Caesars Rewards Loyalty Program Review [Previously Total Rewards]

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Caesars Rewards is the loyalty program for all Caesars Resorts properties. Along with its presence on the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars has properties across the country and throughout the world.

Formerly known as Total Rewards, the program has since been rebranded to Caesars Rewards. It has one of the most rewarding casino elite statuses available, thanks to its wide portfolio and generous elite perks such as annual free dinners, waived resort fees, and more.

In this post, we’ll break down the different tiers of elite status, how to achieve them, and all the benefits they offer so that you can get the most out of your Caesars Rewards.

Caesars Resorts Locations

Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Enjoy generous benefits with your elite status at properties like Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Image Credit: Caesars Palace

Elite status with Caesars is valid at all its properties worldwide. Even better, Caesars was acquired by Eldorado in late 2020 which means that your status is valid at all Eldorado properties in addition to Caesars’.

Las Vegas Caesars Resorts

  • Bally’s
  • Caesars Palace
  • The Cromwell
  • Flamingo
  • Harrah’s
  • The Linq
  • Nobu Hotel
  • Paris
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino (soon to be a Hyatt in late 2021 or 2022)

Other U.S. Caesars Resorts

  • Belle of Baton Rouge —Baton Rouge, LA
  • Caesars — Atlantic City, NJ, New Orleans, LA
  • Caesars Republic — Scottsdale, AZ
  • Caesars Southern Indiana — Elizabeth, IN
  • Circus Circus — Reno, NV
  • Eldorado Resort Casino — Reno, NV
  • Eldorado Sciota Downs — Columbus, OH
  • Grand Victoria Casino — Elgin, IL
  • Harrah’s — Atlantic City, NJ, Cherokee, NC, Council Bluffs, IA, Joliet, IL, Kansas City, MO, Lake Tahoe, NV,
  • Laughlin, NV, Metropolis, IL, New Orleans, LA
  • Harrah’s Ak-Chin — Maricopa, AZ
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River — Murphy, NC
  • Harrah’s Gulf Coast — Biloxi, MS
  • Harrah’s Hoosier Park — Anderson, IN
  • Harrah’s Louisiana Downs — Bossier City, LA
  • Harrah’s Northern California — Ione, CA
  • Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack — Philadelphia, PA
  • Harrah’s Resort Southern California — Funner, California
  • Harvey’s — Lake Tahoe, NV
  • Horseshoe — Baltimore, MD, Bossier City, LA, Council Bluffs, IA, Hammond, IN
  • Horseshoe Tunica — Tunica Resorts, MS
  • Indiana Grand — Shelbyville, IN
  • Isle Casino — Pompano, Florida
  • Isle Casino Hotel — Bettendorf, IA, Black Hawk, CO, Waterloo, IA
  • Isle of Capri — Lula, MS
  • Isle of Capri Casino Hotel — Boonville, MO
  • Isle of Capri Lake Charles — Westlake, LA
  • Lady Luck Casino — Black Hawk, CO
  • Lumière Place Casino and Hotel — St. Louis, MO
  • Mid-America Center — Council Bluffs, IA
  • Montbleu Casino Resort and Spa — Lake Tahoe, NV
  • Silver Legacy Resort Casino — Reno, NV
  • Trop — Greenville, MS
  • Tropicana — Atlantic City, NJ, Evansville, IN, Laughlin, NV

International Caesars Resorts

  • Alea Glasgow — U.K.
  • Alea Nottingham — U.K.
  • Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai — U.A.E.
  • Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai — U.A.E.
  • Caesars Windsor — Canada
  • Empire Casino — U.K.
  • Manchester235 — U.K.
  • Playboy London — U.K.
  • Ramses Cairo — Egypt
  • Rendezvous Brighton — U.K.
  • The Sportsman — U.K.

How Caesars Rewards Works

How To Join

Joining the Caesars Rewards program is easy and free. If you’re going to any of its properties, you’ll want to sign up. This is true even if you’re not interested in gaining elite status because any money you spend at Caesars properties will earn you Reward Credits that you can later redeem.

