- FoundersCard Membership: Is it worth it?
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Update: You can lock in a FoundersCard membership for $295 a year through May 12th, 2016 when you sign-up with my link. This is $100 less than the usual rate!
(To begin, if you are not at all into gambling, please skip this post!)
I’ve written about FoundersCard in the past, and, about six months in, am really enjoying the benefits of the card. Click this link to read my review of the card and to learn about some of the benefits. So far, I am loving it. The AT&T discount alone nearly pays for the card, and when you throw in all the perks it offers along the way, it makes this card a really nice companion to urban living. Next month, I will be attending my first networking event here in NYC sponsored by the card and will be sure to write about the experience.
FoundersCard has done a great job at stepping up their benefits package lately, like offering American Airlines Gold status, giving 10% off British Airways fares, and, most recently, offering free Diamond Status with Caesars Total Rewards.
Now, I’m not a gambler and don’t even live near a casino (unless you count Atlantic City), but I went ahead and made myself Diamond with Total Rewards just because of the “why not?” factor. A list of all their casino locations is included here. When I was in Las Vegas earlier this year, I got preferred treatment thanks to Hyatt’s relationship with MLife, and most of those benefits are duplicated with Total Rewards. The biggest ones are lounge access and priority treatment in just about every corner of the hotel and casino.
- Access to Diamond Lounges.
- Access to Priority lines at hotel check-in, restaurants, casino cages and the Total Rewards Center.
- Use of VIP Reservations Hotline.
- Diamond Aspirations eligibility.
- Receive 20% discounts at casino gift shops.
Redeeming the benefit couldn’t be easier. Just a few clicks and the status is all set up. It does take a couple of weeks for Total Rewards to update you to Diamond, although there are reports of some people being upgraded instantly. Here is the link for all the benefits of having status.
Why I wrote this post
I’ve been blown away by the response to this blog, and to the original posts about FoundersCard. I’ve gotten specific questions about this Total Rewards benefit more than a few times, and thought it might be helpful to others. Please continue to ask other questions – I love interacting with readers of Out and Out!
If you have a stay in Vegas or any other place that features Total Rewards (all Harrah’s or Caesars locations), having Diamond Status comes as part of having FoundersCard now, which is $495 per year and features a ton of perks. Diamond status is otherwise pretty hard to earn unless you’re a hardcore gambler, so getting to jump the lines and use the lounges can really enhance a casino and hotel experience.
I appreciate you using my link and referral code of FCHARLAN818 if you do decide to sign up for FoundersCard.
And if you are a gambler, may Lady Luck be on your side!* If you liked this post, consider signing up to receive free blog posts in an RSS reader and you’ll never miss an update!
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