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Joining Players Clubs before your trip?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by kayhill232, Oct 4, 2014.

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  1. kayhill232

    kayhill232 Tourist

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    I'm hoping to get some good offers for rooms in the next few months before we leave. We have a flight booked for Feb 5-9 but are waiting for hotel prices to go down or to get some offers. I haven't been to Vegas in 30 years so belong to no players clubs. I've been going to some hotel websites and signing up for their newsletters but have not signed up for players clubs because I read that you should wait to do that when you're actually there to get coupon books when you sign up.

    What is your advice??
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Wait. Some places give you a little something for being a new member. Wynn is $10 freeplay for example.

    The one exception to this is if you're playing myVegas. You have to sign up for mlife in advance to redeem rooms or shows.
     
  3. Hobofrank

    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    I usually sign up at the tables by handing my ID to the floor person and they give me a card
    but i think many strip hotels will let you sign up online or over the phone ( trying getting front desk to connect you with casino/vip services)
    Then all you have to do is get a card from the rewards desk on arrival
     
  4. BCMike

    BCMike VIP Whale

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    I believe if you sign up for the card, even without play you may get some sort of discounted room rates from them (probably on par with what you'd see just by following them on Twitter or Facebook). I've never seen a casino mail out a card so if there was some offer at the casino when you get there, I'm pretty sure they'd honor it as a new player if you'd never used the card before.

    There are other places like Casino Royale that don't seem to care if you're new or not; they always give you a sheet of coupons each trip, even when you're not a guest at their hotel.
     
  5. Auggie

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    For the time that you are looking at going (early February) you should be able to find some good hotel rates at quite a few places.


    In looking for some discounted room offers and deals you should go to the website of the hotels you are interested and sign up for their email newsletters. If you are worried about the amount of emails you might receive just sign up for a throwaway Gmail or Hotmail account for that.

    After that you want to find them on Facebook and Twitter. For that you don't necessarily have to follow or like them, just know where their pages are and check from time to time to see what they are offering.

    Note that by doing that you will see some discounted room offers from them... but you aren't going to see any free nights (unless its a package like book 2 nights and get the 3rd free) because they won't send you offers for complimentary nights unless you have a history of play with them that warrants complimentary nights.

    But, that doesn't mean you can't get free nights: if you book directly with the hotel and are planning to do a fair amount of gambling if you have a players card you can always see at checkout if they can give you any comps that might take care of room charges - and of course your gambling level has to comparable and on par with the property, IE: playing the tables at $25-50 a hand or playing slots at minimum bet for like 30-50 cents a spin has a good chance to get you a free room at a place like Luxor or Excalibur... but it may not even get you a free meal at the coffee shop at Bellagio.

    Otherwise, there is no advantage to signing up online: some think it will save them time at the players club booth but the casino isn't going to mail a player card to you which means you have to go to the players club booth anyhow and when you get there they are still going to do the whole thing of swiping your ID, entering your info, having you set a PIN for your account, etc... signing up online isn't going to bypass any of that stuff, and as said: if you sign up online you lose your "new member" status which means if they have a new signup promotion going on (of which most have something for new signups) then you lose out on that.
     
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    Aces and Eights VIP Whale

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    There are other places like Casino Royale that don't seem to care if you're new or not; they always give you a sheet of coupons each trip, even when you're not a guest at their hotel.[/QUOTE]


    I didn't even know Casino Royale had a hotel. I haven't heard anybody here mention them before. Are the rooms decent?
     
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