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I got a letter in the mail the other day from US Bank, telling me that “in appreciation of [my] continued support and for being a loyal Club Carlson Visa cardholder, we are pleased to provide you with one E-Certificate for one night in a standard room at any Carlson Rezidor hotel worldwide.”  This was fairly common, as I saw several blogs posting letters about getting it.  Mommy Points even went dumpster diving!

Club Carlson free night e-certificates are loaded

I first read about this on Point me to the Plane, and then shortly after, I received an email from Club Carlson


When I log in to my Club Carlson account, I see my e-certificate listed


Note that it seems that each e-certificate has a unique code to redeem, which makes sense.  The e-certificates work at any Carlson Rezidor hotel worldwide, which was very timely, as we’re 1 hotel night short for our upcoming trip to Europe.

Did you get yours?

Interestingly, although Carolyn and I are both US Bank card holders, I got the email with the free e-certificate.  The blogosphere is still trying to figure out the rhyme or reason to why some accounts seem to have gotten the free night and some did not.  I saw on Twitter that Frequent Miler is already doing some investigations

I’m sure between him, Doctor of Credit, and the other smart folks out there, we’ll figure it out. If you have any data points to share, leave them in the comments!

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