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A quirk with EC expiration?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by wormhole, Oct 2, 2014.

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  1. wormhole

    wormhole High-Roller

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    I know ECs are supposed to expire after 12 months of no activity on your account. My trip last year was at the end of August. In July of this year, I made a reservation for the end of September, fully expecting my ECs ($76 worth) to go poof by September 1. They did for one day then came back and stayed there for my trip. I am wondering if making the reservation inside of the 12 month window made a difference. I never thought to ask the MLIFE desk clerk about it when I was there.

    I stayed at the MGM Grand on a comp offer, if that makes any difference.
     
  2. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    I think it's possible. I had at least 100,000 if not twice that many Tier Credits I didn't really earn, and the only thing I can attribute them to is deposits for cancelled reservations.
     
  3. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    ^^ EC not TC


    OP, yes the reservation was considered "Activity on your account"
     
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    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    $4000 deposit? :poke:

    When you cancel a reservation and they refund your deposit, or if you pay with ECs and they refund your overage from deposit, they revoke the TCs
     
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  5. wormhole

    wormhole High-Roller

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    I thought that night be the case. Thanks.
     
  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    What the heck are these people talking about?
     
  7. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    I know the OP was talking about ECs.

    I've had as much as $3k in reservation deposits open at MGM properties for a single trip. I book way in advance and cover every possible combination of potential dates. This is what the spreadsheet for my July trip looked like, I had a total of $3,200+ in refunded deposits:

    2014-07Spreadsheet2.jpg

    I ended up with 437,000 TCs this year.

    Trip One:
    ~70,000 TCs from gaming
    $800 hotel spend = 20,000 TCs

    Trip Two:
    ~70,000 TCs from gaming
    $2,800 hotel spend = 70,000 TCs

    That's only 230,000 TCs actually earned.

    I'm mainly saying funky unexpected behavior has been observed.

    For example, why should simply making a reservation be considered activity enough to preserve ECs?
     
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