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Viva MyVegas! - A Reward TR

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Viva MyVegas! - A Reward TR

MyVegas Rewards!!!

We were in Vegas 9-16th May, group of 4 - 2 couples. I have done a full TR for anyone interested but this is purely a report of the MyVegas rewards we redeemed and some info on the Mlife experience.

We have all been playing MyVegas since the turn of the year, avidly spinning reels and watching our points build up.

Here is a quick run down of our collective haul:

Love tickets x 4;

Bellagio Lunch Buffet x 4;

Dinner @ Tender $150 value 2;

The Australian BeeGees x 2

Cocktails @ Lilys x 4

Drinks @ Rhumbar x 4;

Monte Carlo food & Drink credit $50 value x 2;

Afternoon Tea @ Petrossian x 4;

T&T House Margaritas x 2;

Wolfgang Puck Early Late Dinner 241

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M Life Desk

When we arrived we headed to the MLife desk at Bellagio. All 4 of us had to collect our Mlife and we were going to get some vouchers for Bellagio based rewards. The girl at the desk (AnnMarie) was friendly, efficient and very patient considering we had about 10 different codes! 10 mins later we are all set with vouchers for Lily’s, Petrossian and The Buffet. Then over to collect the Love tickets which has already been ‘redeemed’ as they had been booked back in March. First 2 tickets were a piece of cake. Next 2 were a bit more involved. No tickets could be found. The girl at the desk made a phone call, returned and told us that we now had to phone casino management using a hotel phone. Not great. A 15 minute phone call later and we are back in the queue we started in. The phone call, and indeed the whole problem, was only resolved due to the fact that we could remember the actual seat numbers. The booking had been filed using the middle name as the last name. Or perhaps doubled barrelled name? Anyways a loooong half hour later we have all 4 tickets.

The desks at the different casinos varied tremendously, with Bellagio and Luxor being particular quick and efficient. We found the Monte Carlo to have a long queue with irritable staff who didn’t seem to know much about the MyVegas rewards.

Also, as has been mentioned previously, everything seems to be done manually, taking up a lot of time, both staff and customers. If MyVegas is going to evolve a printed ticket system needs to appear, either something you print off prior to your trip, using ID and MLife card at the actual bar/restaurant location. Or sticking with the Mlife desks, a printed voucher.

Redeeming Rewards (Pre-Vegas)

We had 4 rewards each by buying the first package of chips for $5. This increases your rewards from 3 in a 30day period to 4. In addition to that, the Wolfgang Puck is an extra (also there is no need to redeem this at an MLife desk, just head straight to the restaurant). Once we had our 4 rewards, we could not purchase anymore whilst playing MyVegas. One of our party, however, had unlimited rewards. We can only assume this was related to the level he was playing at?

*UPDATE I believe this has changed since I wrote this and redemptions have been limited to 3 per person.

Now for the fun bit…

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Wow!

That's a lot of rewards! Good for you.

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portlucayaprincess - The four of us were spinning those reels every spare minute for five months! Good practice, lol

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THE REWARDS

Cirque Du Soleil’s Love

By far and away the best of the rewards (and in fact, the most enjoyed evening of our trip) in terms of both value – a ticket is up to $185 - and entertainment.

The show itself was stunning. Everything in the production was done to an incredible standard – lighting, costume, mechanical design, set design, and of course, the amazing cast.

The music was brought to life by characters and storylines from the Beatles catalogue of songs. A lonely Eleanor Rigby traipsed the stage, ethereal octupuses (octopie?)floated above us and artists climbed towards the sun in an Eastern influenced Here Comes The Sun, in a nod to George Harrison’s spirituality.

My favourite was ‘Something’ a beautiful emotional piece with four angelic women on swings, forever out of reach of the male dancer on centre stage.

As with the other Cirque show I’ve seen (O- but much prefered Love) there is simply too much going on on stage to take everything in! It is a sensorly overload and it is amazing for it!

As regards booking seats, I loved the circular theatre – it means that not only does every seat have a great view, but that the show has its own unique perspective for each person, dependant on what section and row you are in… you might be feet away from Sergeant Pepper, but the guy opposite and 10 rows up has first view of Lucy as she descends from the sky.

Best of all we would have paid a collective amount of over $600 dollars for this. Happily. But MyVegas made an incredible show better. Ding Ding Ding.

PS – Watch out for some audience participation and lots of tiny dancing wellington boots!

Tender

This is the total opposite of Love, in so much as had it not been for MyVegas, we would not have visited this restaurant. Once again, MyVegas done us a massive favour.

Restaurant is very dark, low lighting, large tables and arty wooden sculptures. Service efficient and polite.

