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  1. #1
    Wynn has a fairly simple tier rewards system.

    Red is the entry card.

    Platinum and Black are the only two earned statuses. Black is top.

    Here's the program description: https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/wynn-rewards


    They are doing a status match until May 31, and you get all of the perks listed for each of the cards. Details here: https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/wynn-rewards/tier-upgrade


    Unlike the fairly stingy match requirements at Fountainebleu, Wynn doesn't require much to get to their middle Platinum tier.


    Here's what gets you Wynn Platinum:

    Caesars Platinum/Diamond/Diamond Plus/Diamond Elite
    MGM Gold and Platinum
    Stations President and Chairman
    Venetian/Palazzo Ruby and Diamond
    Genting (Resorts World) Rewards Monarch
    Fontainebleau Silver and Gold


    Here's what gets you Wynn Black:
    Caesars Seven Stars
    MGM Noir
    Genting (Resorts World) Imperial
    Fontainebleau Royal



    Platinum gets you a Holland America cruise in an Oceanview stateroom. Not sure what is involved in getting that upgraded to a balcony (verandah) stateroom, which is what you'd really want.

    Black gets you a balcony stateroom, and you can also take up to a 12-day cruise.

    There is a "birthday dinner" credit of $150 for Platinum and $300 for Black, but not sure what happens if you're like me, and your birthday already passed this calendar year.

    You do get $100 spa credit for Platinum, and $200 for Black.


    I believe they made a mistake allowing Caesars Platinum to match to Wynn Platinum. Caeasars Platinum is very easy to achieve, and in fact you can get it by signing up for the Caesars Rewards credit card (though that only lasts one year). I believe the military and veterans can also get complimentary Caesars Platinum. This is definitely the easiest path to Wynn Platinum.

    The MGM equivalent to Caesars Platinum is Pearl, but that doesn't get you anything here.

    Notably absent is the Mirage/Hard Rock program.
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    Chairman is actually top.

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    It's unfortunate I didn't see any mention of waiving resort fees in their tier benefits. It's odd they match Caesars Platinum through Diamond Elite to the same tier... and then not match MGM Pearl or Stations Platinum at all?? Doesn't make much sense...

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    Resorts fees are not automatically waived at Wynn, but any decent play will get the job done.

    The only ways to get into the VIP tower suites lounges are with starred (RFB) tower suites keys as part of a current stay, or with a Chairman's card. Black card doesn't do it any longer. The Wynn/Encore VIP lounges are the best in town, by far, as far as food, drink and service. I've known of some degenerate high rollers who wouldn't even take time to eat if it weren't for those lounges.

    Chairman's card also gets free tower suites valet at any time.

    Otherwise, I don't keep up with what each tier gives or doesn't give I just earn it based on play (theo loss) and have the host comp everything off. We actually have stayed at Wynn with zero play before - for ridiculously long times fully RFB, but prior monstrous action carries a lot of weight, at least for 1 or 2 trips until they start complaining.
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  5. #5
    Thanks for the heads up Druff.

    For the cruise, I don't see anything on Wynn's website regarding Black level getting a balcony and up to 12 day trip. Is that based on experience?

    Seems super shitty that the dining credit can only be used during your birthday month, haven't seen that before.

    Another good perk you left out is a free round of golf, I'm sure many consider that valuable considering the face value cost.

  6. #6
    Originally Posted by MDawg View Post
    Resorts fees are not automatically waived at Wynn, but any decent play will get the job done.

    The only ways to get into the VIP tower suites lounges are with starred (RFB) tower suites keys as part of a current stay, or with a Chairman's card. Black card doesn't do it any longer. The Wynn/Encore VIP lounges are the best in town, by far, as far as food, drink and service. I've known of some degenerate high rollers who wouldn't even take time to eat if it weren't for those lounges.

    Chairman's card also gets free tower suites valet at any time.

    Otherwise, I don't keep up with what each tier gives or doesn't give I just earn it based on play (theo loss) and have the host comp everything off. We actually have stayed at Wynn with zero play before - for ridiculously long times fully RFB, but prior monstrous action carries a lot of weight, at least for 1 or 2 trips until they start complaining.

    The host comping everything off has nothing to do with tier levels.

    This, in fact, has always annoyed me when discussing tier benefits. I had a debate along these lines with Daryl McEwen of Seven Stars Insider (RIP) when they took away the Seven Stars "guaranteed 4-5 free nights" room benefit in the late 2010s.

    He dismissed it as inconsequential because "Seven Stars members always get free rooms anyway".

    I told him that this wasn't always true, if their play was inconsistent, had a low ADT/MDV, or was not particularly recent. He told me that HE always got comp rooms, and couldn't picture any other Seven Stars member not getting them. I then informed him that I was one of those Seven Stars not automatically getting comped, and he treated me like a fluke outlier.

