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What have you cashed in with MyVegas?

Discussion in 'MyVegas' started by apratt0905, Aug 3, 2013.

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  1. apratt0905

    apratt0905 Tourist

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    My husband and I have been able to use the following: I would like to add that I had purchased chips early on for about $100 and that's it, all of these rewards have been from just free play.

    1 - upgrade from a regular room at MGM to a suite for 5 nights - approx. $300
    2 - 5-item antipasti at Sirio Ristorante in Aria - $52.00 each - $104 total
    2 - admission to Minus 5 bar in Monte Carlo - $20 each - $40 total
    2 - dinners at Rock & Rita's - $50
    2 - lunches at Mirage buffet - $29.99 each - $60 total
    2 - entrance to Secret Garden at Mirage - $40
    2 - entrance to Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay - $36
    2 - lunches at Bellagio buffet - $43
    2 - lunches at Bellagio buffet - yes we had two of these - $43
    1 - Sporting House Bar & Grill - $50 value
    2 - lunches at Mirage buffet - $29.99 each - $60 total
    2 for 1 entre at café in Monte Carlo - approximately $15.00 value
    2 - Delights (at Signature MGM) - $24 value
    2 for 1 premium Love ticket - $70 value (total cost $140)
    2 - brunch buffets at MGM - ?? value (haven't cashed these in yet)

    My total is close to $1,000.00 in free stuff (I guessed at the ones I haven't redeemed yet) not bad huh?

    And I still have two more each to redeem for our trip in late August....I'm holding out for Aria buffet and maybe the lounge at Mandalay Bay.

    BTW, I am totally NOT a smart player. I just play whatever random game I want to play and sometimes get my bank up to $1M and lose it all on stupid bets...then I go back up to a few hundred....it's all totally random with no skill involved. I like the blackjack game - it's the worst one to play, I know - but look at all the stuff I have won.

    Yes I have all of my hotels built. I'm only at level 140 on my account and level 93 on my husband's account. I have been playing since about October of 2012. I think I've made a pretty good haul.

    So my story is that even if you aren't a strategic, loyal player. You can still get some pretty good stuff. We ended up with a few things we would not have paid to do otherwise, and we're glad we didn't have to pay for them..haha...they weren't that great (Secret Garden and Shark Reef) but everything else has been SUPER! I highly recommend Rock N Ritas and the buffet at the Mirage. But that's just me. :)

    Would love to hear what you others have been able to snag from this game.
     
  2. Laura_W

    Laura_W Low-Roller

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    I have:
    2 Love tickets
    2 Aria dinner buffet
    2 Aria lunch buffet
    Signature Souvenier glass from HOB
    Free popcorn from SF
    Free cotton candy from SF

    My fiance has:
    NFI dinner
    Cognac Tasting
    and hoping to get MC $50 credit

    Can't wait to get there and use these! :) I figure it's worth almost $600.00!!! Fantastic!
     
  3. eloisegirl

    eloisegirl Low-Roller

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    My account:

    1. Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay for two ($18 x 2 persons)
    2. Dinner Buffet at Mandalay Bay (29.99 value, I think)
    3. Lunch Buffet at Bellagio (22.00)

    Travel partner:

    1. Another lunch buffet at Bellagio
    2. Cocktails at Hubert Keller's Fleur (32.00)
    3. We had but did not end up redeeming the cheeseburger sliders at Mix cuz we ran out of time!

    I never bought coins, never really played as cleverly as I do now (figured out to low-roll/grind when building hotels, try to save up points for double XP). I am already up to 200,000 LPs for the "next time" (despite swearing I won't go back for a while, I know I am just lying to myself). Hoping to get the 2 seats for LOVE. Of course, by the time I go, it will probably be 400,000 points!

