Bonus Tier Credits given out by Total Rewards

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September 24th, 2012 at 7:41:26 AM permalink
NickyDim
Member since: Aug 17, 2012
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A little more than a month ago I got an email from Total Rewards saying "congratulations you've been awarded 2000 extra tier points". Great right? No, everyone in the program was awarded them, so "It's easier for you to reach your next level.". Now I'm not a big player, $5/10 tables of UTH, THB, LIT, Roulette and quarter VP, so for me to get to Platinum was an achievement I was proud of and have maintained for the last 2+ years with a lot of trips to AC and LV. But now all those Gold players who were marginal at best with 2000 or more points are all Platinum players now, and on platinum lines, getting platinum perks, something I worked hard at getting to. I'm never going to get to 11,000 points to achieve Diamond, so those 2000 point awarded to everyone, in my mind, hurts me. To me 6000 points or 8000 points is no difference.

I really have no point to make about this, just expressing dissatifaction with Total Rewards. Just don't think it's fair.
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."-Ben Franklin
September 24th, 2012 at 7:43:53 AM permalink
bw
Member since: Aug 9, 2012
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Everyone in the program did not get them, I am in the program and got nothing.
September 24th, 2012 at 7:49:43 AM permalink
NickyDim
Member since: Aug 17, 2012
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Really? I thought everyone got it. You just made me feel a whole lot better. Thanks.
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."-Ben Franklin
September 24th, 2012 at 7:57:26 AM permalink
Doc
Member since: Feb 27, 2010
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I, of course, didn't get them either. It sounds to me (if this moved you from 6,000 to 8,000) like it might just be a technique to try to get you to earn 3,000 more points before the end of the year. Doesn't sound like too bad a marketing ploy to me; surely they would expect to get more profit while you are earning those 3,000 points than the Diamond status would cost them, and without those 2k in promo points you might stay away.
September 24th, 2012 at 8:04:44 AM permalink
NickyDim
Member since: Aug 17, 2012
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I won't be getting to 11K. It did make me think about trying to get to Diamond, but that lasted all of 10 seconds. Both my wife and I(on the same card) and a year of gaming got us to 6K in Oct. But it did cross my mind so I guess it was a good marketing ploy. Maybe if the bonus got me over 9 or 10K I would make a push for the next status.
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."-Ben Franklin
September 24th, 2012 at 8:40:03 AM permalink
FinsRule
Member since: Dec 23, 2009
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Quote: NickyDim
Really? I thought everyone got it. You just made me feel a whole lot better. Thanks.


And now I feel worse for not getting it.
September 24th, 2012 at 10:55:12 AM permalink
Tiltpoul
Member since: May 5, 2010
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I am Diamond, and to my knowledge, I have not received anything indicating I earned a bonus 2000 tier credits...

However, this just leads me to believe that TR is working on creating another level between Diamond and Seven Star that eventually become "the new Diamond", perhaps Ruby level.
"One out of every four people are [morons]"- Kyle, South Park
September 24th, 2012 at 11:13:30 AM permalink
NickyDim
Member since: Aug 17, 2012
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I guess it was for a targeted group of Platinums. I thank those who answered and apologize for jumping to conclusions that everyone got them. See what happens when I assume.
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."-Ben Franklin
September 24th, 2012 at 12:23:34 PM permalink
SanchoPanza
Member since: May 10, 2010
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Quote: NickyDim
Getting platinum perks.

Besides shorter lines, what are those perks?
September 24th, 2012 at 12:35:07 PM permalink
NickyDim
Member since: Aug 17, 2012
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An empty Check in line is a huge perk. This means alot to me. In LV, restaurant and cashier lines are segregated too. And just an overall better rapport with hotel employees and the casino floor.

Other than that probably not much except maybe a better discounted weekend rate(some comped, some @$30 for a Friday) in AC than the Gold tier.
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."-Ben Franklin
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