    The whole point of tier benefits is getting guaranteed benefits, regardless of your recent play or what hosts feel like doing.

    In fact, this is also why I always advise AGAINST letting hosts fix hotel/restaurant billing problems. Because they don't fix anything. They just comp off the billing mistake, which eats into your comp power. Most people don't get this, and think that hosts are just magic fixers.

    I used to be super tilted at Caesars when there would be some kind of stupid hotel billing fail, and they'd tell me "have your host fix it".

    I didn't know Wynn Chairman existed though. Interesting.

    Y'all remember the origin of the "Chairman" tier at casinos? It was megawhale Terrence Watanabe, who demanded it in 2007 because he didn't think Seven Stars was exclusive enough. They created it just for him. Now there's no more Chairman at Caesars, but other companies have adopted the rank.
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    Originally Posted by joeblowsme View Post
    Thanks for the heads up Druff.

    For the cruise, I don't see anything on Wynn's website regarding Black level getting a balcony and up to 12 day trip. Is that based on experience?

    Seems super shitty that the dining credit can only be used during your birthday month, haven't seen that before.

    Another good perk you left out is a free round of golf, I'm sure many consider that valuable considering the face value cost.
    From the Terms and Conditions:

    Members may redeem one (1) total cruise package benefit based on member’s tier status as of the redemption date as more specifically set forth below (the “Cruise Benefit”) during the calendar year from (February 1 through January 31), regardless of tier. Members and their travel guests must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older to redeem the applicable Cruise Benefit and sail on the cruise. Members may only redeem once per Tier Benefit Redemption Period.

    Two hundred U.S. Dollar ($200.00 USD) deposit will be charged to the member’s credit card at time of booking, and upon sailing, such deposit will be converted to a non-transferrable $200 onboard credit. In the event of cancellation, the $200 deposit shall be non-refundable. Notwithstanding, the foregoing, discounted cruise offers are subject to a non-refundable deposit of ninety-nine U.S. Dollars ($99.00 USD) per person for the first two (2) guests.

    The Cruise Benefit applies to cruise fare only on applicable Carnival Corporation (“Carnival”)cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Seabourn Line. All applicable fees, taxes and port expenses are the responsibility of the member and travel guest. All other expenses not expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions including, but not limited to, airfare, ground transportation, pre and post cruise accommodations, shore excursion fees, certain food and beverages including alcoholic beverages, gratuities, premium dining, spa services, onboard expenditures, and any other incidental costs or other expenses not specifically set forth herein are the sole responsibility of each member and/or his/her travel guest. Reservations are subject to availability, blackout dates, Cruise Benefit terms and conditions, the applicable Cruise Line Ticket Contract found at the respective cruise line’s website, cruise line policies and based on capacity restrictions. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas and Carnival do not guarantee that the cruise will be available on the exact sailing dates or itinerary requested by a member. All travel is capacity controlled and subject to availability. Member and travel guest must travel on the same itinerary. No credit refunds shall be provided for stateroom downgrades. Any portion of a Cruise Benefit not accepted or used by a member will be forfeited, and Carnival and Wynn and Encore Las Vegas shall not be responsible for any inability of a member to accept or use any portion of the Cruise Benefit for any reason.

    Members are eligible to redeem the applicable Cruise Benefit for their respective tier at the time of booking their Cruise Benefit, subject to the applicable terms and conditions to each cruise tiered offer set forth below. Members may only redeem the Cruise Benefit one (1) time during the calendar year from (February 1 through January 31) based on member’s tier status at time of redemption, regardless of any tier status changes. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event a Platinum tier member redeems their Cruise Benefit and then later increases their tier status to Black during the calendar year, such member will already be deemed to have redeemed the Cruise Benefit and shall not be entitled to redeem an additional Cruise Benefit.

    Red Tier Members
    To redeem up to 30% off one (1) cruise fare for two (2) on any Holland America Line Cruise, Red Tier members must complete the Wynn Rewards Cruise Request Form at http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/wynn-rew...n-request-form to authorize Carnival outreach and acknowledge the one-time cruise redemption per year policy.


    Platinum Tier Members
    To redeem (1) complimentary Holland America Line cruise for member and one (1) guest in one (1) double-occupancy Oceanview Stateroom, Platinum Tier members must have completed (2) non-consecutive hotel stays at Wynn Las Vegas during the previous or current calendar year. Additionally, Platinum Tier members must complete the Cruise Request Form at link to authorize Carnival outreach and acknowledge the one-time cruise redemption per year policy. Destination and duration options: Maximum seven (7) day cruise to the Caribbean, Mexico, California Coastal, Alaska, Canada-New England, or Northern Europe. Members receive $100 Onboard Credit per stateroom and one (1) welcome amenity selected by Carnival.


