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Expenses Charged to Hotel Room

Discussion in 'Comps' started by jas92129, Aug 5, 2013.

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  1. jas92129

    jas92129 Tourist

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    Hey guys,

    When I stay in Vegas I always try to charge as much to the room as possible, when I'm in my host property. Not only is it easier than running the card, but it is my hope/belief that the properties evaluate this spend.

    Does anyone know whether this spend data is actually evaluated for future room offers, etc?
     
  2. leo21

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    Some casinos claim to evaluate that but I haven't seen anything that suggests you benefit from it. It seems more like they want the data mining info and really haven't put that spend info on play when it comes to comps.
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    No. The only point of charging to the room is to get it comped on the backend.
     
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    In addition to the potential for having things comped on the back-end, some properties (Hard Rock for example) provide a 10X points multiplier for ALL $$ spent on the property, with a few small exceptions of some clothing stores, for addition to their rewards program, BackStage Pass Charging everything to the room, makes monitoring that process a whole lot easier. It's something I really appreciate as a very frequent visitor to the property, but not all the huge of a gambler. They realized that a large portion of the clientele was spending big bucks on bottle-service in the clubs, cabanas at the pools, etc. and broadened the program to reward that spend as well.
     
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    Bummer, I was always under the impression that the hotel would look to offer return promos to customers that spent a lot of money on property (as opposed to those just looking to sleep there). Seems like it would be a good way to build a solid base of clientele.
     
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    If you have a Total Rewards card and link it with your room reservation, you will get rewards credits and (better future) offers based on purchases to the room.
    This also applies to the Grazie card at Venetian/Palazzo.
     
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    Shifter is right.
    If your going to come in and pay retail for food,bottle service,cabanas etc.they don't need to send an offer.
    The resort spend adding to your tier level is only giving you the hope of the small benefit of line passes,point multipliers and a few discounts.
    Your offers are based on play.
     
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    That being said, though, the line passes, point multipliers, and discounts certainly aren't worthless, so if you're spending the money anyway, there's absolutely no reason whatsoever to not charge things to your room (or have them swipe your card when you pay). I just wouldn't spend anything extra with the expectation of generating comps or offers.
     
  9. AusTex11

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    Precisely this. I'm not a huge gambler, and it took me two trips to realize that just because I was spending a lot of my money on other things at their properties, it doesn't mean they were going to offer me anything in return for it. That said, it isn't like I don't aim to get credit for my non-gambling spending either. With the amount I always expected to put in for non-gambling expenses, I can climb rank easily enough to reap the rewards of a certain tier level. I might not be getting comp offers up the wazoo, but at least I still get rewarded for the spending I always planned on doing anyway.
     
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