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Spending ElDo/Cet RCs for Gift giving?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by CalifLovesVegas, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. CalifLovesVegas

    CalifLovesVegas High-Roller

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    Where is a good place to buy/spend your cet RCs if you want to give for Christmas?

    I will be in town soon & determined to Not let my RCs build up any further, so Gifts, gift cards?
    (don't think we can)

    Where are good places in Vegas to spend them? Or someplace online?

    I want to use up about $500 worth. Thanks
     
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  3. vegasvstr

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    Online redemption is usually pretty poor as far as what you get per RC. e.g. A toaster worth $25 costs $60 RCs.

    I don't have any specific suggestions, but the link below may help. Avoid redeeming at places that don't take RCs at 1:1.
    CET owned restaurants are usually the best route.

    https://www.caesars.com/myrewards/earn-and-redeem/on-location
     
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  4. CalifLovesVegas

    CalifLovesVegas High-Roller

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    Thanks for those for online.

    Does anyone know a Store, brick/mortar Cet Gift shop places?

    I remember Ballys gift shop was large and if you dug, might be able to find something good.
    And the gift shop in Caesars lobby, although scaled back. Last time, it looked smaller to me.
    Whats even Open these days?

    Any Others? Hidden gems to spend our RCs for gifts in Vegas?
     
  5. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Low-Roller

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    Flamingo has a larger giftshop than most. Not sure what all they carry but it could have something good. Paris has a couple of giftshops that take RCs. One that is close to the check-in lobby has some nice items that are not casino branded (Xmas ornaments, purses, lotions, etc).
     
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  6. DaiLun

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

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    If you're down in Laughlin, their gift shop is large and well stocked.
     
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  7. CalifLovesVegas

    CalifLovesVegas High-Roller

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    Making a note of Paris.... I think I know where youre talking about.
    Not casino branded is good!

    I will be hitting Harrahs soon, and have seen a few shops in the lobby, Starbucks area.,
    but Not sure if any take RC's?
     
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    Flamingo has a nice gift shop. They have a variety of items ranging from children’s clothing/toys to adult clothing. During the Christmas holidays, they carry an assortment of ornaments and gifts. They accept reward credits.
     
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  9. CalifLovesVegas

    CalifLovesVegas High-Roller

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    Thanks for suggestions. If I'm able to wander down to Flamingo this trip, will check it out.
     
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    I like the Flamingo gift shop as well. There are Flamingo branded items but as much if not more items having nothing to do with the Flamingo or even Vegas. The main gift shop has some high quality soaps and bath bombs. I have a very pretty Jonathan Adler coffee mug I got using resort credit (I had $500 to burn and it can be used in CET-owned retail shops dollar for dollar). The mug was overpriced but I paid with credit/points so it didn't matter. There' are also sunglasses, readers, wine bags, party supplies, high quality cards (I think Papyrus), etc. I went on a major shopping spree buying Flamingo and non-Flamingo merch a couple of years ago and really like every thing I purchased. It's the large shop along the hallway on the left as you are going to the spa and there's the smaller shop that is on the left just before you hit the large gift shop that's nice too that has wine and liquor in it. I purchased some wine charms, pink party napkins, plates, and stirrers from there using my credit/points as well.

    That Caesars shop has more high end things like jewelry and purses but the Flamingo shop is more "fun" and has IMO a wider array of products at lots of different price points.
     
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  11. Mr Bulldops

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    If they're celebrity chef fans, most of the celeb chef restaurants have merchandise available for purchase at the same 1:1 redemption rate.
     
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  12. CalifLovesVegas

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    Celeb chef restaurants have stores? Or a shop inside the restaurant?
    I don't recall seeing any, but thats a brilliant idea.
     
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    The Qua Spa at CP has a boutique with nicer items than the gift shops and you can use RCs there.

    The Gordon Ramsay places have little gift items which you can also use RCs for. Hell’s Kitchen has the most. GR Steak used to have a nice set of steak knives. They all have shirts/hats/aprons. Cookbooks and glassware too. Some of this is tacky junk but some of it is pretty nice.

    The Cromwell gift shop also had/has much better items than the others. I have charged things to a room there and had them comped off in the past but I don’t know if they take RCs directly.
     
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    Before giving your comps away I would recommend converting $300 to Wyndham comps. That’s the max amount you can convert each year. Wyndham’s top tier properties are $150 in comps per night. Lesser properties cost less in comps per night.
    Wyndham has properties internationally. Want to go to Barcelona? Amsterdam? These convert into free nights there. Personally, I needed a room for Oct 8 & 9 next month. Did you see what room rates are in LV? About $300/nt at the lowest level properties. I got 2 nights comped at Wyndham. Thank you CET.
     
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  15. Mr Bulldops

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    Not stores per se, but merchandise they will sell, they sometimes keep it near the host stand. I used my Diamond dinner in 2019 at Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho and was about $30 short of the $100... they grabbed a shirt and mug to put me just over.

    They upped it for the top tier properties a few years back. The top tier ones are now 30,000 per night. Unfortunately, unless one has some specific use in mind, transferring them to Caesars is the best way to maximize their value. I can almost guarantee that Caesars is the company that insisted upon that 30,000 annual limit.
     
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