Caesars Entertainment has made a change to their Total Rewards program and decided to rename it “Caesars Rewards” likely to attach more brand recognition to their players club.
Many of these players clubs have more or less fancy names that often don’t track back to the casino brand you can actually use it at. MLife is the same thing but at least there is a MGM logo on the back of the card. Total Rewards only had a tiny fine print outlining some details but no Caesars logo or anything.
Now Caesars put out a press release that the program is being renamed effective February 1st 2019:
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider, will introduce “Caesars Rewards” as the next exciting evolution of its award-winning loyalty program effective Feb. 1, 2019. Harnessing the power and name recognition of the Caesars brand along with its expansive offerings, Caesars Rewards members will enjoy greater benefits and extra incentives as Caesars makes it easier than ever to experience more of its world-renowned global offerings spanning hospitality, entertainment, gaming and more.
“From the iconic Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and through many of our other properties, guests know the Caesars brand, and Caesars Rewards helps us strengthen that connection across our global network,” said Mark Frissora, Caesars Entertainment President and Chief Executive Officer. “Uniting all of our destinations under the Caesars brand through this program, Caesars Rewards is a powerful engine that connects our members to the full Caesars empire and everything it has to offer—particularly as we continue expanding our products and global footprint.”
With more than 55 million members worldwide, Caesars Rewards, previously known as Total Rewards, is one of the largest and most acclaimed loyalty programs in the world. The new program leverages the premium Caesars brand to better connect Caesars’ elevated standard and prestige with the company’s global destinations. Known for delivering bold, vibrant and distinctive guest experiences, this enhances the profile of all Caesars properties and ushers in the extension of its iconic brands to gateway cities around the world.
Through the new Caesars Rewards loyalty program, members will have access to new ways to earn complimentary hotel stays, including international stays at Caesars’ newest luxury resorts in Dubai. Members will also have new access to special events such as private New Year’s Eve parties throughout the U.S., golf outings with celebrities, famed sporting events and much more through Caesars Rewards partners.
Additionally, both gaming and hospitality Caesars Rewards members earn credits through slot and table play, hotel stays, dining, entertainment purchases, shopping, spa treatments, golf and much more that can be redeemed for even more of their favorite experiences and amenities at more than 45 Caesars resorts and casinos around the world.
All Total Rewards members will be automatically transitioned to Caesars Rewards on Feb. 1. Caesars Rewards will feature the same membership tiers as the previous program (Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Seven Stars) and tier earning criteria. Members can pick up their new Caesars Rewards cards at any Caesars Rewards Center beginning Feb. 1.
In the coming months, all Total Rewards-branded programs will also transition to Caesars Rewards. Caesars’ mobile app, Play by TR, will become “Caesars Rewards Mobile App” in mid-February, and Caesars Rewards Visa, Caesars Rewards Live Events and others will follow.
One new benefit for Diamond Members is a free two night stay at Caesars Resort Dubai aside the four nights one can get at the famous Atlantis in the Bahamas if the account is coded properly.
Last year I wrote about the Diamond Match Promotion Total Rewards was running until the end of the year. This promotion is over for now but I’m certain it will come back sometime this year.
There is also the option of obtaining or matching Wyndham Elite Status which translates to Diamond with Caesars as I wrote back in October. I’ll write a more detailed piece about how to do a chain match involving Wyndham, competing hotel chains and ultimately Caesars Rewards.
The change to Caesars Rewards came with quite a few side benefits especially the free stay option in Dubai which hasn’t been available previously. Total Rewards was a decent program due to the waiver of all associated resort fees and many $0 midweek offers for properties in Las Vegas.
As far as actual gaming activity is concerned I find that Caesars Rewards is more generous than their competitor MLife when it comes to the earning of credits and how to use them for on property comps. Unfortunately the complimentary club lounge access has been axed by Caesars and you now have to use Reward Credits for access to a Diamond Lounge.