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How often does Cosmo update offers?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by doenutt, Nov 23, 2018.

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  1. fraygul

    fraygul Low-Roller

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    Haha! I was all excited because mine are never that good. Though I still have the sweet room I've never had, so I'm making sure I take my husband for this wraparound trip (it better still be an option in april lol). That get playful on us offer made my jaw drop when I got it haha.
    I went 3 times in a month and a half, not sure if that matters.. and my budget stayed basically the same 500-1000/day but I was betting higher, I'd guess $4-5/spin instead of $2 for 2 of those trips. I had been so much, I figured if I lost, I'd go do something else. But what happens is your wins get higher so coin in gets higher. If I'd lost.. well I'd be screwed haha.
    Though my offers were good anyway. I get terrace suites and about 300 in freeplay 100 in food. The odd 'shitty' offer would be a terrace studio with the aria view and I like seeing other views and love the studio so my sucky ones are still awesome.
    I also hit platinum so I had craploads of identity play from points. I also did 64,000 in coin in over 4 nights on the last trip. (lost 5000 real money)
    If the 4 trips over the year matters at all.. my total coin in for the year was 148,000. All slots. I don't do VP or table games etc.
    I'm mostly guessing but thats what I did :D

    I don’t usually even use up my food credit even when it’s $100, only when my husband comes along he loves food, I’m pretty meh. Eating cuts into slot time ;) And I don’t do clubs. I play and play and play haha.
     
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  2. mctrees02

    mctrees02 High-Roller

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    I used to get the 2 midweek nights like clockwork every 60-90 days. Then our 2nd daughter was born and I only had a single night in Vegas that year and my status got dropped back to Velvet. I was back at Cosmo for night in late November and a pair of nights just before Christmas. November I earned about 4k tier points to get back to Sterling and put another 5.5k on in December. An offer showed up yesterday...and it's $25 Identity play + a $50 bonus if I earn 2500 slot points (and I've never once played a slot machine at Cosmo).

    The host that had helped me for years has pushed me off to casino services as she "wants to see 10-12k points per day." Seeing as I'm typically an $8-12k coin-in on VP per day, it's unlikely I'll be back with that host again.

    The wife and I will be there for 2 nights in February so I'll use my Sterling comp and pay for the other night. Depending on meals and spa, there's a good chance that trip gets me to Gold. Maybe then the midweek offers will show up again???
     
  3. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    Tier doesn’t have a bearing on your offers. It’s how much gambling you do. If you mostly spend your way to Gold then your offers will be lower than the slot machine fanatic
     
  4. mctrees02

    mctrees02 High-Roller

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    I agree. I’m thinking more from the prospective of having multiple trips of steady play that, combined with the other spend that will get me back to gold, might lead to improved offers.

    After all, their margin on f&b spend is quite a hit higher than VP theoreticals. For 2018, I show Cosmo an actual VP profit margin of 5.67% on my coin-in which I’m fairly confident is quite a bit less than their margin on my other resort spending ($250-500/day between f&b and spa).

    So while non-gaming spend doesn’t interest a host, it should interest their resort marketing algorithms.
     
  5. Iratus

    Iratus Low-Roller

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    I just got an offer today, 7 weeks to the day after I checked out.

    Not quite valueless to them, but nearly, 2 free weekday nights.

    Hopefully for my next trip my Cosmo luck is better so I don’t go to Aria instead :)
     
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  6. doenutt

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    I booked a 2 night comp'ed offer at the Cosmo, I didn't put my Marriott member ID on the reservation. Will I still be able to use the Autograph Lounge to check in? I have Marriott Platinum Elite status, is there any other benefits besides that?
     
  7. Iratus

    Iratus Low-Roller

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    Yeah it’s fine, just have your card, or the app to show your digital one. You’ll want to add it to your booking when you’re there anyway.

    Only other benefit is you can skip a good chunk of the queue at Wicked Spoon as you can join the invited guest line. Plus you’ll get points for resort spend (I think mine doubled up with identity tbh, I got like 40,000 points on my spend). I believe there is some nonsense with a 2 for 1 buffet, but the thread about it on flyertalk was too painful to read. You’d think people being denied the free breakfast were in fact having the hotel sacrifice their children on a little staff bonfire.
     
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  8. Jimmy12387

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    Hi, I’m new on here. Been staying at the cosmo for the past few years. I’m out there once or twice a year. I’m Sterling and will get bumped to gold on my next trip in a couple weeks. What kind of offers do people normally get? I’m a big food/nightlife guy, and spend a decent amount gambling usually $500/day on slots, but I haven’t seen any offers other than the basic ones that come with identity.... still trying to figure identity out...
     
