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Old 12-04-2017, 11:52 AM   #1251
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I'm going to be forced to use mine at Harrahs SoCal. Won't be making it back to Vegas before the end of January. Fiore's here we come, I guess.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:11 AM   #1252
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On this visit to the Rio, they offered me to not get my room housekeeped, and gave me $40 towards my food bill. Nice, although 40 bucks doesn't go far in a Vegas hotel, even the Rio.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:39 PM   #1253
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On this visit to the Rio, they offered me to not get my room housekeeped, and gave me $40 towards my food bill. Nice, although 40 bucks doesn't go far in a Vegas hotel, even the Rio.
Per day? If so, I would take the deal in a heartbeat.

If not, probably not so much (even though I was told, last time I stayed at the Rio, that they required housekeepers to complete more than 20 non-checkout rooms per shift, and it showed ).
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:15 PM   #1254
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Per day? If so, I would take the deal in a heartbeat.

If not, probably not so much (even though I was told, last time I stayed at the Rio, that they required housekeepers to complete more than 20 non-checkout rooms per shift, and it showed ).
I believe it is $10 per day. They may or may not give it to you for one of the days of your stay since they have to clean your room anyway once you depart.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:50 PM   #1255
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I believe it is $10 per day. They may or may not give it to you for one of the days of your stay since they have to clean your room anyway once you depart.
That is how it worked in November at Harrah's. For a 4 night stay I received a $30 food credit. To use it you must eat in one of their overpriced restaurants and charge the meal to your room.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:27 PM   #1256
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That is how it worked in November at Harrah's. For a 4 night stay I received a $30 food credit. To use it you must eat in one of their overpriced restaurants and charge the meal to your room.

Or you could eat at the food court and charge $10 of the $12 bill to your room and pay cash for the rest. There are ways to nit it up.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:43 PM   #1257
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Per day? If so, I would take the deal in a heartbeat.

If not, probably not so much (even though I was told, last time I stayed at the Rio, that they required housekeepers to complete more than 20 non-checkout rooms per shift, and it showed ).
5 day stay, $4o total.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:22 AM   #1258
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I completed a 5 night stay at Linq on Friday with the 1K per night tier credit code. I don’t yet see the 5K Tier credits posted to my account (it’s only been 3 days), but will update here if/when I do.


The 1K Tier credits per night have not automatically posted to my account from the NRNE17TR New Room New Empire Promo code. It has been 12 days since I checked out. I guess I’ll have to go ask someone at Total Rewards about it this week.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:16 PM   #1259
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Off topic, but since there's CET people here....any experience with the Planet Hollywood sports book, specifically VIP? Guys I'm with want to chill and watch games Sunday, and rather than worry about getting up early and heading somewhere with a great sports book, my preference would be to just hang where we're staying if the book is passable. I know "VIP" is only $60pp F&B, which tells me it's nothing special, but can't really find any information online. If it's an actual separate area with nice seating and big ol' TV viewing, that's fine; but if it's just reserved seating with the hoi polloi, eh....
Update: it was a horrible option and we didn't do it. The book sucks overall, and the "VIP" is simply a reserved table up in the restaurant, i.e., no comfy chairs. We paid the $125 pp (with three drink tickets each) for Caesars. Worth it.

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Heading to Vegas for three days this weekend, and would like to get Diamond. I'm sitting on 8,400 tier credits from a trip in July (lots of bonuses from the badge promotion), so little under 6,000 to go; what do y'all think is the best method to hit Diamond? Doubt it matters, but staying at Planet Hollywood.
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Get 2500 tier in one day and you'll get a 5k bonus, so that should be the plan. That'll cost you $250 in EV if you do the right video poker at PH. $21/pull triple play double super times pay jacks or better.
Update #2: Got this done easy at $70 a spin at Double Super Times in the high limit room at PH, and made a decent amount doing so with a 10x bonus quad aces hand pay and a few more quads.
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:57 PM   #1260
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Update: it was a horrible option and we didn't do it. The book sucks overall, and the "VIP" is simply a reserved table up in the restaurant, i.e., no comfy chairs. We paid the $125 pp (with three drink tickets each) for Caesars. Worth it.
What does that get you? What kind of spot?
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:24 PM   #1261
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What does that get you? What kind of spot?
We were right in the middle, but I think it's same price for everywhere, unless you want to pay $200 for an elevated seat and your own little table area. That didn't seem that much better.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:20 PM   #1262
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The 1K Tier credits per night have not automatically posted to my account from the NRNE17TR New Room New Empire Promo code. It has been 12 days since I checked out. I guess I’ll have to go ask someone at Total Rewards about it this week.


Made an inquiry through the TR app and they emailed me saying that the 1K tier credits per night will be posted to my account 30 days after checkout, which for this reservation would be late December.

My Dec 14-18 reservation with the same promo code would presumably be credited in 2018.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:29 PM   #1263
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Update #2: Got this done easy at $70 a spin at Double Super Times in the high limit room at PH, and made a decent amount doing so with a 10x bonus quad aces hand pay and a few more quads.
May I ask what a reasonable downswing at a 2500 or 5k tc session of doing this would be? I get that it’s $250 in ev or whatever but how easy is it to torch 3-4k for example? Thanks
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:14 PM   #1264
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On that note, out of curiosity, what does it take to get a CET host? I had a trip a couple years ago where I went pretty hard, but not TOO hard, and was surprised to get an email from a CET host. I didn't really follow up, but I play much bigger now and haven't had anyone reach out (which again, wouldn't really surprise except that it's happened before with smaller play).


