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SPG:

Shraton Atlantic City Category: 3 Address: Two Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 United States
Phone: (609) 344-3535

IHG:

Holiday Inn Address: 655 White Horse Pike Route 30e   Absecon ,  New Jersey   08201   United States Phone: (609) 383-9070

Marriott:

Courtyard Marriott Category: 6 Address: 1212 Pacific Avenue · Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 USA Phone: (609) 345-7070

Fairfield Inn Category: 4 Address: 405 E Absecon Blvd · Absecon, New Jersey 08201 USA Phone: (609) 646-5000

Activities:

The main activities in AC are the Beaches, Boardwalk, and many Casinos. However there are other nice attractions that are fun for a family.

Note: many of the attractions listed below are located on the boardwalk as that is the main attraction in AC. Needless to say it cannot be missed.

Absecon Lighthouse is a historic light house that can be climbed for an incredible view. Address: 31 South Rhode Island Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Phone: (609) 449-1360 Price: Children: $4 Adults: $7.

AC Dreamin' 3D Light Show is a new and innovative free outdoor light show. shows are in the evening and run evey half hour. This is one activity on the boar walk you won't want to miss! Address: Boardwalk Hall located at 2301 Boardwalk at the center of the world-famous AC Boardwalk between Georgia and Mississippi Avenues at Kennedy Plaza. Phone: (609) 348-7100 Price: Free. THEY STOPPED DOING IT AS OF MAY 2017

Ripley's Believe It or Not similar to the other Ripley's, but this one has a lock of George Washington's hair. Address: 1441 Boardwalk  Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Phone: (609) 347-2001 Price: Child: $10 Adult: $16

ATLANTIC CITY ART CENTER an unparalleled opportunity to view the work of noted national and regional artists with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. Address: Garden Pier on Boardwalk at New Jersey Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Phone: 609-347-5837 Price: Free

Casinos can be found here. Notable ones are The Borgata, Caesar's, Revel, Harra's, and The Trump Taj Mahal.

The Pier Shops located in Ceaser's is a fantastic little mall. It has stores to go shopping in, but more importantly it has great views of the beach with rocking chairs to relax in. Also there is a free water and light show that runs multiple times an hour. This place is definitely worth checking out. Address: One Atlantic Ocean Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Phone: (609) 345-3100 Price: Free

Aquariumis a fun place to get out of the heat or cold and take the family to see sea creatures. Address: 800 North New Hampshire Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Phone: 609-348-2880 Price: Children: $5 Adults: $8

Imax Theater at the Tropicana is the only Giant Screen Certified IMAX Theatre in Southern New Jersey and the only movie theatre in Atlantic City. Address: 2831 Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Phone: 1-800-345-8767 Price: Varies based on times and show.

Steel pier amusement park is another attraction on the AC board walk that is not to be missed. This is a classic boardwalk amusment park with many fun rides. Address: 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ NJ 08401 Phone: (609) 345-4893 Price: You can pay per ride or buy an unlimited wristband for $40.

Restaurants:

Bubbies Bistro (Dairy, Cholov Yisroel) Address: 5205 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406. Phone: (609) 822-7200 Hashgacha: Star-K

Chabad Kosher Dining Hall (Meat) Address: 6605 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406. Phone: (609) 300-6133

Shalom Pita Kosher Grill Atlantic City (Meat) Address: 6514 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406. Phone: (609) 800-3686

James' Candy (Dairy, Cholov Stam) Address: 1519 Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Phone: (609) 344-1519 Hashgacha: OK Organized Kashrus Laboratories

Shari's Bistro Address: 800 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244.

Minyanim:

Chabad at the Shore Address: 6412 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor NJ 08406
Shabbos Minyanim: Friday Night - Summer - 7:15pm, Winter - 5:30pm Shabbos Morning - Summer - 9:00am Winter - 9:30am Kiddish - 12:00 Sunday Morning - 9:15am (Summer Only) Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport - Phone: 609-992-4100 Website:

Rodef Shalom Orthodox Synagogue Address: 4609 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Shachris: Weekdays-8:00 a.m., Sundays-8:30 a.m. Shabbos- 9:00 a.m. Mincha & Marrive: Summer - 7:00pm Winter - Sundown Rabbi Max Fox Phone: (609) 345-4580

Zichron Trocki Mivilna Shul In Margate Address: 8223 Fulton Avenue Margate, NJ Shabbos Morning @ 9:30 a.m. Phone : (609) 822-8500

