I notice now on the Total Rewards site they are now offering 2 tickets on the big Ferris wheel instead of the buffet passes, seems like a big downgrade.
And they really get $37 to get on the ferris wheel? Are there 2 for 1 coupons floating around, or are tourists really shelling out that much?
Wow, they just changed this in the last 24 hours! You're right, it's totally a downgrade.
Even though ferris wheel tickets are $37, allowing 2 people to ride for free costs them nothing. And they figure you might even buy a cocktail for the ride, so they'll still make a decent profit on this freebie. I wasn't really that tempted to get this joke of a credit card, but now I'm even less tempted.
No, I just signed up for the TR Visa February 2014 (a few months ago). Edited in my original post in case there was any confusion.
I did send an email to my host, so we'll see if she replies. It does say it can take "up to 30 days" to process your Platinum upgrade, but it's been well over that. If the 30 days was just way over-promising, and it's still in progress, that's fine as long as I get the damn status in time to waive the $90 in resort fees. More money to put toward my Love Cloud flight...
Email to my (apparently former) host at CET bounced. Now I suppose I will have to try to get on the phone with someone through regular channels. Not looking forward to that.
I may just give up, considering that it's very likely I will actually need wifi in the room on this trip, which would necessitate paying the resort fee regardless. I will post back to this thread with any updates.