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Comps-super secret formula?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Joe, May 17, 2013.

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  1. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    MSS is our home casino and while we double book certain trips at the Four Queens & Plaza, just to get the free play, we never really use the room. Sometimes my brothers get my comp.

    Anyway, about two years ago we took the free shuttle bus from The Cal to Sam's, just for a change of scenery. We spent maybe 2 hours there until the next shuttle showed up. Lost ~$100.

    That was two years ago, today in the mail I get an offer from Sam's for 3 free nights and $15 per day in dining credits. Never got anything before from them. Offer good for July, Aug & Sept.

    I like Sam's, it's just the location sucks unless you want to just stay in one location, without a car, the entire trip. I don't want to shuttle-bus from there to downtown a couple of times per trip. Besides at MSS, everything is comped for us.

    I just have to wonder what magic formula or algorithm, they use to decide who and when someone gets a mailer.
     
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  2. OnTheHorizon

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    Not sure what Boyd's is doing either -- I received 2 free nights at any of their three properties downtown and I don't think I gambled there in two years (I go to Vegas once a year). Never stayed there (always stay at the Nugget). Maybe they're hurting.

    It just so happens, I can use the 2 nights THIS trip (which I am)...and spending the other days at the GN.
     
  3. Buddha

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    Ahhh, yes ... the magic question on room offers and side benefits ....

    Like Joe, MSS is our favorite home property, as well. I always get a 4-night offer + free-play every month, and my wife always gets a 3-night offer + dining credits from the Cal each month (which we sometimes are able to use at MSS). We play our usual amount each trip, and can always get additional comps at the player's club for the buffet, 777, and the Market Street Cafe ... so we're happy !! We used to spend more time at the 4Q, cycle 3 to 4K per day, and would always get free room offers ... but we prefer MSS.

    We also like the SunCoast, but have rarely had much success there ... and then came the big surprise back in December (2012) for my wife (who plays less than me). 4 free nights (Jan/Feb combined), including the Super Bowl, $100 in dining coupons, and $100 free-play. We are still scratching our head over that one ... but we booked it, stayed there, played about 5K per day ... and have not received a free room offer from there since. Wierd ........
     
  4. Joe

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    Buddha funny you mentioned Suncoast and lack of luck.

    Honestly, one of my favorite casinos because of the atmosphere and the great employees. In the two years we lived in Vegas, we probably stopped in 2-4 times per week and never hit a thing.:cry: I don't believe in bad luck etc, so we just kept going.

    It was much closer to our house than MSS and every week they would send us free buffet vouchers; $2 movies for seniors every Tues, etc... Lots of freebies!
     
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