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Do CET properties charge a deposit when booking?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by ams722, Mar 5, 2014.

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  1. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    I'm a long time MLife guy, thinking about testing out a CET property for an upcoming trip. When booking a potential room on the Total Rewards site using my players card account, it asks for a credit card number and I see this:

    It says a deposit "may" be charged at the time of booking.

    I want to know if it will be or not.
     
  2. captainron62

    captainron62 VIP Whale

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    THey will charge the first night.
     
  3. Busyman

    Busyman VIP Whale

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    Yes, you can still cancel and get the money back.
     
  4. phade

    phade Low-Roller

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    first night plus tax, I think to be specific.

    I just booked through the phone with Flamingo and got a better rate than the website. I'm not a high roller and didn't expect much in the way of room rates.

    When I called, she first offered me a more expensive quote than the website for the room. When I told her that, she went back and checked and I ended up getting the room for $150 cheaper after taxes/resort fees than the site. I was pretty shocked, and glad at that. We originally planned on booking a basic FAB Deluxe, but she only charged us $25 for 6 nights total to upgrade to the Go room. Needless to say I grabbed it and got confirmation email with the first night deposit.
     
  5. Busyman

    Busyman VIP Whale

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    When?

    The Flamingo rates have skyrocketed probably due to the Linq opening.
     
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    waverunner BBHMM

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    It says "may" because comped rooms at CET carries zero balance to your credit card. I booked Bally's for May @ 7 nights, the first 5 are comped, the last 2 are heavily discounted.........however, my balance is still zero.
     
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    Not on comped rooms but you must give them a cc to guarantee the reservation but they do not charge it.
     
  8. phade

    phade Low-Roller

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    Rates Per Room*
    07/09/2014------$44.80 USD
    07/10/2014------$44.80 USD
    07/11/2014------$98.56 USD
    07/12/2014------$98.00 USD
    07/13/2014------$44.24 USD
    07/14/2014------$44.24 USD

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    Total Trip Cost**
    $554.00 USD
    *Excludes tax, recovery charges and service fees
    **Estimated Total Cost including a Daily Resort Fee of $20.00 Per Room/Per Night

    This is for a Go room. Website was $696.
     
  9. waverunner

    waverunner BBHMM

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    You can get a Fab Deluxe room for:

    07/09/2014 - 07/15/2014
    Nightly Rates
    WED 07/09/14 COMP
    THU 07/10/14 COMP
    FRI 07/11/14 $72.00
    SAT 07/12/14 $71.00
    SUN 07/13/14 COMP
    MON 07/14/14 COMP
    Avg. Per Night$23.83Subtotal$143.00*

    And use the tip at check in to upgrade.

    You can also get a 25% off the room rate in July:

    07/09/2014 - 07/15/2014
    Nightly Rates
    View
    WED 07/09/14 $80
    $60.00
    THU 07/10/14 $80
    $60.00
    FRI 07/11/14 $92
    $69.00
    SAT 07/12/14 $91
    $68.25
    SUN 07/13/14 $79
    $59.25
    MON 07/14/14 $79
    $59.25
    Avg. Per Night$62.62Before Discount$501.00*Subtotal$375.75*
     
  10. ams722

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    Thanks for the quick replies. I'm hesitant to book anything because I know I'll be gambling more at CET properties this year so I suspect my rates will go down.
     
  11. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    - you can always cancel a booking

    - any "deposit" is refundable, so no big deal. Whenever they some hotel says they will need a CC for a deposit.. I really do not care.
     
  12. phade

    phade Low-Roller

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    I'm not comped, that might be a problem.
     
  13. Reston

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    Except for non-refundable deposits.

    Also, for the OP, sometimes the CET deposit is for the full amount, not just the first night. You have to read the disclaimers carefully.
     
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    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    To me that just seems like you're giving CET an interest free loan.
     
  15. Peachiekeehn

    Peachiekeehn High-Roller

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    But rates change rapidly on the CET calendar. I would book now if you're happy with the rates and keep an eye on them, if they go down you can call them and have them update the rates on your reservation.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Yea... at .9% interest over 60 days against $100 comes to....???
     
  17. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    CET needs every penny they can get.... lol

    But the trip I described in the initial post is for November. Seeing as I'm shaky with CET properties to begin with, I have no desire to pay a deposit yet.
     
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