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I started playing myVEGAS games on PC and mobile when I saw Matt's video on how to get a free cruise.  Shortly after I started, the free cruise rewards were always sold out until they were taken down completely, but there are still rewards for low percentage discounts, onboard credit, and casino freeplay available.  I recently used the 10% off wildcard discount to book a cruise in January, but it comes with the slight drawback of having to use RC's internal travel agents instead of my own.  I was also able to score some free and discounted drinks on my recent trip to vegas, and may be able to use it locally now they've added a bowling partner.

Anyone else grinding away on myVEGAS primarily to take some of the sing off cruise prices?  Anyone get a freebie before they were taken down?  Its a pity the free ones are discontinued, I have enough credits now for what would have been two 4 day cruises.

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My husband was lucky enough to "win" the "free" cruise. Granted this isn't the itinerary or ship we would like, but for the price it will be just fine  (especially after this past year)?

When we called to book the cruise we asked about cabin upgrades. If we kept the inside cabin, we would have only paid about $98 (tax and port fees). We decided to upgrade to a balcony cabin and only paid $469!

On our cruise last January, I had enough saved up to get a $50 on board credit (I think my husband did too and we were able to combine to get $100 OBC). I tried to get the $100 OBC for this cruise and unfortunately you can only redeem one benefit/person/booking.

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I didn't have enough points before the freebie cruises were removed (thanks COVID) but I did get enough to add on $100 OBC which was great and I still have points left over.

I haven't opened the app much since the pandemic, but I will get back into it now that cruises are coming back. I imagine the freebies might come back by 2022 when cruises are more back to normal.

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4 hours ago, joberry57 said:

I've always missed out on the free cruises.  I did get a $100 OBC on my last cruise.  Unfortunately they now require the sailing to be within 12 months and both of my upcoming cruises are too far out.

Most of my cruises are also too far out to take advantage of their offers.  But I get OBC's whenever possible or 10% off.    I have always used my own TA and never had any issues with that.  Never had to use another agent just to get these offers.

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2 hours ago, CrimsonCruiser said:

I haven't opened the app much since the pandemic, but I will get back into it now that cruises are coming back. I imagine the freebies might come back by 2022 when cruises are more back to normal.

if you delete the app and re-install it after approx 90 days, they will give you a "welcome back" reward.  I have received between 100k-500k Loyalty Points each time.  I cycle through their other mobile apps such as Konami, Blackjack and Pop Slots.  It is the easiest way to collect enough Loyalty Points for the $100 OBC voucher.

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15 hours ago, Rose City Cruiser said:

if you delete the app and re-install it after approx 90 days, they will give you a "welcome back" reward.  I have received between 100k-500k Loyalty Points each time.  I cycle through their other mobile apps such as Konami, Blackjack and Pop Slots.  It is the easiest way to collect enough Loyalty Points for the $100 OBC voucher.

I may give that a try! I'm always down for extra points!

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You pretty much have to check the rewards everyday.  You can also join a group called MyVegas Friends https://www.facebook.com/groups/OriginalMyVegasFriends and follow the rewards refresh post.  This is the second group of cruises I have seen post COVID.  I've gotten 1 out of Galveston in December and one of the 3 day out of LA.  There does not appear to be any pattern, so who knows when they will add more.  I believe they may be planning to revive their rewards from Carnival and NCL at some point in the future, but I could be wrong.

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I've also been able to use the 10% and a $100 OBC reward. I took a break from MyVEGAS for a while, but now I'm back and continuing to play, and have a nice amount of reward points socked away for if and when new RC rewards come sailing along. 

On 7/22/2021 at 3:20 PM, Kayleigh said:

When we called to book the cruise we asked about cabin upgrades. If we kept the inside cabin, we would have only paid about $98 (tax and port fees). We decided to upgrade to a balcony cabin and only paid $469!

That's awesome to hear that an upgrade paid off so well! ?

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On 7/22/2021 at 5:40 PM, Linda R said:

Most of my cruises are also too far out to take advantage of their offers.  But I get OBC's whenever possible or 10% off.    I have always used my own TA and never had any issues with that.  Never had to use another agent just to get these offers.

Do you have to book after you redeem that reward or could I book now and apply it to that sailing when it comes?

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Last week I won the $100 OBC which I put towards our November cruise. I had booked that cruise about 4 weeks before winning that prize.

A couple days ago I won the 10% off prize, which I am putting towards our June '22 cruise. That cruise we booked a couple months ago. I'm still waiting for the confirmation on that one though. Crossing my fingers there was no fine print to deny that one.

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1 hour ago, columbus_cruiser said:

Do you have to book after you redeem that reward or could I book now and apply it to that sailing when it comes?

The reward has an expiration date (November 12 right now) and must be used within 30 days of the original reservation.  There are also limits on combining it with some other offers.  For example I cannot use it on a cruise I booked with a MyVegas reward.  As with all rules though, your mileage may vary, but it has gotten much better since there is a specific MyVegas team within the Casino Royale team to work with the rewards.

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4 hours ago, columbus_cruiser said:

Do you have to book after you redeem that reward or could I book now and apply it to that sailing when it comes?

Once you redeem award you have 30 days to apply it to a new cruise.  Usually sailing within 1 year.  So, I book cruise and then redeem a reward right away.  I just did 2 of them this week.

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2 hours ago, Nate Y said:

You weren't able to use them both on the same cruise were you?  They told me when I used the 10% wildcard I couldn't combine it with other offers.

Nope, not the same cruise -- sorry for the confusion. I just meant you can redeem for both...getting one doesn't preclude you from getting the other.

I'm calling tomorrow to put the 10% on one upcoming cruise, and the OBC on another.

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By the by...does anybody have any experience with getting MyVegas points refunds after a cancellation? I know that customer service was doing them for the cruises RCCL cancelled in the Dark Times, but just curious if plans were to change and I had to cancel, are they as receptive to the refund requests?

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On 7/22/2021 at 3:20 PM, Kayleigh said:

On our cruise last January, I had enough saved up to get a $50 on board credit (I think my husband did too and we were able to combine to get $100 OBC). I tried to get the $100 OBC for this cruise and unfortunately you can only redeem one benefit/person/booking.

I don't think you can.

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