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P-Ho's New Plastic

By MikeE on Sunday, 2nd August 2009 11:29am
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No, this isn't about Holly Madison.

With MGM Mirage's credit card now replaced by some generic Chase bank plastic that hardly offers any benefit to the frequent Vegas goer, options outside of Harrah's Total Rewards Visa and Palms' Platinum Access Visa have been limited.

But now Planet Hollywood has entered into the casino credit card game with their very own Specialty Rewards Visa. Benefits are about as straight-forward as you can get with five points for every buck spent at P-Ho or Bucca di Barfo or one point for every dollar anywhere else. The math works out to a $25 gift certificate after $2500 spent outside of Planet Hollywood, or a $25 certificate for $500 spent under Robert Earl's roof.

While not an overly generous program, points accumulated in-house far surpass the old MGM Mirage card's two points for every dollar. If you frequent P-Ho, then the card has definitely got some value to it.

But if this is their attempt to get people more interested in staying at the resort, they're going to have to step it up with in-house perks. MGM Mirage's card used to advertise early check-in based on availability (which anyone can get), a late check-out (which again, can be extended to anyone), and invited guest check-in. How about actually guaranteeing these things and maybe throwing in a line pass to the Spice Market Buffet? Daily spa facility passes wouldn't hurt either. Combined with the opening of P-Ho Towers (P-HoT?) in the near future, even I'd consider leaving the Amex at home for P-Ho's plastic.



Comments & Discussion:

Why get one of these affinity cards in the first place. The best cards to get are the ones that give you actual cash back. Cash that you can spend anywhere, not just at one place. Cash that can be applied against the card balance.

There is only one reason I can see to have any of these Vegas affinity cards and that is if they keep your actual casino earned points from expiring. I only visit Vegas once per year, so most of the time the points I gather that aren't enough to immediately cash in, expire before I can get back to Vegas. I have a Harrahs Total Rewards Visa because as long as I use it every so often, my Total Rewards points don't expire after 6 months. Other than that, it is Totally worthless to me as it doesn't get me any special offers from Harrahs or other perks, like access to Diamond Club lounges, etc.

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