We passed on the starters, and a selection of bread was served as we awaited our mains. Bison Steak, Filet Mignon, Wild Game Trio (mine– amazing), and a NY strip. Sides of asparagus, wild grain trio, and fingerling potatoes – all lovely and importantly, not too rich. 4 cocktails, all very tasty – high Level particularly good. Desserts were a delicious trio and a platter of cookies, fruit and ice cream – baked fresh, the cookies were still warm!! Oh, and a couple of liquers. Bill total was $288. Cheers MyVegas.

Drinks @ Rhumbar

Sat evening so place was busy and we could only sit inside. Waitress informed us Well drinks only with the MyVegas vouchers. Shame, I thought it was cocktails. But a free drinks is a free drink, right?

Cocktails @ Lily's

Place looks gorgeous, staff were really friendly. Is situated in the middle of the casino, but once inside the sultry surroundings make you feel miles away from the sound of the slots. The fact that it is advertised as a sports lounge is a bit incongruous with the plush sofas and large vases of lilies, but supposed it is ideal compromise for some couples?! Drinks - delicious...and potent! Voucher is for $40, and the cocktail section has 2 price ranges $14 and $20. We opted for $20, but guess you could pick 3 or 4 $14 and pay the difference?? The MyVegas reward states you need to buy food, although this wasn't the case with us. However, this is probably down to the server.

A really lovely treat which we would have overlooked without MyVegas

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High Tea @ The Petrossian

This is something we definitely would not have done without MyVegas. Being Scottish, we know our way around a 'High Tea' (or, afternoon tea as we call it) and so it wasn't on our 'must do' list. However, it was sooo good. Petrossian is in the main lobby, just at the start of the casino floor, so wherever you sit there is plenty of potential people watching. That's if you can take your eyes of the prize that is mini desserts. Each person picks 4 sandwiches and a tea. Cakes and scones are chefs choice. We had cranberry scones (4 per 2 people!) and a selection of mini cakes - raspberry cheesecake, chocolate fudge cake, expresso mouse and mini fruit tartlets.

Tea was topped up frequently, and service was impeccably. And you can take it out in a box for a delayed treat if its all too much for you!

The Buffet @ The Bellagio

4 vouchers for the lunch buffet which also serve as a line pass, which is ideal if you want to head there at a busy time. Buffet itself was a bit canteen-like and drink service a bit slow (we have been there previously and thought it was great), but found was really good with lots of choice and stations being regularly updated. Value is around $25 per person, and is a great deal for lunch. Could only be used during the week (although we were there during a holiday weekend?).

Margaritas @ T&T

Located in the Luxor, overlooking the reception. Friendly service, good drinks. Speedy service at the Mlife desk and was the easy and quickest voucher to redeem. Tequila!

Australian BeeGees

Excalibur is not the nicest of hotels on the stri p and the venue for this show was not one you need to dress up for. However, this tribute band were brilliant (particularly “Robin Gibb”). Again, we may not have gone here if it was not for MyVegas, but the show was very enjoyable. Not to be missed if you are a Bee Gees fan… and you also get the chance to have a boogie if you want!

Monte Carlo Food & Drink Beverage

Possible locations I had my eye on were Brand or Dvino, but neither were open at the time of day we were there (think they open at 4 or 5pm?). The Pub was chosen which is past reception, beside the collection of shops. It is located a handy stumble from the free tram linking the Monte Carlo with Aria and Bellagio. We had 2 x $50 credits and these were exchanged for a lovely booz pub lunches. Three different mini sliders – pulled port, kobe beef and cheeseburger – all of which were very tasty, and a pasta chicken carbonara which was a feast in itself. One red bull, two Framboise martinis and a beer selection ( a must for beer lovers) and our lunch was complete. Would recommend the pub for a casual, relaxed lunch – with lots of beer! - but there are many choices in Monte Carlo for this voucher, particularly if you are there later in the day.

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Conclusion

MyVegas is a great rewards system, particularly for those of us who cant get to Vegas as often as we would like and therefore it is harder to build up a a loyalty system with the casinos. Show Tickets, dinner vouchers and room packages obviously make for the best savings, but so many of the MyVegas Rewards enable you to try something that you might just have overlooked before. Viva MyVegas – hopefully we will be back for more!!!

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Sad to read this as it just reminds me of how great the program used to be. Glad you were lucky enough to redeem before all the changes were made.

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Very impressive rewards!

I LOVE high tea!

In the past I have gone to the Plaza Hotel in NYC each December with my daughter for her birthday for high tea...we have wonderful memories!

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You make a good point about the MyVegas Rewards being a great thing for those of us who don't get to visit Vegas as frequently as others. I'm very much looking forward to redeeming a couple of show ticket rewards for my next solo trip.

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The unlimited rewards came with a significant amount of chip purchasing. Not sure if unlimited still exists since the changes in May.