It doesn’t take much at all. I went with friends from a Vegas board to Harrahs NOLA in September and I did more drinking than gambling and I’ve had a host blowing up my email ever since from CET. I’m a Palazzo girl in Vegas with a dash of Cosmo.
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Old 12-09-2017, 03:29 AM   #1265
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yea when you have a comp, pay with reward credits etc you USUALLY don't have to pay the tax. I am guessing that's because it's not technically a "sale". some restaurants still make you pay the tax though, they told me they where not directly affiliated with the casino, thats why they had to do it, or something like that.
Venetian makes you pay the tax (not tr I know)

Some waiters try and tell you that you owe the tsx so they can steal the money
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:59 PM   #1266
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hm.. Caesars Palace Las Vegas has $50 9/6 JoB (99.54%) at $10 coin-in per tier credit.

that's $250 per spin.
$50k coin-in for DiaD thus 200 spins, which takes around 20min.

flushes and higher will result in a w2-g
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:13 PM   #1267
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That's a pretty expensive way to buy Diamond. It could easily cost you 10 or 20 grand if you run cold.
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:40 PM   #1268
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Made an inquiry through the TR app and they emailed me saying that the 1K tier credits per night will be posted to my account 30 days after checkout, which for this reservation would be late December.

My Dec 14-18 reservation with the same promo code would presumably be credited in 2018.
I am hoping this is true. Just checked out this week from a stay using this promo and want the credits for 2018. I also have 2 more reservations in 2018 with this promo so hopefully will get 15K tier credits from this promo alone and match that with my 10K poker credits that I'll easily earn in a few months, and free lounge in 2018 here I come!
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:08 PM   #1269
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Did anyone do this?

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Join us at Harrah's Laughlin and buy-in to a satellite qualifier round for $25 entry fee for a change to win an entry into the $50,000 Poker Tournament of Champions. Valid 12/07/17-12/10/17.
Surprised it's still showing.
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:16 PM   #1270
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May I ask what a reasonable downswing at a 2500 or 5k tc session of doing this would be? I get that it’s $250 in ev or whatever but how easy is it to torch 3-4k for example? Thanks
I played 4 2500TC sessions on this earlier this year, my results were:

-2170
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Obv ran really well (Royal with 3x multiplier FTW).
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:56 AM   #1271
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I am hoping this is true. Just checked out this week from a stay using this promo and want the credits for 2018. I also have 2 more reservations in 2018 with this promo so hopefully will get 15K tier credits from this promo alone and match that with my 10K poker credits that I'll easily earn in a few months, and free lounge in 2018 here I come!


Very nice. All I can confirm is that my Nov. 24th checkout has not yet credited the 5K tier credits that I’m owed as of Dec. 10th. The reply from TR did also confirm that the reservation promo code was captured properly for my booking. I really hope I don’t have to go begging for the points later and that it’s credited automatically.
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:27 PM   #1272
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May I ask what a reasonable downswing at a 2500 or 5k tc session of doing this would be? I get that it’s $250 in ev or whatever but how easy is it to torch 3-4k for example? Thanks
It'd be pretty easy to blow through 3-4k. I ran pretty good and profited, but at one point was at about 2k credits and swung it down to 500 in no time before hitting a few good hands.
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:56 PM   #1273
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Agree. If I'm running "normal" I'm losing about 80% of what tc I'm earning. As in, for 2500 tc I lose ~2k. But with some runbad, I can see a 3-4k loss, because I've gone through many a stretch of 200% or more of tc in losses. Just last week I decided to light $150 on fire while waiting for some wings to get cooked, earning 42 tc.
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:37 PM   #1274
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Just learned something about Diamond Aspirations benefits.
I thought Aspirations benefits expiration were the same as base Diamond benefits.
ie: earn in current year, dont expire till Jan two years from now.

it's not.

https://www.caesars.com/total-reward...irations/rules
Diamond Aspirations benefits must be used by Jan of the following year.

"Aspirations are based on the member’s 2017 Tier Score, and can be redeemed from February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018 with all travel fully completed by June 30, 2018."

so if you make Aspirations on Dec 31, 2017, you have a month (till end of Jan) to book.
Also, must be booked 30 days in advance of travel date .
so if you make Aspirations on Dec 31, you can book in Jan 2018 but cant use it till at least feb 2018.
ie: cant use it for mlk weekend

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Old 12-12-2017, 06:53 PM   #1275
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Just learned something about Diamond Aspirations benefits.

I thought Aspirations benefits expiration were the same as base Diamond benefits.

ie: earn in current year, dont expire till Jan two years from now.



it's not.



https://www.caesars.com/total-reward...irations/rules

Diamond Aspirations benefits must be used by Jan of the following year.



"Aspirations are based on the member’s 2017 Tier Score, and can be redeemed from February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018 with all travel fully completed by June 30, 2018."



so if you make Aspirations on Dec 31, 2017, you have a month (till end of Jan) to book.

Also, must be booked 30 days in advance of travel date .

so if you make Aspirations on Dec 31, you can book in Jan 2018 but cant use it till at least feb 2018.

ie: cant use it for mlk weekend


No.

For Asp 1 earned in 2017, you can book the free rooms anytime Feb 1, 2017 through Jan 31, 2018 and use them before June 30, 2018.

MLK in 2018 falls into that time window.
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