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2 offers, which is better?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by weluvvegas, Jan 7, 2016.

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  1. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    Two offers:

    3 nights comp and $50 freeplay at NYNY ($90 total resort fees)

    Or

    1 night comp, 2 nights at $35 and $100 resort credit plus $40 FP (total $179 with taxes and resort fees) Mirage

    which would you book? I'm wondering if the resort credit makes the Mirage better, paying for at least 2 meals which frees up bankroll

    I'm torn...
     
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  2. chantellevegas

    chantellevegas Low-Roller

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    Mirage is nicer.
     
  3. br549

    br549 High-Roller

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    I would go with Mirage.
     
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  4. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 High-Roller

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    Definitely Mirage in my book---very comfortable rooms and good casino. (Great beds too, and triple sheeting. Small, but very pretty bathroom.)

    Use your card while paying, charge all to the room, then go to the Mlife desk BEFORE check out. Ask if you've "earned any extra comps". Even if your express comps are low, the VIP services desk will often throw in extra comps (not necessarily tied to express play), if you ask nicely. (Front desk can't do this, they'll just hand you a bill.)

    Since you're only getting charged $35 a night for the extra two nights @ Mirage, they very well might throw those in as back-end comps. :) Even if not, your $40 and $50 FP are about the same. Mirage's $100 RC basically pays for the two nights...$179 minus the $100 RC puts you at $79 out-of-pocket for Mirage, versus $90 out-of-pocket for NYNY, and I agree, it's nicer.

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  5. Royal Flusher

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    Seems to me like Mirage is nicer - one reason I like comped rooms though is it's not just the room cost, but the taxes on it. That adds another 13%. And in some cases (not MILF) if the room is comped, the resort fee is comped, so you'd be saving the resort fee plus the tax on the resort fee.

    In those cases room comps are worth a lot more than some freeplay might be worth.
     
  6. FuzzyDiceCraps

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    Personally, I would book Mirage. I have friends that would book NYNY. Unless you're on a tight budget (which I don't get the impression you are), the difference in out of pocket expenses between the two is probably negligible. You'll pay more for the room at Mirage, but assuming similar dining habits, the RC at Mirage means you'll pay less for food, and the FP is a wash for all practical purposes.

    I think it comes down to property/location. Most would say Mirage is nicer than NYNY, and I'm inclined to agree. However, a lot of people really like that location by NYNY, its right smack dab in the middle of the mid-south strip, and a lot of people love the easy access to MGM, etc. I have friends that love that are. Me personally, I prefer the north strip, but to each their own.

    Since you have the offers, I'm assuming you're familiar with both properties. So go wherever catches your fancy more.
     
  7. Kolmeseiska

    Kolmeseiska Low-Roller

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    What am I missing here? I've never had to pay resort fees on my comped stays at The Mirage. That is unless you're talking about getting an actually MILF comped, in which case there might be hidden fees that I'm not familiar with.
     
  8. stackinchips

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    It's a no brainer. The Mirage is offering $90 more in combined FP/FB and is $90 more for the room. Even ignoring the chance of getting it comped off on the back end, it's essentially a wash as far as costs go. Mirage is a FAR superior property to NYNY.
     
  9. weluvvegas

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    Thank you. This was my thought as well. We love the Mirage and would prefer to stay there. $100 credit pays for at least 2 meals for us there. We've stayed at NYNY too but think for this quick trip, mid strip would be better.

    BTW I've always had to pay resort fees on comped rooms a Mirage and I've had several.

    Does anyone know if we can charge back meals from other MGM properties still? I would assume the $100 credit would still be applied?
     
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  10. stackinchips

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    You can charge back to the Mirage room from any MGM property and the credit will be applied. I've had trips where I didn't eat a single meal at Mirage...
     
  11. weluvvegas

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    That makes it even better! Maybe I can take advantage of a few stingy MyVegas rewards. Boy has that changed since it's inception! Oh well, free is free!
     
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