Country Inn & Suites Galveston, Texas

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A couple of weekends ago we stayed at the Country Inn & Suites Galveston, which is a not-so-bad 4-ish hour drive from San Antonio. We rolled in late on Friday night and left Sunday morning. We got this hotel for …

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St. Martin RIU (Old Radisson Blu)

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Some weeks back we visited the RIU in St. Martin (Old Radisson Blu).  Last time we visited,  we fell in love with St. Martin and in particular with this Radisson Blu property.  So we quickly planned our return some 8 months …

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Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin Downtown

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We stayed at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown late last month for two nights as part of our Austin MegaDo trip. The hotel has a great location and it’s always pretty busy with business travelers. We stayed on points, for 44,000 …

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Summary of current or upcoming hotel promotions

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Here’s a summary of current or upcoming promotions from the major hotel chains: Hyatt: Already ongoing, their Endless Possibilities promotion is open for registration (register by March 31st), and you can choose to earn free nights or bonus points. You …

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Radisson Free Night Promotion

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Although not the best when compared to prior promotions from Club Carlson this is still a decent promotion if you have some stays coming up. Basically stay 3 eligible nights between January 6 and April 14 and you will earn …

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Radisson Blu Rome – Review

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When I earned the huge amount of points last year in the multiple Club Carlson promotions I wanted to make sure I got the best use of those points by leveraging their Radisson Blu hotels.  I’ve stayed at their St. …

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Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi – Review

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This past weekend we drove from San Antonio to Corpus Christi to check out the city. It was our first visit there. I booked the Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi right on the beach, and got the first night for 38,000 …

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Club Carlson Gold Status Reminder

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Here are two quick and easy ways to achieve Club Carlson Gold status. Club Carlson Visa If you have the Club Carlson Premier Premier Rewards Visa card you automatically get Gold Status.  This is by far the easiest way which also gets …

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Purchase Club Carlson and get up to 50% bonus points

Club Carlson is offering up to 50% bonus points when purchasing points in the following increments: – 5,000 to 10,000 points, 20% bonus – 11,000 to 30,000 points, 30% bonus – 31,000 to 40,000 points, 50% bonus If you pay …

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Country Inn & Suites New Orleans French Quarter

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When we drove from Miami to San Antonio during our move, we decided to take advantage of our long 20-hour drive, break it up, and spend a couple of days in New Orleans, which I hadn’t visited before. By taking …

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