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Total Rewards - scenario with 2,000 earned reward points

Discussion in 'Comps' started by LV_Bound, Jan 8, 2016.

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  1. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    Hypothetical situation.
    Lets say you get to stay a few nights comped, resort fee is added and you charge $200 worth of meals to the room.

    During the trip you have 2,000 earned reward points.

    You have your host review your play and bill.

    What would you expect to get written off?

    The nights are already comped.

    Would you expect nothing else to be compedd?
    Would you expect just the resort fee be comped?
    Would you expect just the resort fee and half the meal charge to be comped?
    Would you expect just the resort fee and all the meal charge to be comped essentially expecting a $0 balance?
     
  2. win4me

    win4me Low-Roller

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    If I understand the scenario, I would not expect them to do anything except apply your $20 in RCs (if you wanted them used that way). Maybe they will waive Resort fees? I do not have any experience with this- I am Diamond so it is waived.

    Earning 2000 RCs over a few days stay is not much to them.
     
  3. mrstealth

    mrstealth High-Roller

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    CET Policy is to first apply any reward points you have towards outstanding charges, and then they will consider the remaining bill as it relates to your amount of play. As @win4me stated, 2,000 rewards points is only $20 and not really a whole lot of play so I wouldn't anticipate them waiving any additional charges on that trip. Remember also, that if you are staying in a comped room, they assign a dollar value to that room on a nightly basis (depends on the resort, room type, time of year), so for them to comp anything above and beyond the room will require you to show enough play to justify the room comp and the additional charges.

    If you look at TIMSPEED's last trip, one of his posts at the end of his most recent trip report goes over this in detail, and he cycled substantially more coin in than you plan on doing and still didn't receive additional comps.
     
  4. voltron12

    voltron12 Low-Roller

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    If you stayed 2 nights at a basic room at maybe flamingo, bally, quad or harrahs during the weekdays, you might have a shot at resort fees also. But as others have said, 2000 reward credits in 2 days isnt going to get you much. You will also lose your 20.00 worth of credits. So 2 nights of resort fees will come to around 50.00. So if you are lucky you will get another 30.00 taken off. I could be wrong but that is my guess.
     
  5. Guy_

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    Assuming there was no Reward credit bonus's were added, and assuming you played Slots only (since that would generate the most comps)
    You would have put $10,000 thru machines. ($5 a point) Lets say the casino uses 90% average payback for slots.

    Your expected loss would be $1000.
    Most casinos give 30% back in comps (if you get a host fighting for you I have heard of as high as 40% but that is rare)
    Soo... by these numbers you would have earned $300 in comps. Remember you need to take off the cost of the hotel room out of this first.

    So it really depends on the casino, room type, dates of the stay etc.

    So, I would think you probably would get your Resort fees comped (and your rewards credits taken to 0) and that's all.
    But honestly it is really too hard to tell.
     
  6. 3544quebec

    3544quebec Low-Roller

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    Just in regard to the CET policy of using Reward Credits before looking at other back-end comps it is clearly not a hard and fast policy.
    I earned 10,000 Tier Credits (not including bonuses) in a 3 nigfht stay at Bossier HS and 2 x 5 night stays at Harrahs New Orleans.
    Have been Diamond for 3 or 4 years and never got anything above the website comped rooms - not so much as a complimentary pretzel.
    At the end of my 3 night standard room comped stay at HS Bossier I went to the VIP desk and asked if any of my $300 in room charges could be taken care of and was told no problem.
    Asked my newly minted host at Harrahs NO if my $150 meal at Besh could be taken care of after 5 nights in standard comped room - no problems.
    I have about $1250 on Reward Credits and these went untouched.
     
  7. LV_Bound

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    Thanks for all the replies.
    I was asking because this is a typical scenario and curious as to the comps expectations.
     
  8. Chuck2009x

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    "A few" is not exact and could make a difference if we were talking about a higher level of play. But Guy has the math right, 2,000 RCs is $10,000 coin in, about $1,000 in theo and about $300 in comps, which has to cover your room first.

    So unless "a few" means 1, I wouldn't expect them to take anything off back-end.
     
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