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Total Rewards Comp Strategy Questions - Seven Stars

Discussion in 'Comps' started by pfunk, Mar 28, 2016.

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  1. pfunk

    pfunk Tourist

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    So it looks like I am going to hit Seven Stars for the first time very shortly. I'm about 1200 tier credits away. Long story short, I just completed a 3 night stay in Atlantic City and earned about 50,000 tier credits. I'm only a table player and had a huge run at the craps tables earning a couple of 10,000 tc bonus. I'm up big on CET this year. I have a few questions for the CET veterans.

    Any chance they deny me Seven Stars due to my winning? I'm up significantly on them this year.

    I got lucky with the mystery multipler on Thursday, got 15x, and earned around $1000 in comps. I currently have around 155,000 tier credits. Should I burn through them? My host says I'm at limited RFB but my rc's have to be used first. If I do burn through them, what is the best way to do it? Free play? Redeem them for Apple gift cards at 2:1 at the Playground? I'm taking suggestions.

    Finally, I'm planning a trip to LA. Do you think LA is close enough to San Diego where they would let me use my $750 Diamond 2 airfare voucher?
     
  2. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    The would only deny you seven stars if you had unpaid markers or improper behavior in the casino (getting drunk, fights, etc.). They won't care if you are a winning craps player for now. They know if will all come back.

    Hosts will wipe out that RC balance at the end of the trip. What I do is convert it to slot free play at a 1/1.25 ratio and play video poker. You get most of the money back after running it through one time. That 1/1.25 Conversion is for 7 stars so wait until your approval happens. FYI your host should be able to get you 7 stars in a couple days. It shouldn't take much longer.

    Why wouldn't they allow the airfare? As long is there is a casino there it is fine.
     
  3. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    One last thing, it might be too late for a 7-stars trip, but if you can get approved for 7 stars by 3/31, you can get and use $500 worth of dining to be used by 3/31. You will get $500 more on 4/1
     
  4. pfunk

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    Well, there really isn't a casino in Los Angeles. It's closer to San Diego. Do you think LA is close enough to San Diego?
     
  5. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr Low-Roller

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    Where's there 2:1 redemption at the Playground? I'd totally do this since I rent / buy movies through iTunes
     
  6. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    The airfare needs to be linked to a casino visit, so if he isnt staying at a casino, they won't book it.

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    Why give up half the value?
     
  7. pfunk

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    oghuman High-Roller

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    I may be wrong, but I believe this to be incorrect. Earning period for tier level is Jan 1 - Dec 31. I believe if you use your $500 you will not have another $500 dining credit after March 31st.
     
  9. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    Now that I think about it, I believe you are right.
     
  10. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr Low-Roller

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    If I get comped on the back-end, I don't really have any use for the RCs then :)

    Well, that's my hope :crosses fingers:
     
  11. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    What we are saying is that even if you are comped, they use your RCs first. So they will be gone if not used by you first.
     
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