There seems to be a targeted email to Skymiles members that gives you instant Club Carlson GOLD status. The kicker is there were issues with the link this morning and those targeted could not get it to work. Now, it seems, anyone can get it (maybe). It says you can not already have a Club Carlson account, but maybe if you have no status you could use another email?
I was able to sign up for both Lisa (no Delta status) & myself (a Delta Diamond Medallion). It is only until FEB2014, but free status is free status and also very nice if you do not have the Club Carlson 85,000 point card offer they have going that gives you free GOLD status! – René
.(HT to FlyerTalk)
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