okay, interesting experience tonight. Just wondering what ya'll think. I have an offer booked with Mandalay Bay for December - Christmas week- but checking out before New Years. My hubby has an offer booked for Bellagio with 3 comped nights and 1 paid night immediately prior. If you have read my prior posts about trip planning, my recent offers were really weak and my hubby's strong although I am the degenerate gambler We have linked accounts. So, I have continually received additional offers that were stronger than my booked Mandalay offer from individual mlife properties. After being e-mailed a nice offer today, I called the Mirage to see if that offer was available on my dates in Vegas. As it was Christmas week and there could be black out dates, I didn't think this was feasible but you never know. Mirage mlife clerk checked my dates, I explained what I was trying to do, that I had existing offer at Mandalay and Mirage offer was stronger. I asked her if my dates were available. She said absolutely; I confirmed with her the freeplay and resort components. She said yes, she would be happy to book for us but that we needed to cancel my offer with Mandalay prior to booking at Mirage. She said she would transfer me over to cancel and Mandalay would transfer me back. Mandalay cancelled, sent me mistakenly to Monte Carlo and then I was transferred back to Mirage mlife but a different clerk. This Mirage clerk was NOT amused with me; she said I had an offer with Bellagio (no, but hubby does) and she could quote me platinum rate. I explained that I had spoken with clerk, confirmed offer and the clerk had transferred me over to Mandalay to cancel. This new clerk said the prior one had noted on my account that I was told 72 hours between offers. This was blatantly untrue. I countered with why would I transfer my existing offer with Mandalay unless I was told I could book Mirage offer. She said my Mandalay reservation was still pending and I may be able to retrieve so she transferred me back to Mandalay. Mlife Mandalay said it was too late, sorry, I had cancelled, etc. He said some interesting things- who knows what's true with Mlife these days, though. He repeatedly referred to Mirage as "competition" and repeated the new adage about 72 hours between bookings. Mlife is concerned that you won't earn enough comp dollars to make it worth their while. My hubby said unlink our accounts, we have separate offers and then you'll have no issues. We went around for about 10 minutes before I got the "let me talk to my manager" speech. Eventually, after being on hold, he agreed to reinstate the reservation but I haven't yet received confirmation. I believe the quote was "Mandalay will hold up it's promises" So, yes, I was "offer" hopping but advice to peeps in this situation, make the mlife clerk at the property you want to book cancel any existing offer before booking a better one. Also, I take full responsibility, but I'm still left with a bad taste over the whole thing. Especially Mirage's clerk's attitude. I'm not the type to "low play" an offer and have already had a couple hundred plus taken unfairly in express comps. Any feedback? Yes, I'm in the "wrong", but I'm coming to spend money at your casino, plus bringing hubby and 2 more gamblers. I gamble- if there's a better offer on the horizon, I'm going to try to book it. Doesn't everyone?