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What do you use your CET RC's for?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by TriggerMN, May 12, 2015.

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  1. TriggerMN

    TriggerMN High-Roller

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    I am a platinum level CET player, usually get around 7,500 tier score per year (3-4 trips, 3-4 nights per trip). Definitely a low roller, but our room is always comped, save the resort fee. We also accrue reward credit points on the TR Visa card. Each time we go to Vegas, we've got about 30,000 RC's in the hopper. We use the points to pay for lunch buffets each day, and occasionally a late night soda or candy bar. I'm really not sure of what other kinds of things we could use our RC's for, except for paying off the resort fee at the end of the stay. What kind of things do others use their RC's for when they're in this range?
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Meals
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  3. grosx2

    grosx2 VIP Whale

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    That's $300 you are starting every trip with, plus whatever you earn through your play. You mentioned using your RCs on lunch buffets; I hope everything you aren't paying for directly with RCs, you are charging to your room....every single purchase at any CET property.

    Then, assuming you don't have a host, go to diamond check in the day you leave and ask to speak with a host on duty. Ask them to review your play for comps; they'll use any available RCs first. Between your play and showing up with 30,000 RCs from the credit card, you'll most likely get all of your room charges taken care of, or close to it. That is, unless you go out for fine dining every night, or rack up lots of bar charges.
     
  4. gradytripp

    gradytripp Low-Roller

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    If you pay directly with RCs, you don't pay sales tax. Charge to the room, you do pay sales tax.

    I'm an even lower roller than the OP, but if he tried the strategy you suggest and the host did not comp him on the back end, wouldn't it work out to OP's disadvantage (because of the sales tax)? I guess it would be a gamble.

    I, too, will be arriving with at least $300 in RCs when we get to LV in July, 99% of that from the TR credit card. Besides paying off my (low) room rate and resort fees, probably will use them for the Bacchanal buffet, perhaps GR Burgr or Steakhouse.
     
  5. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Same for me. I generate about $400 a year from the credit card and another $400 to $600 from play. Since I don't really stay at their properties anymore, those RCs are enough to comp pretty much every meal and show I see at CET during the year
     
  6. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    Food and drinks. That's 7-800 bucks not out of pocket.
     
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  7. Imperial_Palace_King

    Imperial_Palace_King High-Roller

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    I have close to 100,000 rc's banked right now. Planning on turning most of them into $500 free play next week. The rest I will probably spend on some merchandise and maybe food.

    Just an FYI you can also turn your RC's into Hawaiian Airline miles. Don't think that will help you since I'm assuming you're in MN.
     
  8. Skeezy513

    Skeezy513 Tourist

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    I'm going to use mine for resort fees...
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    For those that have to pay resort fees, that is a good use for them.

    Keep in mind for EVERYONE that they do expire if you have zero activity for 6 months. We had been hitting a casino somewhere almost monthly. With the serious reduction in offers, we do way less now and have to watch those numbers. I expect to seriously reduce those credits on our next trip, even if freeplay.
     
  10. wpete

    wpete High-Roller

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    My wife bought a purse with her RC. Grrrr.
     
  11. MoneyToBurn

    MoneyToBurn Low-Roller

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    Margaritas at the Mojito Hut.
     
  12. AcesFull72

    AcesFull72 Tourist

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    As long as you have a Total Rewards Visa that you use, the RC don't expire
     
  13. Harry Lyme

    Harry Lyme Low-Roller

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    Redeeming $10 in Social Rewards also keeps your account active, as well as putting some change in your account.

    I rarely go with more than $80, and usually have about $30 in there. I don't play big enough or get to take advantage of multiplier days, but what I usually do is use them to clear up BOGO buffet balances or get late night snacks in the store (when we forget to pack or stop by a regular store).
     
  14. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    Mostly drinks while playing. They are not usually free around here.
     
  15. leo21

    leo21 VIP Whale

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    Mostly food and gift shop excursions. I've pondered ordering things from the catalog but never pulled the trigger.
     
  16. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Consider yourself lucky. In some states, even RCs are considered as comping for drinks and they can not do it. Cash only.
     
  17. waverunner

    waverunner BBHMM

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    I use mine for resort fees. My resort fee in June is $150, my room is $9 per night.........LOL.
    Thank gawd for Social Rewards.
     
  18. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    I had a very pleasant surprise a couple of weeks ago at the local Horseshoe. Free Beer Friday, and as long as you were actively playing they were on the house.
     
  19. zoobrew

    zoobrew Tourist

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    Spa treatments, where ratio is 1 for 1, for my wife.
     
  20. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    Just in Vegas and used my points at noodle #9. Paid in full without a problem. Used twice to buy water and some snacks, no problem. Then ate at Homestead. Used mt points and the guy came back and said he didn't charge us any tax. I thought cool but didn't know why. Next morning we were eating in CP coffee shop of the lobby. Use my points and she comes back and says I owe the $4.36 tax. I can use points for tax. I said when did this start. Oh at least a year ago. I was in Vegas a year ago and used points everyday and not once was tax ever asked for so does anyone know the deal with tax and points now?
     
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