(Update) Caesars Rewards Extends Status & Lowers Requirements For 2020

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Caesars Rewards Is Extending Status

Caesars Rewards Is Extending Status Through 2021

Most every major company that is travel based has extended status and other perks at this point.  It has even happened in the casino industry, MGM Mlife extended status a few weeks back.  They took advantage of the down time to adjust their earning year, luckily for us it didn’t destroy the Hyatt and Mlife status match game.  I had predicted Caesars Rewards would soon follow suit and what that could mean for us.  Well that day is upon us, my casino host emailed me yesterday to let me know that Caesars Rewards is extending status through 2021. They are also reducing requirements to reach status in 2020.

Update 10/30/20: I was able to confirm with Caesars Rewards that it will be possible to hold two $100 celebration dinner certs next year.  As long as things don’t change, you should be able to do a status match in February of 2021 and that will trigger a new Diamond Celebration dinner cert. You would still have your one from 2020 as well, which has been extended till 1/31/22, as long as you have not used it.

UPDATE 7/15/2020: Reward credits expiration dates are being extended again until December 31, 2020.  They had originally extended them until September 1st.

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Caesars Rewards Status Extension Dates

Per my email 2020 Tier Status and benefits will be extended through January 31, 2022 giving customers more time to enjoy what they have earned.

That means that if you performed a status match in February of this year you should have that same status next year.  It is likely you will still want to perform the status match in 2021 in order to trigger the $100 celebration dinner.

Caesars Rewards Is Extending Status

Earning Caesars Rewards Status In 2020 Adjustments

Caesars Rewards has lowered the earning levels for 2020 on top of extending any status you already have.  The changes are as follows:

  • Platinum: Now 4,000 Tier Credits (was 5,000 Tier Credits)
  • Diamond: Now 12,000 Tier Credits (was 15,000 Tier Credits)
  • Caesars Diamond Plus: Now 20,000 Tier Credits (was 25,000 Tier Credits)
  • Diamond Elite: Now 60,000 Tier Credits (was 75,000 Tier Credits)
  • Seven Stars: Now 125,000 Tier Credits (was 150,000 Tier Credits)

They essentially knocked 20% off which is equal to two and a half months of the year.  While that may make sense when comparing how long the casinos will be closed for I don’t think it will entice many to chase status later in the year.  It will be more likely that people avoid casinos for 6 months etc.

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Reward Credits Expiration

Reward Credits will NOT expire for six months of inactivity until September 1, 2020, at the earliest.

This is the bare minimum.  People gave some good tips on how to extend these in the comments of my article, like use their shopping portal etc.

Offers

5X Tier Credit and 5X Reward Credit multiplier: Customers will receive a month long 5x Tier Credit and 5x Reward Credit multiplier promotion. Exact dates will be communicated prior to properties opening.

Casino Offers: Shortly before we reopen, we will resume sending our usual schedule of promotions and events.

Caesars Rewards Is Extending Status

Final Thoughts

This was all kind of expected.  I would have liked to see the reward credits extended till the end of the year but there are ways to extend those without going to the casino.  The reduction in tier credits missed the mark in my book.  If they wanted to entice people to go into a less than fun environment this year they should have done more there, maybe it is a blessing in disguise though.

For those of us that play the status match game nothing really changes.  If you want to get the dinner cert next year you will still need to jump through the hoops.

What do you think of these changes and Caesars Rewards extending status.  Did they fall short or give you enough?

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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    • The matching status from other hotels to Wyndham program was suspended.

      The Wyndham to Caesars and vice versa is still going.

      • Mark, you can’t match from Wyndham (or anything else, for that matter) to Caesar anymore. This is what I tried to do about a month ago and they said it’s for new Caesar rewards applicants only now.

  1. I was at Caesar about a month ago with my friend who has other casino status wanting to match to Caesar Diamond. We were told that they only match status for NEW Caesar Rewards now. No more matching from 3rd party for existing members. We tried it with 2 different agents with consistent result

  2. Just saw on a Vegas-related FB group that Caesars won’t be extending Diamond status for those who matched from a 3rd party. In the email, the original commenter mentioned Founderscard but I’m guessing Wyndham will fall under the same situation? Can you find out more about this? If this is the case, might as well use the Celebration Dinner for 2020 before the year ends as using two (2020/2021) next year doesn’t seem likely.

  3. Mark – every February and October for the past couple of years Caesars has awarded a 100% bonus for tier credits earned in those months and I expect something similar later this year to let people run up the TCs. Also they have provided various carry over bonuses based on fourth quarter TC earnings (20-50%) to jump start the next year so that will likely continue.

    All this is fine. I wish I could get carryover credit for the TCs I’ve earned as of early March (26,000 which already requalified me for Diamond Plus in 2021) but guess that isn’t happening. Hopefully can at least use the $100 dinner comp in 2020 but not sure which restaurants will be open.

    Oh well I gamble enough to earn around 50,000 TCs a year and will probably continue to do that starting again on 2021 (when hopefully some of the worst restrictions are lifted) so none of this really impacts me.

    Now we just have to see if the Eldorado acquisition goes through what it means to Caesars Rewards. Eldorado already said Caesars spends too much on comps so I expect rewards to be cut. At a minimum I expect Diamond and Seven Stars to have to pay resort fees similar to M Life.

    • It will be interesting to see how much value is lost if the purchase goes through. I have found CR to be the most rewarding based off of play.

      I am not sure any bonus offer could get me in a casino with a mask and plexiglass everywhere. Probably won’t hit one till 2021 personally.

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