I recently received a post card-type mailer from American Express and MGM Resorts letting me know that every dollar charged to my Amex at any MGM-branded resort in Las Vegas would earn 5x points. You can also view the deal online.
It does not appear to be a targeted offer and there’s no registration link anywhere I could find. The terms and conditions don’t specifically state that we need to book through them, either. The terms simply state that “to be eligible to earn bonus points, you must be enrolled in the Membership Rewards program at the time of purchase…”
This offer is valid for everything charged to your room (including the room rate) during your stay in Las Vegas. Food and gift store items can definitely be charged to your room, and I believe that show tickets can also be charged if you can wait to buy them at the hotel. And no, I’ve not yet found a way to charge black jack or slots to the room. Note the maximum points you can earn per transaction for this promotion is 100K points, or a ridiculous $20K per transaction!
This offer is valid from 9/4/12 to 2/28/13, so there’s plenty of time left.
I’ve been to Vegas several times recently and I happened to get a free stay at one of the 13 eligible resorts. If you’re going to Vegas anytime soon I think you’ll find my reviews to be somewhat useful. I reviewed the Mandalay Bay as well as a Cirque du Soleil show, and my friend B.Positive did a write-up of some pretty good food.
MGM Resorts Las Vegas List: Aria, Bellagio, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, THEHotel at Mandalay Bay, Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York New York, Luxor, Excalibur, Circus Circus.
Official Terms and Conditions:
Points offer valid 9/4/12 to 2/28/13. To be eligible to earn bonus points, you must be enrolled in the Membership Rewards program (“Program”) at the time of purchase and you must charge your purchase on an eligible, enrolled American Express Card. Maximum 100,000 points per transaction during promotion period. Bonus points will be credited to your Program account within 6-8 weeks after charges appear on your billing statement. Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms or call 1-800-AXP-EARN (297-3276) for more information. Bonus ID: A3AR.
Purchases can be made at any eligible vendor on location at the 13 Las Vegas MGM Resorts International resorts and must be charged to your room. Your final room bill must be paid with your eligible, enrolled American Express Card to receive 5X points. Offer is subject to promotional availability, and blackout dates apply. MGM Resorts International® is unable to guarantee specific room types and locations; however a sincere effort will be made to accommodate your needs. Offer is not available for existing reservations. This offer is non-transferable, subject to availability, not available to groups or persons attending meetings or conventions, and may not be combined with any other MGM Resorts International promotion. All prices are subject to taxes and/or resort fees and based on double occupancy on a per-night basis. You must be 21 years of age or older. MGM Resorts International reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at its discretion and without prior notice.