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Am I the only one collecting LPs just for LPs sake?

Discussion in 'MyVegas' started by bdautch, Mar 19, 2015.

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  1. bdautch

    bdautch High-Roller

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    To be honest, I don't have a Vegas trip planned until December. I have 715,000 LPs, and I get comped by CET. As a result, I guess I'm kinda playing the game just for the sake of collecting LPs and hoping I have a reason to use them at some point? By which I mean, a reason that doesn't include spending almost 600,000 LPs just for a buffet for two at Bellagio. I figure I'll get to 1.5 or 2 million, and then maybe there will be something decent besides a VIP Bowling experience (puh-leese).

    Is anyone else in this boat? Just kinda...playing MyVegas in case it's worth bothering at some point?
     
  2. M_ILIS

    M_ILIS High-Roller

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    Well, you're only 9 million and change away from getting Shaq to follow you on twitter, so there's that.
     
  3. bdautch

    bdautch High-Roller

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    +1 m ilis
     
  4. Darreningreenwood

    Darreningreenwood Low-Roller

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    I'm in kind of the same boat. I've used my points for show tickets, dinner credits, buffets, and a room (once). But all of my stays are comped at CET. With the changes in requirements to use a lot of the rewards, I've less and less of a reason to use them. Right now I'm hoping that I'll be able to redeem them on rooms that I can let my friends stay in this summer, while I'll be comped at a nicer level CET room.
     
  5. BCMike

    BCMike VIP Whale

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    I'm pretty much in the same boat as well. They don't have allot of things that really interest me for rewards. I did use a breakfast, lunch buffet and $50 free slot play at MGM but I stay and am comped at CZRs. I can't really extend my trips that are already 4 nights usually but if I can score a free room reward or get comped at MGM I may spend some more points. In the 2 weeks I've been back from Vegas, I've already gotten back the 100,000 or so loyalty points I'd spent.
     
  6. neminem

    neminem Tourist

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    I am too, but not for the same reason - I started playing cause we wanted to go to Vegas at some point, which we hardly ever do, and this looked like a great way to score good rooms for cheap. Then we did that, it totally was that, and it was great. Now we're probably not going to go back to Vegas again for quite a long time, so why am I still playing it? Just in case we do decide to for some reason, I guess.
     
  7. leo21

    leo21 VIP Whale

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    I am just staying active right now. Every now and again I log in to spin the wheel and share chips but I am not even really playing. If I were to plan a trip on the fly I have enough to get a show and do a few meals and that's all I need. I don't really ever intend to use LPs for room stays. If A real trip was on the horizon, I guess I would play more. I hope that they add more partners that aren't so Vegas based or even ones where you can redeem for goods that you can ship direct.
     
  8. dannyocean

    dannyocean High-Roller

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    Same. Have more than 1M LPs now, and I'm just hoping they do something better with rewards. I really, really would love it if they put some MLife Moments on there that you could get via LPs. The Aria behind-the-scenes tour for like 2M or something. Would be really cool.
     
  9. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    Iv pretty much maxed out what I can use for this trip. Id been playing since 2013. I have two nights, a show, four monorail passes all comped with it. Now I just go on to collect my bonus and be done.
     
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  10. EastCoastVegasFan!

    EastCoastVegasFan! High-Roller

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    This is hilarious! I felt the exact same way when I saw this absurd award (Shaq). To the OP, I am in the same boat as you, I have 303k in LP, and I am going to LV in July and December. I am 100% CET comped, so I will continue playing the MyVegas game, but it will only be for the breakfast buffet at the Mirage (across the street from the Flamingo) or for the breakfast buffet at the MGM (allowed on weekends) or show tickets. I will never spend my LPs on hotel rooms. In other news, the game runs in the background at work, and doesn't really bother me, and I get 3 or 4 free things while there, so I will continue playing.
     
  11. EastCoastVegasFan!

    EastCoastVegasFan! High-Roller

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    I am waiting for that cabana to open up at Aria again for 500LP. Remember the good old days or 2 nights at the Mirage (without taxes or resort fees) for 100LP? Ah, we will never see that again!
     
  12. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    I wish I could have screen-shotted or recorded some of the old myVegas "ways". Cheap rewards, not having the daily bonus wheel, building the resorts on the Strip, using a link grabber to open all the "free" chips from your fake Facebook friends. Good times.
     
  13. massiets

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    I'm in the same boat. I make 2-3 trips down to Vegas a year and get comped rooms through Total Rewards. My long trip is during the Superbowl which I go down with several guys from work. After spending 5-6 days with the boys they leave and the wife comes down for 2-3 days. So I was playing last year for 3 free nights at Aria after my comped stay at Ceasars properties. Low and behold 3-4 months before I would have been able to get the Aria room reward, they stopped offering it. I continued to play and am now at 950k gold coins. I was planning on building it up to the 1.2 million and use it on the free cruise for 2. Well they have taken that away too. So I am just playing here and there, collecting my daily bonus in hopes that some better rewards come along.
     
  14. Darreningreenwood

    Darreningreenwood Low-Roller

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    Sounds like we're all savy in the ways of Vegas, and are recognizing reduction in the value of this game. I forgot to mention that I got two rooms in Tunica in December when I went on a roadtrip with a friend. I was going to get the table service at a club in Aria for a guys trip this summer, but that's gone too.... At least the rewards I use for myself are cheap, so I can at least use a majority of points to benefit my friends instead of me.
     
  15. Mooda

    Mooda Low-Roller

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    I'm soooo in the same boat. They've cut back so much. And a lot are only redeemable mon thru thurs. So I just keep playing saving up for "the big one"
     
  16. scc31

    scc31 Low-Roller

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    Agreed. This game has lots a lot its good rewards due to restriction or having tostay at a mLife... sad really for all the time I've spent collecting LP that theres nothing that really worth wasting my time on in a short trip to Vegas.
     
  17. LolaDoggie

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    There's cruises and Allegiant airfare too. Don't even have to use those LP's for Vegas if you don't want to. Look at the other rewards.
     
  18. ziggyzambo

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    I've got specific plans for my MyVegas LP's, but I'm doing something similar with WebPass (the site for cannery casinos where you earn points to buy rewards). Right now the rewards are pretty paltry, but I'm still collecting points in the hope that eventually there may be something worth getting.
     
  19. Bubbavegas

    Bubbavegas VIP Whale

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    Just collecting till something I really want to use LPs for comes along for the time being, most of the really good ones I have used already on past trips and not being a buffet person those are the best things left I have not used already.
     
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  20. cjohnson202

    cjohnson202 VIP Whale

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    I'm in exactly the same boat. I get comp'd by CET, I've seen all the free shows they have. Last trip I had 300,000 LP to use and I think I used like 30,000 of them. I got a few monorail passes, the free chocolate martini at NYNY and the pizza and beer from Aria, which I never used because I didn't make it to Aria.

    Sigh
     
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