Young Israel of Margate Address: 8401 Ventnor Ave. Margate NJ 08402 Minyanim: Sunday morning minyan 8 a.m. M-F morning minyan 6:45 a.m. Rosh Chodesh morning minyan 6:30 a.m. Sunday – Thurs. Eve Minyan 10 min. prior to Shkiah Kabbalat Shabbat Fri. eve same time as candle lighting Shabbos & Yom Tov Shacharis 9 a.m. Shabbos Mincha & Seuda Ma’ariv & Havdalah – 65 min. before Shabbos ends. Phone: (609) 287-2412 

Shabbos:

Shabbat-in-a-box Address: 43 S. Plaza Pl. Atlantic City, NJ Call Tova at Phone: 609-992-4900 Orders must be placed by Thursday 4 pm Website: http://www.chabadac.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/941364/jewish/Shabbat-in-a-Box.htm

Babysitting:

Frum babysitter call ELLA Phone: 609-992-5522

Mikva:

Mikvah Israel of Atlantic County Address: 8223 Fulton Ave Margate, NJ. Phone: 609-822-9797 or Tova at 609-992-4900
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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #220 on: July 30, 2018, 03:13:33 PM »
Any more info? A location? Phone #?
Here is their phone number 609-800-3686
6514 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor, NJ 08406
https://shalom-pita-kosher-ac.business.site
Small menu (burgers, falafel, schnitzel etc) but very good.

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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #221 on: July 30, 2018, 03:15:27 PM »
Here is their phone number 609-800-3686
6514 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor, NJ 08406
https://shalom-pita-kosher-ac.business.site
Small menu (burgers, falafel, schnitzel etc) but very good.
I was in AC on Thursday. But this is good for future use, if they're still around.
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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #222 on: November 24, 2018, 08:42:01 PM »
Status Matching our way through Atlantic City Trip Report

October 10th a deal (https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/hotel-deals/match-hotel-status-wyndham-caesars-total-rewards-free-stays/) was posted to match to Wyndham top tier Diamond status. The status match is currently still being offered at the time of this post. Easiest way for most people to match to Diamond, would be from IHG Platinum status, obtained for free with the IHG Credit Card from Chase.

From Wyndham Diamond you can get a status match to Caesars Total Rewards Diamond status (https://www.caesars.com/total-rewards/tr-partners/wyndham_resorts). With the Diamond status on account, we booked a night at Caesars Atlantic City for $33+tax. Resort fee is waived for Diamond members. Room we booked was in the Ocean Tower.

To get to Atlantic City, we decided to go with Greyhound Lucky Streak. Greyhound can be booked online (in-advance) for about $20-30 RT. If purchased in the station, it costs a flat rate of $44 RT. A $25 Slot Credit is offered only when the tickets are purchased in the station. The $25 credit is offered from the Casino's. So the credit you get would depend on the Hotel where you get dropped off at.

The Greyhound buses leave from the lower level of Port Authority at gate 80. There is a bus that leaves to Atlantic City about every half hour. You can stand on line to go on any bus time, for the same date of your ticket. Return ticket is open ended and may be used anytime within 4 days of the outbound ticket.

We took a 3:30pm bus to Resorts Hotel. Bus for this trip was from the older non-refurbished buses. There were no outlets at the seats. Bus was probably about 65% full.

At Resorts Hotel we were offered a $25 slot machine credit from the hotel. The credit must be used before 6:00am the following day. Resorts no longer offers a match to Caesars Diamond status.

A quick note about Slot Credits: SC's cannot be cashed out at face value. You get slot machine comped credit loaded on to your card. That card can be used in the machines. Any money you win by playing the slots, can be withdrawn and turned into cash.

From Resorts we walked the 15 minutes over to Caesars Atlantic City to check in. We were assigned a room on the 8th floor of the hotel with a partial ocean view. Caesars issued the Diamond cards for us from our account and offered a choice of either $10 Table credit or a free beverage worth up to $10.

With the Diamond cards in hand we walked over to Hard Rock Atlantic City for a status match. Hard Rock offered to match us to HR Rock Royalty Wild Card status (https://www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com/promotions/wild-card-tier-match).

Benefits of the match include:
1) 2 free nights at Hard Rock Atlantic City. Must be used within 3 months.
2) $100 free slot machine credit. Must be used within 7 days.
3) Legends Lounge or Fresh Harvest Buffet access for 2. Must be used within 30 days.
4) 2 Tickets to Motor City Live.
5) 2 Tickets to Howie Mandel Comedy Club.

