JohnnyQ
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August 31st, 2014 at 9:03:29 AM permalink
The "7 Stars" thread made me think of this.

How long does Diamond status last when you qualify for it ? IE, the next 12 months, the next Calendar year, etc ?

Is there any benefit in getting Diamond early in the year as opposed to closer to the end of the year, like now ?

Are there enough perks at the Diamond level to even make it worthwhile ?
I remember the thirty-five sweet goodbyes; When you put me on the Wolverine up to Annandale; It was still September When your daddy was quite surprised; To find you with the working girls in the county jail; I was smoking with the boys upstairs when I Heard about the whole affair;I said oh no William and Mary won't do
sabre
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August 31st, 2014 at 9:16:36 AM permalink
I believe it lasts through March 31st of the 2nd calendar year after you earn it.

So earn it on Dec 31st 2014, it's good to Mar 31st 2016
earn Jan 1st 2015, it's good to Mar 31st 2017

So earning it earlier in the year is better.

Lounge access and skipping lines are the only real tangible benefit. Comps are going to be based solely on your ADT, not tier level.
bw
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August 31st, 2014 at 9:17:49 AM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

The "7 Stars" thread made me think of this.

How long does Diamond status last when you qualify for it ? IE, the next 12 months, the next Calendar year, etc ?

Is there any benefit in getting Diamond early in the year as opposed to closer to the end of the year, like now ?

Are there enough perks at the Diamond level to even make it worthwhile ?



Benefits last until March 31 of the following year. So if you get to Diamond lets say January 1, you are diamond for 15 months.
sabre
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August 31st, 2014 at 9:19:33 AM permalink
Quote: bw

Benefits last until March 31 of the following year. So if you get to Diamond lets say January 1, you are diamond for 15 months.



I don't think this is correct. This is how it used to work if you got diamond in a day. You were cut off the following year. If you earned diamond the "regular" way, you'd have it until the 2nd calendar year.
bw
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August 31st, 2014 at 9:23:16 AM permalink
Quote: sabre

I don't think this is correct. This is how it used to work if you got diamond in a day. You were cut off the following year. If you earned diamond the "regular" way, you'd have it until the 2nd calendar year.



You are probably correct. I haven't been to a CZR property in several years, my memory is slipping.
DrawingDead
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August 31st, 2014 at 12:57:40 PM permalink
The Diamond card I had from the tier credits I generated in calendar year 2012 was good for the rest of that year of 2012, and also throughout the 12 months of 2013, and for the first three months of this year until it officially became a windshield bug-scraper on March 31 of 2014. Even though after some years of being Diamond I decided to fire Caesars near the end of 2012, and I have had a total of close to zero tier credits in the Total Rewards system after 2012, I was able to use it to treat some visiting family like big shot royalty this year in early March for a final farewell and poke in the eye to The Haempire.

But if they've changed something about any of that in the last five months since March of this year, I wouldn't know.

Where you stand on what Diamond gets you depends on where you sit. There were a bunch of bennies specific to Diamond status that I came to really enjoy (line jumping, super red-carpet treatment in separate & swift VIP check-in, spiffed up Diamond floors of hotels, annual "Gift Wrap" feeding frenzy for those in or near Nevada) which some others had no use for or much reason to even be aware of, and some others which other folks using their properties under different circumstances seemed to value highly that are worthless to me (munching chicken wings in Diamond lounges), and many other things that are generated from formulas related to ADT and actually irrelevant to tier status (room rates & comped stays) that I found some people assumed were connected to their tier.
Nevermind.
Boz
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August 31st, 2014 at 1:08:24 PM permalink
Quote: sabre

I don't think this is correct. This is how it used to work if you got diamond in a day. You were cut off the following year. If you earned diamond the "regular" way, you'd have it until the 2nd calendar year.



There is no more special "Diamond in a Day", though you can make it with earning 5000 Tier Credits in a day and the 10000 Bonus points. You get the same benefits as a regular Diamond Holder (as you are a regular Diamond) , i.e. you will be good until March 31st 2016 if you earn it any day in 2014.
JohnnyQ
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September 1st, 2014 at 7:59:46 AM permalink
Quote: DrawingDead


Where you stand on what Diamond gets you depends on where you sit. There were a bunch of bennies specific to Diamond status that I came to really enjoy (line jumping, super red-carpet treatment in separate & swift VIP check-in, spiffed up Diamond floors of hotels, annual "Gift Wrap" feeding frenzy for those in or near Nevada) which some others had no use for or much reason to even be aware of, and some others which other folks using their properties under different circumstances seemed to value highly that are worthless to me (munching chicken wings in Diamond lounges), and many other things that are generated from formulas related to ADT and actually irrelevant to tier status (room rates & comped stays) that I found some people assumed were connected to their tier.



As far whether the Diamond Tier benefits will be of value to me, I don't think I can know until (if) I reach the Diamond Level. So I may try to use the bonus points to get to Diamond early in 2015.
I remember the thirty-five sweet goodbyes; When you put me on the Wolverine up to Annandale; It was still September When your daddy was quite surprised; To find you with the working girls in the county jail; I was smoking with the boys upstairs when I Heard about the whole affair;I said oh no William and Mary won't do
imperialpalace
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September 2nd, 2014 at 8:37:04 PM permalink
Quote: sabre

Lounge access and skipping lines are the only real tangible benefit.

For me, these two benefits are the most important benefits a casino can offer. Skipping to the front of the line at a Caesars-owned sportsbook could mean the difference between booking a bet or missing out on some action, especially during busy times like March Madness or Super Bowl Sunday.

The Diamond Lounges in Vegas aren't much to write home about, but some of the regional lounges like in New Orleans are much nicer and offer a more attractive spread than just chicken wings.

One benefit not previously mentioned is that Diamond players are entitled to two free Vegas show tickets a month.
DrawingDead
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September 2nd, 2014 at 10:19:43 PM permalink
Quote: imperialpalace

One benefit not previously mentioned is that Diamond players are entitled to two free Vegas show tickets a month.

Good point. I never quite got around to using them for myself, but when my very elderly parents were in town they were truly delighted to get treated to Penn & Teller courtesy of my card's Diamond tier status, and I probably stumbled into doubling my inheritance.
Nevermind.

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