s)!!

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

  71. Would love to stay at the Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel in Sydney during my 6 month Australia adventure!

  72. Radisson Blu Chicago!

  73. Any Radisson Blu in a city I will be traveling to.

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

  75. Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti!

  76. Radisson Blu in Sydney!

  77. 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.

  78. Radisson blu, Chicago

  79. 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.

  80. I would like to Redeem for Radisson Blu in Chicago

  81. Radisson Blu in Budapest, would love to spend morr time in this city.

  82. The Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram, India

  83. Radisson blu Cannes.

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

  85. Radisson Blu in Chicago for next summer vacation

  86. Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik!

  87. Radisson Blu Shanghai New World to kick off my long put-off China trip!

  88. 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.

  89. The Dakar Senegal Radisson Blu looks gorgeous! That’s where I’d like to stay.

  90. I’d love to go to the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket

  91. The Radisson Blu in Copenhagen!!

  92. The May Fair in London.

  93. Radisson Blu Chicago!
    Because I want to find out what’s so special about it!

  94. Radisson Lima since I am going there.

  95. Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino! Thanks for the contest

  96. Radisson Blu Zurich for my wife’s and my 3rd anniversary! :D

  97. The Radisson Blu Reykjavik!

  98. May Fair in London for my girlfriend and I’s first trip to Europe!

  99. The Radisson Blu Chicago would be a great base of operations!

  100. Radisson Decapolis Miraflores! Going there in February.

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  102. 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.

  103. 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!

  104. Raddison Blu Budapest for my upcoming trip :D

  105. 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…

  106. The May Fair in London. I’ll be there in March, and I’m hoping to try it out.

  107. The Radisson Blu in Rome-next summer for my son’s high school graduation family trip.

  108. Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu

  109. The Radisson Blu in Oslo! I live in Phoenix so whenever I vacation, its to somewhere cold!

  110. Radisson Blu Dakar

  111. 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…

  112. I would stay at the Radisson in Aruba. Combine that with a British Avios mid range redemption from MIA to Aruba for only 7500 miles / way.

  113. Any of the three Club Carlson properties in Reykjavik. Will be there next summer.

  114. Radisson Blu Edwardian in London!!!

  115. Radisson Blu Chicago!

  116. 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!

  117. I’d love to visit the Radisson Hotel Maiorana in Belem, Brazil.

  118. Definitely Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysees, Paris

  119. Going to Europe, again… want to stay at the CC properties.

  120. 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.

  121. The Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel for my upcoming trip to Reykjavik!

  122. Radisson Blu Paris Opera!

  123. Radisson blu paris would be perfect!

  124. 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.

  125. Radisson Blu Cape Town

  126. RADISSON BLU PLAZA RESORT PHUKET PANWA BEACH for honeymoon next summer!

  127. Radisson Blu Brussels for us!

  128. Radisson Blue, Istanbul Sisli……been wanting to go to Istanbul for awhile now.

  129. Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz. I’ve always liked the building, and it would be a great place to use the card.

  130. I would love to use it at Radisson Blu Cape Town!

  131. Radisson Blu Resort, St. Martin….headed down next year and want to stay here!

  132. Radisson in Paris. Ooh La La!

  133. I’m going with Peter5!

  134. Radison Blu Berlin for my trip in January :)

  135. Country Inn in Williamsburg, VA

  136. Tarheel traveler

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

  137. I would stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Cape Town South Africa

  138. Radisson in Paris!!

  139. Would love to use it at Radisson Blu in Dubai, especially the Deira Creek one. Be there in about 2 weeks!

  140. I would love to use it at Radisson Blu in Chicago! Can’t beat the value.

  141. Definitely would love to stay in one of the Paris Radissons again.

  142. Definitely the Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket… beach time.

  143. Radisson Blu Phuket Panwa Beach

  144. I would like to use it at Radisson Blu in Chicago. Thanks.

  145. Radisson Blu Dublin

  146. Radission resort Aruba

  147. I would use it at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Sydney, Australia!

  148. Traveling Tamara

    Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh or Kuwait, as I’d love to see the colorful interiors in person!

  149. Mayfair London for me, please :)

  150. Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel in London next summer.

  151. Radisson Blu St Martin

  152. Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik!

  153. Blu in Oslo

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

  155. Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel, Paris Eiffel

  156. Radisson Blu Martinez in Lebanon!

  157. Radisson Blu St Martin

  158. Radisson Blu Mall of America as part of a quick family getaway!

  159. Not an exotic locale, but I would like to visit the Radisson Blu Chicago.

  160. Radisson Blu Cannes

  161. 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)!

  162. May Fair in London

  163. Radisson Blu St Martin. Planning a trip for next year so winning this would be sweet!

  164. I would love to stay at Radisson Blu Hotel 1919, Reykjavik, Iceland.

  165. Radisson Blu Bosphorous in Istanbul

  166. Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa

  167. I’m rocking a non-Radisson BLU: the May Fair in London. Great location and the hotel looks very nice!

  168. Radisson Blu Resort in Dubrovnik, Croatia! I’ve always wanted to go to Croatia :)

  169. The free night on 2 day stay with points.

  170. Love to stay at the May Fair in London.

  171. Love to stay at Park Plaza Victoria London!

  172. I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu Chicago.

  173. Radisson Blu Berlin

  174. the Mayfair in London!

  175. radisson dublin, I read it’s nice.

  176. My all-time favourite is the Park Plaza at Sukhumvit Soi 18, Bangkok.

  177. Radisson Blu Iceland seems like a great way to check off an item on my bucket list.

  178. Radisson Dublin for me as well! Love the country.

  179. 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!

  180. London Mayfair…..

  181. Radisson Blu Capetown!!!

  182. The Radison Blu in St Martin. I’ve never been to the Caribbean and need to make it a priority.

  183. Radisson Blu in Chicago

  184. I want to go to Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik!

  185. Radison Blu St Marton!

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

  187. Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou

  188. Radisson Blu Resort in Fiji!

  189. 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!!!

  190. Radisson Blu Phuket

  191. I would stay in London at one of the Radisson Blu properties

  192. Radisson Blu Split, Croatia… looks pretty fantastic

  193. The Radisson Blu in Chicago sounds fabulous!

  194. Radisson blu chicago

  195. Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou

  196. Radisson Blu Roma termini

  197. I would love to stay at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen.

  198. I would spent it on : Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées, Paris

  199. There are so many great locations but I would like to use it most at Radisson Blu Resort in Fiji!

  200. Radisson Blu in CHICAGO is where I want to go for my birthday!

  201. Radisson Blu in Chicago for me!

  202. Radisson Blu Chicago

  203. i want to try and use it at the radison blu in paris. Paris!

  204. Radisson Blu Aqua in chicago.

  205. Raddison blu dublin

  206. paris or chicago… preferably both! :)

  207. Maputo, Mozambique!!!

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

  209. Raddison blu shanghai

  210. Radisson blu royal hotel ,Bergen,norwy

  211. Radisson Blu Istanbul. Turkey

  212. Definitely at the Radisson Blu Chicagi for an anniversary trip with my wife!

  213. I would use it on my upcoming trip to Thailand that YOU ARE BOOKING for my son and I!!!

  214. I would LOVE to go to the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti for our Honeymoon next July :) Looks AMAZING!

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