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MGM Resorts lets you earn rewards with new ‘myVEGAS’ Facebook game

MGM Resorts has improved upon Caesars’ Facebook game concept and now has their own Facebook game ‘myVEGAS‘.  Caesars has had the beta of their ‘Caesars Casino‘ game up for a while. The Caesars game only lets you earn Reward Credits by buying game chips.  The new ‘myVEGAS’ game, however lets you earn anything from free buffets to a Kim Vo makeover by earning ‘Loyalty Points’ which are earned by playing the game with no requirement to buy additional chips.  A quick sampling of the current rewards list includes Midway Credits for Circus Circus,  2 glasses of sangria at Julian Serrano at Aria, free rooms at all Las Vegas MGM Resorts hotels, an Mlife Moment mixology class at Monte Carlo, $50 dining credits and even the ability to choose a song for the Bellagio Fountains.  None of these require you to spend money on the game itself, but they do require you to play the game on a regular basis in order to build up your credits.

Comp and Discount Room Rewards Calendars are available here.

If you want to earn rewards faster, you can buy chips.  Buying chips also gives you bonus Loyalty Points. There is no requirement to buy chips, though.

Although myVEGAS started with only MGM as a partner, it has expanded to include Monorail, Wolfgang Puck, House of Blues, Grayline tours, Carnival Cruises,  Maverick Helicopters, Uniquely Vegas and many other partners (including a number of non-Vegas partners).

Click here for information on redeeming rewards.

I post new information about myVEGAS on a regular basis. To see all the posts, click “myVEGAS” in the Tags section on the right side of the page. You may have to scroll down a little. You can also use the Search box on the top right side to do a search for myVEGAS.

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.
https://www.mlife.com/pages/comparison.html

Mlifes_Comparison_Chart

Mlife Visa text message offers

Although MGM Resorts discontinued its branded credit card a few years ago, it has entered into a new partnership with Visa which will send you text message offers when you make a make a purchase at an MGM resort’s shop, purchase show tickets or make reservations at an MGM resort using your linked Visa card.

For more details visit: http://www.visa.com/mlife/

The Mlife/Top Guest program is still active as well.

Mlife and Total Rewards Tier Comparison

Some of the information in this post is not longer accurate. An up to date version can be found in my Mlife and Total Rewards Tier Comparison 2014 post. I am leaving this post up for archival purposes only.

I have noticed that a few people have found my site by searching for comparisons between Mlife and Total Rewards tiers. Here is my take on them.

On a very basic level, I view Mlife Pearl and Total Rewards Platinum as being similar and Mlife Gold and Total Rewards Diamond as being similar. Mlife Platinum is also similar to the Total Rewards Diamond level, but with a few more benefits than the Mlife Gold. Mlife Noir and Total Rewards Seven Stars are comparable to each other, but I’m not going to discuss those tiers since they require a very high level of action.

The benefits of Mlife Pearl and TR Platinum are very basic (buffet line pass, club check in at some resorts). In addition, Platinum also gets you invitations to Caesars’ Summerfest and Winterfest promotions as well as show and spa discounts. (UPDATE: The Summerfest and Winterfest promotions appear to have been discontinued)
You do get more from TR Platinum status than you do from Mlife Pearl status, but it is a lot easier to get Pearl status. It is difficult for me to imagine a time when I would not have at least Mlife Pearl status.

If you are a video poker player I see the benefits of Platinum status being worth the price difference. If you are looking to achieve your status through dining and entertainment purchases, Mlife Pearl is far and away the best option. Please note that the Mlife purchase amounts are based upon the 25 credits per dollar rate in Las Vegas. If you are at Beau Rivage, Gold Strike Tunica or MGM Grand Detroit, you only earn 8 credits per dollar.

