First off, just want to say Hello to VMB land. I have been lurking on the site since early summer 2015, before my 4th trip to the MECCA in late July. Appreciate the vast amount of info and ability to follow along with others trip reports. Prior trip info...Stayed at TI, gambling between TI and Palazzo only. With the Grazie card I accumulated 9,800 Status Points. Have since had Marketing Offers from both properties. Also, have been contacted through email by V/P Casino Relationship Manager(Host?). Offer i'm considering booking at V/P is three nights suite comp, with $175 slot credit. 1. How much coin-in would be needed to accumulate said Status Points?(only played reel type slots, $1-$10 denom.) 2. Is this offer a Marketing Offer or something more based on my play and being contacted by a designated host? 3. Not trying to chase comps, but would I be leaving any back-end comps on the table if i just book over the phone as opposed to contacting the Host while there? Thanks In Advance, Raven.