Over the past few months I’ve been talking about Caesars Rewards status quite a bit. But not being a Vegas person, I do I get my status? Well, I’m going to go over how to do a Caesars Rewards status match.
Why Get Caesars Rewards Status?
I’m not a huge fan of Caesars hotels and have had problems with their program. However, Caesars Rewards is a compelling program with many excellent benefits. For example, Diamond members, among other benefits receive:
- 15% off best available advertised room rate
- no resort fees
- 72-hour room guarantee in Vegas and Atlantic City
- $100 celebration dinner
- complimentary self & valet parking
- priority lines a hotel check-in, restaurants, casino cages, and the Caesars Rewards Center
Typically, to achieve Diamond status in Caesars Rewards, you need to earn 15,000 Tier credits in a calendar year. As a member, you earn 1 credit for every $1 spent on rooms, shopping, and amenity experiences (like spas) at Caesars properties. Slot players earn 1 credit per $5 played; 1 for every $10 on video poker, bingo, and sports wagers; and 1 credit for every $3 in live keno and racing wagers (excluding Nevada). Table games, unfortunately, don’t have a defined earning rate.
Or, you can always status match into Diamond status.
Obtain Wyndham Rewards Status
Caesars Rewards partners with Wyndham Rewards similar to Hyatt and MGM Resorts International’s relationship. So, to status match to Caesars Rewards, you need first obtain Wyndham Rewards status. And, to do so, you can go one of two ways, stay or match.
If you go the traditional route and stay, you’ll need to stay 5 nights to obtain gold status, 15 nights for platinum, and 40 nights for diamond. To status match, on the other hand, you’ll need status in another hotel’s program. Matching is available from:
It’s interesting that basic members in other programs automatically receive Wyndham’s base elite status. But, it’s not like Wyndham Rewards is a particularly compelling program anyway.
In order to request a status match, login to your Wyndham account or join if not already a member. Then, visit the status match page and complete the form, including the submission of proof of status. In five to seven days, you’ll receive a response from Wyndham notifying you of their decision.
Matching to Caesars Rewards
Once you receive your Wyndham Rewards status, visit caesars.com, log into your account, select “partners” from the top menu, and then scroll down to and select “Wyndham.”
From there, you’ll sign into your Wyndham account and complete the form. After submitting it, you’ll receive an answer within 24 to 48 hours.
As is obvious, Wyndham Rewards Platinum status matches to Caesars Rewards Platinum, and Diamond to Diamond.
Once you receive your status, be sure to visit the Caesars Rewards Center when you arrive in Vegas. There, you’ll complete your registration by verifying your ID. Be sure they do this properly, or your status WILL NOT work. Ask me how I know. After that, you’re all set!
The Most Cost-Effective Solution
As you’ll notice in the above chart, there are many programs you can match from. But the easiest and most cost-effective is probably obtaining Hilton Honors Gold status and using that to match. Hilton Honors Gold is available automatically to Amex Hilton Surpass cardholders and Amex Platinum cardholders. The Amex Hilton Surpass has an annual fee of just $99/year, which is worth it just for the Hilton status alone, in my opinion. So getting Caesars Rewards Diamond along with it is like icing on the cake ;).
How to do a Caesars Rewards Status Match, Final Thoughts
Again, I’m not a huge fan of Caesars in general. Their properties don’t impress me and I’ve had my issues with Caesars Rewards account. To be fair, I’ve only stayed at Nobu, but that’s supposed to be one of their best properties and I wasn’t impressed. However, it really is one of the better casino loyalty programs around. And at least Caesars doesn’t play as many games with its fees and whatnot as others do… I’m looking at you MGM.