Leveraging Two Club Carlson Credit Cards - Book 2 for 1 Bonus Award Nights Back-to-Back!

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I currently have both the personal and business version of the Club Carlson Visa credit card. Not only did I earn 85,000 points from each card’s welcome bonus, but the cards give me automatic Gold elite status.

One perk of having Gold elite status is 2 for 1 Bonus Award Nights. Basically you get the second night free on any award stays of two or more nights. This is an incredibly valuable and simple perk of either card and one of the main reasons why I wanted the card. By redeeming your points at the 2 for 1 rate, you can double the value per Club Carlson point without much effort.

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Another thing that I found after having both cards is that Club Carlson actually makes you have two separate loyalty accounts for your personal card and business card.

When I called in to combine both accounts I was told by a representative it wasn’t possible, but that I can transfer points between accounts without a fee. To transfer points between your accounts you can call Club Carlson’s redemption center at 1-888-288-8889. The only difference between the two accounts is the email you sign-up with, all the other info such as name, address, phone numbers, etc. can be exactly the same.

What’s even better is that you can use both accounts to book back-to-back 2 for 1 Bonus Award Nights. Having two accounts in the same name is great if you want to book a stay for 4-5 nights at the same hotel. You cannot book back-to-back 2 for 1 bonus award nights with the same account, but with two accounts (even if they are in the same name) allows you to get up to four nights for the price of two.

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This seems too easy. First, Club Carlson makes you have two accounts, then they allow you to transfer points for free. And by having two accounts you can book 2 for 1 Bonus Award Nights back-to-back.

Another way to do this is by having an account under your travel partner’s or spouse's name. Since you can transfer points for free, you can always top off the other account if you are in need of additional points in one of the accounts.

Booking Back-to-Back Bonus Award Night Stays

As I mentioned above, when you get both the personal and business version of the Club Carlson Visa, a new account will be created for each card (if you don’t already have a personal account).

Now that you have two accounts under the same name, you can book Bonus Award Night stays back-to-back.

Normally, if you try to book another Bonus Award Night for the day you check-out from another Bonus Award Night stay, you are not given the second night free discount.

Instead you will see the total as a full price for both nights like this.

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But when you log-in to your other Club Carlson account, you can book the back-to-back Bonus Award Night without a problem. Now you will see the 2 for 1 discount on the confirmation page when you make the reservation, and you're good to go!

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By having two Club Carlson Visa cards you can book back-to-back Bonus Award Nights in the same name. The only thing that matters is that you book the stays using different account numbers.

Additionally, you can also do this by reserving the second 2 for 1 night stay under your spouse’s or travel partner’s Club Carlson account. But if you are traveling alone, you won’t have this option, so having two accounts from two Club Carlson credit cards can be incredibly useful.

In the next post on Club Carlson I’ll go over how to book Club Carlson Bonus Awards Nights and 3 ways to book them back-to-back, but they are not as flexible as this method.

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One comment on “Leveraging Two Club Carlson Credit Cards - Book 2 for 1 Bonus Award Nights Back-to-Back!”

  1. When redeeming Gold Points, you will be required to verify your Club Carlson account information. The corresponding number of Gold Points will be subtracted from your Club Carlson account at the time the transaction is initiated, and there must be a sufficient number of Gold Points in your Club Carlson account at that time for the transaction. Gold Points in two or more different accounts may not be combined for redemption. Redemption transactions may be approved or revoked in the sole discretion of Carlson.

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