Starting today (February 1), it’s a new program year for Caesars Rewards. Elite status from the past Feb 1-Jan 31 year is gone, and updated status levels for the new year are now showing in the Caesars system. For those of us who have previously acquired Caesars Rewards Diamond elite status, that means that our status has probably been downgraded.
One of the true sweet spots in the points-and-miles world is the ability to get Diamond elite status with Wyndham Rewards, use the Wyndham-Caesars partnership to match that status to Caesars Rewards Diamond status, and then keep the merry-go-round turning by re-matching the status back and forth between the partnered Wyndham and Caesars programs.
On January 1, we reminded you to use your Caesars Diamond status to re-match to Wyndham Rewards Diamond for 2020:
- Middle Age Miles: Happy New Year! Time to Re-Match Caesars to Wyndham Diamond, and Here’s How (January 1, 2020)
And now that the calendar has turned to February, now’s the time to use your Wyndham Rewards Diamond status to re-match to Caesars Rewards Diamond.
Caesars Rewards Diamond Status
Regular readers of Middle Age Miles know that we do date weekends in Vegas fairly often. And when we do, we often like to use the perks of Caesars Diamond elite status. What does Caesars Diamond status get you? You can see the full official list of benefits from Caesars here, but the key perks to us are:
- $100 Celebration Dinner credit per year
- To learn more about the Celebration Dinner credit and where it can be used, see this Caesars Rewards – Celebration Dinner page
- No resort fees on stays at Caesars properties
- Discounted room rates
- 2 free show tickets, once per calendar month (to a limited set of shows; check each month’s listing for specific shows)
- Caesars prepares a new list of eligible shows each month. To see the list of free shows available for the current month, see this Caesars Rewards – Las Vegas Show Benefits page
- Special “shortcut” lines and check-in facilities for Diamond members
There’s also the possibility of receiving a “free” stay at Atlantis in the Bahamas. We don’t know much about this process, but our friend Dave Grossman at MilesTalk did this and has a good article here. We haven’t been too motivated to use this benefit, though, as we’ve read several reviews from people who weren’t too impressed, such as this recent review from Shawn at Miles to Memories.
Re-Matching to Caesars Rewards Diamond Status
Fortunately, it’s a very easy process to re-match your Wyndham Rewards Diamond status back to Caesars Diamond. We did this for Philly and me already, earlier today.
Here’s what Philly’s status with Caesars Rewards looked like when she first signed in today:
As you can see, after her Diamond status from last year expired, she dropped all the way to Gold, the base level of Caesars Rewards.
Now, here’s the process to re-match to Caesars Diamond:
1 – Log in to your Caesars Rewards account.
2 – On the Caesars Rewards website, go to the partner page for Wyndham Rewards. Here’s a link:
- Caesars Rewards: Status Match Page for Wyndham Rewards
3 – There, you’ll see a button to match your status if you’re already a Wyndham Rewards member. Click that button (it’s the button on the right side of this screenshot):
4 – Next, you’ll be prompted to enter your Wyndham Rewards number. Do that, and click the “Request Matching Status” button.
And that’s it. At that point, with any luck, you’ll get a confirmation message that your status match is complete and your Caesars Rewards tier status will be updated to Diamond within 7 business days.
How Long Will Matched Status Last?
Once you’re Caesars Diamond, you’ll have your status through the end of the next Caesars Rewards year on January 31. Re-matching now will give you Caesars Diamond status through 1/31/2021.
What Do You Need to Do Next?
Aside from planning a trip to Vegas (or another Caesars destination) to use your celebration dinner credit and other benefits, the next step on the Wyndham-Caesars status match merry-go-round won’t come until 1/1/2021. On that date, your Wyndham Rewards Diamond status will expire (assuming you haven’t met the stay requirement to keep it), and you’ll need to use your Caesars Diamond status to re-match to Wyndham Rewards Diamond.
What If I’m Not Already a Wyndham Rewards Diamond Member? Can I Still Get Caesars Diamond?
You might, if you have elite status with another hotel chain. It’s a two-step process. First, use Hilton (Gold or above) or Marriott (Gold or above) elite status to match to a 90-day trial of Wyndham Diamond. Then, use your newfound Wyndham Diamond status to match to Caesars Diamond through the partnership between Wyndham and Caesars. Each step may take a few days to process, but overall this path is very convenient and can all be done online.
You can learn more about this method in our previous article, including other hotel chain status levels that Wyndham will match to Wyndham Rewards Diamond, here:
- Middle Age Miles: How to Easily Status Match to Caesars Rewards Diamond Status – New Opportunity (February 2, 2019)
As of today, the online Wyndham status-match opportunity described in that article still works.
And why did we focus on Hilton Gold (or above) and Marriott Gold (or above) status in the first paragraph of this section? Well, primarily because you can attain these status levels simply by holding a credit card (all links are referral links):
- You can attain Hilton Gold status with the Amex Hilton Honors Surpass card or the Amex personal Platinum card, and you can attain Hilton Diamond status with the Amex Hilton Honors Aspire card
- You can attain Marriott Gold status by holding one of three cards – the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card, the Amex personal Platinum card, or the JPMorgan Chase Ritz-Carlton Visa card (the Ritz-Carlton Visa is no longer available to new applicants but can be acquired through product-change from another Chase Marriott co-branded card)
The cheapest path to attaining a status level that would match to Wyndham Rewards Diamond (and then to Caesars Diamond) would be to get an Amex Hilton Honors Surpass card, which only carries a $95 annual fee (and presently has a sign-up bonus of 125,000 Hilton Honors bonus points). With that card, Hilton Gold status posts quickly, and you should be able to use the steps outlined here to match to Caesars Diamond within 2-3 weeks.
We’ve had a lot of fun over the past couple of years getting Caesars Diamond status for ourselves and helping friends, family and Middle Age Miles readers do the same. We’ve certainly enjoyed our celebration dinners as well as many of the other Diamond benefits. We hope that you can do the match and enjoy Caesars Diamond status for another year too!
What’s been your favorite Caesars Diamond experience? Where do you like to use your $100 celebration dinner credit? Please share with us and other Middle Age Miles readers in the comments!
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