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Discussion in 'Comps' started by sco5123, Jul 16, 2012.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    Hey!

    So, what's the deal with using and finishing all your reward credits? I heard it *negatively* affects your status from a desk person at Showboat in Atlantic City. Any experience?

    I assumed it would *positively* impact someone like me who is on no-comp terms with CET by making it seem like I'm a new player (considering it's zeroed out). ??? Then again, I will have 0 RCs with a sizable tier score. Who knows?:Þ
     
  2. oghuman

    oghuman High-Roller

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    Not that it matters, but Showboat is my home resort. I think if you have a host and play quite a bit your host can comp some of your charges on your room. Basically, I've never actually had that happen because I'm usually way over 150K points. Although I thinks some small stuff was taken off my bill, but generally I use quick rewards. I don't think using up your reward points has any impact.
     
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    He MIGHT have been referring to this situation:

    If you were using your RCs on a day that did not have any play, you will be adding a zero/low play day into your ADT calculations.

    Now, maybe somewhere in the complex data mining at CET they would look at someone with no RCs differently, but that just not make sense.

    After all, if you play alot, and then spend your RCs, they would like to have you come back and either play alot and go through more RCs, or play and spend money on stuff.

    I think that host is spewing some old wives tale... just my two and a half cents worth.
     
  4. CaptainJack

    CaptainJack Low-Roller

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    Using all your RC's allows hosts to give you discretionary comps. Not sure how that would be a bad thing other than perhaps it puts you in a theoretical comp hole with the property for future discretionary comps.
     
  5. Auggie

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    If anything it would probably be the opposite of what they are saying.

    If you don't have a Total Rewards casino near you then unless you get to one every 6 months or less you will have zero Rewards Credits - this probably makes up a large percentage of the people that don't have a Total Rewards casino near them.

    However if you are able to maintain and sustain a Rewards Credit balance then that would mean you likely have a Total Rewards casino near you (not all the time, but just that it is more likely). That would classify you as a "local", maybe not to the casinos in Las Vegas, but to a Total Rewards casino.

    Off of that, "locals" generally tend to get different offers than "non-locals" because while a local and a non-local's play may be similar, IE: if they have the exact same number of tier credits and they were both Platinum, the non-local generally tends to build it up in a shorter period of time whereas the local does it by going to the casino more often with a smaller gambling budget.


    Either way Rewards Credits are comps you have already earned, that have already been given to you. Not using them and expecting possibly better offers in the future... consider: if you have an offer for three free nights and it comes with two buffet dinners, if you stay the three nights free but don't use the buffet dinners thats not going to increase the likelihood that next time they send you an offer there will be three or more free buffet dinners in the offer. Or if you have an offer for a suite and instead you book the basic room, it doesn't mean next time around they will offer you an even better suite just because you didn't take the suite this time...
     
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    I've never heard this before. I have a credit card that I earn reward credits on. So if they could some how tie in your RC's with your standing I should be getting offers as if I was diamond. After all I earn 2,000 RC's a month by using my credit card. I think nostresshere hit it on the head. Using your card to buy a free soda and not gambling will trigger a visit.
     
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