We headed into the Casino to use our credit and were able to convert it into cash at about 80% value each.

From there we walked 7 minutes over to Ocean Resort. Ocean no longer offers a match to Caesars Diamond status. They did offer a $15 SC for signing up to an Ocean Premier member card. Got about 200% cash value using it at the slots. At that time it was 11:30pm so we took a ~$6 uber back to Caesars for the night.

In the morning we walked 5 minutes over to the Starbucks at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Tropicana does not offer a match to Caesars Diamond status. They did offer a $5 SC for signing up to a Trop Advantage member card.

We took a ~$7 uber from there to Borgata Atlantic City. Borgata offered to match us to MLife Gold status (https://www.theborgata.com/casino/m-life-rewards/m-life-rewards-gold-trade-up), valid through September 2020.

Benefits of the match include:
1) 1 free night at Borgata Atlantic City. Must be used within 3 months.
2) $100 free slot machine credit or table credit. Must be used within 30 days.
3) Amphora Lounge or Borgata Buffet access for 2. Must be used within 30 days.

We headed into the Casino to use our credit and were able to convert it into cash at about 90% value each.

The Amphora Lounge at the Borgata is one level down from the Casino. Not very comfortable or relaxing place IMO. We took a ~$7 uber from there back to Hard Rock and accessed the Legends Lounge. This Lounge was way better and calmer place to relax.

We took a bus back that night. This bus was a newer bus with double outlets at each seat and working WiFi.

Post Trip: MLife Gold Status (from Borgata match) gets you Hyatt mid-tier Explorist status (https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/en/rewards/other-partnerships.html). Simply enter MLife and Hyatt account number online to have the accounts linked and status updates instantly.

Benefits of the match include:
1) Receive 4 Club lounge access awards which include breakfast daily.
2) Enjoy an upgraded room based on availability at check-in, excluding suites and rooms with Club lounge access.

Special thanks to @thewhoareyou for this thread - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=95340.0.

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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #223 on: November 24, 2018, 08:48:08 PM »
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Great write up!!!
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #224 on: November 24, 2018, 08:49:21 PM »

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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #225 on: November 24, 2018, 08:51:58 PM »
Thank you @Yaalili , I am doing the match from Hilton Diamond.
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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #226 on: November 25, 2018, 04:01:30 PM »
Status Matching our way through Atlantic City Trip Report

October 10th a deal (https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/hotel-deals/match-hotel-status-wyndham-caesars-total-rewards-free-stays/) was posted to match to Wyndham top tier Diamond status. The status match is currently still being offered at the time of this post. Easiest way for most people to match to Diamond, would be from IHG Platinum status, obtained for free with the IHG Credit Card from Chase.

From Wyndham Diamond you can get a status match to Caesars Total Rewards Diamond status (https://www.caesars.com/total-rewards/tr-partners/wyndham_resorts). With the Diamond status on account, we booked a night at Caesars Atlantic City for $33+tax. Resort fee is waived for Diamond members. Room we booked was in the Ocean Tower.

To get to Atlantic City, we decided to go with Greyhound Lucky Streak. Greyhound can be booked online (in-advance) for about $20-30 RT. If purchased in the station, it costs a flat rate of $44 RT. A $25 Slot Credit is offered only when the tickets are purchased in the station. The $25 credit is offered from the Casino's. So the credit you get would depend on the Hotel where you get dropped off at.

The Greyhound buses leave from the lower level of Port Authority at gate 80. There is a bus that leaves to Atlantic City about every half hour. You can stand on line to go on any bus time, for the same date of your ticket. Return ticket is open ended and may be used anytime within 4 days of the outbound ticket.

We took a 3:30pm bus to Resorts Hotel. Bus for this trip was from the older non-refurbished buses. There were no outlets at the seats. Bus was probably about 65% full.

At Resorts Hotel we were offered a $25 slot machine credit from the hotel. The credit must be used before 6:00am the following day. Resorts no longer offers a match to Caesars Diamond status.

A quick note about Slot Credits: SC's cannot be cashed out at face value. You get slot machine comped credit loaded on to your card. That card can be used in the machines. Any money you win by playing the slots, can be withdrawn and turned into cash.

From Resorts we walked the 15 minutes over to Caesars Atlantic City to check in. We were assigned a room on the 8th floor of the hotel with a partial ocean view. Caesars issued the Diamond cards for us from our account and offered a choice of either $10 Table credit or a free beverage worth up to $10.