    Black Tier Members
    To redeem (1) complimentary Holland America Line cruise for member and one (1) guest in one (1) double-occupancy Verandah Stateroom, Black Tier members must complete the Wynn Rewards Cruise Request Form at http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/wynn-rew...n-request-form to authorize Carnival outreach and acknowledge the one-time cruise redemption per year policy. Destination and duration options: Maximum 6twelve (12) day cruise to the Caribbean, Mexico, California Coastal, Alaska, Canada-New England, or Northern Europe. Members receive $200Onboard Credit per stateroom and one (1) welcome amenity selected by Carnival.


    Chairman’s Club Members
    To redeem (1) complimentary Seabourn Line cruise for member and one (1) guest in one (1) double-occupancy Ocean View Suite, Chairman’s Club members must complete the Wynn Rewards Cruise Request Form at http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/wynn-rew...n-request-form to authorize Carnival outreach and acknowledge the one-time cruise redemption per year policy. Destination and duration options: Maximum fourteen (14) day cruise to the Caribbean, Mexico, California Coastal, Alaska, Canada-New England, or Northern Europe (Seabourn Venture and excursions excluded). Members receive $300 Onboard Credit per stateroom and one (1) welcome amenity selected by Carnival.

    See bolded above.

    I discovered something new, also.

    Black does indeed get a balcony ("verandah") stateroom, and with no restrictions.

    Unfortunately, Platinum not only is limited to oceanview (no balcony), but also has to stay at Wynn twice ("non-consecutively") in the past year in order to get it. So that starts to make this not worth it, unless you want to stay at Wynn anyway.
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    Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    I always advise AGAINST letting hosts fix hotel/restaurant billing problems. Because they don't fix anything. They just comp off the billing mistake, which eats into your comp power.
    That's actually a really good point. Better to fix the mistake for free than use up your available comps.

    Let me guess how a 7 Star might not be able to get a room. You reached the status with a high RTP game like VP and also picked up a bunch of daily tier credit bonuses, so your theo would be relatively low. Then at some point you took a comp room and did not play at all, at least once or maybe twice?

  9. #9
    Originally Posted by jdog View Post
    Let me guess how a 7 Star might not be able to get a room.
    at some point you took a comp room and did not play at all, at least once or maybe twice?
    Yes, that's one way to do it. Each market attempts to evaluate my localized history with them only. In Vegas, they won't like what they see -- and therefore if I want to stay in Vegas tonight, I have to pay. My best self-book rate through the calendar is $14, at Harrah's.

    The markets where I'm unrated will evaluate my national rating, however that's calculated. But markets vary drastically in difficulty. In Atlantic City tonight on a weeknight, I'm comped at any of the three. But my best Arizona option tonight is $300 at Harrah's Ak-Chin.

    Tier status doesn't factor in at all, afaik, on the calendar.

    Possibly a host would up-front comp me, but I don't have much experience attempting that at Caesars.

    Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    They just comp off the billing mistake, which eats into your comp power.
    Maybe. I wonder a lot about things like that. For example, I've had hosts (other than Caesars) who would disregard the explicit marketing offers and book me as a host comp without an offer code. Does it matter one way or the other? Heck if I know.

  10. #10
    Originally Posted by joeblowsme View Post
    Thanks for the heads up Druff.

    For the cruise, I don't see anything on Wynn's website regarding Black level getting a balcony and up to 12 day trip. Is that based on experience?

    Seems super shitty that the dining credit can only be used during your birthday month, haven't seen that before.

    Another good perk you left out is a free round of golf, I'm sure many consider that valuable considering the face value cost.
    I'm sure Tiger Woods would be interested in the golf thing, but most gamblers wouldn't really be interested in the golf thing.
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  11. #11
    Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Originally Posted by MDawg View Post
    Resorts fees are not automatically waived at Wynn, but any decent play will get the job done.

    The only ways to get into the VIP tower suites lounges are with starred (RFB) tower suites keys as part of a current stay, or with a Chairman's card. Black card doesn't do it any longer. The Wynn/Encore VIP lounges are the best in town, by far, as far as food, drink and service. I've known of some degenerate high rollers who wouldn't even take time to eat if it weren't for those lounges.

    Chairman's card also gets free tower suites valet at any time.

    Otherwise, I don't keep up with what each tier gives or doesn't give I just earn it based on play (theo loss) and have the host comp everything off. We actually have stayed at Wynn with zero play before - for ridiculously long times fully RFB, but prior monstrous action carries a lot of weight, at least for 1 or 2 trips until they start complaining.

    The host comping everything off has nothing to do with tier levels.

    This, in fact, has always annoyed me when discussing tier benefits. I had a debate along these lines with Daryl McEwen of Seven Stars Insider (RIP) when they took away the Seven Stars "guaranteed 4-5 free nights" room benefit in the late 2010s.

