This article is part of our Trip Report – It’s Vegas Week at Middle Age Miles!
As of February 1, the Caesars Total Rewards loyalty program changed its name to Caesars Rewards – and they’ve introduced a new opportunity to reward you with Diamond elite status!
Background: The Previously-Existing Opportunity – It’s a Great Way to Match, and It’s Still Alive
For the past several months, there’s been an opportunity to status match your way to Caesars Diamond status by way of Wyndham Rewards. This was a two-step process – first, use your status from another hotel loyalty program to match to a temporary 90-day Wyndham Diamond status, then use the Wyndham-Caesars partnership to match your new Wyndham Diamond status to Caesars Diamond status.
The best and easiest thing about this program is the fact that Wyndham is very generous in matching Hilton and Marriott elite status to Wyndham Diamond. Hilton Gold and Diamond members can match to Wyndham Diamond, and Marriott Gold, Platinum, and Platinum Premier members can also match to Wyndham Diamond. Hilton Gold/Diamond and Marriott Gold status are easy to obtain just through holding a credit card, so many, many people are eligible to match to Wyndham Diamond using this method.
I learned everything I needed to know about this status match path through Dave at MilesTalk, so I’ll enthusiastically hat tip to him and link to his excellent article – Easy Status Match to Wyndham Diamond (and possibly Total Rewards Diamond, Hyatt Explorist and Mlife Gold).
This morning, I confirmed that this method still works, as I went through the process, successfully matched my Hilton Diamond status to Wyndham Diamond, and seemingly successfully matched Wyndham Diamond over to Caesars Rewards Diamond.
I started at this Wyndham Rewards Status Match page. From there, I signed in to my Wyndham Rewards account, then submitted a screenshot showing my Hilton Diamond status.
The Wyndham website instantly confirmed my submission. I also received an immediate email from Wyndham Rewards telling me that they’ll get back to me within 24-48 hours. But within 10 minutes, I received a second email from Wyndham Rewards telling me that my profile had been updated. I logged back in to my Wyndham Rewards account, and sure enough, I had Diamond status (for 90 days through May 3, 2019):
Next, I went to the Caesars Rewards web page where you can match Wyndham Rewards status over to Caesars Rewards status. I input my Wyndham Rewards number and clicked the “Request Matching Status” button. Caesars immediately confirmed that I was matched, and that my Caesars Rewards status will be updated to Diamond within 7 business days:
This was all very easy. And presumably, I will be able to keep Diamond status with both Wyndham and Caesars by matching back and forth between the programs when one status runs out. For starters, I’ll have to use my Caesars Diamond status to match back to Wyndham Diamond on or after May 4 when my Wyndham Diamond temporary status runs out.
UPDATE: I submitted my match from Wyndham Diamond to Caesars Rewards Diamond on Saturday, February 2. My Diamond status reflected on my account two business days later, on Tuesday, February 5:
New Opportunity – Use Other Casino Rewards Programs, including MLife Gold, to Match to Caesars Diamond
This morning, I received an email with a new opportunity to status match to Caesars Diamond status. Caesars is inviting people with certain elite status in a number of casino loyalty programs across the country to match to Caesars Diamond.
The good news in this new opportunity is that offers new avenues to match – most notably, you can match from MLife Gold to Caesars Diamond. And remember, if you have Hyatt Explorist status, that will match to MLife Gold if you link your Hyatt and MLife accounts.
Another piece of good news is that you can do this match any time between now and December 31, 2019, and Caesars will upgrade you to Diamond status through January 31, 2020.
The bad news? You must request this status match in-person at a Caesars Rewards Center. These are found throughout Las Vegas, of course, but also at several Harrah’s and Horseshoe locations across the country, including Phoenix; Harrah’s Resort Southern California (about 50 miles from San Diego); Joliet, IL (outer suburb of Chicago); Horseshoe Hammond, IN (very close to Chicago); New Orleans; Bossier City, LA (adjacent to Shreveport); Baltimore; Tunica, MS; Biloxi, MS; North Kansas City, MO; Atlantic City; and Philadelphia. Caesars also says that it may take up to 30 days to process your upgrade request.
Here’s a link to the landing page with all of the information about this new Caesars Diamond status match opportunity:
- Landing Page: Caesars Rewards Diamond Status Upgrade
This page will let you know all of the different loyalty programs and elite tiers that Caesars will match to Diamond status, as well as the nearest Caesars Rewards Center location.
Once you receive your match to Caesars Diamond status through this method, be sure to match it to Wyndham Rewards Diamond, and then keep matching back and forth between them when one runs out, as long as this merry-go-round continues.
What Will Caesars Diamond Status Get Me?
First, as we’ve mentioned, Caesars Diamond status can be matched to Wyndham Rewards Diamond. You can see the complete list of Wyndham Rewards Diamond benefits here. Some of the key Diamond benefits include suite upgrades (including on award nights) and a welcome amenity of a complimentary snack or beverage.
The complete listing of Caesars Diamond benefits is available here. Key benefits include:
- No resort fees on any Caesars-family hotel stay
- $100 celebration dinner
- A 4-night complimentary stay at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas
- Dave at MilesTalk recently used this benefit and wrote an outstanding and comprehensive review about his stay and the process of booking it
- Comped and discounted hotel rates
- Complimentary valet and self-parking
- Priority lines
- Discounts at casino gift shops
Note that there are certain other Caesars Diamond benefits that do not apply for matched status – access to VIP lounges and 2 free nights at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai. For these Diamond benefits, you must accrue a certain number of Tier Credits to actually earn them.
We hope this information, particularly about the new Caesars Diamond status match opportunity, is helpful to you and can save you money on trips to Las Vegas or your other favorite Harrah’s or Horseshoe destination!
Have you used Caesars Diamond elite status on trips to Las Vegas to get comped or discounted rooms, or other benefits? What has your experience been like? Please share with us and other Middle Age Miles readers in the Comments!
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