  9. fraygul

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    How are you spending the 500? Coin in matters more than how much you spend, but your budget is in the doable range.. My budget was about that for most of my trips there. It bumped a bit last fall and my offers did too. If you are spending it on lower denom, lower bets you should be able to churn it through. I play for hours and hours. If you are hitting higher denominations and losing it faster, your offers may not be as good. I wish my recent activity went back far enough that I could tell you what my average tier points per day were. I would usually squeak into gold. (my offers never changed whether I was gold or sterling, I don't think that matters to them) Everyone has their comfort zone on what they gamble, but mine is around $2 a spin and I play anything that catches my eye. If i am really up, I will pop into high limits, lose it and the get back out. Usually a couple hundred. The advice is usually play the three reel $1 games i think.. I don't pay attention, because those games are sooo boring to me that it isn't worth it to me, I don't care enough about what room I get to bother with slots I hate. If you do like them, it may be worth it for you. I'm just as happy in a terrace studio as I am in a terrace suite. I have even got to the hotel and asked to be put in a studio rather than the suite, but I'm weird and I have been there enough that I've been trying to see all the views, not just the fountain. Now finally getting a wraparound is a whole different ballpark. I'm not giving that one up yet because I still haven't stayed in one haha.

    How long are your trips? From everything posted it seems that they actually go by trip coin in rather than per day so longer trips should get you better offers? I usually go for 4 nights. The odd one is longer or shorter but almost always 4.

    What is a basic offer to you? Mine would vary between terrace studio and terrace suite with a couple hundred in freeplay and 100 in food.
     
  10. VegasGreg

    VegasGreg Low-Roller

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    I really appreciate this thread. The GF and I are heading to Vegas over easter and we are staying DT at Plaza. We have always wanted to stay at Cosmo and I was curious of what kind of slot play would be necessary to start seeing decent offers. I appreciate any advice in regards to slots that you can think might help me out. We are arriving on a Thursday morning and after we drop our bags at Plaza, the plan is to Uber to Cosmo and spend a decent part of the day at the property. I would probably say that my 1 day budget at Cosmo will be $1000 for slots. I also look for slots that catch my eye, but I am a big fan of Pinball, Top Dollar, and Heidi's Beergarten. I can do 3 reels, but they are not very exciting. We will plan on eating a couple of meals at the property as well...check out Block 16, hit Holsteins, checkout Ghost Donkey, and we love to go for the drinks at Chandelier bar!

    I am currently at the intro level (Velvet). I have only gambled some at the property since I am usually comped at CET properties and wanted to give CET more of my play but I am looking to make a change! When I gamble there, it usually has been as we are passing through on our way to somewhere else.

    We typically go to Vegas 2x per year and I want to start staying at Cosmo when we go or at least split the trip between Cosmo and DT...(we love part of our trip DT). Our ideal trip is 4 nights...so splitting the trip in half is ideal for us.

    Again, any advice to me would be greatly appreciated. This is an awesome board and I appreciate all of the insight! Thank you!
     
  11. mctrees02

    mctrees02 High-Roller

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    $1000 daily budget should earn respectable comps from Cosmo. What status do you have CET?
     
  12. Jimmy12387

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    I’m usually on $1 machines, either 3 or 5 credits. Occasionally ill throw a couple hundred in a $5 slot and see what happens...The only offers i see are the complimentary night for identity, 1 night comped after booking 3 & $150 resort credit for booking 3 nights. We love the hotel & really dont want to stay/play anywhere else. I actually booked a wraparound suite last year, went back a month and a half later for Memorial Day, and didn’t get any comps. We stayed in the wraparound suite for the experience. Wasn’t seeing any comps at that point, so figured, what the hell, lets book a suite... I just want to maximize any potential comps at the cosmo...especially with another trip coming up next month
     
  13. VegasGreg

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    I am platinum at CET and get S-Th. comps at all properties except Caesars, Nobu, and Cromwell on a regular basis. I have started to build my slot play more. However, I didn't go to Vegas in 2018 except for NYE. We had many house projects that dug into our vegas funds.
     
  14. Daryl

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    Normally a $200-300 per hand blackjack and 4-5 hours a day player at the Cosmo.
    Been getting comps for the past 5-6 years there of 4 nights and 200-400 F&B per stay
    Had a big weekend last week and averaged $2000 per hand over 20+ hours for 4 days
    What should that generate for my upcoming trip?
    Plus does it matter if I won or lost?
     
  15. Chuck2009x

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    Really hard to say, almost nobody here plays $2,000 a hand.

    I would think $300 hand average is probably on the threshold of having a host. It's hard to believe you could be playing $2k a hand for 20 hours and a host never said hello the whole time or emailed afterward.

    I'd think most likely a big jump in room type and probably at least double the F&B. At least the prior 2 - 3 trips get factored into the offer.

    Come back and tell us what it ends up being.
     
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