conandrob240
conandrob240
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June 19th, 2014 at 7:32:51 PM permalink
So, are you saying they even let you use the free BoB passes on Christmas Day but you just had to pay the holiday surcharge?
DrawingDead
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June 19th, 2014 at 9:19:21 PM permalink
I'm not the "you" you're asking, but the new "Bacchanal Buffet" at Caesars Palace has a significant added surcharge (every day, all day) for those with passes - it is now the most expensive buffet in Las Vegas. Didn't use to be; also didn't use to be all that good, IMO.

Christmas Day is the second slowest day of the year on the Strip, after Christmas Eve, and a special "holiday" surcharge then would be really strange. But Bacchanal always has insane lines since it re-opened if you aren't Diamond (or Platinum?). I ate at the Italian place next to it that very day, and since I was half the customers in the joint the relaxed underworked staff & I enjoyed making jokes about the masses of folks stuck in that "hot new buffet" line, apparently re-enacting the Bataan Death March for the holidays. But I did it another day (jumped the line with my fancy card) and I thought it definitely has been remade into a very nice buffet now.
Nevermind.
DrawingDead
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June 19th, 2014 at 9:20:21 PM permalink
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Why can't I just delete my own stupid double posts? Not trying to game my post count, I swear. Grrrrrrr.
Nevermind.
AcesAndEights
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June 21st, 2014 at 9:10:32 PM permalink
Quote: DrawingDead

But Bacchanal always has insane lines since it re-opened if you aren't Diamond (or Platinum?).


Platinum gets you in the fast lane, and if you have the TR Visa card, you have a platinum TR card too :).

I don't remember if it was one line for SS and a shared line for Diamond/Plat. Or if it was SS+Diamond and one for plat. Or all 3 separate. But luckily when I was there we were the only couple in any of the 3 lines, so we got the next register that opened up.
"So drink gamble eat f***, because one day you will be dust." -ontariodealer
SOOPOO
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February 7th, 2015 at 10:04:44 AM permalink
Just read on my credit card website that I will maintain Platinum if I use card for $5000 in 2015. Other than no resort fees, which doesnt apply for us lowly platinums... Can someone remind me why I want to be platinum.... I guess I do like the separate check in area.....
AcesAndEights
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February 7th, 2015 at 6:36:24 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Just read on my credit card website that I will maintain Platinum if I use card for $5000 in 2015. Other than no resort fees, which doesnt apply for us lowly platinums... Can someone remind me why I want to be platinum.... I guess I do like the separate check in area.....


Yeah without the resort fee being waived, the only advantage is line skipping at some places. Since I don't plan on staying at CET properties much any more, I definitely won't be running the $5K through that card. I didn't even see the notice since I barely use it anymore.
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ThatDonGuy
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February 24th, 2015 at 6:27:38 PM permalink
It looks like Platinum isn't what it used to be. Apparently, you don't get any sort of "line privileges" with it. I just got an E-mail saying that if I spend $5000 a year, I keep my Platinum status, which includes:
A 15% Spa Discount at participating spas
Monthly 2-for-1 tickets to participating shows in Las Vegas
Up to a 10% discount on select Norwegian Cruise Line vacations

On the other hand, if I spend $10,000 a year, I get "the all new VIP Access Pass", which includes:
VIP lines at participating restaurants, taxis, entertainment venues, and hotel check-in
Preferred entry into participating Las Vegas night clubs
Pool access at all Las Vegas Resorts
harvson3
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February 24th, 2015 at 7:12:18 PM permalink
I really don't understand the love and attention this credit card gets on this site. There are cards out there from Barclays, Citibank, American Express, and Discover that earn 2%+ back in the form of cash or statement credits. The TR Visa only earns 1% back or less in amounts that must be used at CZR properties. Spending money beyond that necessary to get the sign-up bonus is just giving money away.
Artemis
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February 24th, 2015 at 8:53:45 PM permalink
Quote: harvson3

I really don't understand the love and attention this credit card gets on this site. There are cards out there from Barclays, Citibank, American Express, and Discover that earn 2%+ back in the form of cash or statement credits. The TR Visa only earns 1% back or less in amounts that must be used at CZR properties. Spending money beyond that necessary to get the sign-up bonus is just giving money away.




To each his own. I prefer to earn comp dollars while shopping or paying bills. I wish I had used this [TR visa] card years ago instead of the GM card or AT &T card. BTW, I'll earn tons of comp dollars if my real estate tax collector accepts this card in the near future:-)
I'm OK with Corps which pick and choose clienteles. Both insurance companies and casinos have the right to pick and choose customers. They may keep profitable ones and kicked out the rest. But, I'm not OK with a casino supervisor who says counting cards... is like stealing food from a buffet (a foodlifting offense), or video-taping a movie in a cinema (a piracy offense).
reno
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February 25th, 2015 at 9:45:08 PM permalink
Quote: harvson3

I really don't understand the love and attention this credit card gets on this site. There are cards out there from Barclays, Citibank, American Express, and Discover that earn 2%+ back in the form of cash or statement credits. The TR Visa only earns 1% back or less in amounts that must be used at CZR properties. Spending money beyond that necessary to get the sign-up bonus is just giving money away.



+1

The Total Rewards Visa is extremely stingy, there are much more generous cards out there. To add insult to injury, Caesars seems to be watering down the benefits of the card, it just keeps getting worse. It's as if they're actively discouraging me from getting this stupid product.

As I see it, the ultimate delimma of credit card rewards is the question of complexity. How many different cards should I waste my time with? Do I really want to complicate my life with a dozen different cards-- one card for gasoline, a different card for groceries, another one for restaurants, one for hotels, one for airlines, et cetera? Life is short! If the goal is to keep it simple and narrow it down to just one single card so that all of your rewards are consolidated in one flexible program, the obvious answer is a 2% card. And among the 2% rewards cards (Capital One Venture, Discover Escape, Barclays Arrival+, Fidelity American Express) the winner is Citibank Double Cash. Yes, Barclays Arrival has slightly better rewards. But Citibank Double Cash doesn't have an annual fee, so it's a no-brainer in my book.

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