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Am I out of luck?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by TxFoldEm, Jul 26, 2015.

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  1. TxFoldEm

    TxFoldEm Tourist

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    It's been about 3.5 years since my last trip to Vegas, so needless to say, I don't have any room offers.

    I'm not a highroller (or a midroller, most likely). When I've gone in the past, I took about $4,000 for gambling. This trip, I'll be taking $6,000 or $7,000.

    On my first trip there (2006), I lost (spent) about $1,300.... but I had tons of offers for free rooms. Now, I only played slots my first trip and me and my wife played A LOT (I'm surprised we only lost $1,300).

    Anyway, after that first trip, I started receiving offers for room comps.... Our first trip, we stayed at the Venetian (paid for room), then Luxor (free one bedroom suite), then Bellagio (free), then Palazzo (my 40th birthday - free), then Bally's (free).

    My question is, have the hotels tightened up on room comps? Maybe I didn't gamble enough, I don't know what's considered a "player" - we actually spend most of our time in the casinos. Maybe it's because it's been awhile since we've been there?

    Another question, is it possible for me to call the hotel (we've booked the Paris this trip, but I'm not sold on the hotel yet, still checking out other rates) and ask for a casino host and see if I can get a comp'd room or would I be laughed at? Don't know how much I would need to bring with me to gamble.

    I appreciate the advice in advance
     
  2. cphllps

    cphllps High-Roller

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    We hadn't gone since 2009 and in 2014 we got 5 nights comped at Bally's. Shocked the heck out of me because we hadn't been gambling anywhere to do a job loss that lasted 3 years.
     
  3. Harry Lyme

    Harry Lyme Low-Roller

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    Do you check offers by logging in and adding your wife's card under "companion" (Total Rewards)? If you put in decent play at each property, you should see some weekday rooms, at least. MLife is a little trickier. Make sure they have your e-mail addy. The offers there are usually WAY better than online. If not, call and ask them if there's anything available. I've done that with CET and I got squared away, and I'm a low level table player with just some slots.

    We've booked next March, already, and got 4 nights comped at the Linq, so it's possible to get a room depending on when you want to go.

    Good luck!
     
  4. TxFoldEm

    TxFoldEm Tourist

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    Thanks for the info! I called Total Rewards and they looked at my wife's account too, but Total Rewards people couldn't do anything. They say the points expire after 6 months. Is that correct? I could've sworn when I logged into my account 2 years ago I had offers, but nothing now. We were thinking about going to Vegas in 2013, but opted for Disney World instead. I hadn't looked at my TR account until last week when we decided to go this year, and I had nothing - bummer.

    I looked at mLife and had some discount offers, but nothing really that great. When you called CET, did you call the hotel or the Total Rewards people?
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Tier points - the ones that determine your level expire at year end at CET.
    Reward credits that you use to pay for things expire after 6 months at CET.

    Being 3 years, stuff might now show online, but worth a try. Prior to setting your dates, try to book online and you can see which days are already high priced days and avoid them when trying for comped rooms.
     
  6. Jjd234

    Jjd234 Tourist

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    Just call the hotel reservation line and ask for vip services. The worst they can say is no. Tell them when you are coming and see what they can do for you.
     
  7. cphllps

    cphllps High-Roller

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    All I did one day was go to Total Rewards and try to book a room for the time we usually go, May and was actually stunned when comp'd rooms came up since it had been about 4-1/2 years at the time.
     
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