Caesars offers total rewards through slot club

Caesars offers total rewards through slot club

May 17, 2016 3:01 AM
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Caesars Entertainment was the innovator in linking club cards. As a Total Rewards member, you are entitled to exclusive benefits and privileges at all Caesars’ properties across the nation and abroad.

Total Rewards links over 40 casinos. You earn Reward Credits (they don’t call them “points”) through hotel stays, gift shop purchases and almost any activity on the property as well as the Total Rewards Marketplace and Total Rewards Alliances.

In Las Vegas, participating Total Rewards properties include Bally’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Cromwell, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, The LINQ, Paris Las Vegas, Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

There are four distinct levels, or tiers, of Total Rewards membership. The more you play, the more Tier Credits you’ll earn and unlock additional benefits. All Total Rewards members upon joining immediately enjoy Gold status (tier) benefits at all casinos.

Platinum status begins at 5,000 credits, Diamond at 15,000 and Seven Stars at 150,000, all accumulated within a calendar year, all earning greater benefits at each higher level. Five dollars coin-in on most slots and $10  coin-in on most video poker equals (at least) one base Reward Credit.

Some higher payback video poker machines require $25 coin-in for one tier credit. Some machines have lower earn rates and these games are clearly marked with the different rate. One hundred Reward Credits equals $1 in comp value. Using Reward Credits for free slot play is based on your tier status as follows: 125 Reward Credits equals $1 for Seven Stars, 175 equals $1 for Diamond and 200 equals $1 for Platinum and Gold.

Reward Credits expire unless at least one credit is added every six months. Credits can be used for hotel rooms, dining, shopping, shows, golf, spa treatments and much more. You can even use them to buy into the official WSOP (World Series of Poker.)

In additional to earning regular Tier Credits, players earn gift points that can be used at an annual holiday shopping event held every November/December in Las Vegas. Additional ways to earn credits include playing table games and live poker. The number of credits is based on type of game, average bet and length of play.

Earn one Reward Credit for every $1 spent on any participating hotel accommodation, at participating restaurants, shopping and at any participating outlet, including a day at the pool, spa treatment or service, a round of golf and more.

Along the way to Seven Stars, players can earn Aspiration levels. At 40,000 earned Reward Credits in a current year you become entitled to four complimentary nights, $100 folio credit and 5,000 Tier Credits toward your next year’s Tier Score, plus four Anytime High Roller tickets in Las Vegas. You will also receive a complimentary trip to Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

At Aspirations Level 2 (80,000 Reward Credits) you will earn a getaway with four complimentary nights and $750 airfare credit and a Companion Card to share your priority service benefits with a friend, plus 5,000 Tier Credits toward your next year’s Tier Score. Additionally this level also rewards you with four Happy Half Hour High Roller tickets and the complimentary trip to Atlantis Paradise Island.

Becoming a Seven Stars member is the ultimate accomplishment and the pinnacle tier of the Total Rewards loyalty program. Members are wowed by all the fantastic benefits afforded to them with additional rewards and all-around bigger and better perks.

Total Rewards members can grow their Tier Score this spring with a 50% bonus when they earn at least 1,000 credits between April 1 and June 30, with a maximum bonus of 25,000 Tier Credits. Make sure you opt-in to this promotion online in order to receive your bonus credits.

As a member of Total Rewards, you can check your latest cash, hotel, restaurant, and food offers online. You can also redeem your hotel offers at totalrewards.com anytime.

H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Email: ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.