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Caesars Diamond/Seven Star's Program Changes for 2015

Caesars Diamond/Seven Star's Program Changes for 2015

Old Jan 12, 15, 11:58 pm
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Caesars Diamond/Seven Star's Program Changes for 2015

I'm starting this thread for anyone to post any rumored changes for the upcoming year, in either requirements or benefits.

I assume actual changes will be announced right after April 1.
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Old Jan 13, 15, 1:07 pm
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Is the program year April - March?

I have never had a CET card before. I plan to (ab)use the daily tier credit multipliers to get 7* and see what I can get out of them (hoping to double dip on offers when I am in town for MGM events, and perhaps score free rooms for friends in the process). I figure that it makes the most sense to start at the beginning of the program year (so I can get as close to 2 years worth as possible, even if I decide to stop playing there).

I'd be interested in hearing the rumors about program changes! I just hope they don't get rid of the 10k bonus tier credits for earning 5k in a day
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Old Jan 13, 15, 3:04 pm
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[QUOTE=VegasGambler;24159977]Is the program year April - March?

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yes
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Old Jan 15, 15, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler View Post
Is the program year April - March?

I have never had a CET card before. I plan to (ab)use the daily tier credit multipliers to get 7* and see what I can get out of them (hoping to double dip on offers when I am in town for MGM events, and perhaps score free rooms for friends in the process). I figure that it makes the most sense to start at the beginning of the program year (so I can get as close to 2 years worth as possible, even if I decide to stop playing there).

I'd be interested in hearing the rumors about program changes! I just hope they don't get rid of the 10k bonus tier credits for earning 5k in a day
They just started the 10k tier credit bonus last year (I found the e-mail announcement from 12/31/13) so I doubt they would do away with it so quickly, but who knows.

I'd like to hear how your 7 stars quest goes if you're willing to share. Some day I might want to attempt something similar, but 10 days of earning 5000 tier credits would be a lot of work with my current budget.
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Old Jan 15, 15, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by mudpuppy View Post
They just started the 10k tier credit bonus last year (I found the e-mail announcement from 12/31/13) so I doubt they would do away with it so quickly, but who knows.

I'd like to hear how your 7 stars quest goes if you're willing to share. Some day I might want to attempt something similar, but 10 days of earning 5000 tier credits would be a lot of work with my current budget.
I'll gladly share my progress once April rolls around. My current plan is to start out with a few weekends in Tahoe (Stateline) where the good VP games are still $10/TC instead of $25/TC like they are in Vegas. Then once I start getting Vegas offers, I will obviously give them some play while I am collecting my freeplay.

I am not sure if I will play the good games in Vegas, or the worse ones that still earn 1 TC for every $10. From a pure "buying TCs" standpoint, the good games are still cheaper, but I'd assume that the bad games also have higher theo, so after considering the amount of freeplay that I'll get in my offers, the worse games might work out to a better deal. I'll poke around a bit and see if anyone knows what the theos on these machines are set to (if someone has any inside info they are willing to share, please PM me) and if I can't find out I might experiment a bit and see what happens.

Unfortunately CET properties treat theo like a state secret. It's the total opposite at any m-life property -- you can just ask your host what your theo was on a trip and they will tell you.
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Old Jan 16, 15, 2:34 pm
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I just got an email that tier credits earned from 1/1-3/31 will gain a 50% bonus. I guess they are trying everything to lure people in after their chapter 11 filing.
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Old Jan 16, 15, 2:46 pm
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I'm rather new to having status with TR, but I believe the qualification year runs 1/1/15 to 12/31/15 for 2016 status (my tier credits reset to zero on 1/1), so you can start earning now rather than waiting until April.

In fact I just got the following e-mail, which is a really sweet deal to get extra tier credits prior to 3/31.

Dear mudpuppy,

As you may have heard, a Caesars Entertainment subsidiary and some related business units have filed for reorganization under Chapter 11. The reorganization is part of our efforts to ensure our long-term success and our ability to deliver world-class entertainment to you for many years to come.

We want to assure you that Total Rewards®remains the same, and we are here to stay.

As you are one of our most valuable guests, the following are a few important details that we want to make sure you are aware of as you visit our resorts and casinos:

Business as usual at all Total Rewards resorts and casinos
We are open for business and will continue to operate as usual
Total Rewards remains the same
You will continue to receive offers and comps from your favorite resorts and casinos
Your Reward Credit balance remains in place
The Tier Status you have earned for 2015 stays in place
You will continue to earn Tier Credits and Reward Credits for all of your activity
Daily Tier Credit Bonuses will remain the same through 2015
Your hotel and event reservations are secure

Our employees are here to serve you

Plus, here’s the really exciting news! We would like to take this opportunity to give you MORE!

Through March 31st, 2015, we are giving you a 50% bonus on the first 50,000 Tier Credits you earn! So, you could walk away with up to 25,000 EXTRA Tier Credits to count towards your Tier Status, and we even started counting on January 1st.*

Thank you for your continued loyalty. We will keep doing everything we can to offer you the best casino loyalty program.

