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Old 02-14-2015, 12:41 PM   #76
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Horseshoe Cleveland. And I didn't think I could use my card in 2 machines. If that's the case then it's obviously easier.
If yours and your GF's cards are linked to the same account it won't matter.
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Old 02-15-2015, 02:59 PM   #77
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You now get 1 Tier credit for every dollar spent shopping. I'm wondering if I can buy a 5k gift card and be Diamond in a minute. The gift card never expires. They do start charging a $3 a month service fee after 12 months, but at $36 a year it seems like a lot less variance than doing DIAD on VP or slots. Anyone tried this?
This really raises an interesting avenue to me. I've tried searching a bit, but haven't seen a list of all the places that will reward the 1 Tier Credit for every dollar spent. If there is this loophole, I'm snap buying gift cards.
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Old 02-15-2015, 10:45 PM   #78
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If yours and your GF's cards are linked to the same account it won't matter.
They aren't. Can you use your card in2 machines at the same time? Guess I'll try when I play again.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:04 AM   #79
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They aren't. Can you use your card in2 machines at the same time? Guess I'll try when I play again.
Sure you can. Haven't you ever seen an old lady playing two slot machines at once? I'm amazed you never realized this if you were trying to get 7 Stars.
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:03 AM   #80
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Sure you can. Haven't you ever seen an old lady playing two slot machines at once? I'm amazed you never realized this if you were trying to get 7 Stars.
I don't ever play slots so I didn't know. I wonder how it works w the bets canceling each other. Like I said, I will find out when I go and have the time to sit for a while just to break even or lose a small amount from cone out 12s.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:18 PM   #81
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But the bets don't cancel each other, you're still paying the exact same amount of house edge. It's just the variance that gets erased.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:56 PM   #82
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so I'm looking into the Founders Card thing...

anyone know other casinos that match players cards for CET Diamond?

i'd specifically be interested in finding out about East Coast resorts like Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Maryland Live, PARX, Sands PA, Borgata, other Atlantic City destinations, etc


theres only a couple other benefits I'm interested in and I don't goto Vegas enough for resort fees alone to offset the membership fee. I don't have AT&T

for anyone who's curious the benefits I found that I would definitely use were:
5% off a jetblue flight
$50 credit for the Gametime ticket app
access to Cathay Pacific Business class airport lounges
$30 off 1st ride through GroundLink mobile car service
$50 off 1st booking through Hotels Tonight
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:45 PM   #83
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borgata 100 pct matches diamond.not sure about the others.

i should get my borgata card made black in my next trip or 2 and i'm hoping harrahs will match it to diamond.
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:48 PM   #84
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borgata 100 pct matches diamond.not sure about the others.

i should get my borgata card made black in my next trip or 2 and i'm hoping harrahs will match it to diamond.
Confirmed this. I just showed my CET Diamond and got a Borgata Black on Thursday.
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:12 AM   #85
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According to people in the Horseshoe Baltimore thread, that CET casino will status match with Maryland Live cards.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:44 AM   #86
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so I'm looking into the Founders Card thing...

anyone know other casinos that match players cards for CET Diamond?

i'd specifically be interested in finding out about East Coast resorts like Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Maryland Live, PARX, Sands PA, Borgata, other Atlantic City destinations, etc


theres only a couple other benefits I'm interested in and I don't goto Vegas enough for resort fees alone to offset the membership fee. I don't have AT&T

for anyone who's curious the benefits I found that I would definitely use were:
5% off a jetblue flight
$50 credit for the Gametime ticket app
access to Cathay Pacific Business class airport lounges
$30 off 1st ride through GroundLink mobile car service
$50 off 1st booking through Hotels Tonight
The Hilton Honors auto upgrade to Gold is pretty nice too. I'm also looking forward to the free 6 months of Clear! I didn't see the Hotels Tonight thing, going to have to check that out.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:36 PM   #87
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According to people in the Horseshoe Baltimore thread, that CET casino will status match with Maryland Live cards.
He's looking for the other way around - non-CET casinos that will give you a free upgrade if you show Diamond.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:22 PM   #88
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According to people in the Horseshoe Baltimore thread, that CET casino will status match with Maryland Live cards.
will maryland live match borgata?
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:29 PM   #89
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Atlantic City casinos that match CET high cards:
Golden nuggets, tropicana, Borgata, Taj Mahal.
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:50 PM   #90
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will maryland live match borgata?
I don't think MD Live matches any other casino's player cards. They did it for like a month as a promo but not anymore.
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:51 AM   #91
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I need one more referral to Founderscard to get elite status! Not much of a benefit to it, really, but access to unlimited airport lounges would be nice. Anyone else considering joining? Easiest Diamond in a Day ever!
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:35 PM   #92
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CET site now showing Diamond status for me, took about two weeks. Funny that with the annual fee + initiation, the card will start to pay for itself each year after 'bout tree fiddy
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:02 PM   #93
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I need one more referral to Founderscard to get elite status! Not much of a benefit to it, really, but access to unlimited airport lounges would be nice. Anyone else considering joining? Easiest Diamond in a Day ever!
uh, maybe? What is it again? I pay $500 and get Diamond status and maybe some hotel discounts? Not being a smart ass but looking at the site im not sure how I could begin to get the $500 back?
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:12 PM   #94
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It's just a math problem - the initial offer was 295/yr for 2 yrs + 95 initiation fee, so call it $700 for 2 years.