With the Diamond cards in hand we walked over to Hard Rock Atlantic City for a status match. Hard Rock offered to match us to HR Rock Royalty Wild Card status (https://www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com/promotions/wild-card-tier-match).

Benefits of the match include:
1) 2 free nights at Hard Rock Atlantic City. Must be used within 3 months.
2) $100 free slot machine credit. Must be used within 7 days.
3) Legends Lounge or Fresh Harvest Buffet access for 2. Must be used within 30 days.
4) 2 Tickets to Motor City Live.
5) 2 Tickets to Howie Mandel Comedy Club.

We headed into the Casino to use our credit and were able to convert it into cash at about 80% value each.

From there we walked 7 minutes over to Ocean Resort. Ocean no longer offers a match to Caesars Diamond status. They did offer a $15 SC for signing up to an Ocean Premier member card. Got about 200% cash value using it at the slots. At that time it was 11:30pm so we took a ~$6 uber back to Caesars for the night.

In the morning we walked 5 minutes over to the Starbucks at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Tropicana does not offer a match to Caesars Diamond status. They did offer a $5 SC for signing up to a Trop Advantage member card.

We took a ~$7 uber from there to Borgata Atlantic City. Borgata offered to match us to MLife Gold status (https://www.theborgata.com/casino/m-life-rewards/m-life-rewards-gold-trade-up), valid through September 2020.

Benefits of the match include:
1) 1 free night at Borgata Atlantic City. Must be used within 3 months.
2) $100 free slot machine credit or table credit. Must be used within 30 days.
3) Amphora Lounge or Borgata Buffet access for 2. Must be used within 30 days.

We headed into the Casino to use our credit and were able to convert it into cash at about 90% value each.

The Amphora Lounge at the Borgata is one level down from the Casino. Not very comfortable or relaxing place IMO. We took a ~$7 uber from there back to Hard Rock and accessed the Legends Lounge. This Lounge was way better and calmer place to relax.

We took a bus back that night. This bus was a newer bus with double outlets at each seat and working WiFi.

Post Trip: MLife Gold Status (from Borgata match) gets you Hyatt mid-tier Explorist status (https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/en/rewards/other-partnerships.html). Simply enter MLife and Hyatt account number online to have the accounts linked and status updates instantly.

Benefits of the match include:
1) Receive 4 Club lounge access awards which include breakfast daily.
2) Enjoy an upgraded room based on availability at check-in, excluding suites and rooms with Club lounge access.

Special thanks to @thewhoareyou for this thread - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=95340.0.

Wow amazing!

I love how you write the price of everything! ;)

The last benefits that you wrote about are Hyatt?

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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #227 on: November 25, 2018, 04:32:08 PM »
Wow amazing!

I love how you write the price of everything! ;)

The last benefits that you wrote about are Hyatt?

Thank you.

Yes, the last section of benefits are with Hyatt.

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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #228 on: November 28, 2018, 04:02:37 AM »
Will all of these matches still work if you already have the lowest level of each of the atlantic city casino cards?

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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #229 on: December 24, 2018, 11:14:57 AM »
New Glatt Kosher Restaurant inside Tavern on the Bay Resort near Atlantic City: Shari’s Bistro.

https://yeahthatskosher.com/2018/12/new-glatt-kosher-restaurant-inside-tavern-on-the-bay-resort-near-atlantic-city-sharis-bistro/

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« Reply #230 on: December 24, 2018, 11:30:10 AM »
New Glatt Kosher Restaurant inside Tavern on the Bay Resort near Atlantic City: Shari’s Bistro.

https://yeahthatskosher.com/2018/12/new-glatt-kosher-restaurant-inside-tavern-on-the-bay-resort-near-atlantic-city-sharis-bistro/
doesnt mention the name of the hashgacha

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« Reply #231 on: December 24, 2018, 11:45:06 AM »
doesnt mention the name of the hashgacha
in the comments he added that info
#TYH

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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #232 on: December 25, 2018, 07:39:31 AM »
Status Matching our way through Atlantic City Trip Report

October 10th a deal (https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/hotel-deals/match-hotel-status-wyndham-caesars-total-rewards-free-stays/) was posted to match to Wyndham top tier Diamond status. The status match is currently still being offered at the time of this post. Easiest way for most people to match to Diamond, would be from IHG Platinum status, obtained for free with the IHG Credit Card from Chase.

