New Total Rewards Visa offers Platinum Status

Old Mar 13, 13, 3:33 pm
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New Total Rewards Visa offers Platinum Status

the new Total Rewards Visa offers automatic Platinum Status

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Personally, this isn't really much of a benefit,
but this is FlyerTalk; and people often do ask if there is a fast-track to Caesars Entertainment Platinum or Diamond.... and this is definitely the least expensive way (with no gaming) to achieve Total Rewards Platinum Status.
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Old Mar 15, 13, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by baccarat_king View Post
the new Total Rewards Visa offers automatic Platinum Status

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Personally, this isn't really much of a benefit,
but this is FlyerTalk; and people often do ask if there is a fast-track to Caesars Entertainment Platinum or Diamond.... and this is definitely the least expensive way (with no gaming) to achieve Total Rewards Platinum Status.
As a Plat, I have to wonder why anyone would actually want this status. It gives you nothing.
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Old Mar 16, 13, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by mtftw View Post
As a Plat, I have to wonder why anyone would actually want this status. It gives you nothing.
Reduced parking (ocassionally free) at some casinos.
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Old Mar 19, 13, 4:39 pm
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I can see the benefits of it - free parking, some platinum check in lines and cutting of lines, etc. I have even seen valet restricted to Platinum and up at certain casinos at certain times.

The offer looks like it is free platinum + $100 after 1K of non-casino spend + $100 of buffets in Vegas, which is not terrible for someone starting with no status that is not likely to accumulate it quickly but is going to be staying at a CET casino a couple of times in a year and has 1 upcoming trip to Vegas.
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Old Mar 25, 13, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by nrr View Post
Reduced parking (ocassionally free) at some casinos.
Occasionally, Platinums will be able to jump some lines, like for example, for checking in.

Besides that and free parking, it is just a piece of plastic.
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Old Mar 26, 13, 7:39 pm
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Reduced parking worth it
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Old Apr 1, 13, 6:48 pm
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Is the Platinum Status that comes with the new credit card perpetual for as long as you have the card, or is it only for the first year? The description is a little vague on that point.
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Old Apr 4, 13, 8:34 am
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I just got the offer as well and will apply for it. For no anual fee, a card that gives a decent reward bonus with fiarly low spend, 5X spend @ TR properties and automatic platinum if you don't have it isn't so bad. I usually float between Plat (useless in AC) and Diamond but it's nice to have a buffer.

Can anyone tell if the annual fee is always $0 and gives plat status as long as you hold the card?
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Old Apr 4, 13, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by sbjnyc View Post
I just got the offer as well and will apply for it. For no anual fee, a card that gives a decent reward bonus with fiarly low spend, 5X spend @ TR properties and automatic platinum if you don't have it isn't so bad. I usually float between Plat (useless in AC) and Diamond but it's nice to have a buffer.

Can anyone tell if the annual fee is always $0 and gives plat status as long as you hold the card?
What I don't understand is why they bother soliciting their best customers (Seven Stars and Diamond) with this. I guess some Platinum players will like a buffer as you say and people who don't play much might like being Platinum (but if they don't play much they probably won't get much use out of it) but I don't see what would make it worth it for Seven Stars and Diamond players. Am I missing something?
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Old Apr 10, 13, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Rookie3 View Post
What I don't understand is why they bother soliciting their best customers (Seven Stars and Diamond) with this. I guess some Platinum players will like a buffer as you say and people who don't play much might like being Platinum (but if they don't play much they probably won't get much use out of it) but I don't see what would make it worth it for Seven Stars and Diamond players. Am I missing something?
Not worth it unless you want a ton of RCs...but even then, if you're Diamond or 7* then you probably have a host who will comp you stuff anyway.
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Old May 20, 13, 2:31 pm
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The Platinum status will exempt you from the new Resort Fees at harrahs properties. so to me that's a big plus because a "free" comped weekend now runs $60+ with the resort fees.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...as_Nevada.html
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Old May 31, 13, 1:46 am
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It's not clear whether you get permanent platinum status or not from the offer:

"When you receive the Total Rewards Visa card, you will automatically receive an upgrade5 to Platinum Tier, or maintain your Platinum Tier status for the next year"

Is this a one time upgrade thing? Or do you get platinum for the lifetime of the card?
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Old May 31, 13, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by no2chem View Post
It's not clear whether you get permanent platinum status or not from the offer:

"When you receive the Total Rewards Visa card, you will automatically receive an upgrade5 to Platinum Tier, or maintain your Platinum Tier status for the next year"

Is this a one time upgrade thing? Or do you get platinum for the lifetime of the card?
I emailed them and they said that it was only for the year you applied for the card, which makes no sense, if you apply on Dec 1. I assume that it's as if you earned it that year, thus Feb 28 of the following year (i.e., if I apply now, I get it until 2/15). Or at least I hope so...

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Old Oct 14, 13, 12:54 pm
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Just got this card looking forward to not paying resort fees
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Old Oct 14, 13, 8:53 pm
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No Resort Fees In Las Vegas

That's probably the biggest benefit of Platinum. That's a real value. The line skips and such are nice but there's an actual value on the resort fees.
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