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baccarat_king Jun 5, 14 12:23 am

Caesars (Total Rewards) Diamond Status from FoundersCard
 
PLEASE NOTE :
I first started this thread in June of 2014.
Things have changed a bit, offers tend to vary. If you are interested or need more details, feel free to PM (private message) or post questions at the end of this thread.


Perhaps, some could find value from this.

Best value; might be for those Total Rewards Gold (Base) who have lots of comp rooms to use (which does happen, since they are quite generous with comp rooms) and wants Resort Fees Waived (in Vegas). In addition, "free" access to the Diamond "VIP" Lounges in Vegas might be of interest.

In addition, includes Hilton Gold and some other benefits.

Via FoundersCard :
LINK to Caesars Details


Limited Time Offer
For an annual fee of $395 (over 50% off our standard rate), access elite, travel, lifestyle, business and networking benefits.

As an added bonus, you will receive a $100 American Express Gift Card, once you've become a Member.
So, effectively, $395-$100 (AMEX gift card rebate) = $295.00


Limited Time Offer
For an annual fee of $395 (over 50% off our standard rate), access elite, travel, lifestyle, business and networking benefits.

As an added bonus, you will receive a $100 American Express Gift Card, once you've become a Member.

Now through end of June, access your annual rate of $395 and receive an American Express Gift card with code:FCJUNE14
LINK to my offer code and current best offer. (my referral)

fordan Jun 8, 14 1:39 pm

Apparently the website won't let you see that info without being logged in.

"You must be logged in to do that"

baccarat_king Jun 9, 14 3:40 am


Originally Posted by fordan (Post 22998621)
Apparently the website won't let you see that info without being logged in.

"You must be logged in to do that"

This GUEST LINK should work.

You can navigate to hotel offers, Vegas, Nobu (Caesars) and then see the offer; but for ease, these are the details :

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps0cc9dfea.jpg

fishsupreme Jun 12, 14 2:56 pm

I have TR Diamond status from FoundersCard.

The pros: you get priority checkin, Diamond Lounge, skipping taxi & restaurant lines, VIP reservations line, 20% discount at the gift shop, no resort fees, and if you gamble you get extra Rewards Credits since you get the Diamond bonus. Honestly, since I go to big conventions in Vegas, just skipping the mile-long checkin, restaurant and taxi lines is worth it.

The cons: you'll get no offers or room upgrades. Those are all based on your TDL, so your Diamond status gets you nothing in that regard -- you're not a "real" Diamond. Also I think it confuses the casino people when you have Diamond and only about 800 tier credits.

Overall I find it worth it since I don't gamble enough to get status but take a lot of trips to Vegas for both business & pleasure. Also, the card gives you frequent flyer status on Virgin Atlantic and Cathay pacific, discounts on many other airlines, memberships in the elite clubs of most of the car rental agencies, and HHonors Gold.

Also, if the promo code in this thread expires I (or any other FC member) can send you an invite code for a similar discount if you PM me.

Of course, at $395 the cost of the card is higher than the theoretical loss from doing DIAD. The advantages, though: it's a sure thing (you could get unlucky and lose $3k doing DIAD), and you don't have to spend 8 hours playing video poker.

snevillio Jun 24, 14 9:49 am

When i look through the guest preview link i cant see any mention of the $100 Amex gift card and its also talking about a $95 initialisation fee on top of the $395.

I might have followed a link from Award Wallet which may have confused it or has this offer expired early?

baccarat_king Jun 24, 14 10:30 am


Originally Posted by snevillio (Post 23087880)
When i look through the guest preview link i cant see any mention of the $100 Amex gift card and its also talking about a $95 initialisation fee on top of the $395.

I might have followed a link from Award Wallet which may have confused it or has this offer expired early?

AFAIK, it is part of the code. My understanding; is if you use this code, you get the discounted price along with the AMEX Gift Card.

If you want a forward of the email; just send me a PM with your email address.

Just received a reminder email today, which included the details :


Now through the end of June, access your annual rate of $395 with code: FCJUNE14

As an added bonus, you will receive a $100 American Express Gift Card*, once you’ve become a Member by using the promo code: FCJUNE14

JBG89 Jun 24, 14 7:00 pm

Would other casinos be willing to match my diamond status (Cosmo, Mlife, Revel etc?) Would I be able to get decent offers through these matches, I currently have a few casino accounts and have just recently started gambling more and do about $100/hand for a few hours every trip.

Just wanted to see if it's worth it I my case and if I would have to rematch or re qualify for other properties every year.