To sign up, you’ll need to navigate to the Caesars Rewards home page. You’ll then click Sign In at the top right corner. A pop-up will open, allowing you to create a new account.

Caesars Rewards home page
Image Credit: Caesars Resorts

Depending on if you’ve already got a Caesars Rewards number (if, for instance, you joined the program in-person and need online access) or not, you’ll fill out a different form that includes your personal information.

That’s it! You’ll have your shiny new rewards number and you’ll be able to get a digital copy of your membership card on the Caesars app. You can also go to a Caesars Rewards Center at one of its hotels to sign up or grab a hard copy of your card (just remember your valid photo ID!).

Hot Tip: You must be at least 21 years old to sign up for a Caesars Rewards account (or 19 years old to visit Caesars Windsor).

Tier Credits

As a Caesars Rewards member, you gain elite status based on how many Tier Credits you earn in a calendar year. These Tier Credits can be earned in a variety of ways, like hotel rooms, shopping, dining, spa services, and gambling.

Caesars will also give you bonuses on your Tier Credits if you earn a certain amount each day:

Earned Tier Credits in a DayBonus Tier Credits Awarded
500125
1001,000
2,5005,000
5,00010,000

Reward Credits

Caesars Harrahs Southern California Lazy River
Your Reward Credits can be redeemed for free hotel stays at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. Image Credit: Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Separate from Caesars Tier Credits, Reward Credits are earned from a broader array of activities and can be redeemed for a variety of things. Caesars will give you a fixed value for your Reward Credits depending on how and where you redeem them. Generally speaking, 200 Reward Credits will equal $1, though you can find redemptions where they’re worth more. Your credits can be used at restaurants, hotel stays, shopping — basically anything you can find at a Caesars property.

Earning Reward Credits

Caesars has tons of ways to earn Reward Credits:

  • Hotels
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Spa services
  • Gambling
  • Caesars Rewards Dining
  • Using the Caesars Shopping Portal
  • Holding meetings at Caesars Resorts
  • Transferring in Wyndham Rewards points
  • Paying your energy bill with NRG Home
  • Completing guest surveys

Redeeming Reward Credits

Like we mentioned, you can redeem your Reward Credits for many different activities. While a lot of these take place at Caesars resorts, additional partnerships also mean that you can redeem your Reward Credits off-property.

  • Free play
  • Entry into the World Series of Poker
  • Hotel stays
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Show tickets
  • Spa services
  • Caesars Rewards Live Events — good for tickets to sporting events, concert tickets, and theater events nationwide
  • Caesars Rewards eCatalog — features a variety of items such as gift cards, electronics, and housewares
  • Transfers to Wyndham Rewards — Reward Credits transfer at a 1:1 ratio to Wyndham Rewards.

Caesars Rewards Elite Tier Levels

Restaurant Guy Savoy Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Elite status can give you a free meal at restaurants like Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Image Credit: Caesars Resorts

There are 6 levels of elite status that you can achieve within the Caesars Rewards program, each offering varying amounts of perks, with most rewards beginning at the Diamond level. It’s important to remember that elite status benefits are cumulative, which means that you’ll receive the benefits of all lower elite statuses in addition to those you’re entitled to at a higher level when you reach a new tier of status.

Gold: 0 to 4,999 Tier Credits

  • Discounted hotel stays
  • 1 free night in Las Vegas or Atlantic City for every 5,000 Tier Credits earned, up to 7 free days (good through the end of 2021)
  • Presale access to select shows
  • Discounted rate at Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas
  • Earn Great Gift Wrap-Up points at select Caesars Rewards casinos
  • Special member pricing at participating restaurants

Platinum: 5,000 to 14,999 Tier Credits

  • Ability to gift 5,000 Tier Credits to a friend 2x per year
  • 15% discount at casino shops
  • Complimentary valet and self-parking
  • Complimentary stay at Atlantis, Paradise Island
  • Tier status match to Wyndham
  • 10% discount on Norwegian cruises

