Tag Archives: Comps

Mlife partners with Royal Caribbean

Starting January 1, 2013 Mlife members will be able to use points for Royal Caribbean cruises. Members of Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society will also be able to use rewards for MGM Resorts’ trips.  Current Mlife members will be receiving specialized offers from Royal Caribbean based upon their tier.

Here is The Street’s article about the partnership.

Update: Mlife and Royal Caribbean have release more information about benefits Mlife members will receive when cruising on Royal Caribbean. For more in formation see my updated Mlife and Royal Caribbean post.

Casinos may be taxed for comping meals to gamblers

This discussion has been going on for while and a recent ruling by a Nevada judge has stated that casinos are responsible for the tax on comped meals that are provided to gamblers.  The main logic behind the ruling is that if you are paying with comp points, you are paying with a different form of currency but you are still paying for the meal.  The main discussion focuses on points. It implies that casinos will not have to pay tax on promotions where you are offered 2 free buffets when booking a room of for earning a certain number of points as long as points are not the method of payment. Continue reading Casinos may be taxed for comping meals to gamblers

Total Rewards now lets you see comp activity

This is big.
When you log in to the Total Rewards MyTR page you have a new option in the left-hand menu.  It is the MyTR eStatement.  It details any Reward Credits that have been earned or used for the month.  Past months’ statements are also available.

The eStatement breaks your earned RCs down by Gaming, Entertainment (including dining and hotel charges), TR Visa card earnings, TR Alliances (like the TR Marketplace and Caesars Casino Facebook game), Promotions and Other (including the subtraction of voided comps – remember that RCs do expire).
The Redeemed Reward Credits list lets you see the date, location and amount of RCs used.  For example I have a statement where I earned RCs by gambling, entertainment and TR Alliance activity.  It also shows that RCs were used for a limousine, dry cleaning and meals.