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Total Rewards vs Mlife

Discussion in 'Comps' started by DoctorPong, Apr 11, 2015.

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  1. DoctorPong

    DoctorPong Tourist

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    So in October I stayed at flamingo and I am a TR member and I played there the most. I got comps for Flamingo and other total rewards places, but I feel like I want to try an Mlife property this go around.

    The primary reason is I like to gamble where I stay and I also wanted to try and stay someplace different this go around in July. Caesars doesn't really appeal to me in the way Aria does. Anyone have input on Mlife vs Total Rewards?
     
  2. sigsev

    sigsev Low-Roller

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    I work both as many here do. I concentrate my table game play at MGM properties as I find Mlife gives better TCs for tables than Total Rewards. On the other hand the top tiers of TR are easier to attain than Noir status at Mlife, so when I feel I've capped out at Mlife I'll play more at CET. I'll play video poker at CET properties since I can earn TCs far faster than at tables there. A few hours of concentrated play is enough to hit the daily TC bonuses and I can go do something else for fun.

    I like Aria as my home Mlife property as they've always treated me well from the dealers to the suits to my host. I love to gamble there and get 3 night offers plus resort credits for just table game play so that's good. Their VP is also better than CP and I'm planning on giving them more VP play to increase my Theo and generate better offers.
     
  3. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Such a broad question, its kind of hard to answer. But since you're asking about the rewards programs (and not the properties) I would say that both are very good programs. I am almost exclusively a table games player. I tend to get more TC at MGM for my play than I get reward points from CET. But I like how easy it is to redeem the earned comps at either company. Show tickets, meals, amenities, I use them for all. One aspect of TR I do not like is that they apply all your TR points towards room charges and comps before giving you other comps. At Mlife, I can almost always get my host to comp my charges and allow me to save my TC for either my low play trips or the trips where I bring a lot of friends and my charges are higher than usual
     
  4. heatherlovesvegas

    heatherlovesvegas VIP Whale

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    Depends what you are after...

    TR makes it far easier to earn free rooms... but their hotels are inferior. If you are ok with staying at places like Flamingo I would stick with them.

    Mlife makes it more difficult, but I far prefer their properties. Nearly every property they have is superior to TR properties. I'm a pretty low roller (maybe $200-400 a trip) I'm Pearl. I don't generally get free rooms at the mid tier properties, but I get highly discounted room rates, 50% off at least. To me that's an awesome deal. I've still saved thousands of dollars using my discounts. My last several trips to MGM were less than $50 a night on the weekend. I'd rather pay that, then stay at Flamingo for free.

    I think #1 you have to decide where you would like to be, comps or not and go from there. It's your vacation you don't wanna stay somewhere boring or that you don't enjoy even if it's free.
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Mlife is a bit tighter on rooms and comps. Tell us what sort of offers you are getting from CET. If only rooms, I would guess the play is at a level that might not get much from Mlife.
     
  6. Gamesman

    Gamesman VIP Whale

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    Interesting that you mention what is likely their lowest tier property in Vegas as the comparable. I'm a CET guy and usually stay at PH although a lot of folks prefer Caesars. I'm not a high roller, but am Seven Stars with CET. I've tried playing at a few of the MLife properties but didn't really enjoy their casinos much.

    PH is much more fun for me. MLife places all seemed stuffy to me, being a bit of a caveman type I felt out of place.
     
  7. Krh2o

    Krh2o MIA

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    You feel out of place at Mlife properties, that doesn't mean they aren't as nice. Yes the vibe at PH is different then MGM, but are you going to say PH is a nicer property then MGM? Mandalay Bay? Mirage? And no CET property can compare to Bellagio or Aria. While you might prefer PH the poster was just saying on average Mlife has nicer properties. They are also more expensive and harder to get a comped room. It all depends on how much more you value a property.
     
  8. Gamesman

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    You're the only one who has said nice. The quoted post that I was responding to said that MLife properties were superior (not the same as nicer), and used Flamingo as a basis for comparison. I was just giving a different perspective.
     
  9. ThePicksHub

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    I have only stayed at MLife properties and have gotten free rooms as someone that doesn't gamble all that much. Suite four nights at Excalibur, four nights Luxor, then three or two nights for the other places like Mandalay Bay, Mirage, Bellagio, Aria etc..
     
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    I'm staying a night at the Linq in a few weeks. Will have to see if I get anything for $150.00 - $200.00 for one night of gambling, which is what I usually spend at MLife resorts and get offers from them.
     
  11. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Stick with CET.
     
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    Champster1 High-Roller

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    March Madness...here I come !!
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    dannyocean High-Roller

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    I'm more of a spender than a player. What I like to do in Vegas is stay in a really nice room and go to really nice restaurants. Have great wine and drinks and watch people. Beneath that, I enjoy gambling on blackjack and craps. I realize this is my unique Vegas makeup, and, for me, it works out great with Mlife because I get solid room discounts, stay at the properties I like, and go to the restaurants I prefer (for the most part). To me, prioritize what's important to you and exploit it!
     
  15. DoctorPong

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    I actually took a left and skipped both. Going Wynn this time adound. Vacations are for going big.
     
  16. Simpatt

    Simpatt Low-Roller

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    I tend to keep table game play to Mlife and slots to CET, I like the freedom of getting comped room choices before my next trip and it makes the planning more exciting for me.
     
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