Good Saturday morning everyone (I am writing this post at 12:02am). Earlier Friday night, I saw a few tweets from @Tym2Trvl about a letter he received from US Bank regarding a free night certificate from Club Carlson. Luckily, I got the same letter today and have uploaded the letters for my US Bank Club Carlson Visa Signature Credit Card ($75 annual fee version) and my US Bank Club Carlson Business Credit Card.
Coincidentally while calling US Bank to activate my US Bank Cash Plus Credit Card (only took 1 month between applying and receiving the credit card, that’s a story for another blog post), I asked the rep about the letter. He did not have much info to share, but he did say the letter was probably sent directly from Club Carlson and was not related to the free night certificate after spending $10,000 on the card. I can confirm that I have not spent $10,000 on my personal or business Club Carlson credit cards in the current year.
The letter says that I will receive an E-Certificate valid for 1 night at any Carlson Rezidor (Club Carlson) hotel worldwide. The E-Certificate would arrive via email directly from Club Carlson. At the bottom of the letter, the disclosure says the E-Certificate will post to my Club Carlson account within 6-8 weeks and will be good for 12 months from issuance.
This is the US Bank Club Carlson Business Credit Card letter which looks identical to the above personal letter. If you downgraded to the US Bank Club Carlson Credit Card (no annual fee version), I am not sure if you will get the letter. If you recently closed your personal or business Club Carlson credit card, I am not sure if you will get the letter either. If you have any data points that contradict that, please leave a comment below.
During my mad dash to use as many Club Carlson points as possible before the devaluation, I made several bookings for Europe in January. Assuming these E-Certificates can be used worldwide with no blackout dates, I will probably try to use these E-Certificates for my most expensive (points) redemptions and have the Club Carlson points redeposited back to my Club Carlson account. I hope that plan works out. I will keep you updated.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great weekend everyone!