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CET Offers Drying up?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by SandsFan, Jan 10, 2015.

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  1. SandsFan

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    Question #1
    Is it just me are do others find the Vegas offers less than before. Last Spring I got offers for Brittney Spears, Shania Twain, Elton John, Jerry Sienfeld, Celene Dion and a few others when I was low level diamond. Or I got offers for $150 to $200 FSP.

    Now I am Seven Star, finished the year about 200.000 points and my biggest offer is around $100. I did get the NCL Cruise offer and will probably take it as it has more value than any others. Did I some how mess up my ADT? Other reasons?

    Question #2
    My DW finished the year at about 88,000 points, hi Diamond level and her offers are worth around $40 to $50. My son who is low diamond has a Feb offer for $250 FSP. Is it because he plays his card continuously and my wife may not play hers everyday?

    Appreciate some insight.
     
  2. jgates8

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    I would really expect it is all in regards to the ADT to be honest. My offers are normally $50 to $100 offers which was pretty much at a decent platinum level (although I did make Diamond in December this year). I did however receive show offers periodically including Shania in December. I currently have no show offers on my account at all at this time. If you have 200,000 in TCs and you are only getting $100 offers I would expect you play a LOT of days during the year so your ADT may be actually not much higher than mine.
     
  3. BCMike

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    Yes, it could be ADT or the game you're playing. Level doesn't really draw into offers from what i understand. It's mostly adt. I'm a low diamond and am getting what you got last year. I hit Diamond on about 14 days of gambling I want to say. I play mostly penny and some dollar slots. The upcoming offers are some of the best I've seen from Caesars.

    I had Seinfeld at Christmas, Britney Spears for the next few months etc and just got an offer today for a 64gb iPad mini 3. I don't think they're cutting back personally.
     
  4. newmans

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    I agree with you. My play increased throughout the year. I have fewer offers than last year..... and they are considerably smaller. I have asked my host about it and he has no idea. It's not because my ADT is lower. It is on an upswing. I ended the year with more than twice the number of tier credits than last year. I am Seven Stars. I can see an offer for March for a gift card that is half the value of a gift card I was offerred a year ago. I earned Seven Stars over 8 Vegas trips last year. My home casino is in Vegas. I mention the above since I know that there are Seven Star players who are frequency players in their home/local casino.
    I'll also mention that starting this year, I've been told that some of my offers are sold out and not available. They are still showing in my TR account, but I've been told that they are sold out. CET only offers so many per property. It's a gift card....I'd like to know how many they offer at each property. It's similar to trying to use your frequent flyer miles.
     
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  5. ruralhipster

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    I'd hate to see what it would be like if they were piling on the offers as I get 5-10 email offers a week right now. Mind you I have never stayed there, I played 1 night at Cesars and the Cromwell as a new cardmember last visit. I have a feeling that if I take them up on an offer my future offers will be less generous and less frequent,
     
  6. BCMike

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    That's really interesting. What do you play? I ask because I hit diamond over 3 trips. In the past, I found caesars treated me really well then it went away. I ended up moving over to V/P and now I've moved mostly back to caesars since they started treating me better again.
     
  7. newmans

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    I play craps almost 100%. I might play a bit of slots....to kill some time. My trips are usually 4 nights and I earn anywhere from 15000 to 25000 tier credits (including bonus) per trip.
     
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    Yeah, my guess is because of Craps but maybe see what Hunter has to say. I know they loooove slot players....
     
  9. luckylisa

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    But my game was always craps. ADT drives offers and my ADT is bigger than a year ago.
    I also know someone that goes to Vegas 2 or 3 times a year and his free play is 3x what mine used to be. My ADT is higher.
    I don't know if it's because I'll still go to Vegas regardless of my offer and I go every 6-8 weeks.
     
