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Mlife or CET

Discussion in 'Comps' started by hokdo, Feb 25, 2016.

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  1. hokdo

    hokdo Tourist

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    Which program do we think is better? I'm Pearl level at Mlife and to be honest I only make it to Vegas once a year if that anymore after the addition of our 3rd child. I've always had luck getting free rooms with both mlife and CET but nothing more. I'm what I would consider a low end player at 25-50 a hand BJ at 4-6 hours a day. I've always preferred mlife because I enjoy the properties more. Just curious on everyone's thoughts.
     
  2. vegasnut

    vegasnut Low-Roller

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    It depends on your taste but already in the beginning(2008) i found out quickly that the perks of the CET program were far better( just in my nature to sort everything out...in beginning i just wrote a bunch of emails to las vegas casinos hotels and just took the. Best deal( at that time IP was the winner and i enjoyed it) i also got a mlife card ofcourse and played with that too, since i was convinced cet gave me better comps/perks i stayed at cet. I have used and still use the myvegas thing for some mgm perks. But being a diamond cet player is pretty cool and get you some nice perks which i dont see directly on the mlife( 2 free show tickets each month,100$ dining credit each year,some nights comped,and free entrance to diamondlounges which is great as you can live very frugal in vegas if you want or need)
     
  3. Imperial_Palace_King

    Imperial_Palace_King High-Roller

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    I think CET is easier to get room comps at. However, if you only go to vegas once a year I recommend staying somewhere you like.
     
  4. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr Low-Roller

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    For a low-roller CET is the way to go, as I feel like they're more generous with comps and discounts. That said, mLife grants points much more easily. Personally, I'd go with the loyalty program that's got the properties you'd rather stay at. mLife has much better properties which to some makes it more worthwhile. However, considering I live close enough to Atlantic City, I prefer being a member of a program that I'll get more mileage out of. As an FYI, if you've ever stayed at a nice property, you'll never want to stay at a crappy one again so you may also want to consider grazie.
     
  5. hotreds

    hotreds VIP Whale

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  6. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I like the mlife program and hotels better. But at your level of play, you will be lucky to get much beyond the free rooms you are already receiving. So I say go with whichever places you like most to stay. Your offers form either company are likely to be very similar
     
  7. IM ALL IN

    IM ALL IN Low-Roller

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    I'm a long time Mife. I think entertainment wise is the keeper. Fights, concerts, Cirques, not so much for me but for when the kids come down with me. Used to do the CET long ago, Ballys Paris Caesars, but only one of those gets the sun at the pool all day long. MBay gets sun from sun up to sun down. Bellagio, sun up to sun down.
     
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  8. stackinchips

    stackinchips High-Roller

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    This. CET is pretty lenient with their free rooms, but outside of Caesars, no property they have would even be in the top 5 of the Mlife properties. If you're only taking one trip a year, I'd stick with whatever property you like to stay at.

    Also one thing that hasn't been mentioned, while CET is lenient with room comps, they will still charge a Resort Fee on any comped room unless you're Diamond. On some of their properties, that RF is about what I would value the room at on a nightly rate. Regardless, your "comped" room is anything but...
     
  9. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr Low-Roller

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    This thread is making me reconsider my stay at CET hahaha.
     
  10. tex55

    tex55 Low-Roller

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    CET is better if you are a low-roller table game or slot player. MGM properties will not even rate $10 craps or BJ players. However, I would agree that, overall, the MGM properties are much nicer than any CET property except Caesars.
     
  11. Multifarious5

    Multifarious5 High-Roller

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    Stay where you are happiest. Comped rooms at a cruddy/so-so property = a bad trip.

    I know everyone knocks Mlife, but I've had great comps with them, I never pay for rooms anymore, and get solid FP/RC through mlife. Another plus is you can get backend comps without tapping your express comps, whereas I read repeatedly CET always exhausts express comps before issuing backend comps. (Just check in with the mlife desk BEFORE checkout, and nicely ask if you've won extra comps.)

    BUT Mlife is strict on a 3 night max comp, requiring 72 hours of non-comped rooms in between comps at any mlife property, for us non-whale mere mortals. I have relations at non-mlife properties to cover this 72 hour gap, but it's still annoying as they're losing 3 days of my play to enforce this. I hear CET can go up to 5 days, versus mlife's 3 day comp cap.

    Again though, stay where you like! Also, don't think a cheaper hotel = better comps all the time. Aria sounds pricey, but has been stellar to me, and I'm not a higher roller. On my last trip, I stayed 3 days comped at Aria, and 7 days at a mid-tier Mlife property. Aria actually gave me a better promo package for my upcoming trip, even though I spent way more at the mid-tier property! I think it has something to do with newer construction of a huge hotel, and maximizing capacity.... and if they see you as a steady player, they take care of you.

    I looked at CET due to positive reviews, but Mlife has been great to me, in huge part due to Aria, and I love the property, so I am biased towards Mlife! :)
     
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  12. vegasnut

    vegasnut Low-Roller

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    Yeah you should definately stay at where you are the most comfortable with.
    aria is a great hotel/casino so if you are happier gambling there and although in general the cet perks are better you should stick with mlife
    Im a low roller( and diamond card) so for me cet is fine and will stick with them as for me its far more profitable( frugal as i am) to stay at cet....i know for sure that i will not be satisfied with comps/ perks of mlife especially with my way of play and gambling
     
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