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M Life - Help

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Canyonero, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. Canyonero

    Canyonero Tourist

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    Hey,

    my Vegas trip is just around the corner, and for the first time ever I have had a look at the different rewards programs. Suddenly things become complicated, but I might get something extra...

    Concerning M Life:
    First of all, my hotel bill at Aria is gonna be more than $1000. At 25 tier credits per $1, that alone should make me Pearl. Does it work that way? Or do I have to register my M life account upon booking already? I will only get this at the end of my stay I guess. (Might be useful for my next trip though.)

    There is conflicting information on the internet about how many $ have to be wagered per point. Anybody have a definitive source? The Mlife website has no info on this.

    Each point is worth 1 cent in freeplay PLUS 1 cent in express comps, is that correct? Seems much better than the other rewards programs out there. So if I am gonna put money in slots, it should be at MGM resorts. Right?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. JosieCat

    JosieCat VIP Whale

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    $3 wagered on regular machines will earn you one point and 10 tier credits.

    $10 wagered on VP and specialty machines will earn you one point and 10 tier credits. Specialty machines being the "themed machines" (Sex in the City, etc.)

    I believe you are correct on the point play and express comps.

    To me, it depends on the type of machines you play. If you play mostly the penny specialty machines, maybe you are better off at CET properties. There it is $5 to equal one point - but that is ALL machines except VP.
     
  3. Canyonero

    Canyonero Tourist

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    Thanks Josie for the info.

    I guess I am the type of guy who would only play the "special" so this distinction you mention might be quite important. Sucks, kinda...
     
  4. Auggie

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    Not really... it all evens out in the end.

    If you played nothing but specialty slots:
    - At MLife casinos for every $10 through you get 1 cent in express comps and 1 cent in free slot play.
    - At Total Rewards casinos for every $10 through you get 2 cents in Rewards Credits

    So either way you still end up with 2 cents in the end, just with MLife half of it is going to be in the usually more valuable slot play.


    Now, you might be thinking: But doesn't Total Rewards give you "Bonus Rewards Credits" for time played?

    They do, except the machines that MLife calls "Specialty Slots" are the same machines that Total Rewards calls "Specialty Slots" and with Total Rewards the specialty slot machines earn hardly any bonus rewards credits at all, no matter how long you play.

    Plus, if you play non-specialty slots you are coming out ahead with MLife which will offset that: $30 played through a regular machine with Total Rewards only earns 6 cents in Rewards Credits, but will earn 10 cents in Express Comps and 10 cents in free slot play.

    And on top of that, it is easier to move up in tiers within the MLife program and as you move up you start to earn bonus points: if you get Pearl just from booking your hotel room at Aria, that will earn you 10% more Express Comps, make it to Gold and you be 20% more in Express Comps.
     
  5. Kickin

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    I have an MLife question too...

    I'm starting at zero (haven't played at MGM casinos since the program began!). I'm going this weekend and I'm pretty sure I'll get over 25k tier points the first day, 75k by the second or third, etc. Will the new tiers kick in automatically right away, so after the first night of hitting 25k I'd automatically get the 10% multiplier for the next day's play? Also will pointplay and ECs hit right away so I can use them then? Or are these all things that get updated after your trip or something like that?
     
  6. CaptainJack

    CaptainJack Low-Roller

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    Yes, tiers kick in automatically. Visit the players club booth to get your updated card.

    Yes, Pointplay and EC's are available for immediate use. Your multiplier kicks in after you remove your card from the machine.
     
  7. jr7110

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    It is important that you present your MLife card upon check-in so that your player's card number is linked to your room reservation from the start. That way the tier credits will automatically be credited to your account. You would think that they would have your card number linked to the reservation automatically but on a recent trip to Aria I had to go back to the reservations desk and straighten out a tier credit mess because the room charges were not being properly credited on my player's card.
     
  8. Canyonero

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    Thanks Auggie, for the comparison with TR. Now I can feel smart throwing away my money at the MGM properties :eek:

    And thanks all for the other clarifications as well!
     
  9. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    Tier Credits, Express Comps and FREEPLAY you earn from gaming gets posted and is available more or less immediately.

    Tier Credits for hotel spend, I believe, may not show up until your final hotel bill hits your credit card.

    It's also possible that those hotel spend Tier Credits get posted on a nightly basis. I never have much hotel spend, so I'm not sure. But I seem to recall someone who noticed his Tier Credits went down after a stay as compared to what they were on the day he left, and I think we tied it back exactly to the amount of room charges he got comped on the back end.
     
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