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TR credit card

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by mazoom, Mar 30, 2014.

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  1. mazoom

    mazoom Low-Roller

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    I just read something recently on the board about TR credit card. When you get the card you are automatically Platinum? Is this true. Any advice on this is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. billydice

    billydice Low-Roller

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    that is true. I got the card about a month ago.

    You also get pass for the 24 hour buffet for two people.
     
  3. Busyman

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    Yup, currently Plat and will pick up the BoB passes in May when I go.

    No resort fees when I go either.

    Also got 2 premium rentals for about $100 each.
     
  4. easystreet57

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    Yeah, the card is super, that is as far credit cards go. It still a cc that is issued through a bank, Comility I think, with all that potential trapping and standard interest rate etc. but the TR part works great.

    We got ours last year just before our summer LV trip. The deal is you get the 10,000 tier credit after you charge $750 to the card, that makes you Platium for a year.
    Then you build points for every dollar you spend on the card, sometime at the rate of 5 points for every dollar spent. You can read the details in promo/application. There is also a TR Marketplace where some purchases are at a rate of 30 to 1, like FTD flower during Valentine week.

    Living life as a Platium is far and away so much better then Gold, this past year has been just great. No wait checking-in, free valet parking, always an upgrade without asking, VIP seating at the buffet, we even get first seating on the TR shuttle in Atlantic City. Last trip we were at the end of the bus line when the nearly full bus arrivied, the driver called for Diamonds, then Platiums to take the remaining seats and the golds were left standing on the curb. I felt bad walking past people that were there before me, but it their policy, not mine, I am just here to enjoy it.

    Anyway, we used the card as much as possible, while still being responsible, and just this week we receivied a renewed Platium card for other year. This was the best news possible, don't know if I could go back to Gold, Platium is addicitive.

    Oh, and last year in Vegas the buffet pass worked fine. They send you a voucher with your new card, take it to any TR casino desk where your ready to use it, they will validate and you all set for the next 24 hours.

    Hope this helps, JW
     
  5. judy

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    really, no resort fees??

    EasyStreet57 can you confirm no resort fees? That seems like a great deal to get that card if no resort fees are included...what is the annual fee? My SW card has a 59 dollar annual fee-they do give you anniversary points every year and free drink tickets but if you have a few 3 night stays in a TR hotel that's a few hundred dollars in savings. Having a taste of the diamond player experience a few years ago with our LA friend has me jonesing for the platinum experience.........Thank you for sharing your experience-especially the bus!:wave:
     
  6. jackincols

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    I can. No resort fees (at least until CET raises this to Diamond and above) as long as you're Platinum. No annual fee as well. BUT, watch your interest rate. It tends to be higher than other cards so try to pay the balance off monthly.
     
  7. LV2GAMBLE

    LV2GAMBLE Low-Roller

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    Ditto on the above: No resort fees, 2 BoB passes, line passes, and with plat there is the benefit (at certain shows) for a buy one, get one...not sure if this a great deal or not as some shows have other discounted outlets.
    Also, by using your card it will keep your Reward Credits from expiring. We got the card last fall and had a trip within the last month. Was sure nice to take the 'short line'. Coming up we are looking at using he show offer for Million Dollar Quartet
     
    Always seems so far away............
  8. jackincols

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    "Also, by using your card it will keep your Reward Credits from expiring."

    Good point. I forgot about that.
     
