Caesar Rewards Dining Redemption
Now that I’ve redeemed my Sonesta points, my most annoying hotel point currency is probably Wyndham Rewards. These points have a terrible expiration policy, my family and I aren’t Vacasa people, and Wyndham doesn’t offer many properties we’re interested in visiting. But I do end up in Las Vegas every so often, so leveraging the Wyndham/Caesars Rewards partnership is a no-brainer. Here’s how my recent Caesars Rewards dining redemption experiment turned out.
My Caesars Rewards Background
I’m not a gambler in the Vegas sense. Until recently, my primary goal in transferring between Wyndham Rewards and Caesars Rewards points (1 to 1) was to extend their expiration date. I’d known for a good while that I could redeem Caesars Rewards points for one cent each on dining at select Caesars outlets but had never gotten around to doing so. I had a great opportunity to redeem on my recent Vegas trip to see U2 at Sphere.
My Caesars Rewards Redemption Experience
That Pesky Membership Card
In preparation for redeeming at Caesars restaurants, I’d heard it’s helpful, but not necessarily required, to have a physical Caesars Rewards membership card to provide the waitstaff. I could’ve tried showing my card on the Caesars Rewards app, but I decided a regular card would be simpler. I had the time to pick one up, anyway.
First, I stopped by a Caesars Palace kiosk to print my membership card. That was a big strikeout – inserting my ID just led to the unit directing me to the membership desk. After a five minute or so wait in the line for lowly Gold members, I obtained my membership card from a perky, helpful rep. All good so far!
A Delightful Meal
I wanted a convenient, low maintenance, less stuffy, but intriguing dining experience for the three of us. We ultimately decided on Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill adjacent to the Caesars casino. It delivered on all of my requirements. We enjoyed our casual meal and a few drinks before the show.
Time To Settle Up
Curious to see how things would play out, I made a point of not bringing up the rewards redemption prior to the bill arriving. Once it did, I dropped my Caesars Rewards card into the folio and mentioned I’d like to redeem points for the bill. The waiter smoothly handled it from there.
He returned with a zeroed out bill and advised we were all good. The provided receipt didn’t offer the option to leave gratuity. I asked for the waiter to run a penny charge so we could leave a tip. My siblings overruled me and just gave the waiter a cash tip.
What I Learned
I picked up three useful data points from this experience:
- Caesars Rewards points are redeemable for alcohol. I figured this was possible, but I didn’t want to believe it until I accomplished it.
- Caesars Rewards points are applied to the pre-tax bill. Redeeming points for the entire food and/or beverage charge results in no tax! Practically, this makes such a Caesars Rewards redemption worth slightly over one cent per point.
- Caesars Rewards points can’t be redeemed on gratuity.
I’m a big fan of this redemption method and plan to use it again on future Vegas trips. Others may find dining redemptions useful at properties beyond Vegas, as well. You can find eligible outlets and redemption rates here. Caesars points are redeemable for a variety of items beyond dining, too, including room charges. I look forward to experimenting more there. Many get huge value from Wyndham Rewards points elsewhere, but meanwhile, I’ll happily take a solid one cent per point redemption via Caesars Rewards to almost zero out my dining tab. How do you enjoy redeeming Caesars Rewards points?
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