I have a trip booked Presidents' Day weekend and I successfully redeemed a Mirage Tower Suite (before they yanked it) for Sunday night. The phone call to book the room was easy as could be, and I'm happily surprised that it even includes the resort fee. That's a nice touch. I redeemed and cancelled about 5 different rewards before this. They're pretty quick about returning your points, usually about half a day. I cancelled so many because I kept trying to book rooms and they weren't available for the dates I had planned. I finally got the Bellagio buffet reward and cancelled that one too since it said it wasn't good for holiday weekends and I didn't want to risk not being able to use it. I also redeemed $50 at Monte Carlo, but I haven't decided where we'll use that yet. At least Diablos or maybe I'll try out the renovated buffet. I'm still at about 8000 points and I think I have time to get up to about 15000 before my trip, so hopefully I can snag one more reward. I built the whole strip when it was easy, and I haven't bothered with the friends/gifts thing at all. I usually "harvest" the strip in the morning before I leave for work, then when I get home I'll do the daily spin and harvest it again. Then I throw the entire amount on one hand of blackjack and hope for a double up to like 50,000 chips and I'll auto-spin it all away 300 at a time in Excalibur. Pretty cool promotion, I hope they keep it going.