so, just got back from a trip to harrahs, 5 nights, all comped, 3 nights over valentine's weekend paying the rate at ti, and then 4 night back at harrahs with a total of about 85 dollars for the four nights. both of these stays were booked before november, so no resort fees with my platinum status. today, i made reservations for august. one stay at 10 bucks a night, but then 25 in resort fees. the other stay a couple weeks later. 7 nights comped for the 5 weeknights and 56 a day for friday and saturday...so 112 dollars, but with 175 in resort fees. will maintain my platinum status, for sure because of putting over 5000 dollars on my tr credit card, easily done by august. my earned points for the time i was in las vegas during february was 2525 points. with the bonus will be at 3750, unless i get some more points unexpectedly. without a doubt, will add enough points during the august stay to be over the 5000 points for platinum status based on play. so, they will still be cheap stays, but have gotten used to no resort fees. i do not use the wi-fi, the pool, the exercise room, or anything else that the "resort" fee is supposed to cover. has anyone had any luck getting these resort fees backed off by a host? my play is what it is, a little table games, horse betting, probably 35 percent of my points from video poker, and 60 percent from slots. based on that, my coin in would have been 7500 on slots and 8800 on video poker, about 7 separate 200 dollar buyins at crazy four poker, with from one to four black chips plus change back out. any suggestions, or am i sol as far as not having to pay these resort fee without pushing harder than i am willing to to get to diamond?