Clubs lure with perks

Dec 14, 2004 4:44 AM

This week is Dream Bazaar time at the Aladdin. If you’ve been a player at the Aladdin throughout this past year and using your Club Aladdin card, you may not realize that you’ve been earning Dream Bazaar dollars. For every 10 Club Aladdin regular points, you will have earned one Dream Bazaar dollar to be used toward merchandise through Dec. 20. You must redeem your Dream Bazaar dollars in person.

In addition to the Dream Bazaar, the Aladdin is encouraging new club enrollments by offering gifts to new Club Aladdin members. Gifts include:

”¡ Free mug.

”¡ Earn 10 points and receive $5 in free slot play.

”¡ Earn 20 points and receive a voucher for $10 off the Spice Market Buffet for breakfast or lunch, Monday through Friday.

”¡ Earn 40 points and receive a free logo polo shirt.

”¡ Earn 80 points and receive an Aladdin logo denim jacket or $25 in free slot play. New member offers and first time points must be earned within 48 hours of enrollment.

If you are not already a member of Arizona Charlie’s Ultimate Rewards club, now is a great time to join. New sign ups at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder or Arizona Charlie’s Decatur get a free spin for two- to 11-times points on the day of enrollment. Charlie’s has a very unique club. Points earned each week (based on a schedule) are redeemable for cashback but only the following week after they were earned. For example, earn 1,000-40,000 points this week and you will get $5-$100 in cash each day the following week, Monday through Friday. Utilizing the extra points for signing up during December can really add to your cashback, at least for the week after your initial sign-up week, but you must return each day the following week if want to pick up all of your extra cashback. You also accumulate comp earnings for restaurants, bingo and merchandise that remain in a separate account and you have 12 months to redeem comps.

In addition to Charlie’s excellent sign-up bonus points, it’s a cornucopia of point opportunities for players in December. Coast Casinos (Barbary Coast, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Orleans) are all offering double points through Dec. 23 and the Palms is running triple points (slots only, not on video poker) through Dec. 25. There is a complete list of bonus point opportunities at the end of this column.

Finally, pay with your Club Coast points this month and receive 25% off movie tickets at the Orleans Century 18 Theaters.

Remember, luck seems to come to those who prepare for it.

Bonus Point Days: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Decatur (Ultimate Rewards) New sign ups spin for 2-11x points for one day in December. Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x Dec. 13-23 and 2x Jan. 1; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Tuesdays and 2x every night from midnight to 8 a.m. (bonus points post the following day); Bighorn (Big Shot Club) "Crazy Days" - swipe card and win points daily in December; Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 2x Mondays through Fridays through December except Dec. 31, 2x Dec. 25 and 26; Casino Royale (Club Royale) 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 2x everyday (some machines excluded on Wednesdays); Fiesta Henderson and Rancho (Amigo Club) 5x Fridays; Gold Coast (Club Coast) 2x Dec. 13-23 and 2x Jan. 1; Gold Strike (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Golden Nugget (24 Karat Club) 2x Wednesdays and Fridays for Las Vegas locals only ($1 and up video poker excluded); Hacienda (Matador Club) 4x Tuesdays; Key Largo (Players Club) 3x everyday (casino closing in January); Longhorn (Big Shot Club) "Crazy Days" -swipe card and win points daily in December; Nevada Landing (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Nevada Palace (Player’s Circle) 2x Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; New Frontier (Rewards Club) 2x on all machines on your birthday; Opera House (Mahoney’s Slot Club) 2x Tuesdays; Orleans (Club Coast) 2x Dec. 13-23 and 2x January 1; Palms (Club Palms) 3x slots only (not on video poker) through Dec. 25; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Rampart Casino (Rampart Rewards) 2x Tuesdays and Saturdays; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) 6x Dec. 24-31; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Suncoast (Club Coast) 2x Dec. 13-23 and 2x Jan. 1; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x Sundays and Thursdays, double cash back from Sunday through Wednesday; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Vegas Club (Play Barrick) 2x Mondays 6 p.m. to midnight.