Diamond: 15,000 to 24,999 Tier Credits

  • 15% off best available room rates
  • Waived resort fees on all hotel stays
  • 2 free show tickets each month
  • 2 free nights at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai — only valid for earned elite status holders, not matched or gifted status
  • 72 hour guaranteed room availability
  • $100 annual celebration dinner
  • 20% discount at casino shops
  • Priority lines at hotel check-in, restaurants, the Caesars Rewards Center, and casino cages
  • Access to the VIP reservation phone line
  • Access to the Laurel Lounge — not free, will cost 1,000 Reward Credits per entry
  • 20% discount on Norwegian cruises

Diamond Plus: 25,000 to 74,999 Tier Credits

  • Complimentary access to the Laurel Lounge

Diamond Elite: 75,000 to 149,999 Tier Credits

  • $600 airfare credit to Las Vegas
  • Earn Great Gift Wrap-Up points at all Caesars Rewards casinos

Seven Stars: 150,000+ Tier Credits

  • Upgrade to the best available room at check-in
  • Early check-in and late checkout
  • $500 annual celebration dinner
  • 25% discount at casino shops
  • Up to $1,200 in airfare and transportation to any Caesars Rewards destination, as well as a $500 dining folio
  • Complimentary elite status for a companion
  • Invitation to Signature Events
  • Eligibility for Seven Stars Signature Experiences
  • 30% discount on Norwegian cruises
  • Complimentary cruise on Norwegian
  • 15% discount on the Caesars eCatalog

Bottom Line: Elite status is earned at Caesars by the number of Tier Credits you earn in a calendar year. Although there are 6 different levels of elite status, you’ll start seeing most of your benefits beginning at the Diamond level. 

Caesars Rewards Partners

Caesars has partnered with a number of different companies to offer discounts, special pricing, and more for its reward program members.

Wyndham

Caesars has a reciprocal relationship with Wyndham, which means that you can directly match your elite statuses between the 2 programs.

You can also transfer points at a 1:1 ratio between the pair.

Status Match From Caesars to Wyndham
Caesars Rewards StatusMatched Status to Wyndham
GoldN/A
PlatinumPlatinum
DiamondDiamond
Diamond PlusDiamond
Diamond EliteDiamond
Seven StarsDiamond

Hot Tip: Wyndham members can choose to earn Wyndham points for their Caesars stays at a rate of 10x Wyndham points per dollar or a minimum of 1,000 points on their eligible stays. To be eligible, room rates must be more than $25 per night and the room must be booked through the Wyndham website. 

Status Match From Wyndham to Caesars
Wyndham StatusMatched Status to Caesars Rewards
BlueN/A
GoldN/A
PlatinumPlatinum
DiamondDiamond

Cruise Lines

Depending on your elite status, you can save between 10% and 30% on cruises with Norwegian Cruise Line. Caesars has also partnered with Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises — Seven Stars members get a 20% discount, Diamond members a 10% discount, and Platinum members a 5% discount.

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Caesars Rewards members can earn up to 30x Reward Credits per dollar spent at 1-800-Flowers.com.

Maximizing Caesars Rewards Elite Status

Atlantis Paradise Island
Platinum members and above receive a free stay each year at Atlantis Paradise Island. Image Credit: Marriott

There’s no doubt that the Caesars Rewards program can be very lucrative, but it can be confusing to figure out the best ways to maximize the status that you do have, especially as benefits vary according to level. Make sure you don’t miss out on these perks:

Atlantis Bahamas Stays

The free stay you’ll receive in the Bahamas is different depending on your elite status, though no one is ever going to turn down a free stay, right? This benefit renews annually, so you’ll be able to hit the Bahamas every year. Here’s what you’ll receive as an elite member.

