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Best way to use Reward Credits if NOT staying at TR property?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by jawdad, Nov 3, 2015.

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  1. jawdad

    jawdad Tourist

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    It's not alot of RC's... around 20000. What's the best way to "spend" these when in Vegas but staying at another property? Restaurants? Gift Shop? AND - if we plan to see a show...can they be used for that?? Or is it better value to find "discount" tickets online and save the RC's for something else?
     
  2. Hogman

    Hogman VIP Whale

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    If you have 2000 RCs then you have $20 in value. It should by someone a meal
     
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  3. jawdad

    jawdad Tourist

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    Sorry...I meant 20,000 RC's. I fixed the original post. Thanks.
     
  4. FullPay

    FullPay High-Roller

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    I have the same problem with TR credits; I earn them at home casino but never stay at their properties in Vegas. Ask about shows at any of their slot clubs, the points might get you something extra as far as seating. Otherwise they have plenty of upscale to casual restaurants. I lke the Oyster Bar at Harrah's, easy to drop 10,000 pts (100 dollars) on an informal dinner for two. Stop at Margaritaville for nachos or Guy's place for overpriced burgers and everything else. All else fails, spend some on fancy tourist drinks! Just use them, don't save them for a rainy day, they could all be gone tomorrow.
     
  5. Hogman

    Hogman VIP Whale

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    Well now you have $200 that should be plenty to have a nice meal for two at one of the nice steakhouses or Giadas or a spa treatment.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I'd go with the nice meal route. Just remember spending them will trigger a "gaming day" in their books. So if you get offers from them, you probably want to give them some play that day.
     
  7. harvson3

    harvson3 Tourist

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    The nice thing about spending RCs - just give the server your TR card and picture ID - is that the tax is taken off the meal. So you end up paying slightly less for each meal. And, no, you don't have to be staying at that property to use the RCs.
     
  8. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    Agree with everyone, dinner or a show is probably the best value. You have the freeplay option, but the value is cut in half for that, so you'd only have $100 there. If you absolutely love free play its an option, but the other options are more bang for your buck.

    Or do what my wife and I do sometimes, use them for the 24 hour buffet pass and eat "free" all day. It may not be fine dining and by the end you WILL feel disgusting, but we always enjoy going an entire day in vegas and not spending anything on food, other than gratuity.
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    No problem eating through that. It will cover food and drink, but not tips.

    Try to do it all in the SAME day as it will impact your ADT and lower your offers. Of course, if you are not getting any decent offers, then no big deal.
     
  10. Jake&Avery

    Jake&Avery Planning my next vacation!

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    We've got the same problem!! I have about $256 in RCs and we're staying at MGM this next trip for my sisters wedding - planning on a group dinner at Bacchanal @ Caesars which will cover ~ $100 and perhaps we'll just get gifts or drinks - I plan on spending ALL of it though! I have asked about using those RCs for shows and was told that I would need to charge the show tickets to the room and then use the RCs to pay for the room, but if I wasn't staying at a TR property then I couldn't do it.

    Oh well, all the more reason to book another trip!
     
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  11. leo21

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    I've done show tickets but it was a hassle because we had to go back and forth between the box office and the TR desk to get it done. I've never heard that you HAD to charge the room and if pushed, someone would probably figure it out to get it done. Easiest way would be a meal followed by a gift shop purchase. One problem with CET is they don't make it clear which shops do RCs at the register and which don't. We've been able to use them at the jewelry store in Bally's and most $10 kiosks. There are probably more but you have to ask, I guess.

    As for triggering a gaming day, you are going to have to do that anyway just to move your RCs into the casino where you want to use them. You need to play or at least swipe your card somewhere for the computer to find your account before you can use your RCs.
     
  12. veovis23

    veovis23 Low-Roller

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    Using only about $50 in RCs this trip. Planning on a breakfast at Serendipity 3 outside of Caesers. Used them there last trip. Anything left over will be a snack at Earl of Sandwhich in the Forum Shoppes
     
  13. LindaP

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    It might involve a little walk across the casino, but we've used our RC's many times to purchase show tickets. First find out if tickets are available at the box office (we've seen Rod Steward in the cheap seats for $55). Then walk across the room (about 100 yards) to the TR desk and get a voucher for that exact amount (no fees when you're using points). Walk back and actually purchase the tickets. FREE is FREE!!!! Enjoy the show!
     
  14. npom

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    We earn alot from social rewards. My wife uses them for shopping at the gift shops.
     
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