Thanks!

baccarat_king Jun 25, 14 12:52 am


Originally Posted by JBG89 (Post 23090894)
Would other casinos be willing to match my diamond status (Cosmo, Mlife, Revel etc?) Would I be able to get decent offers through these matches, I currently have a few casino accounts and have just recently started gambling more and do about $100/hand for a few hours every trip.

Just wanted to see if it's worth it I my case and if I would have to rematch or re qualify for other properties every year.

Thanks!

Venetian used to match (Total Rewards Diamond) to their Grazie Gold Status. This was a one-time match (as I remember), not sure if they still do it.

By far, one of the best is Borgata Black Label (Trade up). (though, this is Atlantic City). The free room (applicable to Saturday nights) is worth $250 to $600 alone.


New members will receive the following reward when upgraded:**

$100 BONUS SLOT DOLLARS or Match Play
Complimentary Stay in a Classic Room
Access to VIP Lounge
Plus the Black Label Benefits:


FREE self and valet parking
Access to Amphora Lounge
10% discount at Borgata Collection
Priority line at check-in and at My Borgata Center
Invitations to My Borgata Black Label only parties and events
Priority reservations at restaurants
Priority access to guest rooms and suites
*Premium cards will be accepted from Caesars Entertainment or Trump Casinos only.

Visit the My Borgata Center for details.

JBG89 Jun 26, 14 7:34 am


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 23092184)
Venetian used to match (Total Rewards Diamond) to their Grazie Gold Status. This was a one-time match (as I remember), not sure if they still do it.

By far, one of the best is Borgata Black Label (Trade up). (though, this is Atlantic City). The free room (applicable to Saturday nights) is worth $250 to $600 alone.



Definitely going to do this. thanks for the info!! Now just waiting on if they will give me the amex card, i emailed their member services back to confirm.

JBG89 Jun 26, 14 9:37 am

Just called customer support - Initiation fee is NOT waived however the AMEX cards will be included even if not shown on the final page. Looks like final cost is $390

ch3ss Jul 3, 14 6:51 pm


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 23092184)
Venetian used to match (Total Rewards Diamond) to their Grazie Gold Status. This was a one-time match (as I remember), not sure if they still do it.

By far, one of the best is Borgata Black Label (Trade up). (though, this is Atlantic City). The free room (applicable to Saturday nights) is worth $250 to $600 alone.


What Card do you need from CET to get a Black card ? As I fly to vegas more than goto AC because its the same distance by air. I am almost Diamond, but still PLat at CET on one visit.....

Wouldnt mind playing at the Borg sometime

baccarat_king Jul 5, 14 2:44 am


Originally Posted by ch3ss (Post 23140237)
What Card do you need from CET to get a Black card ? As I fly to vegas more than goto AC because its the same distance by air. I am almost Diamond, but still PLat at CET on one visit.....

Wouldnt mind playing at the Borg sometime

CZR-Total Rewards Diamond will match to Borgata Black Label.

ch3ss Jul 5, 14 2:50 pm


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 23146156)
CZR-Total Rewards Diamond will match to Borgata Black Label.

You the man... I know you head to AC more than me :) Even though I am down in MD... for me it just makes sense to goto vegas, since I can find 200 buck r/t ns flights from bwi.... Plus of course free rooms :)

Jimgotkp Jul 5, 14 5:03 pm


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 23146156)
CZR-Total Rewards Diamond will match to Borgata Black Label.

Pretty much all of the AC casinos status match. Not many casinos in Vegas status match nowadays. I believe the Palms started a new status match promo though.

baccarat_king Jul 6, 14 10:39 am


Originally Posted by Jimgotkp (Post 23148923)
Pretty much all of the AC casinos status match. Not many casinos in Vegas status match nowadays. I believe the Palms started a new status match promo though.

Yes, Borgata puts a "minor" limitation. No matches from Resorts or Golden Nugget Atlantic City.


*Premium cards will be accepted from Caesars Entertainment, Tropicana Atlantic City, or Trump Casinos only.

Jimgotkp Jul 6, 14 10:46 am


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 23151499)
Yes, Borgata puts a "minor" limitation. No matches from Resorts or Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

Interesting that Borgata doesn't status match the GN.

baccarat_king Jul 6, 14 1:39 pm


Originally Posted by Jimgotkp (Post 23151522)
Interesting that Borgata doesn't status match the GN.

Personally, I "think" that is an oversight. Doesn't really make much sense.

While on the subject; Golden Nugget Atlantic City is also very aggressive with status matching.


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Jimgotkp Jul 6, 14 5:55 pm


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 23152313)
Personally, I "think" that is an oversight. Doesn't really make much sense.

