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When do reward credits expire

Discussion in 'Comps' started by weluvvegas, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    I have some Total Rewards reward credits that I didn't use last time and I hope to cash in some more from social rewards for our next trip. When do they expire? The ones I have in my account have been there for a while.
     
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  2. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    If you don't use tr every 6 months you lose.
     
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    It's my understanding that you don't have to use them within 6 months you just have to at least earn points before the 6 months is up and it resets you up for another 6 months. Every time I play, my TR profile has a section that has the actual expiration date and it changes after every trip to the local casino or through social rewards I cash in for 1000 more reward credits. That is just based on my observation though, never really seen that in writing anywhere.
     
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You need iACTIVITY within 6 months. I have some that are well over a year old. The expire date for your own account is on the website when you log in.

    The rules are there too.
     
  5. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    Reward Credits Exp. Date: 7/1/13:thumbsup:
     
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    They expire 6 months after the last time you earned any.

    If you earn any more before they expire then the expiration date will be reset to the 6 months after the newer credits were earned.
     
  7. weluvvegas

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    So...stupid question. But last I earned was late Oct. Next trip is not until May. If I redeem points on socialrewards.com and transfer to reward credits...will that qualify as "activity" and keep my points alive until then?
     
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  8. weluvvegas

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    Bump? I just redeemed social rewards points for 2000 RCs hoping that keeps me active!
     
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    I don't know much about social rewards. I do know that a TR marketplace purchase would help keep points active.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Since you only did this a few days ago, its likely too soon just yet... but once your account is updated you will be able to log in to your Total Rewards account and see if the expiration date of your RCs has moved or not.

    If you have a significant amount of RCs some people also just ask if others or a local can put a point or two on their card to keep them alive (granted that does come with the possibility of lowering your ADT and some people want the $5 in cash to play through for the point) and mail their card to somebody. I've done it for a few people in the past, but I don't have any upcoming trips planned right now (I'll probably go in May and then again in July).
     
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    you are correct - socialrewards.com redemptions keep your account 'active', I can assure you :)
     
  13. Candy Apple

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    Question from micro roller here

    I have 240 CET RC from my trip last Aug. Going to LV again in May, which means they would be expired by then. I could go to the local casino just to add a few points so they wouldn't expire, but would it really matter at that level? Is there any incentive for me to keep the points active?
     
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    No. 240 RCs is only worth $2.40 so its not worth saving. Plus, if you were to go to your local casino you would have to play $5 through a slot machine in order to save the $2.40 so its just as easy you could end up losing money in that venture. Also, unless your casino is within walking distance you might end up costing yourself more in gas, parking, transit, etc just getting there and back to save that $2.40
     
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    You're right. There would be transit costs.

    Just wanted to make sure - thanks.
     
  16. weluvvegas

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    Thank you guys. My RC's were going to expire in April and we aren't going until May. I didn't use any in October when I racked some up because I thought we were going to be able to make it in Feb and I wanted to use them then. I redeemed a bunch of social rewards points so those should be credited in another week or so and renew my expiration date to make it until our May trip.

    That socialrewards thing is really a good deal if you remember to do it on a daily basis!
     
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    They are worth $2.40.

    There is ZERO incentive to keep them active.

    There is a big negative if you just stop in and play a little to keep them active. Your average play will drop way down, and you will then look like an even smaller player and offers will drop.
     
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    Why do they do that? Wouldn't they rather have you play a little than not at all?
     
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    Yes, they want you to play, but its all about offers and comps...

    The offers they give you are based on your past play so that the casino can determine what to offer you based on what they expect to get from you.

    So if each time you go to Las Vegas you are good for $2000 a day in coin through on the slot machines and the casino figures its "win" is $200 per day off that and they return 30% in the form of comps, then they know that based on your average play you are going to earn about $60 per day in comps...

    So, when they create an offer for you thats about how much it will be worth, which might be a discounted room at a higher end property or a free room at a lower end property, maybe even a free room and some food at their lowest property.

    By comparison: if your play is all over the place and they checked your history and see that on your last 5 visits to one of their casinos your play was $2000 in coin in, $50 in coin in, $1300 in coin in, $700 in coin in, $250 in coin in...

    They can't really create an offer based on those numbers because they have no clue which one of you is going to show up... the one thats going to push $2000 through the slots? or the one thats going to do $50?

    So to get around that they take the average...
     
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    Yes, they want you to play.

    But, they have to figure what sort of freebie to give each player. They are not going to give suites and food to a $10 a day player, right? The only thing they can somewhat intelligently do is to use the past average play as a measurement.
     
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