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Players Club Comps and Tier Advancement Cheat Sheet

Updated Sept. 29, 2016
This is a quick reference for how you can earn comps and get a higher level tier at some of the Las Vegas players clubs.

As you can see Total Rewards and Identity give you comps and let you get a higher tier by tracking everything.  Mlife and Club Grazie don’t give you comps for purchases and Backstage Pass won’t let you buy your way to a higher tier. Note that Mlife gives credit for lodging, dining and entertainment, but not retail purchases.

The earning rates for Club Grazie will vary with the game. The rates I used are a reasonable estimate.

For more details on accrual rates and Tier status, visit my posts for each Players Club.

Total Rewards

Backstage Pass
Club Grazie
Royal Rewards
Station Casinos Boarding Pass

Club Grazie Players Club for the Venetian and Palazzo

Today I tackle the Venetian and Palazzo’s Club Grazie players club.
Like many players clubs, Club Grazie does give you some perks just for signing up. They also let you earn comps and improve your tier status through room charges. Unlike most modern players clubs, they do not give you points for table games or poker. They do give you comps for table games and poker, it just gets tracked differently. That practice was standard across Las Vegas until a few years ago. It is worth noting that even though table game based comps are tracked differently, they can still be banked for a year and saved for future trips. Continue reading Club Grazie Players Club for the Venetian and Palazzo

Hard Rock Hotel’s Backstage Pass Players Club

I am a little late on the draw to this since I don’t really pay a lot of attention to what is happening at the Hard Rock Hotel.  It looks like I may be staying there in the near future, though, so I took some time to investigate the new players club.

Here is what I found.

In March, the Hard Rock Hotel revamped their Rockstar Club players club and they have renamed it the Backstage Pass (which, ironically, is what the club had been called  before it became the Rockstar Club).  If you had a Rockstar Club account or the old Back Stage Pass account, your account number is still the same.  The new club joins the trend that Total Rewards started and it allows you to earn comps for hotel stays and purchases, but unlike Mlife and Total Rewards, it does not give you Tier Points for purchases. Tier points are only earned for slot and table play.

Here are the main details: (UPDATED Nov. 1, 2013) Continue reading Hard Rock Hotel’s Backstage Pass Players Club

Mlife program changes starting October 1

MGM Resorts is making some changes to the Mlife program starting October 1,  2012.
The 2 main changes to be aware of are:

  1. No more revolving tier expiration date.  Tier credits will reset on October 1st and tier status will expire October 1st of the year after you earn that tier (earning Gold status in January, 2013 should give you Gold status through October 1, 2014).  This is basically the same way Total Rewards handles tiers.
  2. Mlife now requires $3 per point for slot play instead of the $2 per point that it had been.  Points for video poker are unchanged at $10 per point.  Points for table games are still a bit of a secret although they did include a footnote to go to the Mlife desk for a ‘complete list of earning rates by game type’. As a side note, the new point earning rate is back to what it had been for the old MGM Players Club, before it was transformed into Mlife.

They have also taken the opportunity to do their own comparison of Mlife to Caesars’ Total Rewards, Wynn’s Red Card, Venetian’s Club Grazie and even Cosmopolitan’s Identity.

Here is the link to their announcement.


Mlife Big Buck Hunter promo at Aria

Aria currently has a promotion running where you will get $10 in Freeplay if you earn 25 Mlife points playing the Big Buck Hunter slot machine.  25 Mlife points is $50 of coin in.
This is running for a very limited time, but it is worth checking out. Here is a picture of the promotion sign I saw by Aria’s Mlife booth.

For more info on Mlife and Mlife points, visit my MGM Resorts’ Mlife Players Club post.