While on the subject; Golden Nugget Atlantic City is also very aggressive with status matching.

How can they forget about their neighbor? :D :p

baccarat_king Jul 7, 14 5:16 am


Originally Posted by Jimgotkp (Post 23153329)
How can they forget about their neighbor? :D :p

Agree. And, from the reports I get lately, the Golden Nugget AC is one of the best kept "secrets" of Atlantic City (with regard to comps and promotions).

nrr Jul 7, 14 12:44 pm


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 23155152)
Agree. And, from the reports I get lately, the Golden Nugget AC is one of the best kept "secrets" of Atlantic City (with regard to comps and promotions).

If you play outside AC (LAS, Reno, etc.) you have to play in a nationwide system, so, while GN might be great relative to AC, play there won't get you comps in LAS (say). [Borgata used to have a link with MGM-Mirage, now only Boyd.]

baccarat_king Jul 7, 14 4:52 pm


Originally Posted by nrr (Post 23157347)
If you play outside AC (LAS, Reno, etc.) you have to play in a nationwide system, so, while GN might be great relative to AC, play there won't get you comps in LAS (say). [Borgata used to have a link with MGM-Mirage, now only Boyd.]

You don't HAVE TO. You may, WANT TO, but you definitely don't HAVE TO.

I know many who play at Wynncore/Venetian in Vegas, Mohegan and Borgata on the East Coast.

In any event, Golden Nugget AC and Golden Nugget Vegas are associated and do cross market and promote.

Personally, it's sometimes better to NOT have all your eggs in one (nationwide) basket. Since, if that nationwide gaming company decides they are not really interested in your business, you are "screwed."

nrr Jul 8, 14 12:02 am


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 23158810)
You don't HAVE TO. You may, WANT TO, but you definitely don't HAVE TO.

I know many who play at Wynncore/Venetian in Vegas, Mohegan and Borgata on the East Coast.

In any event, Golden Nugget AC and Golden Nugget Vegas are associated and do cross market and promote.

Personally, it's sometimes better to NOT have all your eggs in one (nationwide) basket. Since, if that nationwide gaming company decides they are not really interested in your business, you are "screwed."

Sticking with one major Casino system, like flying on one airline system, leads to lots of nice perks. But, as you note, I use Borgata as a backup (more so when they were linked with MGM-Mirage and I split most my play between MLife and TR).

bitachu Sep 17, 14 6:43 pm

i wonder if this will help for spg gold?

As a Seven Stars Member in the Total Rewards program, do I receive any special benefits in the SPG Program for registering to participate in the SPG-Total Rewards Member Benefits?
Yes. By registering for the SPG-Total Rewards Member Benefits: (1) a Seven Stars Member that is not a Gold Preferred Guest or a Platinum Preferred Guest in the SPG Program at the time of registration will receive Gold Preferred Status in the SPG Program within 2 weeks after registration and will maintain at least Gold Preferred Status for as long as he/she remains both a Seven Stars Member and a participant in the SPG-Total Rewards Member Benefits; and (2) a Seven Stars Member that is a Gold Preferred Guest or a Platinum Preferred Guest in the SPG Program at the time of registration for the SPG-Total Reward Member Benefits will maintain at least Gold Preferred Status in the SPG Program for as long as he/she remains both a Seven Stars Member and a participant in the SPG-Total Rewards Member Benefits.

jcc39 Nov 7, 14 11:10 pm

Hi, i'm interested in signing up for the Founderscard and this TR diamond status offer if it's still available. Are there any FC members on this thread or FT for that matter than can PM me a referral code? Thanks!

baccarat_king Nov 7, 14 11:15 pm


Originally Posted by jcc39 (Post 23809655)
Hi, i'm interested in signing up for the Founderscard and this TR diamond status offer if it's still available. Are there any FC members on this thread or FT for that matter than can PM me a referral code? Thanks!

Here is a link to join as a referral.

pricing details :

for an annual rate of $395 (vs. our standard rate of $795), valid through November 15, 2014.

shend82 Nov 10, 14 10:22 am

Has anyone used the founders card which made them a diamond member and went to Borgata to see if they upgraded them to Black label? Very interested in the card especially if I can get Black label at Borgata. Has anyone tried getting an upgrade at Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods?

dv8ed Dec 10, 14 8:57 pm

Has anyone recently signed up for FoundersCard at $295 rate? or $395 - $100 AMEX Gift Card = $295?

Diamond status still available as of Dec?