    But colour me a fan - free is the best price of all. Yes, your time is worth money, but surely I am not the only person who watches their pvr'd Young & The Restless with a laptop on my chest playing Excalibur! (OMG, can you believe Phyllis is leaving the show? ;))
     
  4. XFace619

    XFace619 Tourist

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    2 - Monte Carlo $50 food credit
    3 - Free Cravings Buffet at Mirage
    3 - Free Bellagio Buffet lunch
    1 - All Day Pass to Luxor/Excalibur
    1 - Free Monte Carlo Buffet
    1 - BOGO 3-Day Monorail Pass

    this is including what I'm redeeming in two weeks when I go.

    I have 166,000 in LPs ready to spend for my February 2014 trip already too
     
  5. jjilla

    jjilla Tourist

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    3 nights monte carlo
    2 aria dinner buffets
    2 o tickets
    2 pairs foundation room entry= 4 total entry for friends coming with
    2 monorail tickets
    and the free sugar factory stuff

    $90 so far in total rewards credit as well between the Wife & I:thumbsup:

    I sure cant wait for October. Its been 3 years and 2 babies since I've been there.
     
  6. lotso-bear

    lotso-bear VIP Whale

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    This thread me really curious to how much my family and I saved during our past trips, so I took a look at our past and current redemptions:

    Redemptions that we're holding for our future trip:
    3 - Premium KA tickets
    2 - Two Aria Dinner Buffet Passes
    2 - Two Aria Lunch Buffet Passes
    2 - Aria Lunch Buffet Pass
    2 - Aria Dinner Buffet Pass
    1 - Monte Carlo $50 Dining Credit

    Past redemptions:
    4 - "O" tickets
    2 - Two "Love" tickets
    4 - Bellagio Lunch Buffet Passes
    2 - Two Bellagio Lunch Buffet Passes
    4 - Monte Carlo $50 F&B Credit
    1 - New York-New York $75 F&B Credit
    2 - One night in a Deluxe Room at the Mirage
    1 - Two nights in a Deluxe Room at the Mirage

    Only one person purchased the $199 package, everything else was redeemed from loyalty points that we earned from play. We definitely saved A LOT of money from this game which is great since my play is not as high as it used to be.
     
  7. sporty8705

    sporty8705 VIP Whale

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    I got
    Mirage buffet when it was like 22k in points and it never got redeemed by Mirage, so I got a refund :evillaugh
    NYNY 75 dollar food credit back when it was offered for 37,500 points
    and that was back in March

    This summer I had
    Shark reef, which was a waste of time and took forever to get to
    Popcorn for free at Sugar Factory
    2 for 1 starbucks which we didnt get around to using, so it was refunded
    Monorail pass which never got redeemed by them so i got that refunded
    Luxor buffet which also got refunded because the food didnt stay with me but a few hours before :vomit:
     
  8. VegasDave

    VegasDave Addicted

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    I have redeemed 2 weekend nights in a Mirage Penthouse Suite ($1,000+ according to their site) and bought a Mirage buffet I never used.

    I now have about 200,000 points and going at the end of the month. No idea what I will use for.
     
  9. travelfiend

    travelfiend High-Roller

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    Been playing since last July or August so pretty early on. Let's see if I can remember everything, :D

    $150 NYNY cert - used for Gallaghers, fantastic meal- February 2013
    2 night suite MB, old one bought it in January right before changes, used it in May, great room
    2 night suite Aria, same as MB, for whatever reason, I was upgraded to Sky Suite. SCORE there is a trip report with pictures here, http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93949
    2 tickets to Zumanity, 2nd row center
    2 Bellagio Buffets
    $100 NFI
    $150 Tender Steakhouse
    Border Grill weekend Brunch for two

    Currently have about 330K in LP for next trip, probably use most of it for 2 nights at ARIA again. :D
     
  10. Raspberry Pie

    Raspberry Pie Newbie

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    Wow!

    Well Done on all of these items! I have just started to play (I am in the UK) and keep reading about Mlife...what is Mlife? Is it something that I need to join in order to use my loyalty points? Early days yet for me, we are not going until next June.
     
