I just filled out a very lengthy and involved survey from Ipsos Research on behalf of Venetian/Palazzo. It was all about the rewards program – What’s good? What’s bad? What would I change? Etc. They also asked which LV player's clubs I belonged to and asked me to rank them in order of how I liked them. There were dozens of things that they must be considering and it asked for an opinion on each one. What are the “must haves”…what are the “would be nice”…what are the “couldn’t care less”…etc. Most were either things that other rewards programs already offer or a small tweak of things that other clubs offer. But there were a few ideas that I found fairly novel, such as: • Lounges in major US airports with access for members • The ability to donate unused points to charity (I can just see an entire village in Africa outfitted in V/P branded merchandise) • The ability to go online prior to your arrival and see the inventory of available rooms and choose which you wanted • “Milestone Rewards” (or something to that effect) – benefits – that wouldn’t have expiration dates - you earn by accumulating a certain amount of points over a “lifetime” As I said, this was a fairly involved survey that actually took a good 15 minutes to do. I wasn’t going to bother. But I figured it’s kinda like voting – if I don’t make my opinion known, I can’t really complain, can I? Anyway, I’m not really going anywhere with this…just thought it was interesting.