The 30K signup bonus on both the personal and business US Bank Korean Air SKYPASS credit cards has returned! The regular bonus on these cards is only 15K miles after the first purchase, so this is DOUBLE the standard bonus! This offer is good through April 30, 2016.
I figured that I would take another look at the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa, and specifically compare it to the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest card. Currently, I am using my Starwood Preferred Guest card for non-bonus category purchases since Starpoints are worth so much. Of course with the Marriott purchase of Starwood, the future of the SPG program is unknown at this point. For this reason, I’m taking a look at what card I could use to replace my Starwood Preferred Guest card in case future changes in the SPG program make it a bad deal for everyday spending.
Since the Club Carlson devaluation, not much has been mentioned about their rewards program. Although the Club Carlson program was MUCH more competitive and valuable before, I still believe that there is value in their program, and having points in their program gives you some diversity when trying to find hotels for your travels and should be a part of any family strategy for travel. In this post, I’m going to show you how to book 5 free nights in a Club Carlson Category 7 property, and we are also going to look at some of their Category 7 properties in Europe.
Update: Much has changed since this post, and some of these cards are no longer available. For an updated list, see my current post on this topic:
Should cash back cards be in your portfolio of credit cards? I primarily focus on points and miles cards in my own rewards strategy, and that is why I write about those cards most of the time. There is a place for cash back cards in your portfolio though, and I’ll explain how I personally use cash back cards in this post.
It can be much more challenging to accumulate points and certificates for free hotel stays, especially in a family situation where you may be booking more than one room per night. Because of the limitations of certificates, I recommend a points strategy for families in this situation. In this series, I’m going to break down different strategies in each of the major programs to build your points balances. Part 4 of this series will focus on Club Carlson. Continue reading Hotel Strategies For Families: Part 4-Club Carlson
This past spring, Club Carlson gutted their rewards program. The main benefit that was lost was the second night free on any award stay. Essentially, you could get two nights for the price of one on any award stay, and that made earning points in the program all the more valuable.
Many have said that the US Bank Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature is no longer worth it Continue reading Why the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Is Still Worth It
Many of the major credit card issuers let you check yourself to see if you are pre-qualified for any offers. Although it is not guaranteed, it may improve your chances of approval. This is a useful tool Continue reading Credit Card Issuers With That Let You Check For Pre-Qualified Offers