Update 6/12/21: We have a reader report in our Frequent Miler Insiders group that Encore Boston is not offering this match. It looks like this match will only work in Las Vegas.
Travel Zork reports on a potentially interesting status match opportunity for those visiting Las Vegas
or Boston in the near-term: Wynn Rewards (the loyalty program of Wynn / Encore casinos) is offering a status match. This will be particularly appealing for those readers who have previously hopped on the status match-go-round and as such have Caesars Diamond (matched from Wyndham Diamond) or MGM Gold status (matched from Hyatt Explorist or higher). You must execute this match in person and we don’t know for sure when it will end, but if you can make it to Wynn / Encore in Las Vegas or Encore Boston in the near future, it could be well worth a match.
- Wynn Rewards casinos (Wynn / Encore Las Vegas
and Encore Boston) is offering a status match to members with status from competing casino loyalty programs. Travel Zork reports that the match is good through December 31, 2022 (though the initial card will show 12/31/21). Tiers match as follows:
- Caesars Diamond / Mlife Gold/Platinum match to Wynn Platinum Status
- Caesars Diamond Elite / Caesars 7 Stars / Mlife Noir match to Wynn Black Status
- Note that you must match in-person at a Wynn Rewards desk and you will receive all annual benefits for your matched tier
The reason this will be exciting for many readers is that it has long been possible to match from Wyndham Diamond to Caesars Diamond and those who did so pre-pandemic have had status extended in one program or the other and been able to continue matching back and forth. Hyatt and MGM Mlife also have a partnership where Hyatt Explorist or Globalist members can easily match to Mlife Gold. The Wyndham/Caesars and Hyatt/MGM status matches can be done entirely online. Wyndham used to offer a generous status match of its own from other hotel programs but pulled that match during the pandemic.
The Wynn match requires going to the casino in person. However, if you’ll be headed to Las Vegas
or Encore Boston, this is worth it. That’s because the annual benefits of Wynn Platinum sure aren’t bad:
- $150 complimentary birthday dinner credit (must be used during your birthday month)
- $100 complimentary spa credit
- 2 complimentary Wynn Master Classes (each for 2 people) where you can learn from Wynn chefs / bartenders / sommeliers
That’s an excellent set of annual benefits. The dinner alone could be well worth the effort to match. The spa credit and master classes are icing on the cake. Since these are all annual benefits and Travel Zork reports that the match is good through December 31, 2022, I imagine that you’ll be able to take advantage of them both this year and next year (keeping in mind that those whose birthday months have already passed this year will be out of luck on the dinner credit).
Keep in mind of course that Caesars Diamond also comes with an annual $100 celebration dinner, so having both statuses can get you a couple of decent free meals on your next trip to Las Vegas.
If you have a higher level of Caesars or MGM elite status, the match to Wynn Rewards Black Status is far more generous yet. See the post at Travel Zork for more details.