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Good Afternoon RCB folks,

 

I am writing at Matt's request to let you know about how my wife and I are going on a free(yes, you read that correctly, free) cruise this March 25th out of Ft. Lauderdale on the Independence of the Seas. 

 

A little background here: I have been "playing" the MyVegas games on mobile and desktops for years. My wife and I usually use the rewards to add weekends to our annual trip to Las Vegas and a free weekend to Biloxi, MS yearly. But, last year RCCL became a sponsor and added discounts for cruises that were meh. This year they added free cabins on select sailings. My wife is a teacher so her vacation time is set in stone. Well as luck would have it, the stars aligned and we secured a reward for a free trip and $250 shipboard credit. The process as stated in the purchase seems straight forward, but, I will document the process for those that come after us.

 

Have a wonderful week

 

Russ Stringer

MAJ (Ret.), US Army

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Surprised to hear that. I played for over a year and cashed them in for a vacation in Vegas last August. Haven't played since. When I first started Royal was a sponsor but then they disappeared and Norwigian appeared. I thought Royal was gone but they must be back.

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Thanks for sharing this, Russ.  Do you have any kind of estimate of the hours required to play to win a cruise?

There is two games, blackjack and slots. Both games give points going towards your profile.

In the games they reward you for getting to the next level, maybe in blackjack you would have to hit on 15 ten times to get to next level.

In both games they give you gambling points daily incase you run out (I bet big and ran out often). So if you check in daily for the free points and play your cards right you should do good.

Focusing on making it to next level is more important than winning points imo.

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They have both PC and Mobile versions, the reward points combine, the "Chips" do not. I am a daily player, but, I just play for a few minutes in the morning (Collecting from my strip hotels, and spinning a daily wheel) and again in the evening for a few minutes. I don't play much, but I am consistent. I spent 750,000 reward points for the cabin, and 100,000 for the $250 Shipboard Credit. I still have ~800,000 reward points. I am a level 1011.

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Good Afternoon RCB folks,

 

I am writing at Matt's request to let you know about how my wife and I are going on a free(yes, you read that correctly, free) cruise this March 25th out of Ft. Lauderdale on the Independence of the Seas. 

 

 

 

Did you find out if a 1099 will be filed on your federal taxes?  

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I spoke with an RCCL rep this afternoon, the process was simple and quick, I needed to pay port tax and gratuities,  I requested an upgrade to a higher class stateroom, and now I am on Deck 6 in a balcony stateroom. (The free one for this cruise was inside, they have offered balcony staterooms on other cruises). I added the reservation number to mycruises, and everything was there. Internet was offered at 30% off, Drink packages at 20% off.

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I am going on this exact cruise for Free As well.. Except I am going Through Royal Caribbean's Casino Program.. I got the email about 3-4 weeks ago offering me a free cruise on select few dates and this ship and sail date was one of them. I upgraded to a promenade inside room for literally $15 a person so I paid a total of $30 plus taxes and fees... so for a 5 night cruise I paid an exact total of $208.77.. Cant really beat that deal!!

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I am going on this exact cruise for Free As well.. Except I am going Through Royal Caribbean's Casino Program.. I got the email about 3-4 weeks ago offering me a free cruise on select few dates and this ship and sail date was one of them. I upgraded to a promenade inside room for literally $15 a person so I paid a total of $30 plus taxes and fees... so for a 5 night cruise I paid an exact total of $208.77.. Cant really beat that deal!!

Very nice... Congrats! We will have to meet up.

 

Russ

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are the MyVegas games free? 

Yes, you can play for free.  Look for MyVegas on Facebook.

 

Be aware it's going to take hundreds of hours to win a cruise though.  I've been playing for a little less than a week, and I've earned 3,140 points.  You need at least 650,000 for a cruise.  But it's a nice little time-waster, and if you visit Vegas you can cash in for other prizes as well.

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I have been "Playing" Daily for 4-5 years. I have never paid a dime. On weekdays, I spend 1 minute collecting from my strip in the morning and another minute in the evening. On Saturday, I start a 500 spin game before I run and shut it off when I return. The secret to my success has been consistency. That said, every year my wife and I have enjoyed free room in Las Vegas, and Biloxi, MS. I still had 1.7 Million Loyalty points before buying this cruise, I still have 922,000 points left. We will spend time in Las Vegas this year and enjoy rooms and shows for free. 

