Just this past weekend I visited Vegas to celebrate my 21st, and was very happy to have gained Caesars Diamond status through some status matching! The whole process only took less than a week, and I completed it earlier this month.
In short I used:
Hilton Diamond to Wyndham Diamond to Caesars Total Rewards Diamond
Wyndham is providing status matches for three months, and so I matched my Hilton Diamond Status that I acquired from my Hilton Aspire Card. After the match, you have to stay 14 qualifying nights in 90 days to keep Diamond and you can maintain that match through the end of the following calendar year.
I don’t really plan to complete the 14 night challenge with Wyndham as I don’t really enjoy their properties but more so I wanted to do it to have Caesars Total Rewards Diamond during my visit to Vegas!
Step 1: Hilton Diamond to Wyndham Diamond
I submitted a status match request by sending in proof of my Hilton Diamond Status, and in about two days my Wyndham account was updated to Wyndham Diamond!
To get Wyndham Rewards Diamond status you can request a match from:
- Marriott Rewards:
- Gold and above
- Hilton Honors
- Gold and Diamond
- World of Hyatt
- IHG Rewards Club
- Platinum and Spire
- Choice Privileges
- Best Western
- Diamond Select
- ….and other’s too! (if I missed any).
Step 2: Wyndham Diamond to Total Rewards Diamond
Then through this page, I linked my Wyndham and Total Rewards account and voila pretty much the next day I saw that I was now Caesars Total Rewards Diamond!
There are a many benefits to Total Rewards Diamond, but the big ones that I want to highlight are below.
The Main Caesars Total Rewards Diamond Benefits:
- 15% off best available advertised rate on rooms and suites.
- No resort fees on any hotel stay.
- Guaranteed Room with 72 hours notice in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.
- Complimentary valet & self-parking!
- Priority lines at hotel check-in, restaurants, casino cages and the Total Rewards Center.
- $100 Celebration Dinner (once per year) (which I used this trip!)
- Free Show Benefit (two tickets a month!) (which I will highlight below)
- Complimentary stay at Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas.
Total Rewards is becoming Caesars Rewards in February, and with Diamond you get the same benefits as before, but also 2 nights at the Caesars Resort in Dubai!
Since Caesars uses February-February as their “program year” I hope I can get another $100 Celebration Dinner for after February as right now it says my Diamond Status expires “January 31st, 2019”. Hopefully I can rematch my three month Wyndham Diamond status to Caesars in February as I have Wyndham Diamond until April!
$100 Celebration Dinner:
The celebration dinner is earned once a year, and I used my $100 credit at the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace! Here’s a list of the eligible restaurants.
Free Show Benefit:
As a Diamond member, you get 2 free show tickets a month! I didn’t have time this trip, but I will definitely try to make time to see Penn and Teller on my next one. Here’s the list of shows that are included for this month.
If you’re going to travel to Vegas soon, it can’t hurt to gain a $100 dining credit and a free show to watch even if you aren’t staying at a Caesars property! It’s a very generous status match offer! Hopefully it works for me again in February!
how did you get the list of free shows? is that list online anywhere? would love to see Penn and Teller. thanks for your post!
Hi! I visited the Rewards booth at Caesars Palace to get it, but you can get it at any Caesars casino. Unfortunately I haven’t found any online, but I just saw Penn and Teller in May with the diamond benefit!
did this on my trip with my wife in august. we both matched to diamond in July and got a free room at the linq for two nights. We got upgraded to a poolside cabana suite!!!! No fees, free valet was fantastic for our rental car and we had two fantastic dinners with that dinner credit. We did find out about the free tickets too late however but ill be sure to make a trip next year and make the most of that as well!!
I’m going mid-February, so should I wait until February 1 to do the Wyndham>Caesar’s match in order to get the $100 dinner?
I would wait, because if you match right now your diamond status for Caesars will expire Janaury 31st
Another benefit of diamond status is you can get comped nights in Vegas when the hotels are not full (usually weekdays). I got two weekend nights at Harrah’s comped after my status match.
How did you get your weekend nights comped?
you just sign into your account and look at room rates, i found free and near free rooms in mid august no problem.
You also get no resort fees. Assuming you can ‘re-match’ in February, couldn’t you then turn around and match Wyndham back to TR, and just keep matching back and forth?
Hopefully, that would be great 🙂
Status match to Diamond will NOT earn certain benefits such as Celebration dinners, free stays, the Atlantis package (when it was still offered), and the Dubai trips are all based on points earned. If you do a status match, you will NOT receive these benefits.
I did the status match from Wyndham and DID receive the Celebration dinner. Tasted great!
Great! Glad it worked for you!