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Does canceling Founders Card lose Diamond status?

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by Mikestemm, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. Mikestemm

    Mikestemm Tourist

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    I've gotten good benefits from Founders Card, but with the unknown short term future of Las Vegas, I am uncertain if I should cancel or renew. My membership ends in June 2020. If I cancel, will I lose Diamond status for the remainder of 2020?
     
  2. Patman

    Patman VIP Whale

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    From other posts previously, you will lose it within a month or two. Founders sends a list of cancellations to CET every month or so.
     
  3. KKB

    KKB VIP Whale

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    Our came up for renewal this last month.
    We still paid. $295 annually for TWO of us is a DEAL. If you figure we get 2 diamond dinners, resort fees paid & 4 show tickets/month, ONE trip to Vegas/year & it at least pays for itself. Plus free drinks at our local casino.
    Is there a chance we won't hit Vegas again this year? Definitely. (one reason we used both those diamond dinners in one trip on our "Coronovirus trip" 3/6-12)
    But I know we can't get both of us for that price anymore; it is worth to pay for a year we may not use much for the long term.
    Heck, I'm a gambler...
     
  4. Mikestemm

    Mikestemm Tourist

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    How do you add a second person? And what does it cost?
     
  5. KKB

    KKB VIP Whale

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    Either in 2019 or 18 I delayed a bit in responding (no particular reason...opened the email, logged in, was interrupted) & they then began to send me emails with incentives to renew. I had gotten in several years ago on a $295/yr rate. And they offered me this rate with my husband FREE.
    We use Founders card mostly for CET--two of us on diamond makes this a no brainer.
    We may lose the $ this year but it is an investment for us, especially since we plan to move to Vegas in the next few years.
     
  6. whiskeyandslots

    whiskeyandslots High-Roller

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    Before you cancel, match your diamond status from CET with Wyndham Rewards. Then, when you lose your diamond status from canceling your FoundersCard membership, you can match your Wyndham Rewards back to CET. :)
     
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  7. NeonTurtle14

    NeonTurtle14 Poker and Hot Dogs

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    Came in yesterday to reply that I also experienced getting shut off from the CET Diamond within a week of cancelling my Founders Card. Never hit send on that, but came back today because I got an email offer this morning to rejoin for $99 for individual. Think I am going to jump on that immediately, even not knowing what the renewal rate will look like yet.

    I've been cancelled for almost 2 yrs now - the marketing has been nonstop since then, but this by far the lowest I've seen them offer it and am considering rejoining if I get 1 trip to LV in while I have it for that low of a price. Wanted to share so you had some negotiating power if you wanted to try asking for it.
     
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  8. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Since they are extending the Diamond status thru 2022....I probably will save the $495 and not renew in February.....I have matched with Wyndham
    m Diamond & if all else fails....will match back from that Diamond...
     
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