I'm getting closer to "buying my way" into Gold. I'll know for sure after the Wynn trip in March and another chat with Identity (Cosmopolitan) There are several things that factor into the decision to "buy my way to Gold". 1)Cosmopolitan doesn't discriminate between spend and gambling points, in fact, you might say they encourage spend by not providing any accelerators or bonuses for elevated levels 2)How often I go to Las Vegas every year. I go between 8-12 times a year, and can really take advantage of 2-4-1 Wicked Spoon EVERY DAY! (NOTE: On January 11, 2021, Wicked Spoon Buffet will temporarily close. During this temporary closure, a dining credit will be offered in lieu of any current Wicked Spoon Tier Benefits and Offers.) 3)$2600 (what I have left to spend for Gold level), is a small part of my entertainment budget for the year. I can "spend" $2600 in a casino in one, maybe two days. 4)Among the benefits are 2 comp nights and two comp companion nights a year. I'm guessing that the two comp night are NGO (No Gambling Obligation) Saves me from having to double book, or I can use one of those comps for a "non-gambling" guest. 5)Save me from having to spend HOURS to earn points to make a level (yeah, I know, chasing comps, but take a look at the pictures of the room, which I found out is called a Terrace Studio) https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/resort/rooms-suites/terrace-studio 6)Gold Level is waived resort fees In summary, and IMHO, for the once or twice a year player, or the big time gambler who has a decent amount of luck at slots, the $4000 spend probably doesn't make much sense. Also, $4000 has to be in your entertainment budget. I mean, it's less than a cruise.