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TR Comps - question on how to use

Discussion in 'Comps' started by Karleen77, Aug 5, 2012.

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  1. Karleen77

    Karleen77 Newbie

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    I can't seem to find this information on this.

    I have 7600 credits, and would like to use them.

    I don't understand how to..

    If I go to say Mon Ami Gabi, when I go to pay the bill, do I just present them with my plays card and they take the points off my card? Or do I have to do more then that?

    thanks!
     
  2. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    If a store or restaurant can accept Rewards Credits then what you would do is at time of paying the bill you give them your card and photo ID and just tell them that you want to play with your points.

    However, some places can't take Rewards Credits, of which I believe Mon Ami Gabi is one.

    In that case there are two things you can do:

    First, the easiest is to just charge the amount to your room and then when you are checking out pay off your hotel bill (which will have the room charge) with Rewards Credits.

    After that what you can also do is: if you have an idea of how much your bill will work out to you can go to the Total Rewards booth and get points turned in to a voucher you can use at the restaurant/store. The only real "catch" with the voucher is you need to tell them how much to make it out for, so it often won't be for the exact amount.
     
  3. socalvegasfan

    socalvegasfan Tourist

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    Hi, Karleen77!

    My understanding is that whatever your comp point balance is, divide it by 1,000 will give you your comp balance in dollars. So, in you case 7,600 equals $76.00.

    I have eaten at Mon Ami Gabi once with someone who plays at CET almost exclusively. If I remember correctly, Mon Ami Gabi doesn't take the Total Rewards card. The person just charged to the room.

    You could charge to the room and have them apply your points is one way.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Yes, charge to room, or get a voucher for Mon Ami - we do it at least once every trip. On a few trips, we got a room at Paris ONLY so we could charge to room for Mon Ami. Thanks to this board, I found out you could get a voucher at the total rewards desk.

    As to figuring out your points. Thousand?

    Heck, each point is worth a penny. 7,600 is worth 7,600 pennies,which is the same as $76.00
     
  5. leo21

    leo21 VIP Whale

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    Mon Ami Gabi would be a bad example because of the room charge being required. But if you were at Le Burger Brassiere, yes, just present your card like a credit card and the server would take care of the rest.
     
  6. oghuman

    oghuman High-Roller

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    As a note, TR credits can't be used for tip. When you pay with your TR Credits you are not charged tax.
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    True, Mon Ami is one of VERY FEW places where you need to do something special.
     
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    Most restaurants at CET properties do seem to be able to take Rewards Credits... seems like some of the stores on each property are hit or miss.

    Reminds me though: if they go to the Total Rewards booth they'll have a selection of pamphlets there (how to play games, problem gambling help, etc) and one of the pamphlets has a list of what stores and restaurants accept Rewards Credits right off the card.
     
  9. mikewolf13

    mikewolf13 Low-Roller

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    jgates8 VIP Whale

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    According to several late March or early April trip reports, tax is now being assessed even when you swipe at point of sale. From what I read the pushing that the gov't wanted for taxes on comps was put in place at least for dining. Nothing however (YET) for comped rooms.

    Another exception is Margaritaville RETAIL - you need to get a voucher for there.
     
  11. mikewolf13

    mikewolf13 Low-Roller

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    On my july trip to Vegas, we were not charged sales tax when using TR at point of sale...
     
  12. jgates8

    jgates8 VIP Whale

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    Possible flack from customers? One of the TRs I read indicated they questioned it & were told that was new policy. Maybe they have decided to 'eat' the tax & just pay it themselves to keep customers happy. (That seriously would surprise me lol).
     
  13. LAV

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    No not due to flack from customers. It was a cashier who did not know how to apply the charges and not charge the taxes, so when the customer asks if that was due to the new govt policy, the cashier said yes. That would be my guess of what happened as I never saw this happened anywhere else.
     
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