A New Minneapolis Hotel + A Giveaway

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.

minneapolis travel itineraryI 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!university-of-minnesota-the-pink-paperdoll-blogGiveaway!

Congratulations giveaway winner Tracie Cooper, I hope you enjoy your 30,000 rewards points on a getaway somewhere you’ll love!

25 Comments on A New Minneapolis Hotel + A Giveaway

  1. Elena
    September 24, 2016 at 7:23 pm (8 months ago)

    I would stay at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway in NYC. I am already a member

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  2. Elena
    September 24, 2016 at 7:25 pm (8 months ago)

    I also commented on Facebook

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  3. Heather S
    September 25, 2016 at 9:30 am (8 months ago)

    Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Anaheim, CA – I would LA LA LOVE to take my kiddos to Disneyland! Commented on FB too.
    xoxo

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  4. Christine Murray
    September 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm (8 months ago)

    I would love to stay in the Radisson Matinique on Broadway

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  5. Meghan
    September 26, 2016 at 2:05 pm (8 months ago)

    I would like to stay at the Radisson downtown chicago!

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  6. EIG
    September 26, 2016 at 3:53 pm (8 months ago)

    I’d love to stay at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in Austin, TX

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  7. EIG
    September 26, 2016 at 3:53 pm (8 months ago)

    I commented on FB

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  8. MaryAnn
    September 26, 2016 at 9:06 pm (8 months ago)

    I would love to visit the Radisson Hotel in Branson, MO

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  9. Erika
    September 27, 2016 at 10:42 am (8 months ago)

    I would actually love to stay at the Raddison Red in Minneapolis… it’s only a couple hours from me, so easy for a weekend adventure!

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  10. Kenya F
    September 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm (8 months ago)

    Radisson Cartagena Ocean Pavillion Hotel in Cartagena, Columbia! I hope to get there soon! It looks beautiful!

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  11. Kenya F
    September 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm (8 months ago)

    I posted a comment on Facebook..Kenya Guichard

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  12. Anung
    September 28, 2016 at 11:03 am (8 months ago)

    Awesome. I’m seeing a staycation in my future

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  13. Candace Miller
    September 29, 2016 at 5:10 pm (8 months ago)

    I would stay at country inn and suites in Williamsburg VA for family educational vacation.

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  14. BarbaraMae
    September 30, 2016 at 1:30 am (8 months ago)

    I’d like to stay at the Radisson Blu Rome! Also, had to say that I didn’t realize I could use my Carlson Club points to breeze through TSA. That’s a pretty cool perk!

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  15. Kristen
    September 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm (8 months ago)

    I’d like to stay at the Radisson Seattle.

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  16. Denise L
    September 30, 2016 at 4:03 pm (8 months ago)

    I’d love to stay a the Radisson in downtown Austin, TX.

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  17. Tracie Cooper
    October 1, 2016 at 3:29 pm (8 months ago)

    I would love to stay at Radisson Hotel and Suites Fallsview Ontario, the falls look amazing!

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  18. Tracie Cooper
    October 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm (8 months ago)

    I commented on FB post as Tracie Michelle Cooper

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  19. livviua
    October 1, 2016 at 7:46 pm (8 months ago)

    I am a member and would I would love to stay at the county inn and suites in myrtle beach south carolina. It is on our bucket list as one of the beaches in US to visit

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  20. Jenny S
    October 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm (8 months ago)

    I’d love to visit the Radisson Duluth Harborview. It’s so scenic and beautiful.

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    • admin
      October 12, 2016 at 8:18 am (7 months ago)

      I agree! I was there for a wedding a couple weeks ago. Duluth is truly a pretty place.

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  21. Terry Cross
    October 4, 2016 at 3:33 pm (8 months ago)

    I’d like to stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter, LA

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  22. Angela Saver
    October 5, 2016 at 5:33 pm (8 months ago)

    I would love to stay at the Radisson Hotel Albany in Albany, NY! Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway!

    Andysavi.Mom@gmail.com

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