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Total Rewards RC points and gift cards?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Karleen77, Jul 9, 2012.

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  1. Karleen77

    Karleen77 Newbie

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    Hi, Is there a way I can buy a total rewards gift card with my RC points? My sister and I are going in August, and I would like to use my husbands points on this trip.

    thanks!
     
  2. kidrock

    kidrock Tourist

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  3. CaptainJack

    CaptainJack Low-Roller

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    Yes, you can buy Total Rewards gift cards at a rate of 2:1. So 100,000 pts which would be $1,000 in comps if he were to spend them would equal a $500 gift card. It's not a great deal if you ask me. However, if the opportunity cost of only get $.50 per comp dollar is worth it compared to getting full value with your husband, then proceed.
     
  4. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    Not that I can see. If your husband is platinum though, he is supposed to be able to "gift" 5000 of his points to your account.
     
  5. kidrock

    kidrock Tourist

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    agree with CaptainJack, it is not good value ... you better use those points for Buffet etc etc at 100% value .. but ur husband has to be there.
     
  6. LAV

    LAV Tourist

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    My question is why use RCS to buy TR gift cards when they work exactly the same way?

    You can't use the TR gift card outside of Caesars' owned props.

    Anything that you can use the TR gift card for, you can use your TR points.

    But, if you want to give away half of your RCs, then using them to buy TR gift cards would be one way.

    Just my thoughts.
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Refer to the original post. The "OWNER" of the points will not be there. Therefore the OWNER or the wife can not use them at all. By getting the card, the wife can now use them, at a discount of course.

    "My sister and I are going in August, and I would like to use my husbands points on this trip. "
     
  8. leo21

    leo21 VIP Whale

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    Buying gift cards with points was the best way to gift points in the past. You most likely have to do it in the casino. I don't know if the whole gifting thing is actually active but that will be the best way to do it in the future. And even though buying gift cards with points or cashing them out at 2:1 aren't as good a deal as using them straight up for food and shopping, there are lots of people walking around with a ton of points that they are never going to be able to redeem. The cash out option is really for them. It was a secret perk for high level Diamonds long before they rolled it out the to hoi-polloi.
     
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