Elite StatusHotel Benefit During Peak TimesHotel Benefit During Off-Peak Times (January, February, May, June, September & October)
Gold
  • Discounted rate for a Royal or Coral room, starting at $200 per night
  • $25 in Freeplay
  • Discounted rate for a Royal or Coral room, starting at $150 per night
  • $25 in Freeplay
 

Platinum

  • Complimentary 2-night stay in a Royal or Coral room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $150 per night
  • Access to Aquaventure
  • Complimentary 3-night stay in a Royal or Coral room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $120 per night
  • $25 in Freeplay
  • Access to Aquaventure
Diamond
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Royal or Coral room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $150 per night
  • $75 in Freeplay
  • Access to Aquaventure
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Royal or Coral room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $120 per night
  • $100 in Freeplay
  • Access to Aquaventure
Diamond Plus
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Royal room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $150 per night
  • $100 in Freeplay
  • Access to Aquaventure
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Royal or Coral room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $120 per night
  • $100 in Freeplay
  • Access to Aquaventure
Diamond Elite
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Deluxe Ocean Suite in a Cove room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $200 per night
  • $100 in Freeplay
  • VIP check-in
  • Access to Aquaventure and the adults-only pool at The Cove
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Royal room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $150 per night
  • $100 in Freeplay
  • VIP check-in
  • Access to Aquaventure
Seven Stars, between 150,000 and 499,999 Tier Credits
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Deluxe Ocean Suite in a Cove room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $200 per night
  • Waived resort fees
  • $50 per day resort credit
  • $200 in Freeplay
  • VIP check-in
  • Access to Aquaventure and the adults-only pool at The Cove
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Studio Suite in a Reef room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $200 per night
  • Waived resort fees
  • $50 per day resort credit
  • $200 in Freeplay
  • VIP check-in
  • Access to Aquaventure
Seven Stars, between 500,000 and 999,999 Tier Credits
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Deluxe Ocean Suite in a Cove room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $200 per night
  • Waived resort fees and maid gratuities
  • $150 per day resort credit
  • $250 for airfare
  • VIP check-in
  • Second room for $199 per night
  • Access to Aquaventure and the adults-only pool at The Cove
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Studio Suite in a Reef room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $200 per night
  • Waived resort fees and maid gratuities
  • $100 per day resort credit
  • $250 for airfare
  • VIP check-in
  • Second room for $193 per night
  • Access to Aquaventure
Seven Stars, over 1,000,000 Tier Credits
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Deluxe Ocean Suite in a Cove room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $200 per night
  • Waived resort fees and maid gratuities
  • $200 per day resort credit
  • $250 for airfare
  • Limo transportation to and from the airport
  • VIP check-in
  • Complimentary second room
  • Access to Aquaventure and the adults-only pool at The Cove
  • Complimentary 4-night stay in a Studio Suite in a Reef room
  • Discounted rate for 2 additional nights, starting at $200 per night
  • Waived resort fees and maid gratuities
  • $200 per day resort credit
  • $250 for airfare
  • Limo transportation to and from the airport
  • VIP check-in
  • Complimentary second room
  • Access to Aquaventure

Celebration Dinner

The Total Rewards Diamond Celebration Dinner, now known as the Caesars Rewards Diamond celebration dinner, is a $100 annual credit available to Diamond members. Seven Stars members, meanwhile, receive a $500 annual dinner credit. These dinners can be redeemed at most Caesars restaurant locations, including Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Atlantic City. The dinner expires each year on January 31st. The $100 Diamond elite celebration dinner must be used all at once, while the $500 Seven Stars dinner can be used in increments. 

Laurel Lounge Access

Diamond members and above have access to Laurel Lounges. These lounges are located in certain Caesars Resorts and offer free food, free drinks, and a quiet escape from the casino.

Diamond Plus, Diamond Elite, and Seven Stars members have complimentary access to the Laurel Lounge. Regular Diamond members have to pay 1,000 Reward Credits if they want to enter. It may seem hard to earn that many credits, especially if you’re not a gambler, so many folks opt to transfer over 1,000 Wyndham points as a quick and easy solution.

Status Matches

Caesars Rewards elite members have a plethora of options when it comes to matching their statuses at other chains.

  • Wyndham — As mentioned previously, Caesars and Wyndham members can match their statuses over indefinitely. This is a good way to maintain permanent elite status.
  • Eldorado — After Eldorado purchased Caesars in 2019, the 2 programs became reciprocal. You can link and match your Caesars status to both Fan Club and Club GVC.
  • Caesars U.K. — Platinum and Diamond Caesars Rewards members can match their elite status to Caesars U.K. In addition to reciprocal status, members can transfer their Rewards Credits to Caesars U.K. at a 2:1 ratio.
  • Turning Stone — Platinum, Diamond, and Seven Stars elite members can match their statuses over to Turning Stone Resort Casino for Ruby, Onyx, or Sapphire status.

