Calculating Your Value - Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card by US Bank

Calculating Your Value - Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card by US Bank

Club Carlson

Features
 
Sign-Up Bonus
  • 85,000 Gold Points – 50,000 after first purchase, 35,000 after $2,500 spend in 90 days. 
Other Benefits
  • 10 points per dollar on eligible purchases at participating Carlson hotels worldwide, and 5 points per dollar elsewhere.
  • Automatic Gold Elite Status once the card is used.
Annual Fee
  • $75.  You receive 40,000 bonus points each year after you renew your card and pay the annual fee. 

 

Calculate Your Value
 
Value of Points
  • BestCashCow estimates the value of 1,000 Club Carlson points to be approximately $8.  
Sign-Up Bonus
$25,000 A Year Spend including $1,000 at Carlson Hotels 
  • Produces 134,000 Carlson points annually which BestCashCow calculates to be worth as much as $1,072.
  • The value of the 40,000 bonus points upon renewal covers the $75 annual fee when used in optimal redemption (see article above).

Read our recent article on maximizing the value of Club Carlson points in London.

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Calculating Your Value - IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card by Chase

Calculating Your Value - IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card by Chase

Intercontinental

Features
 
Sign-Up Bonus
  • 60,000 points $1,000 spend in 3 months. 
Other Benefits
  • Earn 5 points per dollar spent at IHG properties, 2 points per dollar spent at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants, and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases. 
  • Cardmembers receive Platinum Elite status and receive 10% points back on all IHG Rewards bookings.
Annual Fee
  • $49, waived first year.  Annual free night at any property worldwide upon card anniversary.

 

Calculate Your Value

For those meeting the promotional spend requirement, BestCashCow calculates the value of the sign-up bonus to be $250 to $300.

BestCashCow estimates the value of 1,000 IHG points to be between $5 and $6.  A cardholder spending $25,000 a year, including $1,000 at IHG family hotels and $2,500 at gas stations or restaurants, would receive 30,500 IHG points annually which BestCashCow calculates the value to be between $152.50 and $183.   The free anniversary night represents value that more than covers the annual fee after the first year. 

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Calculating Your Value - Citibank Hilton Card

Calculating Your Value - Citibank Hilton Card

Hilton

Features
 
Sign-Up Bonus
  • Two weekend night certificates, each good for one weekend night at most hotels and resorts within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, after $2,500 spend in 4 months. 
  • You will also receive a $100 statement credit when you spend $100 or more on a Hilton stay within 3 months of account opening.
Other Benefits
  • 10 points for every $1 spent on Hilton stays, 5 points for every $1 spent on airline and car rental purchases when purchased directly with the airline or car rental company, 3 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases. 
  • Automatic Hilton HHonors Gold status; Diamond status with $40,000 annual spend. 
  • No foreign transaction fees and SmartChip technology faciliates ease of use in Europe.   
Annual Fee
  • Cardholders who spend $10,000 annually get an anniversary free weekend-night certificate that can be used at any property. 

 

Calculate Your Value

For those meeting the promotional spend requirement, BestCashCow calculates the value of the sign-up bonus to be $900 to $1,000, plus the  $100 statement credit.

BestCashCow estimates the value of 1,000 Hilton points to be between $3 and $6.  A cardholder spending $25,000 a year, including $1,000 at Hilton hotels and $2,500 in airline tickets or car rental expenses, would receive 90,000 Hilton points annually which BestCashCow calculates the value to be between $270 and $540.   Additionally, the free anniversary night for cardholders spending over $10,000 annually represents value that more than covers the annual fee. 

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