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Should I cancel my reservation to use a COMP?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Jordan, Nov 7, 2013.

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  1. Jordan

    Jordan Caveman

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    Hello all,

    I've booked a surprise birthday trip for my wife for 4 nights/5 days in December to go see Andrea Bocelli. Using my TR card, and the rate calendar, all rights were Comp'd at the Flamingo for a Go Lux with Strip View.

    I've been logging into my TR account to see if any offers come up for that time and what do you know, an offer for $150 FB and free 5 nights rolls in.

    So, I call and ask if the can apply the offer code to my existing reservation. No luck, apparently I have to cancel my existing reservation, and create a new one. Here comes the tricky part. this offer is not good with my room category only for rooms category below (FAB Deluxe etc). I'm not a huge fan of these rooms and always book a Go Lux with view at the Flamingo, hence my dilemma, if me, would you:

    a) Keep the reservation the same and forget about the F& B credit
    b) cancel existing reservation, book using the offer code and try the $20 trick at check in

    TIA!
     
  2. msujen12

    msujen12 Low-Roller

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    b. odds are you will get the upgrade...and if not, will the upgrade cost more than $150?
     
  3. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    If I were you, I would forget about the F&B. Because GO deluxe is an upgrade and then strip view is an additional upgrade. It could end up costing you.

    But I am a worry wart. I like the comfort of knowing I have the room I want booked. Or at least, that I would be happy even if I did not receive the upgrade.
     
  4. paperposter

    paperposter VIP Whale

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    take the comp its only a bed and u wont see much of it anyway
     
  5. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    You have already used a "comp" by using the rate calendar and booking those rooms. Cancelling a comped reservation can have long term negative effects on future comps.

    So forget the $150 FB and enjoy what you already have reserved for sure.
     
  6. JosieCat

    JosieCat VIP Whale

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    I've never heard of this before. I, and I'm sure many people, am constantly booking and cancelling offers - never heard it would have long-term negative effects before. Personally, I guess I haven't seen any indication of that.

    OP - I would cancel and book the FAB room. If you could live without the view, they will mostly likely send you an e-mail upgrade offer about a week before to a GO room for $20 a night - which still means you are money ahead.

    Or depending on the nights of the week you could probably upgrade at check-in.
     
  7. jaybert

    jaybert Low-Roller

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    Not sure about CET since I rarely need to cancel, but in Atlantic city at the borgata, I've booked 5 or 6 comped rooms over the last year and canceled all of them. The free room / promos keep rolling in even though my last trip was 1.5 years ago
     
  8. Vegas55

    Vegas55 Tourist

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    Same here. In fact I cancelled a CET room a couple of years ago a week before scheduled stay for a better offer at another property. Two weeks later I get an email from CET thanking me for my stay. I don't think they check much.
     
  9. stackinchips

    stackinchips High-Roller

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    Vegas in December is extremely slow. Chances of an upgrade are pretty high.
     
  10. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Risk vs Reward...

    Risk...you DONT get an upgrade and you are stuck in a room you dont like with no view

    Reward...$150 FB


    is $30 a day worth a shitty room and no view?? not to me...especially if it is for your wifes Bday
     
  11. Jordan

    Jordan Caveman

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    Amen to that, I kept the room....

    Thanks for the advice all!
     
  12. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Never heard of this, and have done it before. Not buying it.

    Booking and not showing... that is another thing.
     
  13. SARCASTRO

    SARCASTRO Tourist

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    And always remember ..... A Happy Wife is a Happy Life
     
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