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Earning Diamond during stay toward resort fees

Discussion in 'Comps' started by KevinF, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. KevinF

    KevinF Tourist

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    I have a comped Octavius premium king at Caesars Palace July 5-8. I’m 200 tier credits away from Diamond. If I earn that during my trip will they comp my resort fees after I check in?

    Also does the Caesars Palace Diamond Check in also allow Platinum? I usually stay at the Rio and it’s Platinum and above there. I was hoping to get an Augustus Fountain View room. I think I would probably only get that at Diamond Check in vs regular check in.

    I am excited to be comped at Ceasars Palace. My level of play never gets me anything here!
     
  2. vegas superfan

    vegas superfan High-Roller

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    I earned Diamond shortly after checking into four nights at Linq last year and they waived the resort fees. I assume you would have to hit on day one to get all nights waived.

    It also kept showing the resort fee on the television but when I checked out, they confirmed it was comped.
     
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  3. c2cali

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    I’m kinda doing the same except I won’t hit Diamond technically til later due to a promotion. My advice would be to earn the 200 credits BEFORE checking in and then maybe it would count? It seems the other person got them waived but why not just level up real quick and then go unpack? Also - maybe you or someone can confirm - when you get resort fees waived are the FEES waived or is the resort access requirement waived? That’s kinda how they word it. Like no fees but also no high speed internet (literally the only useful thing)
     
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  4. Jer

    Jer VIP Whale

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    I’d ask the players club to make sure. I vaguely remember somebody posting somewhere that CET told them that it’s whatever you are when you make the reservation. I disputed that fact, because I had PH do it for me with that same scenario. At any rate, I hope they do!
     
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  5. DaiLun

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

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    Because "leveling up really quickly" may lose you more money than taking your time and playing at your normal pace. 200TC with the absolute worst possible luck on slots would be $1000.

    To save $40.00????
     
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  6. vegasvstr

    vegasvstr Low-Roller

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    For Diamond and up the fees are waived, same benefits as if you paid the fees as a regular guest. Basic internet is I believe 5mbps. Everyone has to pay more if they want to upgrade above that.
     
  7. gcadays99

    gcadays99 Tourist

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    When I earned Diamond from scratch my first trip earlier this year I was staying 3 nights and earned it the day before I left. They used my reward credits to "comp" my resort fees.
     
  8. LvBlitzforce

    LvBlitzforce Low-Roller

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    I would go online and book a cheap room for like 40 bucks just for the 5x tier for 200 or whatever tiers it would be.
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Most promotions do not count anything until after you pay. And for good reason. People could just reserve stuff to earn points.
     
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  10. MCann

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    Caesars hotel spend credits dont credit until 10 days after checkout per their written policy which can be found online. Diamond checkin at caesars is for diamond and 7 stars only (might squeal by at platinum but they have platinum line at the front desk and I've never seen it. Uts definitely not the norm). Technically the resort fee status is based on your status when you check in, not when you make a reservation or when you check out. I initially hit diamond from my hotel credits 10 days after leaving, so I didnt experience it myself, but I've read mixed reviews here and elsewhere about waiving the fees after. The official policy is definitely no, but some people have had managers waive them successfully after hitting diamond and asking a manager. Seems like they would normally do this as a backened comp if they did it, which would eat up any and all available reward credits first as someone mentioned above.

    Also can confirm you get the amenities with waived fee, and the higher speed costs extra for everyone, but in most rooms its usable. I agree with getting the 200 TC first, go have a diamond card printed and then proceed to diamond check in, *if* your gambling style is conducive to earning 200 TC really quickly and not blowing your bank roll, because DaiLun is also correct. Could lose $1000 that way.

    I'd also agree that if you hit diamond on day one and go to front desk or diamond checkin and explain with your sparkly new diamond card, you may have a better chance of getting them waived off your bill than if you hit it afterward because you can make the case you were diamond every night of your stay, but again, the official policy is that it's based on your status at checkin.
     
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  11. alexm

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    @KevinF The best way to guarantee that the fees will be comped for all nights is to earn it before you check in. When you get there, before you check-in earn enough credits to eclipse that threshold and then stop at the rewards desk and ask for your new card. If you wait until after check in, as soon as you earn it get your new card and then go to the diamond check in line or room and discuss with them. I would hope that if it's earned just a few hours after check in they would help you out, but they should for sure handle the remaining days.

    @DaiLun Caesars is 45$ per day plus tax, I think they told my BIL like 48.90 per day. So with 3 nights it's already in the $150 range without staying at another caesars property ever again. I agree it's not worth a 1k, but it certainly might be worth trying to pop in 200 bucks and see if you can get on a run before check. Especially if OP is planning on playing on check in day anyway.

    @gcadays99 I think your mistake might have been not chewing up your reward credits. Earning Diamond in 3 days should qualify you for some decent back end comps, certainly 3-4 nights of resort fees. However unless you have a very good personal host, most of them will use reward credits before applying any eligible back end comps. Some hosts have been known to bypass reward credits and apply comps instead, but that seems to be rare.

    @c2cali While technically the statement is that resort fees are waived, it should be stated that resort fees are comped. When I called the VIP line for my upcoming trip the lady I spoke to did word it correctly and said your room and resort fees are comped.
     
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  12. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    One idea for earning 200 TC with relatively little risk... I’m not sure if there are any machines like this in Vegas, but I believe you could scope out a single zero electronic roulette machine and place “offsetting” bets until you hit the required coin-in. I’m basing this on a separate thread which in 2017 indicated this could be done in AC at $20 coin in per TC: https://pokerfraudalert.com/forum/showthread.php?12245-Best-ways-to-Seven-Stars-or-quot-Diamond-in-a-Day-quot-for-Caesars-properties-around-the-US/page3

    Assuming everything is the same at $20 coin in per TC and a 2.7% house edge, you’d only need to run $4,000 through the machine which would have a $108 theoretical loss.
     
  13. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    I don't want to dig up the threads, but this is how others have done it in the past.

    Once you make Diamond, go back to the front desk and have them note it in your folio. From that time on, you will not pay resort fees, but anything before that, the fee will show up on your bill. Whether that means you play/earn the points before checking in on day one or play enough on day one to only pay the fees for the first night, is up to you.
     
  14. jsadlak

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    I earned Diamond once in the middle of my trip (I didn't even realize it) and when I checked out I had no resort fees without asking.
     
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  15. KevinF

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    If anyone is curious what happened. I earned Diamond on my 2nd day of my trip. I went to the Diamond check in area to tell them I earned Diamond. They said I would not have the first night resort fee waived since I wasn’t Diamond yet. They would put a note to waive the last 2 night. He said check my bill on checkout to make sure it was done. It was not. So I went back to Diamond Check in when I was checking out. They took off all 3 nights at that time.
     
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  16. DJP

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    In my experience, the day you make diamond, you cannot immediately get a diamond card printed. You have to wait for the system to update overnight (ie, for the gaming day to close), and then you can get the diamond card printed the next day.