I was planning on joining One Medical anyway and you get half off the 150 fee for that.

We usually hit Vegas at least twice a year for at least two nights each stay (already have a trip for 3 nights planned next month) so slight reduction on room rates and eliminate the $25/night (or more) resort fee. There are also additional benefits to Diamond like the lounges, skipping lines, etc.

You theoretically get 15% off your AT&T wireless (obv this only applies if you're already a customer) for me, this should knock off about $13/month

There are a bunch of other discounts for hotels/airlines/etc...what it boils down to is, if you are more than an occasional traveller, an AT&T wireless customer, and hit Vegas a fair amount, it will likely be worth it, but if none or little of those apply, it won't.
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:38 PM   #95
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I need one more referral to Founderscard to get elite status! Not much of a benefit to it, really, but access to unlimited airport lounges would be nice. Anyone else considering joining? Easiest Diamond in a Day ever!
Just applied so you should hit your elite.

$295/year + $95 initiation fee. 2 years upfront. If they don't have the Diamond upgrade for the 2nd year I am going to be pissed, but if they do it should be worth it. Being able to skip lines and waive resort fees in Vegas, and get free drinks and Diamond Club access at the 'Shoe in Council Bluffs when I make occasional trips there should make it worth it alone. With my luck I would lose way more than a few hundred chasing Diamond in a Day. I always seem to run way under EV in slots and VP.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:27 AM   #96
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There are also additional benefits to Diamond like the lounges, skipping lines, etc.
If I were still going as often as I used to, I would get just for these alone. I'd be eating most of my meals for free in the Diamond lounges. And the WSOP registration cage has a separate line for Diamond, and there are seldom very many people in it.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:12 AM   #97
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If I were still going as often as I used to, I would get just for these alone. I'd be eating most of my meals for free in the Diamond lounges. And the WSOP registration cage has a separate line for Diamond, and there are seldom very many people in it.
I thought Vegas diamond lounges only served appetizers, and only for like an hour or two each day. AC diamond lounges serve full meals, but you need 25K tier credits to get in for free.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:27 AM   #98
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Never actually been in a Vegas one, only Tahoe, so you may be right. Even so, I can eat appetizers for an hour.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:50 PM   #99
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It's just a math problem - the initial offer was 295/yr for 2 yrs + 95 initiation fee, so call it $700 for 2 years.

I was planning on joining One Medical anyway and you get half off the 150 fee for that.

We usually hit Vegas at least twice a year for at least two nights each stay (already have a trip for 3 nights planned next month) so slight reduction on room rates and eliminate the $25/night (or more) resort fee. There are also additional benefits to Diamond like the lounges, skipping lines, etc.

You theoretically get 15% off your AT&T wireless (obv this only applies if you're already a customer) for me, this should knock off about $13/month

There are a bunch of other discounts for hotels/airlines/etc...what it boils down to is, if you are more than an occasional traveller, an AT&T wireless customer, and hit Vegas a fair amount, it will likely be worth it, but if none or little of those apply, it won't.
Yeah, if you don't travel a lot, or use a few of the bigger discounts it's not really worth it. I travel 9 months of the year or more though, trying to stay in CET properties wherever possible, so this will easily pay for itself for me. I've had it less than a month and have recouped $125 already with the Diamond status and Hotel Tonight benefit. My ATT discount showed up this month, so I can project another $120 for the year there. Also, I redeemed the auto upgrade to Hilton Gold already, which according to thepointsguy.com is worth $751. I don't see any way possible that I will get that much value out of it, but it will definitely be used.

http://thepointsguy.com/2015/01/what...-status-worth/
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:51 PM   #100
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Just applied so you should hit your elite.

$295/year + $95 initiation fee. 2 years upfront. If they don't have the Diamond upgrade for the 2nd year I am going to be pissed, but if they do it should be worth it. Being able to skip lines and waive resort fees in Vegas, and get free drinks and Diamond Club access at the 'Shoe in Council Bluffs when I make occasional trips there should make it worth it alone. With my luck I would lose way more than a few hundred chasing Diamond in a Day. I always seem to run way under EV in slots and VP.
Thank you, and everyone else who used me as a referral!
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