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Founders Card=CET diamond status

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by KKB, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. ThatGuyAgain

    ThatGuyAgain Low-Roller

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    From a Travel Hacking point of view, points do correlate to hotel cost. Most miles and points are worth between .005 and .025 cents each, depending on the program. If the points required for a stay exceed the cost of paying for the room, you short changed yourself on the value received. It's true that the points "don't care", but the owner of the points might.
     
    Hey! Why No Mandarin Oriental Ticker?
  2. Busyman

    Busyman VIP Whale

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    No

    Points relate to category. A hotel room costing $200 for the night vs $700 for another night will have the same point redemption.

    To a related extent, that's why Marriott Rewards Visa, IHG MasterCard, Hyatt Visa, and even Club Carlson Visa are worth their annual fee since you get free rooms just for having the card. If the annual fee is $85, use that free night on a room that runs $400 on NYE and not a Marriott Courtyard on "some Monday".
     
  3. Busyman

    Busyman VIP Whale

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    They changed it then if you now have to pay resort fees. I stayed 8 nights (2 Diamond members) so that would be a $420 swing ($220 if factoring in the free play).

    No fuss tho'. The benefit is still a plus.
     
  4. Harry Lyme

    Harry Lyme Low-Roller

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    Aspiration Level 2 gets the option of comped resort fees. But yes, it still is a awesome benefit.