Silverton is running an “Earn and Win” promo in August on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Earn 100 points for a tall Starbucks drink and 500 points will get you a $20 food credit. You can redeem at the new Redemption Kiosk located next to the slot club desk. Hopefully that will help you avoid long lines at the desk itself. We don’t play there anymore but really like their restaurants, which we can still enjoy with gift cards earned in the past.
Hooters has launched a new tiered players club. I’m always interested in the subject of tier names. Bottom tier here is the unique and very appropriate “Orange.” Then it goes up in such a very ordinary way: Gold, Platinum, and Black Diamond. Why not some Owl levels – “Owl Junior,” “Owl Senior,” “King Owl”????
The R-J reports a new place to get a free meal on your birthday – the Fat Bar on the Strip – a complete meal that includes a medium hamburger, fries, and a medium drink. Located across from City Center, this traditional Fatburger on the inside has an only-in-Vegas bar on the outside. Reports indicate this is a great place to party 24 hours a day!
A Promotion Warning – one that I have to keep giving because even I myself sometimes forget it: Read the fine print and ask questions if promotion details aren’t clear. An offer may add the phrase “May not be combined with another offer.” Okay, we may know that we usually can’t combine a senior discount with a coupon discount to “double-dip.” But what if you have a coupon for $10 off a meal at the buffet and they have a special all-month “sale” price on the prime-rib dinner on Tuesday nights. You might be surprised that you can’t “combine” these two things – they might take the $10 off the much-higher regular price rather than off the “sale” price.
I like it when the fine print gives all the details of a promotion. Tuscany is a good example of this in their August mailer. They are running a “Staycation” promotion – buy 1 night and get 1 free. But they specify you can use this offer only by “buying” the first night with your points. They also say “subject to availability.” But then they add this necessary detail – “Higher room rate is charged.” Usually when you use your points you get a discounted rate and you might go in thinking you would be charged this reduced rate for that first night. Reading the fine print will save you from being disappointed. This detail dilutes the value of this promotion but kudos to Tuscany for letting you know this upfront.