Tier

Tier Credits

Slot
Coin In

VP Coin In

Purchases

Mlife Pearl

25,000

$7,500
(effective Oct. 2012)

$25,000

$1,000

TR Platinum

5,000 (effective Jan. 2013)

$25,000

$50,000

$25,000

Note that you can also get ‘Platinum in a Day’ which gives you Platinum status for 2000 Tier Credits earned by gambling in a single gaming day. Unlike the traditional Platinum status, if you earn it through Platinum In A Day, the status expires at the end of March of the next year (earning PIAD in June of 2012 would give you Platinum status until the end of March 2013). If you earn Platinum by earning 4000 Tier Credits in the year, you have Platinum status from the moment you earn it, thought all of the next year and then through the end of March the following year (reaching 4000 Tier Credits in June 2012, gives you Platinum status for the rest of 2012, all of 2013 and through the end of March, 2014).
Update: Platinum in a Day is no longer an official option as of January 1, 2013, but Earning 2500 Tier points in a single day and earning the new bonus Tier Points will get you full Platinum status. Also, the new Tier Credit requirement for Platinum status is 5000 Tier Credits in a calendar year.

The benefits of Mlife Gold and Total Rewards Diamond are a bit more equal. They get you buffet and café line passes, priority dining reservations, nightclub access, players club priority check in, room upgrades, shopping discounts, show seating upgrades and casino cage priority. Although not an official benefit of Mlife Gold, I have received priority taxi line and valet service with my Mlife Gold card. The taxi and valet service are official TR Diamond benefits.

Tier

Tier Credits

Slot
Coin In

VP Coin In

Purchases

Mlife Gold

75,000

$22,500
(effective Oct. 2012)

$75,000

$3000

TR Diamond

15,000
(effective Jan. 2013)

$75,000

$150,000

$75,000

Note that you can also get ‘Diamond in a Day’ which gives you Diamond status for 5000 Tier Credits earned by gambling in a single gaming day. If you split that into 2 days with 2500 Tier Credits on each of those days, though, you can get full Diamond status (effective Jan. 2013). Diamond in a Day only gives you Diamond status for that year and through the end of March of the next year. Full Diamond status gives you an additional year.  It is possible to achieve Diamond in a Day and then earn the extra points to achieve full Diamond status from additional play later in the year.

There are a few more things you should take into account when comparing the two systems. Mlife status is good for 1 year from the time your earn it. If you time it right, Total Rewards tier status can be good for a little over 2 years with no additional play.
You also need to factor in what you like and where you play (which casinos as well as geographic location). If Las Vegas were the only place I played, Mlife would be an easy choice for me. I prefer MGM Resorts and Mlife properties. Since I tend to split time between Las Vegas and Atlantic City, I get a lot more value from Caesars Entertainment and Total Rewards status.

For more details about the Mlife program, visit their website mlife.com
For more information on the Total Rewards program, visit totalrewards.com

NOTE: The Mlife program made a few changes which went into effect on October 1, 2012. Please read my post about the October 1st changes.

NOTE: On January 1, 2013 Total Rewards Changed the Tier Credits required for the various tiers. Here is a link to the new info.

Mlife Tier Credits for Non-Gaming Activities

When I originally posted about MGM Resorts’ Mlife program I mentioned that you could earn Tier Credits for retail, dining, entertainment and lodging expenses. I left out one detail though, because I hadn’t been able to verify it.  Now I can add it.
Your earn 25 Tier Credits for every dollar you spend on dining, entertainment, spa services and lodging when you track it with your Mlife card.  Please note that shopping purchases are no longer part of the program.  As a general rule though, if you can charge it to your room, you can get 25 Tier Credits per dollar for it.

If you never gamble, but want to get the perks associated with some of Mlife’s higher tiers, this is what it will cost:
Sapphire: $0 (everyone starts with this)
Pearl: $1000
Gold: $3000
Platinum: $8000
Noir: $40,000 (Note: Noir became a ‘by invitation only’ tier in 2013)

For more information on the benefits associated with each tier, visit the Mlife Tier Benefits page.