See you soon!
Michael J. Marino
Vice President of Total Rewards
with the fine print:

*Member must earn at least 1,000 Tier Credits by March 31, 2015 to be eligible for the promotion. 50% Tier Credit Bonus will be awarded on up to the first 50,000 Tier Credits earned from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015, for a maximum total bonus of 25,000 Tier Credits. Daily Tier Credit Bonuses will count toward the 50,000 Tier Credits maximum. Loyalty bonuses are not earned Tier Credits and thus, are not eligible for this promotion. Tier Credit Bonuses, including this promotion, do not count toward Reward Credit balance, promotional Tier Credit earnings, or qualifying for another daily bonus. Total Tier Credit Bonus amount awarded through this promotion will be calculated after March 31st, 2015 and will be posted to the Total Rewards account on April 15, 2015.
FWIW, I play mainly the $10/TC VP games in Vegas and my free play offers have not been very good there compared to similar play in Cleveland and Chicago.
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Old Jan 21, 15, 9:09 pm
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I've got a question out to Ceasars about the bonuses this year and am waiting to hear back. The major bonus that hasn't been discussed here IMO is the fact that hotel rooms count towards tier points $1=1TP.. so that made me ask do rooms count towards the earn 5000TP in 1day get 10000 bonus, and that made me ask how will that break down in terms of applying to the account, say you stay in a villa for 2 night at $1000 a night, will you earn 1000pts two days, or 2000pts on checkout, that makes a difference come bonus time. Two nights in a villa (especially if you split that 2 bedroom room with a friend or 2) +500TC earned gambling is platinum + the 50% bonus in March puts you pretty close to Diamond without wagering as much money, if you stay 3-4 nights, charge everything to the room shows meals etc, split the cost at the end it makes, you can definetly get your hotel folio over $5k when that applies, instant diamond, plus all the gambling is gravy on top of that.
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Old Jan 23, 15, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by sbjnyc View Post
I just got an email that tier credits earned from 1/1-3/31 will gain a 50% bonus. I guess they are trying everything to lure people in after their chapter 11 filing.
This is a targeted offer though, right?
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Old Jan 24, 15, 4:21 pm
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This is a targeted offer though, right?
"Member must earn at least 1,000 Tier Credits by March 31, 2015 to be eligible for the promotion. 50% Tier Credit Bonus will be awarded on up to the first 50,000 Tier Credits earned from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015, for a maximum total bonus of 25,000 Tier Credits. Daily Tier Credit Bonuses will count toward the 50,000 Tier Credits maximum. Loyalty bonuses are not earned Tier Credits and thus, are not eligible for this promotion. Tier Credit Bonuses, including this promotion, do not count toward Reward Credit balance, promotional Tier Credit earnings, or qualifying for another daily bonus. Total Tier Credit Bonus amount awarded through this promotion will be calculated after March 31st, 2015 and will be posted to the Total Rewards account on April 15, 2015. "

The email says nothing about being exclusive to the recipient.
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Old Jan 28, 15, 6:10 pm
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The 50% bonus is posted on their facebook page, so its for everyone. They got back to me and confirmed everything as stated above. The hotel folio is processed in one day, so a long stay adds up and can equal platinum or diamond status in a day with the bonus, also that non gaming credits (hotel and shopping) count towards the earn 500 in one day get 125 free bonuses. and that the 50% bonus will apply to those TCs earned as bonuses. all in all a decent year if you want to earn diamond or 7*.
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Old Jan 29, 15, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by cashmoneyhoes View Post
The 50% bonus is posted on their facebook page, so its for everyone. They got back to me and confirmed everything as stated above. The hotel folio is processed in one day, so a long stay adds up and can equal platinum or diamond status in a day with the bonus, also that non gaming credits (hotel and shopping) count towards the earn 500 in one day get 125 free bonuses. and that the 50% bonus will apply to those TCs earned as bonuses. all in all a decent year if you want to earn diamond or 7*.
I'm hoping that someone can explain this to a poor uneducated individual such as myself?

If I earn 5,000 tier credits in one day, I earn a 10,000 daily tier credit bonus, right? So that's 15,000 tier credits before we consider this latest promotion.

With this new bonus, do I: A) earn another 50% on top of the entire 15,000 for a total of 22,500 tier credits at the end of the day?; or B) earn a 50% bonus just on the 5,000 base tier credits, for an additional 2,500 and a total of 17,500?

In any event, the total maximum "bonus" tier points from both the daily bonuses AND this extra 50% appears to be limited to 50,000 bonus tier points for the 3 months ended 3/31/2015, right?
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Old Jan 29, 15, 12:10 pm
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Oh, I see, so my post in the other thread was wrong. This will only get you half way to 7* (50k + 25k bonus = 75k).

So you can get to 7* by playing 8 days of 5k pts and 1 day of 2500 pts for a total of 42500 base pts.
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Old Jan 29, 15, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Soccerdad1995 View Post
I'm hoping that someone can explain this to a poor uneducated individual such as myself?

If I earn 5,000 tier credits in one day, I earn a 10,000 daily tier credit bonus, right? So that's 15,000 tier credits before we consider this latest promotion.

With this new bonus, do I: A) earn another 50% on top of the entire 15,000 for a total of 22,500 tier credits at the end of the day?; or B) earn a 50% bonus just on the 5,000 base tier credits, for an additional 2,500 and a total of 17,500?

In any event, the total maximum "bonus" tier points from both the daily bonuses AND this extra 50% appears to be limited to 50,000 bonus tier points for the 3 months ended 3/31/2015, right?
The answer is A. I was shocked, but it clearly states in the T&C that you will earn the 50% bonus on your daily tier credit bonuses. You are limited to a total of 25,000 tier credits under this promo.
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Old Jan 29, 15, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by mudpuppy View Post
The answer is A. I was shocked, but it clearly states in the T&C that you will earn the 50% bonus on your daily tier credit bonuses. You are limited to a total of 25,000 tier credits under this promo.
IMO this is too good of a promo not to take advantage of.

With many casino programs (like Mlife) tier isn't worth anything without the play to back it up (so promos that match or accelerate your tier status are worthless).

But with CET you seem to get a lot just for being 7*. Even if your host doesn't give you anything at all on top of the guaranteed benefits (and that won't happen) it is worth a fair bit.
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