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Caesars Tears a Page Out of ShamWow Marketing

By MikeE on Sunday, 11th October 2009 3:32am
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Ever called in on an infomercial product? Three easy payments of just $19.99 doesn't sound so awesome once the high-pressured salesperson throws at you all the upgrades, extra crap, and unnecessary "cancel at any time" DVDs or whatnot that arrive at your door monthly and continue to be charged to your credit card. Yes, these people pray on the drunk and bored, 1am crowd.

So is it any coincidence that at 1am, I received this e-mail from Caesars?

Billy Mays Caesars Palace

Now, it's not the first time I've gotten notification from a hotel about an upcoming trip encouraging me to contact concierge, make show and dining reservations, etc, but specially discounted rates on room upgrades just before arrival? How Ron Popeil of you! Why not just write the whole freakin' thing in caps lock in homage to Billy Mays?

But in all seriousness, if you're staying at Caesars and can't justify the cost of an Augustus tower room, this might be a great alternative, especially if you see room rates rising quickly. For example, my Roman tower room is comped, but Augustus was running an unjustifiable $200 for me through Total Rewards. A later check and they had gone up even more. However, had this Saturday night not already been sold out when I got this e-mail, I could have scored Augustus for $60 per night. Not a bad deal, even if the whole concept reminds me of abs-strengthening apparatus commercials.



Comments & Discussion:

Does this mean that a host at Caesars gets arrested for assaulting a hooker? ;)

LoL Vespa I was about to say the same thing.
Do you get a free battered hooker with the price of your roman tower room? Actually I think it was the hooker that assaulted the ShamWow dude...not the other way around.

Why the F do you need a microphone to sell a damn towel??

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