Hot Tip: See how M life Rewards, the loyalty program for MGM Resorts, compares to Caesars Rewards in our detailed guide.

Which Credit Cards Should You Use at Caesars?

Caesars Rewards® Visa® Credit Card

Caesars Rewards credit card
Image Credit: Caesars Resorts

The Caesars Rewards card earns Reward Credits that you can redeem at Caesars or its partners.

With this card, you’ll earn:

  • 10,000 Reward Credit bonus when you spend $750 in purchases in the first 90 days
  • 5 Reward Credits for every dollar spent at Caesars Rewards locations
  • 2 Reward Credits for every dollar spent at gas stations, grocery stores, and airlines
  • 1 Reward Credits per dollar everywhere else

Reward Credits do not expire for cardholders who use their card once at least every 6 months. Because Caesars usually values its own Reward Credits at a half-cent each, you’ll be earning 2.5% back on your spend at Caesars.

You’ll also be upgraded to Platinum for a year after making 1 purchase with your card within the first 90 days. But while Platinum status is nice, there are better options for your spending at Caesars Resorts.

Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card

A longtime favorite in the travel community, the Chase Sapphire Reserve card is a premium travel card that earns 3x Ultimate Rewards points on all travel and dining purchases. We value each point at 2 cents each, which means those 3x points will be worth 6% back on your hotel and dining spending at Caesars. The card also comes with a $300 annual travel credit, along with a whole host of other perks.

Citi Prestige® Card

Another high-end travel rewards card, the Citi Prestige card offers 5x ThankYou Points at restaurants and air travel, as well as 3x on hotels. We value each ThankYou Point at 1.6 cents each, which means you’ll be getting a 4.8% return on your hotel and an 8% return for your dining.

FoundersCard

Although the FoundersCard is not a credit card, it does have some pretty sweet benefits. FoundersCard brands itself as a small-business-oriented community offering lifestyle benefits in exchange for an annual fee. The fee varies depending on how you get the card but can range anywhere from $395 to upwards of $500 each year. Along with the fee comes a host of perks, including complimentary Caesars Rewards Diamond status to cardholders.

Final Thoughts

The Caesars Rewards program is one of the most rewarding options out there. From free food to waived resort fees, its members are entitled to some very generous perks across its locations worldwide.

Even if you’re not a gambler, Caesars Rewards has something for everyone. Best of all, becoming a Caesars elite member is easy — from Wyndham status matches to FoundersCard holders, earning and keeping status is simple.


The information regarding the Caesars Rewards® Visa® Credit Card, Citi Prestige® Card, and FoundersCard was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 


Frequently asked questions

What casinos use Caesars Rewards?

Caesars Resorts has locations around the world, but its most recognizable are those in Las Vegas:

  • Bally’s
  • Caesars Palace
  • The Cromwell
  • Flamingo
  • Harrah’s
  • The Linq
  • Nobu Hotel
  • Paris
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino (soon to be a Hyatt in late 2021 or 2022)

Is Caesars Rewards the same as Total Rewards?

It is! Caesars Rewards was previously known as Total Rewards. It has since rebranded.

How do I check my Caesars Rewards points?

Checking your Reward Credit balance is simple. You just need to log in to your Caesars Rewards account and navigate to your home page.

How do I earn Total Rewards Tier Credits fast?

The fastest way to earn Tier Credits is by earning a lot in 1 day. This can be achieved by shopping, gambling, hotel rooms, and more. Caesars will award you bonus Tier Credits based on how much you spend in a single day.

Where can I use Total Rewards credits?

You can use Caesars Rewards Credits at Caesars locations. Caesars has also partnered with several other companies so that you can redeem your rewards with them, as well.

How much are Total Rewards credits worth?

Caesars Reward Credits are usually valued at around half a cent each.

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About Carissa Rawson

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