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What's the best way to use your player's club points?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by BreakEven, Mar 11, 2016.

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  1. BreakEven

    BreakEven Low-Roller

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    I know this will be different at the various properties, but I'm not familiar with all of them.

    At most places, I just convert it into a very tiny amount of free play. I've used Express Comps @ Mlife to get something from the snack bar (seemed like a better value at the time than the free play).

    Are there better exchange options at some properties?
     
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  2. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I always use them for things that I wouldn't (want to) spend cash on, such as a shirt, or dining.
     
  3. ju5tagt

    ju5tagt Low-Roller

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    I usually use it for freeplay.
     
  4. smerrian

    smerrian Low-Roller

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    I use most for meals during visits/trips; sometimes free play.
     
  5. cjohnson202

    cjohnson202 VIP Whale

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    I use mine at CET usually at the gift shop. Get some snacks, t-shirts, shot glasses, stuff like that. At least that way I'm coming home with something. I'll also use my Reward Credits for meals if I happen to be eating at a CET restaurant.
     
  6. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    The answer is: whatever you want to use it for, and depends on the club! With some clubs, you don't have a choice, the points are either comps or freeplay. I think at Mlife where you earn both Express Comps and PointPlay you can convert the PointPlay to Express Comps, but not the other way around, at least according to their website. But when you have a choice between the two keep in mind that you are paying some of that back to the casino with the house edge on the game you're playing. Also, when you pay your food/drink/hotel bill with comp points usually sales tax doesn't apply so you're getting an additional 8% discount right there.

    At CET casinos when you convert your Reward Credits to Freeplay it's not a $1:$1 conversion, so you're losing additional money. It's like $1:$0.50 for Gold and Platinum, so you lose half the value, plus the house edge of the game you play it on. It's not even $1:$1 for Seven Stars members! At CET I would only convert to Freeplay if I was a high-enough roller to get everything comped and with a ton of points left over that I couldn't spend elsewhere.

    I don't get everything comped so using those points to pay off my hotel bill, get some drinks, or pay for a meal is way more valuable to me.
     
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  7. MoneyToBurn

    MoneyToBurn Low-Roller

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    I like to use them to pay entirely for meals, so the tax is not assessed.
     
  8. leo21

    leo21 VIP Whale

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    It depends on the players club. You have to check out if they give you a better return on food over other redemptions. Also, for some clubs you only get a discount in the gift shop paying cash over using points. Most clubs make it easiest to use them for food so that usually ends up being my play.
     
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