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B Connected Points

Discussion in 'Comps' started by VegasLover8, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. VegasLover8

    VegasLover8 Low-Roller

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    I went to March Madness 2012 and stayed at the Plaza. I played at the Fremont. I did not play long. According to BConnected online, I now have 810 “slot” points. I am assuming all the points were from that one session since the previous time I went to Vegas was 6 years ago. I played VP at one of the bars while watching the games and drinking.

    Also BConnected says I have offers for 2 nights at the Cal in November, December, January, and February. I’ve been getting this Cal offer since August or September. There is also an offer for 2 nights at the MSS in January, but none for the Fremont. The only time I stepped foot in the MSS was for the buffet. I never made it to the Cal.

    1) What does 810 points mean? Is it similar to the Total Rewards Credits where 100 points = $1 in comps? Could I have used it to pay for the MSS buffet?

    2) When do the points expire? Hopefully more than 12 months since MM 2013 is 1 week later than MM 2012.

    3) No big deal, I will take any free offer, but why none from the Fremont where I actually played?

    4) I have the Plaza comped for 4 nights for MM 2013. But should I start playing more this trip at one of Boyd properties for better future offers? Especially since I am reading that Plaza is having problems.

    5) Rate the Boyd rooms downtown? How do they compare to the Plaza? I thought the Plaza rooms were fine. I am easy to please. As long as it is clean, I am ok with it. I know many disagree, but I’ve always thought that IP rooms were great especially for the price.

    6) Any other suggestions or comments?

    Thanks in advance for any info.

    Rich
     
  2. Joe

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    1,000 slot points =$1 in cash, however if you use them for food, beverage or the gift shop, then 1,000 points = $1.40, or a 40% discount on what ever you purchase.
    2. Points expire after one year if you are out of state, 6 months for locals.

    3. No clue

    4. I consider Boyd generous when it comes to comps.

    5. At the moment the Plaza rooms are bigger and nicer with the new furniture, but the casino is depressing and mostly empty.

    6. Card points: you earn 1 point for every $1 at the Ruby level, 2 points at the Sapphire level and 3 points for every dollar in at the Emerald level. Your "card score" determines the card level you are at.
     
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  3. Do Not Blink

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    I made sapphire on my most recent trip , when you says it based off the card score are we looking over the life of the card, a rolling twelve months, or a calendar year?
     
  4. Joe

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    It is a rolling 12 month period, so any points you earned in that last trip will drop off 12 months later.
    Your Sapphire level will still be the same until the date listed on the bottom of your card.
    You could move up to Emerald at anytime if you gamble more, but you won't lose Sapphire status until the card date.

    The point adjustments seem to occur on the 3rd of every month. So the points I earned in mid November, 2012, will drop off my card Dec 3rd 2013.

    Just a fyi, if you are a local, the period is 6 months.
     
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  5. dewey089

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    Thanks, Joe. That is the clearest explanation I have read on these questions, some of which are mine as well. What I like as a low roller is that the buffet prices are so reasonable with Boyd that I earn a free one very quickly.
    I tend to be surprised that I have enough.

    While I know the OP focused on room deals, I thought I'd remind folks of one rarely used opportunity for free food. If you are in Main Street Station and play through a certain amount of coin, and it is your first visit in a while (I want to say three months) going to the Player's Club can get you a free buffet with no reduction in points. The supper buffet requires more coin in than the others. You can only do it once per visit. You can ask at the Player's Club to see the deal is still there and exactly what the coin in needed will be. Once I had just arrived and was hungry and talked them into feeding me before I played, with my promise of play after supper, but I think that is a rare event. Of course, I gave them the play and more once I was fed.
     
  6. VegasLover8

    VegasLover8 Low-Roller

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    Dewey, Thanks for the info regarding MSS buffet. I'm interested in everything not just rooms. Prior to Madness 2012, I had not been to Vegas since 2006. And I've always stayed on the strip at the IP.

    Regarding points, I still dont know about how other properties programs work. So any info or insight is much appreciated. I'm not even sure what the points I earned at the Plaza mean. And this is even after I spoke with the host on duty at the end of my trip.

    I asked her what my points equate to and whether it works like the TR credits (100 pts = $1 in comps). In the end gave comped me 2 nights. But I am not sure if she took it off my points or not.

    Rich
     
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