Do the points you earn form a purchase count toward earning a tier status. I am 3300 points from gold and it expires on Feb 20th. I plan to go back in March as well as NYE and 2 free nights for Gold plus 3x multiplier in slots is a nice perk plus the 2-1 buffets.MY bankroll this trip is really small so I am not staying there and can't easily earning 3500 points. I want to buy a 650 dollar gift card to keep my gold status. Someone mentioned they didn't think that the purchase counted towards tier status. Can anyone confirm?