    He dismissed it as inconsequential because "Seven Stars members always get free rooms anyway".

    I told him that this wasn't always true, if their play was inconsistent, had a low ADT/MDV, or was not particularly recent. He told me that HE always got comp rooms, and couldn't picture any other Seven Stars member not getting them. I then informed him that I was one of those Seven Stars not automatically getting comped, and he treated me like a fluke outlier.

    The whole point of tier benefits is getting guaranteed benefits, regardless of your recent play or what hosts feel like doing.

    In fact, this is also why I always advise AGAINST letting hosts fix hotel/restaurant billing problems. Because they don't fix anything. They just comp off the billing mistake, which eats into your comp power. Most people don't get this, and think that hosts are just magic fixers.

    I used to be super tilted at Caesars when there would be some kind of stupid hotel billing fail, and they'd tell me "have your host fix it".

    I didn't know Wynn Chairman existed though. Interesting.

    Y'all remember the origin of the "Chairman" tier at casinos? It was megawhale Terrence Watanabe, who demanded it in 2007 because he didn't think Seven Stars was exclusive enough. They created it just for him. Now there's no more Chairman at Caesars, but other companies have adopted the rank.
    Terrence Watanabe? Don't you mean Ken Watanabe? Ken Watanabe was the megawhale Gambler who sold the Oriental Trading Company for roughly 127 million and then blew the roughly 127 million in Casinos and tried to sue the Casinos after losing. He said something like,"I was drunk as hell and they still served me more alcohol and I played stupid bets and lost. I should have been sent home, not been given more alcohol when I was already drunk as hell. The Casinos argued something like,"We shouldn't have to tell an Adult to stop drinking. He is not a child and he isn't out child." He lost his lawsuit. Ken who had been worth around $127 million before blowing it in Casinos ended up begging for money on a GoFundMe for an unexpected Surgery. Yikes!
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  12. #12
    Bwa ha ha ha!

    "KEN Watanabe?

    You dunce...he's an actor in recent Godzilla movies.

    It's TERRANCE Watanabe.

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    Originally Posted by MisterV View Post
    Bwa ha ha ha!

    "KEN Watanabe?

    You dunce...he's an actor in recent Godzilla movies.

    It's TERRANCE Watanabe.

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    I got the names mixed up in my memory. Ken Watanabe played the Chairman also named Ken in Memoirs Of A Geisha. So I saw Chairman in Dan's post and Watanabe, so my mind went to Ken Watanabe who was the gambler who lost $127 million. Lots of People mix up first names often.
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  14. #14
    Tasha, consider using your brain as a filter before posting.

    You embarrassed yourself by posting that the forum's owner was wrong, only to discover that it was YOU who were totally clueless.

    As for your explanation: who cares?

    There's ALWAYS a reason for stupidity, but it's the fact that offends, irks and annoys, not its cause.
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  15. #15
    Originally Posted by MisterV View Post
    Tasha, consider using your brain as a filter before posting.

    You embarrassed yourself by posting that the forum's owner was wrong, only to discover that it was YOU who were totally clueless.

    As for your explanation: who cares?

    There's ALWAYS a reason for stupidity, but it's the fact that offends, irks and annoys, not its cause.
    On another Website, I called someone a Moron and I turned out to be the one who made a mistake, and the "Moron," was completely right, ouch. Posters ragged and dragged me for that one, ouch.
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  16. #16
    Originally Posted by Don Perignom View Post
    Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    They just comp off the billing mistake, which eats into your comp power.
    Maybe. I wonder a lot about things like that. For example, I've had hosts (other than Caesars) who would disregard the explicit marketing offers and book me as a host comp without an offer code. Does it matter one way or the other? Heck if I know.
    Doesn't really matter how the room is booked, as it goes into the system the same way. It records you as using $X worth of comps for that night, with X being what they assign the wholesale value of the room, and it doesn't matter if you booked on an offer code, the website, or via a host.

    However, it is true at almost all properties nowadays that hosts comping to fix mistakes will eat into your comp power for the future. It's not like the old days where hosts were given a lot of leeway as to what they could offer. In today's world of bean counters, hosts are given a fairly strict guideline by their system as to what they can give you, with only a small amount of leeway. And while they can override these limits, they're basically sticking out their own neck to do so.

    Therefore, unless the dollar value is very small, it's a huge mistake to have hosts fix hotel/restaurant billing mistakes.

    "Fix this $300 error on my bill" will show up the same way as "Give me $300 worth of rooms/food", so you might as well use it on the latter. You can fix your own issues without a host's "help". Hosts absolutely never "fix" anything. They just comp shit off and that's that. The only reason to accept such help from a host is if you're so overcomped that you'll never get back in the black anyway.
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