The off-brand credit card servicer they found to handle this card has a less than savory reputation for handling customer accounts (check any of the major consumer review sites) potentially putting my credit standing at risk by having it, in my opinion.
Though I don't usually carry balances, the interest rate on it if I ever did is ludicrous in my FICO score range. For example my Wells Fargo VISA has an APR of under 10% and as I recall from the last mailing begging me to take this thing this would have been something like twice that.
Compensating advantages to me: none whatsover potentially not having to remember to go see Caesar to ring up one credit at one of his joints at least once every six months as I burn off the remainder of my TR balance.
I don't "know" but since nobody else has answered yet... I have the impression that it does (but no direct knowledge from checking it out or doing that myself). I got that impression because a friend who had an old comp balance left from his time living in Las Vegas, but who no longer lives nearby and is now far away from any Caesars properties, was talking about buying some stuff just for that reason, and I'd assume he checked into it. But that's just what I think I understand about what I believe I recall about what someone else said, so by the time I pass that to you here it probably qualifies as a lukewarm rumor at best. But maybe this bump will bring the question to the attention of someone who can give a more solid answer.Quote: reno
Slightly off-topic: does anyone know if purchases made through the Total Rewards Marketplace portal accomplish the same goal?
The "upgrade" to Platnium from Gold is WORTHLESS
the difference is:
15% Discount at the gift shop as opposed to 10%
Ability to transfer up to 5000 reward credits to a friend
Room discounts based on play
Sooo...does anyone think this is a "benefit?"
Well not much of one. BUT.....
One of my pet peeves is waiting in long lines. Like at a Buffet on the Strip. So I think the Platinum level is good for getting in the "short" line in Vegas. When this card was first being offered a couple of years ago, I believe you got ONE of the "Buffet of Buffets" for 24 hours in addition to whatever point bonus after spending a certain amount. But I haven't seen the BoB promo since that time.
Not any more. Now you need something called a "VIP Access Pass," which requires spending $10,000 on the card per year.
Also, the "Buffet of Buffets" pass you used to get for signing up has long since been replaced with one or two tickets for the High Roller wheel.