(EXPIRED) New Hard Rock Atlantic City Promo: Free Nights, Free Play, Buffet Passes & More

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When one door deal closes, another one opens. A status match promotion from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City offering up to two free nights recently ended, but they’ve launched a new and even more rewarding promotion in its place.

Hard Rock Atlantic City Status Match

The Deal

Get the following at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City by showing your status card with select competing programs:

  • Elite – One free night (valid Sunday-Friday), $50 bonus free play, one complimentary buffet at Fresh Harvest Buffet and two complimentary tickets to Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club, or
  • Rock Royalty – Two complimentary nights, $150 bonus free play, one-time complimentary entry into Rock Royalty Lounge or Fresh Harvest Buffet for you and a guest and two complimentary tickets to Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club.

Direct link to promotion.

Key Terms

  • Expires September 3, 2018.
  • Must be a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Wild Card Rewards Member to redeem.
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older to participate, and participants must provide valid proof of age.
  • The opposing property loyalty card must be in good condition with the name of the primary guest on the reservation.
  • Expired cards will not be accepted.
  • Cards traded up from another casino will not be accepted.
  • Free play cannot be converted to cash. Comp Dollars cannot be redeemed for cash. Comp Dollars may not be available at all outlets; please inquire upon arrival for any exempt locations.
  • Complimentary room is based on availability and must be used within ninety (90) calendar days of the upgrade.
  • Complimentary Legends Lounge access is valid one time (1x) only; all other visits to the lounge will be at the rate of $10 Comp Dollars per person. Legends Lounge is for the Wild Card Rewards Member and one (1) guest only.
  • Management reserves the right to change or cancel.
  • Participants may not be part of an exclusionary list.

Quick Thoughts

This status match promotion is even better than the last one for a couple of reasons, so if that one didn’t entice you then this might draw you in.

Hard Rock Atlantic City Status Match Table Comparison

First of all, there are additional benefits with this promotion. In addition to the free night(s), they’re also offering free game play, buffet passes (or lounge access) and comedy club tickets. As with the previous promotion, you’ll have to pay resort fees but that’s a reasonable cost considering all the benefits you’ll be getting.

The second reason is that you get some better benefits with lower status. In that previous promotion, those with M life Sapphire or Total Rewards Platinum status were only eligible for a 25% discount. This time around, they can get one free night, buffet passes, etc.

The reason this is significant is because you can match to M life Pearl status with World of Hyatt’s Discoverist status. That means anyone with the old Hyatt or new World of Hyatt credit cards can get a free night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as those cards come with Discoverist status. Although M life isn’t specifically mentioned in the status match table, Borgata – which is listed – is part of M life.

Similarly, the Wyndham Rewards credit card (which has an increased 45,000 point signup bonus for only a few more days) offers Platinum status. Wyndham Rewards Platinum status can be matched to Total Rewards Platinum status to get the free night.

If you’re a member of FoundersCard, this promotion works even better for you too. One of the FoundersCard benefits is Diamond status with Total Rewards. The previous promotion only offered one free night with that promotion; with this one, you’ll get two free nights, $150 bonus play, two free lounge or buffet passes and two tickets to the comedy club.

One thing that’s not entirely clear is if there are restrictions with Rock Royalty status as to when you can book your free nights. With matched Elite status, you’re restricted to Sunday-Friday for your free night. There’s no specified restriction of that kind for Rock Royalty, but it might be imposed anyway. That’d mean you wouldn’t be able to book a weekend stay, but it’s still a great deal.


Are there any other potential status match options that I’ve not listed above? If so, please let us know in the comments below.

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Andrew M Engelsher

With the Hard Rock tier match to Rock Royalty card you can book a weekend stay with your 2 comp nites — I did & have current reservations for Sat/Sun Sept 29 -30..also rather than give the listed 1 entry for 2 at The buffet or Rock Royalty lounge ,I was given $80 comp which is better as the buffet & rock royalty lounge price is $10 comp per person for you & a guest.


So just to make sure, we need to match the status in-person? After we matched it, we would be given the room, correct? Meaning that it wouldn’t be 2 separate trips (1 for matching and 1 for staying).


I had gotten an email from them regarding this plus saw it here previously. I called tried to use it got nowhere. Was told they don’t just give free nights away.


Match Rock Royalty to Ocean’s Black Card. Details listed on Oceans website. Free Play ($100) + 2 free nights + unlimited access to players lounge. Nice deal.


I don’t see Hyatt or Wyndham Rewards mentioned in the list. Can you explain the connection?


Don’t make the same mistakes I did… I tried to go through a handful of status matches to get all the perks this weekend, but failed when it came to matching GN/TR/mLife/Hyatt at the end.


Yes, Hyatt and Mlife can be matched online, but Mlife gives more perqs to “new players” if you upgrade to that same Mlife status from another casino program before you begin gambling at an Mlife property.

Consider, in addition to the Hyatt Mlife match:

La Quinta, which matches many travel programs, can be matched to Wyndham online.
Total Rewards and Wyndham can be matched to each other online.
Mlife and Total Rewards can be status matched in person, at a casino.
Mlife MVP = Pearl status for military/veterans/spouses
Total Rewards Salute = Platinum status for military/veterans/spouses
The credit cards listed in earlier posts as well as FoundersCard are additional paths to status.

Therefore, it makes sense to review which approach confers the highest Mlife or Total Rewards status and from there formulate a matching strategy.

Also, it’s premature to label the AC tier matching frenzy “expired”. The AC matchapalooza doesn’t end until Sept. 30 at multiple casinos.

Max M

Does the status match at Hard Rock have to be done in person in Atlantic City, or can you email or fax them a copy of your valid competition Elite casino Players Club Card?


According to DoC, it is in person only.


Yes, but why would I want to go to Atlantic City when it’s 114 in Las Vegas?


We matched the initial round from TR Diamond to Rock Royalty. Each received 2 free nights, $80 comps, $150 free play. We also received another two nights each for a promo back in April, prior to opening. Recently we received mailers for additional free nights. Also matched to Ocean Resort (Revel) Black Card for two free nights each, $115 free play each and free access to lounges which are great. Ocean Resort has best rooms in A.C.. We parlayed our free play into $2K during the Fri. & Sat. we stayed in July.


Hey Stephen, thank you for this informative post! Would you happen to know if I could status match and use the free nights in the same day? With a Sun through Thurs arrival. Or is there a wait period between status match and use of rooms? Thanks!


Cool, thanks for the quick reply!


Call them and tell them you status they will match it and you can book the room over the phone—when you get there get your new card then check into your room. That is how I did it. By the way I did this the first week of July and had Diamond status with Total Rewards and they gave me 2 nights and $150 gambling and the passes at that time


I just tried to call them and spoke to someone in reservations. She said you had to come and have your status matched first before you can book the room. What department did you contact to do this?


Hmm this would have been when the original promo started—I just called the line inquired about the promo and they made the reservation. It was very easy in fact I had to call back and change the date once. I did have to wait in line about an hour to get my upgraded card when I got there before checking in. They have changed the way it is done know.


Great, thanks Jim!