Do you sleep well in hotels? Maybe that’s even too broad a question to be asking, or maybe you have a simple yes or no answer. Friends, knowing I spend a lot of nights each year in hotels, often ask if I sleep well in hotels and if I have any tips for them. It turns out, when I started talking with other travelers about this, many people don’t sleep well in hotels! That being the case, I thought I’d offer up some ideas and tips. As we all know, sleeping well, and especially when we travel, really is essential to functioning well and enjoying our travels. Hotels are unfamiliar territory and often offer us obstacles to sleeping well, so we have to be strategic and creative in order to get a good night’s sleep.
Many of us are hotel loyalists. And with each hotel chain, comes a certain bed type and mattress brand. Chances are you’re nodding your head and thinking about how you sleep better at a Westin on their bed versus at a Hyatt on their bed. It does take our bodies time to get accustomed to mattresses, so take this into account when looking at and booking your hotel options. You can also ask the hotel what their mattresses are made of. If you’ve ever slept on foam, for instance, you’ll know that these mattresses don’t breathe well. No matter how high you turn up your air conditioning, it’s likely you’ll still sweat and heat up. Cotton mattresses do tend to keep you cooler and this often leads to a better night’s sleep.
Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a great time at the wedding up in Placerville, CA (outside Sacramento and close to where the California Gold Rush started in Coloma at Sutter’s Mill). Speaking of gold… let’s talk about Club Carlson Gold Points :) When I returned home, I received the following letter regarding my US Bank Club Carlson Visa Signature Credit Card. I have a pathetic targeted spending offer: Earn 5,000 bonus Club Carlson points for spending $5,050 between November 1 and December 31.
Good afternoon everyone. Yesterday afternoon, I received 2 promotional emails from US Bank to receive FlexPoints and Club Carlson points for setting up an automatic payment and paying with a specific US Bank credit cards. The promotional emails came from US Bank (1800USBanks@email.usbank.com) with the subject line “Act now and earn 1,500 FlexPoints” and “Act now and earn 2,500 bonus points.” Here is what the emails look like. If you have other US Bank credit cards, you may have received a similar offer. Please share your offers in the comments.
Good morning everyone, I have another short post to share this morning. When I woke up, I had received this email from US Bank. I received a $10 statement credit on one of my US Bank credit cards that I was not expecting. I logged into my US Bank online account to check to see what the statement credit was related to. Long story short, the statement credit is because of a US Bank promotion that I wrote about at the end of May: Earn a $10 Statement Credit for using US Bank Credit Card with ApplePay (May 23 – June 30).
Good morning everyone, happy Saturday. I hope your weekend is going well so far. I have a short post today about my US Bank Club Carlson Business Credit Card and the small retention offer I received. My $60 annual fee posted on July 6 and I decided to call US Bank to see if they would be able to waive the annual fee or issue me a statement credit to offset the annual fee. Both of those requests were rejected, but then I asked if there were any retention offers available for bonus Club Carlson Points. Yes, she said, but she could only offer me 2,500 bonus Club Carlson Points. I accepted her retention offer and thanked her for her help.