I would sign up if any of these promotions are still active.

baccarat_king Dec 11, 14 1:13 am


Originally Posted by dv8ed (Post 23977486)
Has anyone recently signed up for FoundersCard at $295 rate? or $395 - $100 AMEX Gift Card = $295?

Diamond status still available as of Dec?

I would sign up if any of these promotions are still active.

As far as I know there is a current active promotion for :


As a gift for the holidays, we would like to extend a very special offer to join FoundersCard at a preferred annual rate of $495.

As an added bonus, you will receive a $200 American Express Gift Card once you become a member.

Apply for Membership by December 31, 2014 at the preferred annual rate of $495 and receive your $200 American Express Gift Card using the promo code: AMEX200
This is my referral link ; but be sure to advise them of promo code: AMEX200 after you use the referral and they finalise the application.

Caesars Diamond is still active; and takes around 4 weeks. If you would like me to inquire about expiry dates; I'd be happy to inquire.

72Rickc Dec 16, 14 9:07 pm

Sir may I use your code to sign up for the program?
Thank you,
Rick

baccarat_king Dec 17, 14 4:00 am


Originally Posted by 72Rickc (Post 24009481)
Sir may I use your code to sign up for the program?
Thank you,
Rick

Sure,

I did inquire about Caesars status (for 2015) and this is the official response :


With Caesar's it is officially good through March 2015 (note it does take up to 6 weeks to process once member and it is requested). We expect it to renew.

elg26 Dec 17, 14 7:01 pm


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 23978165)
Caesars Diamond is still active; and takes around 4 weeks. If you would like me to inquire about expiry dates; I'd be happy to inquire.

I signed up for FC and registered 4 weeks ago and still no conversion to Diamond. A bit annoyed since Im going to AC this weekend.

baccarat_king Dec 18, 14 12:44 am


Originally Posted by elg26 (Post 24014976)
I signed up for FC and registered 4 weeks ago and still no conversion to Diamond. A bit annoyed since Im going to AC this weekend.

It does take them an annoyingly long time to activate Caesars Diamond Status. I'll send a message to a friend who also did it in the past month or two.

elg26 Dec 19, 14 1:42 pm


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 24016022)
It does take them an annoyingly long time to activate Caesars Diamond Status. I'll send a message to a friend who also did it in the past month or two.

Well it took exactly 4 weeks to the day..... converted this afternoon....just in time for my AC trip this weekend.

tbluhp Dec 22, 14 8:07 am


Originally Posted by baccarat_king (Post 24010510)
Sure,

I did inquire about Caesars status (for 2015) and this is the official response :

Can you inquire about when the card expires.

elg26 Dec 22, 14 9:26 am


Originally Posted by tbluhp (Post 24036431)
Can you inquire about when the card expires.

I inquired.... right now its good through March 31 2015.....but FC said they are going to work with TR to have it automatically renew...

Simmonds87 Jan 9, 15 2:45 pm

The membership year for Caesars is Jan-Dec.
Does that mean as their agreement ends in March you'd keep status till 2016?

Anybody know?

baccarat_king Jan 11, 15 12:20 am


Originally Posted by elg26 (Post 24036834)
I inquired.... right now its good through March 31 2015.....but FC said they are going to work with TR to have it automatically renew...


Originally Posted by Simmonds87 (Post 24134569)
The membership year for Caesars is Jan-Dec.
Does that mean as their agreement ends in March you'd keep status till 2016?

Anybody know?

They won't guarantee the renewal at this point. It seems likely, it will renew until 2016; but the only way to be 100% safe (new member) would be to wait to enrol after the 1st of March.

BTW, while the Caesars membership year is January to December; your card expires March 31, 2015. (similar to the way airline status operates)

I'll query again.

Simmonds87 Jan 12, 15 9:48 am

Ah Ok - That makes sense!

Cheers for the reply. - I inquired myself a few weeks back but the reply said 'Through March 15' - Not sure if this mean until March 15 or until the end of March 15?

I guess as it is reported to take 2-6 weeks to be apply the only way would be applying say mid April? (as long as its until the end of March)

Hmmmmm

elg26 Jan 12, 15 1:57 pm

Just got back from Vegas. Picked up my restaurant $100 GC with no issue at TR desk....used at Gordon Ramsey Steak at Paris on Friday :)

RyanNYNJ Jan 12, 15 10:45 pm


Originally Posted by elg26 (Post 24152252)
Just got back from Vegas. Picked up my restaurant $100 GC with no issue at TR desk....used at Gordon Ramsey Steak at Paris on Friday :)

Good choice! I just used mine at Mesa Grill. how does GR Steak compare to Mesa Grill?


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