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CET Diamond "Tiers"

Discussion in 'Comps' started by engicedave, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. engicedave

    engicedave VIP Whale

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    Anyone know if there's different cards for different tiers? Maybe having one, two or three of those hologram diamonds to signify your diamond tier?

    I am now "Tier 1" and I guess get my $100 dinner on my trip in a couple weeks, but wonder if there is a new card to go with it.

    Funny thing is, this upcoming trip already comes with a $300 food credit (it was an offer), so now I have this other $100, so I plan to just charge everything to my room and let host sort it out.

    Did almost 18,000 points on last trip, which was only two days, so might make Tier 2 by end of this four day one, but Tier 2 doesn't seem like too big a deal, Tier 3 seems a bit more "perky"
     
  2. Kickin

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    I'm looking at my diamond card and I don't see a single diamond hologram at all. I must be below level one, the cubic zirconium tier or something.
     
  3. engicedave

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    The old design (the silver ones) had a little Diamond hologram in the corner, haven't pulled out a new one to look at, I assumed it did.
     
  4. ant1433

    ant1433 Low-Roller

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    I believe 40,000 and 80,000 are the levels. I am not near that but with the 5,000 bonus tier points after earnning 2500 it may not be that long to get to 40,000 if I go 3-4 more times in the near future. I am also wondering what perks do you get for 40,000 and 80,000?
     
  5. engicedave

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    Tier 1 is 15,000
    Tier 2 is 40,000
    Tier 3 is 80,000
     
  6. engicedave

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    DIAMOND ASPIRATIONS

    Additional privileges await as you further surpass the threshold of Diamond status and unlock each new level of experience.

    ASPIRATION Level 1: 15,000 Tier Credits
    Unlock a $100 Celebration Dinner to treat yourself and anyone else you want to invite for any occasion you choose. Also, gain access to a VIP Services team and VIP Hotline to handle all of your upcoming reservations and provide world-class service to you when visiting any of our casino resorts.

    ASPIRATION Level 2: 40,000 Tier Credits
    Unlock an additional complimentary four-night stay at any Total Rewards destination. This is on top of any offers or comps you receive based on your play.

    ASPIRATION Level 3: 80,000 Tier Credits
    Unlock an Annual Retreat to any Total Rewards destination with a $750 airfare credit, invitation to a NYE party, VIP round-trip airport transportation within 50 miles, Companion Card to share your priority service benefits with a friend, early check-in/late check-out, upgrade to best available room at check-in, as well as waived fees on check cashing and credit card advances.
     
  7. engicedave

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    NEW! TIER CREDIT BONUSES
    You can now earn Tier Credit bonuses every day at any Total Rewards resort or casino. With this new benefit, you are able to earn extra Tier Credits just for reaching a daily† milestone, making it easier to achieve Tier Status and enjoy the great benefits associated with it.

    There are three levels of Tier Credit bonuses, outlined in the chart below. Tier Credit bonuses are based on the total number of Tier Credits you earn in a day†, putting you in control of the bonuses you achieve.

    Earn this many Tier Credits in one day† and get an additional...
    500 Tier Credits +125 Tier Credits bonus!
    1,000 Tier Credits +1,000 Tier Credits bonus!
    2,500 Tier Credits +5,000 Tier Credits bonus!
     
  8. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    sounds like they're giving you what you should already be getting at the level of play that is required to reach those thresholds.
     
  9. engicedave

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    Yeah, but it's in writing up front, less guessing or hoping your host is in a good mood and willing to comp a lot that stuff off your tab.
    (not to mention getting properly credited for your play)

    Less guesswork and "maybes"
     
  10. Funkhouser

    Funkhouser In Charge of the Big Door

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    Prior to ASS-pirations when TR Insider was active, they used to print a little + symbol on the card. I've done the math and the coin in to make Ass. level 3 is better spent at more favorable games off strip for return. CET can't give me enough diamond lounge hooch or [email protected] rooms in vegas to consider pursuing being a level 2 or 3.
     
  11. Kickin

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    Their tier benefits are still much better than MLife's. MGM has the better properties and better gambling, but their tier program is basically bullshit. In addition to those Diamond aspiration benefits engicedave listed you still have the original Diamond benefits as well. Now with the tier bonuses you can get to Level 3 in just 11 days of playing $5 VP for about 2 hours each day. Those benefits listed are not play dependent as far as I know, they're just things you get after reaching that level. Mlife may give you those things without requiring play on a certain trip if you have a good history but its not enunciated the way it is here. Plus with the play you need to earn Diamond Level 3 you're not going to get something like airfare from Mlife.

    CET gives Diamond Level 3 a lot more than MLife gives Noir...albeit with a worse gaming company though.

    Then 7* has a bunch of other stuff above all this with more hard dollar value and just blows Noir out of the water.
     
  12. Funkhouser

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    7 star today is what diamond front end offerings used to be 5 years ago. CET is attempting to generate excitement on a program that continually offers less. I expect they will continue to downgrade the offerings.
     
  13. oghuman

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    I was Diamond over 5 years ago and I can't recall any $1,200 free air fare or $500 dinners as benefits. Yes, I used to get air fare offers for New Orleans or Reno, but never Vegas.
     
  14. Funkhouser

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    Not literary. But level of benefits and comps were on par with 7 star. Getting suites, front end rfb, and special events invites were plentiful. Same level of play gets me free rooms and tier bens but not much else.
     
  15. stackinchips

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    Diamond Level 2 makes me laugh. Talk about something to shoot for. I'm sure many are really pounding the machines trying to hit that 40k TCs so they can get 4 nights for free in Vegas. Ya know, cause running at a minimum, 75k coin in over 5 days wouldn't be enough to get a free room from CET any time you wanted anyways.

    When I first started going to Vegas 7 years ago or so, my first trip was spent at Harrah's (with in-laws, pretty funny looking back now). After that first trip, I've never paid for a room. I stuck with CET the first few trips as I was getting comped rooms anytime, and after my second or third trip they started adding FP and F&B. My bankroll continued to grow, and I began spreading some of the "padding" of that bankroll exploring other properties and players clubs. The majority of it stayed at CET though as a safety net, knowing the rooms would be there any time. Fast forward to today. My bankroll is bigger than ever, but when booking my last trip a few weeks back, and an upcoming trip in May, I couldn't get anything but The Quad and Rio comped. Meanwhile, I continue to get MGM offers with 3-4 nights comped (depending on the property) and along with 2-300 in FP and 150-200 in F&B. I also still get the occassional offer from the Wynn for $3-500 in FP and 3 comped nights at the nicest property in Vegas. Outside of Caesars, I think most of the CET properties are not even in the same league as mid to upper MGM and the Wynn is in it's own category IMO. Needless to say, CET saw next to no play from me this last trip other than some light craps action at Margaritaville in the morning.

    Tightening of comps is expected (although my increased play should more than offset that), but CET isn't getting any more play from me in their lower end casinos with crappy odds. MGM seems to be doing the same based on comments here and their changes to their system back in the fall, but IMO that was rather light tightening that mainly affected TCs and ECs. They still have other goofy things as well (like premium slots, which I still haven't found out how they treat in terms of ADT), but on the whole they seem to be the better of the big ones right now. The Wynn actually gives me the best value in terms of comps, but I'm not hosted there and their corporate offers are a bit more sporadic and hard to rely on being consistent.
     
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