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Bellagio Fountain Holiday Schedule 2023

Here are the weekly schedules for the Fountains of Bellagio holiday shows. The schedule changes a bit each week during the winter holiday season.

It may be worth noting that getting a good view of the fountain shows will be difficult for at least a few more weeks. The grandstands from the F1 event are still blocking the sidewalk in front of the Bellagio.

For past schedules, please visit my Fountain Schedule Archives.

MGM Rewards Tier Status Accelerator 2023

MGM Rewards is running a Tier Status Accelerator promotion through the end of 2023. The Tier Accelerator adds bonus Tier Credits to your account once you hit certain thresholds in a single day. This can help you achieve a higher tier status. like Gold or Platinum, faster than you would normally be able.

Here are the daily Tier Accelerator thresholds.

Accelerator Milestone #1

Earn 5,000 Tier Credits in one promotional day, receive a 1,250 Tier Credit Bonus. That’s 6,250 Tier Credits in one day.

Accelerator Milestone #2

Earn 10,000 Tier Credits in one promotional day, receive a 5,000 Tier Credit Bonus. That’s 15,000 Tier Credits in one day.

Accelerator Milestone #3

Earn 20,000 Tier Credits in one promotional day, receive a 20,000 Tier Credit Bonus. That’s 40,000 Tier Credits in one day for Gold Tier Status in just two days.

Accelerator Milestone #4

Earn 40,000 Tier Credits in one promotional day, receive a 60,000 Tier Credit Bonus. That’s 100,000 Tier Credits in one day for Platinum Tier Status in just two days.

Only one bonus will apply per day. That means that if you hit Milestone #3 (20,000 Tier Credits) you won’t also get the Milestone #1 and #2 bonuses. Nor can a lower bonus help you achieve the next Milestone.

The promotion is only running at Las Vegas properties. The promotional day is 12:00am to 11:59pm Pacific Time. Bonuses are applied a few hours after the end of the day.

Mlife Extending Tier Credit Earning Period 31 days

I received an email from MGM / Mlife letting me know that they were extending the Tier Credit earning period for 2022 status by 31 days. They will count any Tier Credits earned in January 2022 towards both 2022 and 2023 status. (Quick reminder that when you earn Tier Credits, you are officially earning them towards your status for the following year).

I can understand why they wouldn’t want to simply extend your tier status for another year like they did last year, but giving me 31 more more days seems like an empty gesture. I have had minimal time in the casinos this year and have no plans to go this January. This promo certainly isn’t going to change that. If you are a few credits shy of achieving the next Mlife tier, though, I hope it helps you.

Cosmopolitan to be operated by MGM Resorts

The Cosmopolitan has changed hands a few times since it opened in 2010. It was one of my favorite hotels for awhile, with its focus on food and beverage and nightlife. I revisited the property this past June and was able to enjoy one of my favorite rooms again. I really do enjoy relaxing on those balconies. I was disappointed in almost everything else about the Cosmo this past trip, though. I like MGM, so I am hoping things turn around a bit.

MGM Resorts will begin operating the Cosmopolitan operations once the agreement is finalized in early 2022. That will give MGM operational control of all of the Strip-front gaming properties on the West side of the Strip from the Bellagio, South to Mandalay Bay. That is a long stretch. They will be leasing the property from a partnership that includes Blackstone. Note that MGM recently sold the Bellagio to Blackstone and is leasing the property back. Over the past few years, MGM has also sold Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Aria and Vdara to Blackstone and is leasing them back under similar agreements.

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