It is easier to write a trip report after one wins, but it is not realistic to always win, even if I think I had the advantage flying into Vegas. So I decided to write one up, even on a losing event so that others may perhaps gain some information. After all, I learn a lot from the VMB and only posting about winning trips may be somewhat misleading. Wife and I flew in Vegas last weekend on Friday primarily for the CET Apple products promotion. The terms we knew of in writing was she was getting $1,000 free play or an Apple Mac Air guaranteed plus if we put in 5,000 in tier credits of action, she would get instead $1,500 in free play or an Apple Mac Pro lap top. I did not have such an offer because I don’t play as much in Vegas so we decided to just play on her card. We had a room at Ceasars Palace. We rented a car and valeted it at the Seven Stars car access on Flamingo. We did not get a “welcome letter” which usually spells out the terms and information of the promo and the guy working the Diamond Checkin did not know all the details but told us to go to Total Rewards desk to get them – as I will mention later, he was mistaken. Our host had already reserved an Augustus tower room with a view of the Bellagio fountains. The clerk asked if we wanted an upgrade. Frankly there are few true suites on the tower (we have gotten the petite suite before and it was just a bigger room with more inefficient empty floor space) and we were concerned that an upgrade to a suite may require our play to justify it prior to getting any back end comps. Besides, it was just the two of us in the room (no famiy) do we did not really care for an upgrade so turned it down. The room was fine and had a red tape with a statement like “sanitized for your protection” or the equivalent across the door threshold as we entered. The view of the fountains was as promised. We were warned by the desk clerk that there was no room cleaning during our stay but we could ask for towels, ect if we wanted them and it would be delivered. Frankly, while it was supposed to be “for safety” I think it was a way for CET to save money on staffing as we had stayed in Palazzo on the Fourth of July and we had regular room cleaning. Wife was not impressed by this measure by CET. Nearly all guests we saw had a mask but some were using them as chin straps. But at any rate, mask use was much better than when we were in Vegas during the 4th of July weekend. We went down to the Total rewards desk and got free play reimbursement of $600 for the flight due to the annual Diamond Elite flight. The boothling, however, knew nothing about the terms of the Apple/Free play offer so the desk clerk’s guidance on that was incorrect. Here is the voucher below which we converted to only $500 in video poker. Getting poor returns on free play washing was a consistent theme in CET this trip.