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I am also on this cruise, I received a free cruise offer from Royal.

 

About the MyVegas, I have been playing for about a year. You have to devote a lot of time playing. It takes 50,000 chips to earn $50 OBC, 100,000 to earn $100 OBC and a lot more to earn a free cruise. Right now I have 25,000 chips and am saving them for a free cruise. There is an option where you pick 10, 25, 50, or 100 spins automatically. That way you just have to watch it spin, in case you hit a bonus, but don't have to sit and push the buttons every time. The more you play the more chips you earn. (You only earn 25 bonus chips at a time). I spoke to a woman who between her and her husband earn about a million chips a year but they play about 3 to 4 hours each every day to earn those points. She works and while sitting at her computer at work, she will mute her phone and play automatic spins for a few hours. My work would never have allowed me to do that. 

 

It does take a long time to earn the points so just remember that. You can use the points for stays in hotels in Las Vegas and other things. Just need to look it up online to see the benefits. Also remember to link your phone and FB account together or the points are earned separately and you can't join them together.

 

Candie

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I play, too! I don't have much vacation flexibility, so I've never been able to use one of the free cruises, and I haven't gotten that many points yet (it's usually only offered for a specific cruise). BUT I'm getting ready to book a cruise vacation and definitely plan to cash in some loyalty coins to get $250 OBC. 

 

I've been playing for about 1 year, mostly when I'm at home doing things I just let the wheel spin. I have never spent a dime on the game, but I have enough loyalty coins to get two $250 OBC vouchers.

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They have both PC and Mobile versions, the reward points combine, the "Chips" do not. I am a daily player, but, I just play for a few minutes in the morning (Collecting from my strip hotels, and spinning a daily wheel) and again in the evening for a few minutes. I don't play much, but I am consistent. I spent 750,000 reward points for the cabin, and 100,000 for the $250 Shipboard Credit. I still have ~800,000 reward points. I am a level 1011.

 

Do you just play the blackjack or both blackjack and slots games? I've downloaded both to my phone, but it seems I earn the loyalty "chips" a lot faster in the blackjack game. Maybe because of the amount I'm betting each time? Does the bet size even make a difference?

 

I've unlocked the strip in both games and started going through the challenges, but thus far no ability to "collect from my hotels" as you said. Is that something that only comes after completing some number of the My Strip quests? I'm making a point of getting all three levels on each quest (bronze, silver, and gold), so it's slow progress. I've managed 3,450 loyalty "chips" in about two days, and only level 12 in Blackjack / level 9 in Slots.

 

If you have any other hints on strategy to maximize the loyalty "chip" gains each day besides the automated spins in slots, would love to hear. Given the better growth rate I see in Blackjack, I'm inclined to stick with that one more although it does take appreciably more time to play without an "automated" option.

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So, it sounds like you are playing only the Mobile (IOS or Android) they do not have farming hotels. The PC (Flash) Version does have the hotels that you must build before you can collect.

Yes, I only have the iOS apps at the moment. Sounds like I need to log into FB when I get home and get the Flash versions set up so I can build those hotels! I assume they're important for building up loyalty more quickly (or at least getting more chips to gamble with and get the loyalty that way )

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Roger that. Every time you level on the FB app, it is a bunch of Loyalty. (I am level 1023 and receive 1000 LP every level)

 

Same with the mobile apps. Plus I get loyalty for every X number of plays / spins I make, based on this little meter on the side filling up around 5 times. Currently 100 loyalty in Blackjack app, where I typically do 3 bets at 1,000 chips each per play, and I'd say it's about 30-40 plays to get the 100 loyalty. The game plays fairly at least on the single deck games, so I'm able to win more often than I lose.

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I've definitely found that also playing blackjack really accelerates the earnings. Plus, I personally enjoy playing blackjack a bit more, although it does take a bit more effort. There are times whenever I have earned 2,000+ loyalty points for completing an area or collecting certain cards. That adds up pretty quickly.

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So, it sounds like you are playing only the Mobile (IOS or Android) they do not have farming hotels. The PC (Flash) Version does have the hotels that you must build before you can collect.

 

For kicks I've logged in and farmed the hotels every couple of hours yesterday and today (at Level 19).  Racked up just shy of 30,000 chips which I'll completely lose at the tables tonight, LOL.

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