CLUB CARLSON VISA NOW AVAILABLE: We blogged about this last week, but it’s finally here. There are four different versions of the card with varying annual fees and bonuses. The killer app for this card: two of the four versions give you gold status. This is important not for the benefits it gives you but because gold members get one night free on award stays of two or more consecutive nights. If you were to get the Premier Rewards version, that’s 85K bonus points + 12.5K points for meeting the minimum spend = 97.5K points. Redemptions start at 9,000 points per night, so theoretically you could wring 20 free nights from the sign-up bonus if you did 10 stays of 2 nights at their lowest-tier hotels. VERDICT: This card is not a must-have, but it’s very attractive. If you are planning any travel in the next year it’s definitely worth a look. Loyalty Traveler has a more detailed write-up, as does Mommy Points.
TRAVEL NEWS…NEW POINTBREAKS: Priority Club has released its new list of Pointbreaks. For those of you not in the know, Pointbreaks let you stay at certain Priority Club hotels (Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, and some others) for only 5,000 points. This program is one of the best deals going in the loyalty program world and we encourage you to check out the list if you haven’t seen it yet. Here’s an 80K credit card link should you be so inclined.
MMMMM, DISCOUNTED PIZZA: Thanks to Slickdeals, we learn that you can get 50% off any menu-price Domino’s pizza ordered online with coupon code 9143. Coupon expires December 9.