Using myVEGAS Rewards can help you make the most of your trip. Here are some Rewards that I’d suggest skipping, though.
Aria 1 Night Comp
The Aria Comp Room is nice, but the 2 Night Comp is actually 2,000 LP cheaper and tends to have similar dates available (if there are 2 consecutive nights available on the 1 night comp Reward, they are typically available for the 2 night comp Reward). This does assume you can see both Rewards.
NYNY Bar At Times Square $50 comp
This one was a big disappointment. I got it with what I thought were reasonable expectations. I was going solo and I wanted to get one, perhaps two really nice drinks. That was not an option. They have Johnny Walker Blue priced not to sell (about $80 for a shot was what I was told). The bartender actually said they priced it that high so that people wouldn’t use this comp for it. I didn’t need something that fancy, but the next step down was a big drop to call liquors for about $12 a glass (the same things they can comp if you are playing video poker). Even with a group there would have been no value in it.
Any Luxor Rewards you have to go to the Mlife desk to redeem
This has less to do with the Rewards themselves and more to do
with the long wait times at the Luxor Mlife desk. On a few trips now, I have ended up not using Luxor Rewards
I had purchased due to the long wait.
Show tickets and Room Rewards are OK since you handle those online.
Excalibur Room Comps
They are easy to get, but you really don’t want to stay there. The 2 night comp costs the same number of LPs as a single ticket to the Australian Bee Gees show. The single night comp is cheaper than the brunch comp that requires a stay at Excalibur. Think about that. And you still have to pay a resort fee (currently $35/nt plus tax).
These questions about myVEGAS Rewards keep popping up. Here are my responses.
Q: I made a reservation using a Comp Room Reward. When I look at my reservation in Mlife it, shows the regular rates for each night instead of showing them as comped. Is this normal?
A: Yes. It is normal. It always makes me a little uneasy, but it is how they handle it. When you check in (online/mobile or in person) the promo/Reward will be applied. They may be doing this to make it easier to show when the Reward is actually used. Even though you have made your reservation with the Reward and it is no longer refundable, it isn’t considered to be used and counted towards the 3 in 30 limitation until you check in.
Q: I have enough points to do a 2 Night Comp and a 1 Night Comp. Am I able to do this for the same visit?
A: No. myVEGAS doesn’t even allow you to use your LPs to get another Comp Room Reward of any kind while you have one in your wallet or while you have used one for a future trip.
Q: I am going to Las Vegas in a few months and I saw that two of the 3 days I will be there are available for a Hotel Comp via myVEGAS loyalty points. If I wanted to book those rooms, can I use the reward now for that reservation, or do I have to wait the within 30 day period?
A: Book them as soon as you know what dates you want. The 30 day period means that you have 30 days from the time you get the Reward using your LPs until the time you have to make your reservation. The actual stay can be for any available date in the Availability Calendars.
Q: So some of the room rewards like MGM Signature One Night Sun- Thu said redeem by July 3. Does this mean I have to complete my stay by July 3 or only reserve the room by July 3?
A: This is the same thing as the reserve within 30 days question above. When you check the Reward, the “Redeem reward by” date is the date you need to book the room by. The actual stay can still be for any available date on the calendar during the travel window (typically the end of June or December since they are updated twice a year).
Q: I am planning a 3 night trip. Can I use a 2 Night Comp and add an extra night in the same reservation, or do I need to make a separate reservation for the additional night?
A: You can book additional nights in the same reservation as a Comped Room Rewards reservation. You will just have to pay the going rate for the non-comped nights. Just enter the nights you want when you make your reservation using your myVEGAS Reward and it will apply the comp where it can and show you the rates for the other nights.
myVEGAS has added some interesting new Rewards which include discounted room rates and either $100 or $150 in FreePlay. They have also added a Reward for a discounted room rate and slot tournament at New York – New York.
The Room Rate & $100 FREEPLAY Reward are 20,000 LPs. The Room Rate & $150 FREEPLAY Reward are 25,000 LPs. Both options are available for Bellagio, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, and Park MGM. The availability/travel windows are small and it does not say how reduced the rates are. That’s a lot of FREEPLAY, though and takes relatively few LPs. The fine print also says these Rewards are “not subject to redemption restrictions”, which is a new concept.
The free slot tournament Reward is for New York – New York and gives you entry to the slot tournament and a $39/night room rate for 20,000 LPs. It is only good for April 21-23 (the days of the slot tournament).
(updated April 25, 2020) myVEGAS no longer has a site where they post all off the availability calendars, but I have been compiling availability calendars for as many Room Rewards as I can. All calendars through the end of August 2020 are up now. A few of the Comp Room Rewards include weekend comps.
UPDATE Apr 30: MGM Resorts has moved their reopening target to June 1st. The May dates on the calendars have been canceled.
They have also added this disclaimer: “This reward may be purchased immediately and will be valid for future use. – The redemption duration for this reward is 99 days or Sept 15th; whichever comes first – Players are encouraged to keep these rewards in their wallet in order to plan their future trips once travel restrictions are repealed – All rewards and offers are subject to change without notice as we decipher the best way to support our players future redemption plans and partner resources and availability.”
When you check the Reward, the “Redeem reward by” date is the date you need to book the room by. The actual stay can still be for any available date on the calendar during the travel window.
The 1 Night and 2 Night Comp Reward Travel Windows are currently through August 31, 2020
myVEGAS is in the process of refreshing the Room Rewards. New calendars have not been released yet, and there are rumours that they may not be published. If they are not published, I will be compiling them manually. That will take some time.
One of the more interesting developments, though, is the addition of the Mirage 3 Night Comp for 25% fewer LPs than the 2 Night Comp. Dates are very limited, but it is nice to see that a Reward like that is out there. The 3 Night Comp availability dates are January 13-17, 27-31, February 24-28 and March 24-28.