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Earn Double and Triple Club Carlson Gold Points — Work Hard, Play Hard

You can earn double Gold Points on weekdays or triple Gold Points on weekends for eligible stays as a member of the Club Carlson frequent guest loyalty program through Monday, October 31, 2016 — but you must register for the Work Hard, Play Hard promotion; and you can only earn a maximum of 50,000 Gold Points during the promotion period…

…and you will earn an additional 1,000 Gold Points per eligible stay — not per night, no matter how many consecutive nights you stay at a hotel or resort property — if…

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Could Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Be Sold or Acquired?

“Carlson, the owner of Radisson and other hotel brands that are part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is exploring strategic alternatives for the hotel company that could include a partnership, merger or sale of the company, according to people familiar with the matter.”

I normally do not engage in articles pertaining to rumors; but I found this article written by…

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Earn 5,000 Bonus Gold Points With the Club Carlson Brands to Love Promotion

You can earn 5,000 bonus Gold Points after eligible stays at two separate hotel brands of Carlson Rezidor anywhere in the world through Thursday, March 31, 2016 during the Brands to Love promotion — but registration in this promotion is required prior to checking out of the hotel or resort property of your first stay; and you can only…

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An Extra 20,000 Club Carlson Gold Points for Seven Nights — But…

You can earn an extra 20,000 Club Carlson Gold Points for seven nights of staying at participating hotel properties through Thursday, March 31, 2016 — but you must register for this promotion; and you must already have earned silver, gold or Concierge Elite level status as a member of the Club Carlson Gold Points frequent guest loyalty program to participate in this promotion.

This promotion is supposedly…

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3 Reported Killed of 170 People Held Hostage at Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako in Mali

Posted at the official Internet web site of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako in Mali is this disturbing message pertaining to the taking of 170 people hostage — at least three of whom are reportedly killed — by what are being described as two gunmen from an radical extremist militant group known as Ansar al-Din, which seeks to implement Islamic Sharia in Mali…

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Earn 15,000 Bonus Gold Points With One Eligible Stay at Select Park Inn Hotels

Stay at any of 16 Park Inn by Radisson hotel properties in the United States, Canada or Latin America through Thursday, December 31, 2015 and earn 15,000 bonus Gold Points — which are enough for an award night at a Category 1 or Category 2 Carlson Rezidor hotel property — after completion of an eligible stay during the promotion period.

You must…

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2,000 Bonus Gold Points with Club Carlson Each Night During Eligible Stays

Club Carlson has a very simple yet potentially lucrative promotion occurring right now: through Sunday, September 27, 2015, you can earn 2,000 bonus Gold Points per night during eligible stays at any of the greater than 1,000 Carlson Rezidor hotel and resort properties — including the Radisson, Radisson Blu, Country Inn & Suites, Park Inn, Park Plaza and Quorvus Collection brands — worldwide with the Get Online and Get Going Promotion.

Simply book your reservations on an official Internet web site of Carlson Rezidor or mobile software application program installed on your portable electronic device; but you…

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Enter For a Chance to Win 75,000 Club Carlson Gold Points

Today is the last day of the first of four entry periods during 75 days where you can enter for a chance to win 75,000 Club Carlson Gold Points in the Around the World in 75 Days sweepstakes by clicking here to view the Instagram video recapping travels to date around the world on Instagram and commenting on the video for this week for your chance to win.

Each day is a “tour” of a different place around the world; and eleven countries have already been featured up to today.

The sweepstakes ends on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 9:59:59 in the morning Eastern Daylight Time; and during this time, there will be four entry periods as shown below where all times are in the morning Eastern Daylight Time…

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Despite Devaluation, Great Deals Can Still Be Found With Club Carlson

Club Carlson is not my preferred frequent guest loyalty program — but that is not because I believe it is a bad program. Rather, it is simply because there are other frequent guest loyalty programs which I prefer to…er…frequent.

Yes, there are 212 of a total of 329 hotel and resort properties which will increase in award categories as of Monday, June 1, 2015. Yes, some of the hotel and resort properties will jump by greater than one award category. Yes, a new Category 7 had been added last year, which will cost you 70,000 Club Carlson Gold Points per night at hotel and resort properties — more of which will fall within that new award category. Yes, the increases in award categories will become effective less than a month after the announcement, which is not terrible but not much advance notice…

…but the news is not completely dismal, as…

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