I love saving money on travel, but what I don’t love is scouring the internet for hours to find the best deals. I just became a member of a rewards program that offers Members Only Rate Exclusive (MORE) – 10% off the best available price on hotel rooms within the brand. Which means saving more without scouring, thank goodness. Make sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win 30,000 rewards points of your own!
Club Carlson Perks
This program was ranked one of the top three hotel rewards programs by by U.S. News and World Reports for 2015-2016. One of the reasons is the program’s flexibility. You can use points not only for free hotel stays, but for other travel costs like TSA Pre-Check application fees, airline miles and more.
Radisson Red Opening in Downtown Minneapolis
I’m also excited to share that one of the Carlson hotel brands is opening a new hotel in downtown Minneapolis December 2016. It’s kiddie corner to the Old Spaghetti Factory which was a total staple of my college life, but I’m way more excited to check out the Radisson’s onsite kitchen + bar serving fresh, locally sourced, sustainable food inspired by global street fare. I like the trend of more hotels sourcing food from local farmers.
I have some other suggestions for a Minneapolis travel itinerary. This hotel is steps away from the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, and Gold Medal Park which are all right along the river and within walking distance to my favorite destination, the Stone Arch bridge (pictured above). So it’s going to be ideal for Twin Cities vacationers, but it’s also just a short cab ride or from the convention center and the University of Minnesota (pictured below). And if you’re wondering, yes, the hotel is pet friendly!Giveaway!
I’ve partnered with Club Carlson to give 30,000 reward points to a reader who signs up for the rewards program! Reward stays start at just 9,000 points, so you can see how far 30k points could get you.
How to enter in three simple steps:
- Go to Club Carlson and find the name of a hotel you’d love to visit.
- Comment below with the name of the hotel in that city.
- Gain an extra entry (optional) for commenting on Facebook.
Giveaway ends 10/10/16. Must be a Club Carlson member to win (so those points can go into your account!) Not a member? It’s easy to sign up. Winner selected at random and announced October 11.