Unique Total Rewards Status Match Opportunity to Secure Four-Night Atlantis Stay and More

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I love the elite status dominos game where you can match an elite status you have, even if you ‘earned’ it by having a credit card, to elite status in another program, sometimes to get even better perks than your original status provided. Once in a blue moon, you can ultimately match that new status right back to the program it originated from in the future, if needed. This sort of thing has generally gotten harder over time as better technology and stricter policies come into play, but it is fun when it works. I recently read about an opportunity to match Mlife Gold status to Total Rewards Diamond status (that originated off of this photo), and I want to make sure you are aware of this pretty amazing deal while it lasts.

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Secure Mlife Gold Status from World of Hyatt

Mlife elite status can be obtained via your gambling and spending at the Mlife casino resorts such as Bellagio, MGM, Mirage, Mandalay Bay, and more, but it can also be obtained by simply matching your World of Hyatt status to Mlife. Currently, Hyatt Explorists and Globalists can match to Mlife Gold status, which gets you access to VIP lines at restaurants, buffets, and nightclubs, as well as free valet and self-parking at Mlife resorts. Those who matched their Hyatt status to Mlife during the old pre-World of Hyatt days, might have an even higher Mlife status than Gold. The Mlife Gold perks are solid, but right now that Mlife Gold status may get you something even cooler…Total Rewards Diamond status!

Match Mlife Gold to Total Rewards Diamond

Total Rewards is the loyalty program for casinos including Caesar’s, Harrah’s, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, Paris, The LINQ, and more, that can be found all around the country. Total Rewards Diamond status is pretty awesome and it gets you four nights at Atlantis in the Bahamas, a $100 slot voucher to use at Atlantis, a $100 celebration dinner dining voucher, free show tickets in Las Vegas, a match to Wyndham Rewards Diamond status, no parking fees, and even no resort fees at Total Rewards casinos.

Like most good things, there are some caveats to this status match promotion because Mlife Gold status does not typically match to higher tier Total Rewards Diamond status. First, you will need your Mlife card which can only be obtained in-person at an Mlife casino. You will then need to take that card to the Total Rewards desk to request the status match from Mlife. The big trick here is that getting the status match from Mlife Gold won’t work at all of the casinos in the Total Rewards umbrella. Your perks will work once you have the status, but actually getting the match is a bit more nuanced.

The sign advertising the match and most of the positive data reports of the match are from Atlantic City, with some other positive data points out there, but most of them largely outside the Vegas area. Fellow blogger and friend Angelina from Angelina Travels recently tested out this promotion in Atlantic City, and she is now one of the newest Total Rewards Diamond members thanks to her Mlife Gold status. Because she jumped on this status match she will be eligible for a four-night stay at Atlantis, enjoy waived resort and parking fees at Total Rewards resorts, and be ready for when the time comes to potentially leverage her new Total Rewards Diamond status for something else.

Because this opportunity is outside the normal offering and could change at any time, I don’t recommend planning an involved trip to Atlantic City you wouldn’t otherwise take just to try and get matched. However, if you are within striking distance of Atlantic City, or otherwise were hoping to visit the Boardwalk anyway, then be sure to bring your Mlife Gold card and see if you can become a new Total Rewards Diamond member!

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  1. I used this trick last year, and when my Diamond expired in January, I attempted a “rematch” at Harrah’s in Philadelphia. They claimed I needed a Noir card from MLife to have reciprocity. I will definitely try again as the Diamond status is wonderful for the dinner voucher alone! Fingers crossed!

  2. Well, Harrah’s Philadelphia (Chester for those of us who live close by!) wouldn’t match my MLife Gold this weekend when we went there to bet the Preakness. Evidently, being CLOSE to Atlantic City is a negative in this case! They knew all about the promo, but wouldn’t match it. I guess I’ll make the 90 minute drive some day in the next month. I’m hoping that I’ll get all of the perks that a “new” Diamond member would since I am currently only Gold……..having lost my status in January, and they wouldn’t match MLife at that point. Fingers crossed.

      • So, my husband and I took a trip to AC last week one lazy afternoon, and Harrah’s wouldn’t match my MLife as I had done it in 2017. They told me that I will qualify next year. Here’s hoping that my Hyatt/MLife status stays intact, and I’ll give it a go in 2019. My husband was able to have his status upgraded since we had linked our MLife accounts while in Vegas last month. It was a bit of a hassle as his MLife card didn’t have an expiration date for some reason so, we had to go to Borgata, get a new card, and return to Harrah’s for the match. I guess it will be worth it if we can work out this trip to the Bahamas for our anniversary in September while our SW Companion pass is still valid! A little FYI about Borgata though. Their Amphora lounge access (12.00) and buffet price of 12.00 for Gold MLife members can only be used with comp dollars so, for those of us who aren’t HUGE gamblers, this is a bit of a caveat. It takes more gambling than you think to earn 24.00 in comps to get you and a guest into either the lounge or buffet!

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