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I held on to Emerald for 1 more year!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Nov 3, 2013.

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  1. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    My B Connected card renews every Oct 31 and even though 60,000+ points just dropped off from a 2012 Oct trip, I just barely manged to stay above the 250,000 point level. So I'm good for another year at Emerald status. :thumbsup:

    You don't get much from that but we do get triple points on my card score and it means we continue to get a suite each visit at MSS.

    There also is a special line at some of the restaurants for Emerald and a special parking lot at Suncoast that has a card key entry. Not a big deal.

    For us, the suite is the important thing.
     
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    scottydoog Low-Roller

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    Just wondering, do you get a suite at other Boyd places being emerald, or is it just that MSS is kind of your "home" casino.
     
  3. Joe

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    I don't think it is automatic, more that MSS is our home casino and our rooms are booked through my host. We have stayed at Orleans and Cal, but that was before the entire B connected program started, so honestly I'm not sure. We had standard rooms at both at the time.

    Maybe if I dropped to Sapphire but booked through the host, we still get one? I know Emerald has priority when it comes to the suites and there is only 1 per floor at MSS, plus they only have 16 floors of rooms. So, 16 suites total.
     
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    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Happy for you on maintaining Emerald status. It does help; there is an exclusive Emerald counter at the Cal cashier cage, separate buffet line at MSS, among other things.

    I'm struggling just to maintain Sapphire, which in my opinion doesn't amt. to much, except for 2X points on machines.

    I'd like to reach Emerald one day. I figure since I like the Boyd properties so much and I love to go to Vegas anyway, I might as well take advantage of it if and when I'm eligible.
     
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  5. Julie888

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    Nice to retain the little perks. You earned them. Well done.
     
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    Yay! What are the suites like, Joe?
     
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    flysrb Hey Now!

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    Hey Now!!!!

    I was up to 160,000 till my points dropped off from last Sept. I am Sapphire for the 2nd year, it would take me 3 trips within a year to make Emerald. I'm pushing it with 2 this year. Orleans is our home base, our host books us and we usually play enough to cover our rooms and assorted charges. Never tried for a suite. We normally stay 10 nights. I give some play to GC and Sam's, they have been offering me 2 nights a month lately...
     
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    I read your recent trip report (sucks that those royals are still missing you by the way), and for $60000 coin-in at VP, you got stuff like a suite, limo from airport, and good comped seats to a UNLV game.

    If you don't mind me asking, is that your usual handle over a trip? I might start concentrating all my VP at Boyd, since it seems like they treat their video poker players really well. $60000 coin-in is just $300 theo at 9/6 Jacks, and a suite for a few days is worth a lot more than that.

    Off topic: Also, the Packers going to show Chicago who's boss tomorrow night, am I right? I think it's gonna be a bloodbath. 38-13 GB.
     
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    Honestly, there are more like a double size room. Nothing like the pictures of Strip suites. But, we do get 2 nice flat panels w/HD, frig & coffee maker.

    Four chairs, 3 tables an amoire (sp?) and a nice size bathroom with a makeup table.

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    I keep very meticulous records so for the last six trips our coin-in varied from a low of 39,000 to a high of 64,000. The average for the five previous trips is 52,000.

    All trips were 4 day, 4 night. We never gamble with my card on the day we are leaving, so it doesn't hurt my daily average.

    I play dollars and my wife plays quarters and all play is on my card.

    The variance comes from how many Vegas friends we meet on the trips for drinks and dining and don't gamble. We get all our meals comped at any of the downtown Boyd owned restaurants and we'll usually treat and pay with my points.

    Years ago I played 90% craps and 10% VP, now that is completely reversed.

    All play at Fremont, Cal & MSS count for downtown action and our comp. While your play still counts at the other Boyd, Vegas properties, it doesn't count towards your comp action. I always get another $75 - $100 in free play each trip. Lately, it has been $75.

    Also, we typically do five trips per year, this year it will be six.

    Continuing the off topic: Even missing two starting wide receivers and Clay Mathews, I still think the Pack will cover -10.5.:thumbsup:

    Feel free to PM me if you have more questions.
     
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    Thanks for the tour of the suites. Look nice, without being over-the-top. Personally, we don't require much in the way of a room. I know everyone says it, but we really don't spend much time there. I'm much happier sitting in front of the VP machine!
     
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    You mean the pit boss doesn't snap to and be awed when I flip my Sapphire card at them?
     
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    One more question, Joe ~ Are the suites the rooms to the left as you exit the single elevator?
     
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    Yes, and most of the time it is the first to answer the call button. It's almost like we have our own personal elevator.
     
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