AlanMendelson
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March 31st, 2022 at 11:40:46 PM permalink
If this has already been discussed, excuse me.

About six months ago I was told at the cage that Station Casinos will rebate all ATM fees for "cash advances" for Chairman players.

But you just cant go to an ATM with your debit card to get the rebate.

First some background info.

My bank charges a fee of $2.50 any time I use a "foreign ATM."

At Station Casinos most ATMs that I see have a $4.99 fee even when using a debit card.

THOSE FEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE REBATE.

To get the rebate use your Debit Card at an ATM for a "cash advance with PIN." You can also use "without PIN" but the fee is higher BUT YOU'LL ALSO GET THE FULL AMOUNT AS A REBATE.

Let's say you get a cash advance for $500 and the fee is $18.95 (I haven't done this in a while so i might be wrong on the fee.)

When you use the "cash advance" there is no $2.50 foreign ATM fee and there is no $4.99 ATM fee because you are being charged that $18.95 -- or whatever the exact fee is.

Stations Casinos will rebate that $18.95 in cash. Just show your Chairman card and ASK FOR THE REBATE.

And as a Bonus STATIONS will round up the rebate to the next whole dollar. Yes, it's only a nickel, but it's a true rebate. In my example you'll get $519.

This also works with cash advances on credit cards but the fee may be higher depending on whether you have a PIN or not and your card company may have interest and other cash advance charges. But the ATM cash advance fee will be rebated.

Years ago Caesars would rebate cash advances with free play vouchers which were also rounded up to $5 but Stations gives cash.

The Stations deal becomes especially attractive if you're going to the ATM for only $100. Instead of the fees for a straight withdrawal use the cash advance transaction.
ChumpChange
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April 1st, 2022 at 1:00:59 AM permalink
Maybe I'm only in the casino when the table minimums are high, but it seems most everybody has a few thousand in hundred dollar bills in their pockets.
As for getting a $20 fee rebate, are you going to deposit that back into the bank sometime? I suspect not. But it helps to know the bank didn't eat your $20, but the casino did later on.
teddys
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April 1st, 2022 at 1:29:15 PM permalink
At Silver Legacy in Reno they will rebate your cash advance fees if you are Diamond Elite or higher.

For some reason, I can't "cash a check" there. (By that I mean using the electronic check system via Everi/Certegy/VIP/whoever it is now).

Michigan casinos now charge $7.99-$9.99 to cash a check. Only waived for Platinum and higher (at MGM).

At most casinos in Vegas I can cash a check with no fee whatsoever, regardless of status. More competitive market.

Atlantic City I believe they charge me something now. Not sure.

Local casino I have a $5k check cashing limit with no fee. Very generous. I know at least one person with a $10k limit who actually takes advantage of it for business purposes -- free float, etc.
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TDVegas
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April 1st, 2022 at 2:08:16 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

If this has already been discussed, excuse me.

About six months ago I was told at the cage that Station Casinos will rebate all ATM fees for "cash advances" for Chairman players.

But you just cant go to an ATM with your debit card to get the rebate.

First some background info.

My bank charges a fee of $2.50 any time I use a "foreign ATM."

At Station Casinos most ATMs that I see have a $4.99 fee even when using a debit card.

THOSE FEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE REBATE.

To get the rebate use your Debit Card at an ATM for a "cash advance with PIN." You can also use "without PIN" but the fee is higher BUT YOU'LL ALSO GET THE FULL AMOUNT AS A REBATE.

Let's say you get a cash advance for $500 and the fee is $18.95 (I haven't done this in a while so i might be wrong on the fee.)

When you use the "cash advance" there is no $2.50 foreign ATM fee and there is no $4.99 ATM fee because you are being charged that $18.95 -- or whatever the exact fee is.

Stations Casinos will rebate that $18.95 in cash. Just show your Chairman card and ASK FOR THE REBATE.

And as a Bonus STATIONS will round up the rebate to the next whole dollar. Yes, it's only a nickel, but it's a true rebate. In my example you'll get $519.

This also works with cash advances on credit cards but the fee may be higher depending on whether you have a PIN or not and your card company may have interest and other cash advance charges. But the ATM cash advance fee will be rebated.

Years ago Caesars would rebate cash advances with free play vouchers which were also rounded up to $5 but Stations gives cash.

The Stations deal becomes especially attractive if you're going to the ATM for only $100. Instead of the fees for a straight withdrawal use the cash advance transaction.
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Chairman?? 12 years here I’m still at Preferred. Damn stations and their “all are not equal here” flip off.

Ever since they dumped “we love locals” motto….I get shafted day in, day out.
billryan
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April 1st, 2022 at 2:13:09 PM permalink
I tried the floatation shuffle in AC a few times. As I had credit in three casinos and was down there every Monday for work anyway, why not get money from Sands and pay it back with money from trump, and then do the reverse the next week. I don't recall why, but I remember it didn't end well. I think I spent half of the original marker gambling and pissed away the rest so when the music stopped I was paying out of pocket with nothing to show for it.
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tuttigym
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April 1st, 2022 at 2:24:20 PM permalink
I, personally, would not play at a casino without the cash in hand, i.e., bankroll. So, enlighten me, why would a "frequent flyer" patron do that?

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billryan
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April 1st, 2022 at 2:56:15 PM permalink
In my case, it was convenience and a bit of personal safety. Sometimes I'd leave right from my club at 4:30 AM Sunday night and carrying large amounts of cash on the subway and inside the Port Authority would be a foolish risk when the money was available with a signature. If it wasn't paid in seven days, they could deposit it into my checking account.
The same applied within AC. Why risk carrying cash walking on the boardwalk when you had a free atm at the casinos.
I got mugged when I was twelve and two guys tried to rob me when I was in my twenties so I became a big believer in situational awareness.
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tuttigym
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April 1st, 2022 at 4:47:16 PM permalink
That is understandable and prudent. Exposure in high crime areas, I guess, is unavoidable for some. My thoughts were reflective of where I play and patronize.

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