  10. SandsFan

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    I play mostly single play VP, usually $5 but will drop to $1 if I am not doing well. I also play multiplay $1. This last trip I played mostly on VP with a tiny bit of slots and high flush poker thrown in. My DW and I were discussing last night while reading some post here and on hunters and believe we have been messing up our play. In the past, we would play one card and run it up to the next level then switch, not thinking about who the room was charged to or if we had more than one room for family. Now I believe we will be more focused to put the play on a card for the trip.

    Don't get me wrong, room upgrades are excellent and most everything is comped on the back end so our host is taking great care of us, just trying to figure out what we need to do to get the best offers on the front end.

    So this past trip I had about 12,600 base points or 126000 coin in over 5 or 6 days depending on how it is counted. Did not play the first day. Not sure what it takes.

    Guess I will quiz Hunter and my host.

    Thanks,
     
  11. Casinoqueen

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    I feel the upfront offers have dropped and changed too. This past May I stayed at a CET property for 5 days then moved to V/P for 5 days.

    My host arranged my stay so I received 2 freeplay offers by checking me in, then out, then back in again. By doing that I got $2500 free play for one checkin and then $1000 freeplay for the second checkin. Plus the suite, food, limo etc was comped at the end of the trip. So for 5 days got $3500 in freeplay.

    I made high diamond (up till Dec 31) with approx 130K points so very close to 7 star by the end of that trip.

    After that trip I noticed my offers on the TR website changed. My highest freeplay offer was $900 which is a big drop from $3500. Everything else is comped, suite, food limo etc but the freeplay has dropped drastically. My play was increased so not understanding the drop in freeplay offers.

    So yes, I feel the offers are dropping.
     
  12. newmans

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    My host has confirmed that offers are dropping across the board for everyone.
     
  13. lithium78

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    That's the downside of giving your play to a casino company that's about to go bankrupt.
     
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    At least I know then that I'm not going crazy. I was feeling a change in offers as well.
     
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    I tried to use one of my offers and my average rate with offers was $65/night, plus one of the nights wasn't available. I removed the offers and got COMP for 3 nights and the last night is $19.

    Try booking a room on-line via total rewards without an offer code - you may get a better deal that way.
     
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    I think that happened to me at their Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City. I went December 2013 and played 8 straight hours. For the next 4 months I got $300 free play every two weeks plus gifts that I've went back for (Beats headphone, Fendi Watch) By May my offers were down to $120 a month because I don't play as much. Towards the end of 2014 it was only $60. But it was fun!
     
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    Any thoughts of moving your play to a different group? MLife? V/P? I've played mostly CET since moving from downtown a few years back so don't have any real experience with the other programs. Just trying to decide before embarking on another 7 Star run.

    I'll run it past my host to see what he says as well.
     
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    I am planning on splitting my play. I don't have any interest in moving downtown. I have been in contact with a host a Cosmo and Mlife. I'll play enough to get to Diamond Aspirations level 2 since I see some value in it. I like my host at CET, but I don't like the cuts they are making. I understand why they are making the changes in the face of bankruptcy proceedings and re-organization. I just feel that it's a bit of a "bait and switch". I made 7 stars assuming benefits wouldn't change much. I think that from April 1, the signature event will require more than 150k tier credits(unlike 2014-2015).
    I'll split my play and be Diamond at CET and Platinum at Mlife.
    The benefit at CET from 80k to 150k or 200k isn't appealing for the added cost. It makes sense to me to get to 80k and then move my bankroll or split it. I think CET is still better for a low roller in terms of getting comp rooms(regardless of resort fee since they are everywhere).
    I know hosts are being inundated by their players regarding the reduction in offers. I'm not sure how all the changes will impact back end comps. I have a Vegas trip coming up, so I'll see how my charges are impacted, if at all.
     
  19. Casinoqueen

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    SandsFan: responded to your pm, hope you got it, its the first time responding to a pm on this forum.
     
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    I was getting 4-5 offers a month and lots of e-mails.
    Received only 1-2 mail offers the past few months and less e-mail offers.
    To answer your questions, yes, I am experiencing less.
     
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