*CLOSED* Giveaway: $500 Club Carlson Visa Prepaid Card and Club Carlson Gold Status

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Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa

Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa

This giveaway has now closed. Winners will be contacted shortly.

To celebrate spring and summer travel, I have a Golden Giveaway from Club Carlson (SM) Premier Rewards Visa® Signature card. Oh, it’s pretty suhweet! Read on…

Now that my crazy-busy spring is winding down, I have time to breathe and think about summer vacation. It’s a time when I take those hotel and airline points I’ve been accumulating through frequent traveler reward programs from business travel and turn them into relaxing vacation getaways. I’m hoping to escape the Florida summer heat and humidity in cooler climes.

One of those programs I belong, yet admit to not fully utilizing yet, is Club Carlson, the global rewards program for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Members receive fantabulous benefits at more than 1,000 Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide, including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson (SM) hotels.

Radisson Blu Mall of America Lobby

Radisson Blu Mall of America Lobby

Called Gold Points®, members can redeem them for award nights with no blackout dates on standard rooms (how awesome is that?). In addition to redeeming Gold Points for hotel rooms, members can redeem them for merchandise gift cards, prepaid cards, for savings on vacation packages, as well as for miles in more than 20 airline programs.

Every travel hack knows enrollment in a frequent travel reward program is only a piece of the puzzle in earning free upgrades, hotel stays and flights. Using reward credit cards wisely (as in, paying them off each month) is another way, and perhaps a better and quicker way to earn those freebies and perks.

Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature  Card

Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card

The Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® card is one of those cards enabling members to earn a free night faster plus receive the benefits of Elite status. Highlights include:

Bonus Award Nights
You always need a vacation from your vacation, right? This nice bonus will give you an extra night to extend your vacation. Exclusively for cardmembers, when Gold Points® are redeemed for two or more consecutive award nights, the last night is free.

10 Points Per Dollar
Don’t mess around with one to one or one to three dollars to points ratio, this card lets members earn 10 points per dollar on eligible purchases at participating Carlson Rezidor hotels and earn five points per dollar EVERYWHERE else Visa is accepted.

Up to 85,000 Bonus Gold Points to Start
There’s no messing around here, this is some serious stuff. Cardmembers can easily earn up to 85,000 Bonus Golf Points off the bat by receiving 50,000 Gold Points after your first purchase, plus, earn 35,000 points after spending $2,500 on the card within the first 90 days.

More Point Points with Annual Renewal
The bonus points continue with 40,000 each year after you renew the card and pay the low annual fee.

You’re Gold!
Members automatically earn Gold Elite Status once the card is used. Already a Gold Elite member? Then receive 15 qualifying nights toward Concierge Elite Status.

Club Carlson Premier Rewards By the Numbers

Club Carlson Premier Rewards By the Numbers

Why Become a Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Cardmember?
It’s more than just free hotel rooms and Gold Points. It’s about knowing you’re a valued guest of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Benefits of Gold and Concierge Elite Status include complimentary room upgrade, point bonuses, early check-in and late check-out, in-room welcome gift, online booking point bonus, room availability guarantee and more.

Additional advantages of being a Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature cardmember include the comfort in traveling with confidence around the world with added security such as lost luggage reimbursement, USD 1 million in travel accident insurance, no pre-set spending limit, zero liability fraud protection, auto rental collision damage waiver, 24-hour lost/stolen card reporting, emergency cash and card replacement and travel and emergency assistance services.

It doesn’t end there! Cardmembers receive exclusive advantages from Visa Signature such as 24/7 Visa Signature Concierge for help buying a gift or finding a restaurant, access to ticket packages at sporting events, complimentary culinary events and special food offers, and preferred seating at music events.

With all these benefits, how can you NOT be a cardmember? Learn more and register for the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® card here.

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago Guestroom

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago Guestroom

***The Golden Giveaway***
To celebrate spring and summer travel, I have a Golden Giveaway from Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa® Signature card.

Enter to win Club Carlson (SM) Gold Elite status, valid through February 2015, and a $500 Club Carlson (SM) Visa® prepaid card. I will randomly select two winners. If you win and are already a Club Carlson Gold Elite status member, you will receive Club Carlson Concierge Elite status through February 2015 after verification by Club Carlson of your current Gold Elite status.

Elite status is subject to all Club Carlson Terms and Conditions. You may only win the Golden Giveaway one time.

See the Official Rules below and through the Rafflecopter widget.

Not One, But Two Winners!
Two winners will each win one (1) Club Carlson Gold Status membership valid through February 2015 AND one (1) $500 Club Carlson Visa® Prepaid cards.

How to Enter

  • Enter the giveaway by visiting the Club Carlson website to find the Carlson Rezidor Hotel you would be most excited to use the Club Carlson (SM) Premier Rewards Visa® Signature Card.
  • Come back to this post and let me know in the comments section where you would be most excited to use the Club Carlson (SM) Premier Rewards Visa® Signature Card and complete the Rafflecopter task. Be sure to include and verify your email address. Email addresses are not made public.
  • Remember, you need to be a Club Carlson member. Membership is free and you can register for Club Carlson membership here.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago Lobby

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago Lobby

The Legal Stuff
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS GIVEAWAY.

  • Two winners will be randomly selected using the Rafflecopter giveaway site.
  • Entry period is 9 a.m. ET Monday, June 9, 2014 through 9 a.m. ET June 16, 2014.
  • Giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 21 years old and older.
  • Immediate family and partners of Solo Travel Girl are not eligible to enter.
  • One entry per person (in the form of a blog comment) and void where prohibited. Anonymous and duplicate comments will be removed. Ensure your email address used on the comment form is valid. Email addresses are not public.
  • All entries will be verified.
  • False entries will void your entry.
  • Winners will be notified within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway.
  • Winners must provide full name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and Club Carlson number within 48 hours of being notified, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
  • US Bank, Carlson Inc., and their respective affiliates and employees are not sponsors and are not responsible for any part of the giveaway and released from liability as such.
  • Solo Travel Girls is responsible for the terms, conditions, and execution of this giveaway
  • Two (2) winners will each win the following: One (1) Club Carlson (SM) Gold Status through February 2015 & One (1) $500 Club Carlson (SM) Prepaid Visa® Card. In the event that a winner already has gold status with Club Carlson (SM), they will be given Concierge status through February 2015, after verification of their current Gold Status.
  • In order to accept the prize, each winner must sign up to become a Club Carlson member, which they can do for free at the Club Carlson enrollment site.
  • One prize per person, across all Club Carlson Giveaways.
  • There is one individual winner for each prize and it cannot be combined.
  • Please allow 4-6 weeks for prize fulfillment.
  • Odds of winning depend on total number of entries. Winners will be chosen using Rafflecopter.com
  • SoloTravelGirl.com is not liable or responsible for the delivery of or shipping of, condition of prize upon receipt or satisfaction with any of the prizes donated by outside sponsors.
  • Prizes are non-transferable. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, and any other costs or expenses related to acceptance and use of the prize not specified, are the sole responsibility of the winner.
  • The prize cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • The winners’ names can be obtained by emailing jenniferAhuber@gmail.com after June 23, 2014.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Card. Images are provided by Club Carlson. Opinions are entirely my own

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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