This has been an extremely helpful thread. I think I "get" it now. I'll assume I had "0" points before April, 2011. Hadn't played in an MLife Property in a couple of years. April 9 2011 - 11,270 TC's A couple of hours playing "Lions Share" slot and various other reels in the same area at MGM Grand. I figured out the April 9th number because that's amount of TC's that just disappeared from my Tier level May 1st, 2012. July 22-24 2011 - Beau Rivage 2-day Junket + 12,387 TC's = 23,657 TC's When I got home, I needed 1,343 TC's to reach Pearl Level. August (?) 2011 - Facebook "Like" Promo +5,000 TC's = 28,657 TC's Now Pearl Level Somewhere between August 2011 and April 2012 +1,382 TC's were added. Not a clue, as I don't remember visiting any MGM property only TI, Red Rock and Downtown. April, 2012 I receive an offer for three comped nights, $400 free play and two tickets to Elvis at any LV property through July, 2012. I booked Aria for two nights in April (I had never stayed at Aria). Aria, April, 2012 Start with 30,039 TC's. I need 44,961 to reach Gold Level. I played a total of approx. nineteen hours. The day of check-out, I went to the Players Club desk to use my express points to pay for my meals and they handed me a gold card which expires April 2013. I check my points when I get home 172,709 TC's. May 1, 2012 -11,270 (that's how I figured the number I had before May 1, 2011) =161,439 TC's I expect the following to disappear: -12,387 end of July, 2012 - 5,000 Facebook Promo end of Aug, 2012? - 1,382 (points I can't account for) My questions: With all those numbers, I figure I did accrue 142,670 TC's during my April, 2012 stay at Aria that won't disappear until April, 2013. Is this correct? Did the points increase much faster once I attained the "gold" level? I'm visiting LV next month, though staying Off-Strip, and thinking I may go to Aria to play for about six hours (for a change of scenery) and use my PointPlay ($106.29). How long does "Point Play" last in an account - 12 months?