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Using Total Rewards RC for meals etc.

Discussion in 'Comps' started by lithium78, Jan 28, 2014.

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  1. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    I have a ton of RCs saved up which I'm planning to use for meals. How does it work? Do I just hand my Total Rewards card to the server at the restaurant or do I charge to my room and then use Total Rewards at the front desk when I check out?
     
  2. fralvbb

    fralvbb Tourist

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    Total Rewards

    I charge to my room and then use Total Rewards at the front desk when I check out.
     
  3. HOUtoLAS

    HOUtoLAS Low-Roller

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    You can give your card to the server and then tip cash.

    You can put it on the room, and take care of it at checkout. If you put tips on the room, you can take care of that by cash or credit card at checkout.
     
  4. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    If you aren't staying at a CET property, just give it to the server as you would a credit card for payment. RCs are a wonderful thing! Some places won't take it for payment tho, so make sure you ask before you proceed. A few of the retail shops told me no the last time I went, but a majority of the restaurants will.
     
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  5. 3544quebec

    3544quebec Low-Roller

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    Is it not the case that if you charge to your room you will pay the taxes on the meals but if you pay with your RCs direct at the restaurant you won't?
     
  6. ernestoc33

    ernestoc33 Low-Roller

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    You charge your meals to your room. On check out you pay using points.
     
  7. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    We never charge to the room since I learned years ago that you pay the sales tax then. If you hand your TR card to the server, tax is removed and you only pay for the meal.
     
  8. kiwiboy1

    kiwiboy1 Low-Roller

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    Agreed, you should always pay with points to avoid sales tax. Charging to your room makes the meal 8.1% more expensive.
     
  9. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    Thanks for letting me know about that. I try to save money wherever I can and I already pay far more than my fair share of taxes.
     
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  11. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    Can you tip using RC as well or does that have to be in cash?
     
  12. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    None of the programs allow you to use points for tips. None.

    Pay those in cash, or use credit card. We have decided to do it in cash at all times to avoid any confusion. We write CASH on the tip line and total it out.
     
  13. anfurney83

    anfurney83 Tourist

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    Sorry to drag up an old thread, but if I'm not staying at a Caesars resort, can I partially pay for a meal with RCs? I have about $50 in credits, could I get say a $100 meal, apply the credits and pay the remaining $50 cash? Or does the RCs need to completely cover the meal?
     
  14. NandJfrmNJ

    NandJfrmNJ High-Roller

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    Yes you can partially pay with RC and the rest with cash, CC, etc.
     
  15. win4me

    win4me Low-Roller

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    I have always paid with RCs rather than charging to my room for this exact reason (avoiding taxes). But I had a confusing experience at Le Central at Caesar's last year. Paid with RCs and waiter included taxes. I questioned him and he said that CET had changed that policy several months prior and now taxes were being collected (and deducted from RCs). This was early on in our trip and it was the only CET restaurant that charged me taxes when I paid with RCs.
    Maybe that waiter is collecting a bonus tip of 8.1% for himself:wink2:
     
  16. 3544quebec

    3544quebec Low-Roller

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    My experience has been that when you pay part of the bill with RCs you pay all of the tax - there is no partial reduction, it is all or nothing
     
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