  9. easystreet57

    easystreet57 Low-Roller

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    Hey Judy and other members,

    A few more thoughts on the TR credit card…

    Yes, I second the post of jackinclos, there is no annual fee on the TR cc and no anniversary celebration either. It s like any other card, just goes on and on with monthly statements. I only recently became aware myself of the no-resort fee policy for Platinum and above, this could change things.
    Our pattern is that we hopefully get to Vegas once or twice a year, and when we do it is almost always a Mlife trip. Living just outside of Philadelphia we try to get to AC maybe once a month and that a CET outing. We never pay for a room in AC because we go mid-week and even though we ARE NOT high roller, we are good customers, more on that later. I think there is a small resort fee at Harrah’s AC but I am not sure, there is something called a room fee, but that might be one of the AC taxes (which they either can’t or won’t comp in the state of NJ) that are applied to the room, point is, last trip, we were upgrade to a Atrium Suite for two mid – week nights, cost; $13 a night. At that price, I ‘m not looking for or asking for something else to be waived, I ‘m good, but this new information about resort fee waived for Platinum and above could factor into the Vegas planning. I prefer to stay at a Mlife location in Vegas, for no other reason than to keep the Mlife account alive. Going to be a tough planning choice, a week worth of resort fees is nothing to sneeze at, could this be the downside of being Platinum?
    Here are a few specific on the TR card taken right from the information supplied with the card.
    5 to 1 Reward credits for every dollar spent on the card at a Total Reward resort.
    2 to 1 Reward Credits for purchases on the card for gas, airlines and groceries.
    1 to 1 Reward credit for every other dollar on the card.

    Along with the 10,000 for the first $750. So you can see how the points add up if you are able to use the card WISELY, and not fall victim to the interest rate. It also carries all the perks and protection as with any VISA card.
    We have become much wiser with the use of CC in the past few years in that if you’re going to use a card, make sure you get something out of it besides play now, pay later. The TR card along with the airline cards fall into that rule. Every outing or major purchase (not gas and groceries) starts with which card to use, which one will get the most points, and so far it has worked out. Never to the point of charging things unnecessarily just to get points, but if you’re going to charge, charge with extras.

    Finial thought, the reward credits earned through play and points on the card turn into comps. If you’re serious about collecting 5 to 1 points by using the TR card at TR resorts, you need to make sure you spend your comp dollars as you wish, not the automatic process that Harrah’s uses. Example: We had accumulated nearly $80.00 in comps, mostly from the 10,000 bonus from getting the card. After checking out from a recent stay during which we posted charges to the room for food and drink etc. which we intended to be charge to the card at a 5 to 1 ratio, we noticed the comps were gone, thankfully before we left the property. Back we went to find out what happen only to discover that Harrah’s AC policy is to use comps first, then charge the balance to the card. That’s great to reduce the CC bill, but you lose the 5 to 1 point collection on the part of the bill that the comps covered. It was no issue for them to reverse the transaction, restore the comps and charge the card which they did. So after learning about this policy, at check-in we tell them not to use comps automatically to cover room charges and it works out fine, just so you know, in case this is the policy throughout the CET Empire.
     
  10. DonnyC

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    Still only good for Americans...too bad for me!
     
  11. lvpeg

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    I got the TR card last year when it first came out-in either March or April of 2013. I thought the Platinum status was only good for 1 year. I checked the Total Rewards site and it now shows my Platinum status doesn't expire until March 31, 2015. So no resort fees for my next two booked trips. I'm very happy with the card.
     
  12. jackincols

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    Same here, but I would've dropped the card in a heartbeat had they not kept me at Platinum. It's the only reason I have it. Before I retired, keeping Platinum level was never a problem, but since retirement I don't take out as much to gamble with.
     
  13. MinnesotaMike

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    Two free ferris wheel passes too

    i too, just signed up and recieved the TR credit card and another perk i noticed is that you also receive two complimentary passes to the new Ferris wheel and priority line for boarding. not a reason to get the card but another perk to use if you do have it and are so inclined to ride the new High Roller .
     
  14. rjk547

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    Ferris wheel passes


    Where did you see the info on ferris wheel passes? I signed up for the TR credit card and got my card about 10 days ago. I saw the buffet passes but do not recall anything about the ferris wheel.
     
  15. Busyman

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    It's on the website. It's 2 High Roller passes for 12-6pm or a 1 night comp at certain AC spots.

    They offer this instead of the BOB passes now.

    Frankly, I'm glad I got the card in Jan. since the BOB passes are worth more.
     
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