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TR Platinum Benefits

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TR Platinum Benefits

I have seen conflicting information about whether platinum status entitles you to VIP check-in and priority lines for buffets. Does anyone have recent information on whether these benefits are available to platinum members, or if you have to be diamond level? Thanks.

Crandon, Wisconsin
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1. Re: TR Platinum Benefits

Most of the Vegas CET casinos have dedicated Platinum check in lines. Many of the buffets will have "platinum/diamond" lines, but if you are interested in a specific one, you'll get better info by naming it.

Ontario, Canada
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2. Re: TR Platinum Benefits

I'm platinum as well. It is not offically stated on the total rewards site but Vegas has many platinum/diamond lines. They have them for check-in, buffets and cashiers. Which buffet were you interested in? I personally know Rio, Paris, Planet Hollywood have a platinum line.

The other benefit is Buy 1 Get 1 free show tickets. Ask at the total rewards desk for the currently listing (Diamond gets 2 tickets for free)

Zionsville, Indiana
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3. Re: TR Platinum Benefits

There's also a separate cashier's window for Platinum+, I only used Harrah's last year and they also had a separate buffet line too.

aurora, co
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The only CET buffet I know of that might not let you skip the line is Caesars, but I have heard this is discretionary on their part. Even though the restricted line is supposedly for Diamond/Seven Stars members, there have been reports that Platinum members can use this line if they're not too busy.

Kenosha, WI
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5. Re: TR Platinum Benefits

Based on our trip last month, here was our experience (wife is at Platinum status):

1. Separate VIP Check-in room at the Rio. We were also able to check out in this room and have a host review our play.

2. VIP Line at the Spice Market Buffet (PH), and were also seated in the VIP section where service was much better. This was both for breakfast and dinner.

3. VIP Line at the Carnival World Buffet (Rio), and were also seating in the VIP section and served complimentary champaign. This was for dinner.

Didn't know about the 2-for-1 show ticket thing. Will have to check that out in August!

Phoenix, Arizona
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6. Re: TR Platinum Benefits

Thanks everyone. It sounds like there are a lot of benefits that are not listed on the TR website. I'm staying at PH and planning to go to the ceasar's buffet for dinner. I'm particularly concerned about the buffet because I've heard the wait can be extremely long at times.

Chicago, Illinois
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7. Re: TR Platinum Benefits

Right after I made platinum, I went to a brunch buffet at PH. I got to skip the line, was seated in the VIP section, and as a previous poster said, the service there was WAY better than the regular section. One example? The server asked if I'd found everything I liked, and I mentioned that I had hoped to see eggs benedict. She said she'd check in case I'd missed it. 10 minutes later a plate of eggs benedict was delivered.... they'd had it prepared just for me, even though it wasn't on the buffet menu. RESULT!

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8. Re: TR Platinum Benefits

Wow - that is going above and beyond! I also noticed that comment cards are only in the VIP section. I was disappointed with the buffet at PH as the soda machine did not work! :-( You could only order lemonaide or iced tea.

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9. Re: TR Platinum Benefits

I ate at the Bacchanal Buffet at CP twice in early April and at that time they had a special line for TR Platinum members so I never had to wait.

Lakewood, Ohio
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10. Re: TR Platinum Benefits

I emailed Total Rewards for a current list of the BOGO tickets. Im going in August and would like to know as well. So I will post it once I receive a response.

I remember when I skipped the line at the PH buffet in august with my Platinum card...literally passed up 75+ people....SUCKERS!