The Mlife Expert
So you’re now a seasoned expert at the Mlife way of—well—life. You’ve learned how to maximize your gaming to earn comps and status, and to strategically spend your way from Tier to Tier in both Vegas and around the world with select partners. But what exactly are you doing all of this for, and beyond that, what other oddities does Mlife allow you to explore along the way? We’ll cover all of this in our final entry into the exploration of MGM’s player loyalty club.
In the first part of this series, we told you about the tiers themselves, and about the multipliers that accelerate comp earning as you advance in tiers. But there are other perks that increase, when you reach a higher status.
As you can see from the chart, with each level comes a new set of benefits in different categories around the MGM Resorts world. Every tier will get you a discount or comp room, but start moving up in tiers and the discounts get better. Hit Gold and you’re automatically upgraded at check in, if available. Hit Platinum and you get first up car service at the valet and a pass to skip the taxi line. They’re little perks, but they make life a lot easier on a crazy club night or a trip where there are extra upgrades to be filled.
What else comes with Gold and up? Priority access to seating at restaurants (non-reservation based), VIP line access to day clubs and of course nightlife for you and a guest.
Another perk that comes with Pearl and up is a discount on select retail within the properties. Usually this is very limited, but it comes in nicely if you want to pick up some sundries that are already overpriced to begin with. Sapphire gets you 5% off, Pearl and Gold get 10%, and Platinum and Noir 15%. It’s not much, but it makes a dent when you want to pick up a few things for the room or souvenirs for people back home.
And what about the top of the top? Well Noir level players get some specials that go even further. Noir card holders, while only invited, are treated like royalty at the resorts. Complimentary limo transportation, guaranteed reservations and tables at restaurants, and VIP lounge access are the norm. When you hit Noir, you’re there for a reason, and MGM will show you why they want your business with all the extra perks that come with the status.
And believe it or not there’s another level to all of this that’s not even advertised. Sure, you have to be invited to be Noir, but even within that group is another select group, The Chairman’s Club. What is that exactly? Well think of it to MGM, what the AmEx Black Card is to the rest of the world. If you’re in that group, you get what you want, when you want it, no questions asked. Will Mlife acknowledge it exists? No. But it does. And it unlocks all the keys for a guest to MGM’s kingdom.
One final twist to throw into the MGM loyalty program is something that brings a bit of Vegas fun to your computer or phone. Through an app on Facebook and mobile apps, MyVegas allows you to earn chips, build your own strip, and play online slots to earn loyalty points. And these points help you get even more out of your stays. Comp buffets, special discounts on rooms and—at one point, you could even earn the right to choose the song the Fountains of Bellagio would play. And as the MyVegas app can autoplay, it’s a great way to leave an app running on your computer and earn your way to even more freebies, courtesy of Mlife.
So now you’ve learned about the ins and outs of the program. My advice to you is to do what any educated customer would do: use the program, make it work for you and take advantage of every bit of the VIP treatment you can get through your gaming and non-gaming spend at any MGM property or their affiliates. After all, these programs are put in place to keep you loyal, and there’s nothing wrong with knowing all you can, to make the most with what you’re offered. So go and live the Mlife. Just do it responsibly.
Be sure to check out our other Mlife loyalty program articles :
Living the Mlife: An Introduction
Living the Mlife: The Basics – Earning Tier Credits the Traditional Way
Living the Mlife: Points, Partners, and Payouts – Earning Outside of Gaming