  11. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    2-Free Monte Carlo Buffets

    They really need to add because they have as much sold out as they do not and it would be nice if they offered more for 2 people since most don't go alone.
     
    Here we go again!
  12. 16gauge

    16gauge Low-Roller

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    MLife is the MGM owned casino's players club card. You will need to join it (it is free). You can sign up for an MLife number on-line from their website. https://www.mlife.com/

    Wife and I just returned from Vegas where we had:

    -- 2 nights in NYNY Spa Suite (got it just before all the room rewards went downhill).
    -- 2 $50 Monte Carlo dining credits
    -- 2 All day buffets Luxor/Excal


    I'm heading back to Vegas with a friend in October. So far we have the following purchased on his account:

    -- One night room at Monte Carlo
    -- One $50 Monte Carlo Food Credit
    -- One two person Aria Lunch Buffet
    still have not decided what (if any) rewards we will use from my account.


    Wife and I are heading back again at the end of January.

    -- we have one Thursday and one Friday night room at Mirage booked.
    -- we have not purchased anything else as we are way outside the 90 day window to do so.
     
  13. russtcb

    russtcb Low-Roller

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    Just redeemed our first rewards. Starting the game with the intent of getting Jabbawockeez tickets and finally had enough to get them this morning!
     
  14. Jepockn

    Jepockn Tourist

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    I got:

    2 Nights at Aria in a City View Room
    5 Nights at Mirage
    2 Glasses of Absinthe from Sage
    2 Tickets to Terry Fator
    2 Tickets to Carrot Top
    $50 Dining Credit to Monte Carlo
     
  15. apratt0905

    apratt0905 Tourist

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    Play all you can before your trip!!! It does pay off in the long run.

    Mlife is the membership card for all MGM resorts. It keeps track of your gambling play and whatever else you may buy while you are in LV. You also gather credits toward comped hotel stays, etc. I'm sure there is a thread on Mlife to explain.

    If you don't already have an Mlife card, go to www.mlife.com and get one...or when you arrive in LV, sign up right away at the Mlife desk - you want to be sure to maximize your play while you are there!!

    Good luck with MyVegas and your trip next year!!!
     
  16. apratt0905

    apratt0905 Tourist

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    The room deals at MyVegas seem to have deteriorated down to must % off. I haven't seen a lot of the really sweet suite deals like I was able to use and you were also. The penthouse suite at Mirage - awesome reward!! I never could get enough points to save up for super good rooms like you had so I focused on food and got comped rooms through Mlife.
     
  17. apratt0905

    apratt0905 Tourist

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    I have also noticed that I wasn't able to duplicate a reward purchase this time around....must have changed because I have purchased the Mirage buffet more than once....tried to again but it wouldn't let me. :( My favorite buffet.
     
  18. apratt0905

    apratt0905 Tourist

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    Sweet! A review would be awesome!!
     
  19. aashleyjc

    aashleyjc Low-Roller

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    Redeemed -
    1 night Aria room (comp weekday bonus)
    1 Mandalay Bay Buffett

    Purchased but not yet redeemed -
    2 tickets Zumanity
    2 tickets Zarkana
    1 lunch buffet Aria
    1 BOGO candy at Sugar Factory
    1 BOGO 1 day monorail pass
    1 cocktail Pub 1892
    1 slice of Pizza and 1 draft beer at Five50
    1 signature pastry at Jean Philippe
    1 entree at Delights

    Unfortunately, I was too slow to get most of the good room offers but that's OK. We like the Food and Beverage, and Entertainment comps.
     
  20. Raspberry Pie

    Raspberry Pie Newbie

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    Thanks so much - I have registered me and DH this afternoon - I am playing for both of us at the moment though, he hates Facebook...but I bet he still enjoys the comps :licklips::licklips:
     
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