From Wyndham Diamond you can get a status match to Caesars Total Rewards Diamond status (https://www.caesars.com/total-rewards/tr-partners/wyndham_resorts). With the Diamond status on account, we booked a night at Caesars Atlantic City for $33+tax. Resort fee is waived for Diamond members. Room we booked was in the Ocean Tower.

To get to Atlantic City, we decided to go with Greyhound Lucky Streak. Greyhound can be booked online (in-advance) for about $20-30 RT. If purchased in the station, it costs a flat rate of $44 RT. A $25 Slot Credit is offered only when the tickets are purchased in the station. The $25 credit is offered from the Casino's. So the credit you get would depend on the Hotel where you get dropped off at.

The Greyhound buses leave from the lower level of Port Authority at gate 80. There is a bus that leaves to Atlantic City about every half hour. You can stand on line to go on any bus time, for the same date of your ticket. Return ticket is open ended and may be used anytime within 4 days of the outbound ticket.

We took a 3:30pm bus to Resorts Hotel. Bus for this trip was from the older non-refurbished buses. There were no outlets at the seats. Bus was probably about 65% full.

At Resorts Hotel we were offered a $25 slot machine credit from the hotel. The credit must be used before 6:00am the following day. Resorts no longer offers a match to Caesars Diamond status.

A quick note about Slot Credits: SC's cannot be cashed out at face value. You get slot machine comped credit loaded on to your card. That card can be used in the machines. Any money you win by playing the slots, can be withdrawn and turned into cash.

From Resorts we walked the 15 minutes over to Caesars Atlantic City to check in. We were assigned a room on the 8th floor of the hotel with a partial ocean view. Caesars issued the Diamond cards for us from our account and offered a choice of either $10 Table credit or a free beverage worth up to $10.

With the Diamond cards in hand we walked over to Hard Rock Atlantic City for a status match. Hard Rock offered to match us to HR Rock Royalty Wild Card status (https://www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com/promotions/wild-card-tier-match).

Benefits of the match include:
1) 2 free nights at Hard Rock Atlantic City. Must be used within 3 months.
2) $100 free slot machine credit. Must be used within 7 days.
3) Legends Lounge or Fresh Harvest Buffet access for 2. Must be used within 30 days.
4) 2 Tickets to Motor City Live.
5) 2 Tickets to Howie Mandel Comedy Club.

We headed into the Casino to use our credit and were able to convert it into cash at about 80% value each.

From there we walked 7 minutes over to Ocean Resort. Ocean no longer offers a match to Caesars Diamond status. They did offer a $15 SC for signing up to an Ocean Premier member card. Got about 200% cash value using it at the slots. At that time it was 11:30pm so we took a ~$6 uber back to Caesars for the night.

In the morning we walked 5 minutes over to the Starbucks at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Tropicana does not offer a match to Caesars Diamond status. They did offer a $5 SC for signing up to a Trop Advantage member card.

We took a ~$7 uber from there to Borgata Atlantic City. Borgata offered to match us to MLife Gold status (https://www.theborgata.com/casino/m-life-rewards/m-life-rewards-gold-trade-up), valid through September 2020.

Benefits of the match include:
1) 1 free night at Borgata Atlantic City. Must be used within 3 months.
2) $100 free slot machine credit or table credit. Must be used within 30 days.
3) Amphora Lounge or Borgata Buffet access for 2. Must be used within 30 days.

We headed into the Casino to use our credit and were able to convert it into cash at about 90% value each.

The Amphora Lounge at the Borgata is one level down from the Casino. Not very comfortable or relaxing place IMO. We took a ~$7 uber from there back to Hard Rock and accessed the Legends Lounge. This Lounge was way better and calmer place to relax.

We took a bus back that night. This bus was a newer bus with double outlets at each seat and working WiFi.

Post Trip: MLife Gold Status (from Borgata match) gets you Hyatt mid-tier Explorist status (https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/en/rewards/other-partnerships.html). Simply enter MLife and Hyatt account number online to have the accounts linked and status updates instantly.

Benefits of the match include:
1) Receive 4 Club lounge access awards which include breakfast daily.
2) Enjoy an upgraded room based on availability at check-in, excluding suites and rooms with Club lounge access.

Special thanks to @thewhoareyou for this thread - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=95340.0.
Amazing! Extremely well written!! I followed all your footsteps and I'm enjoying my high roller status!!

Thanks

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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #233 on: December 25, 2018, 07:42:30 AM »
in the comments he added that info
anyone ever heard of it?

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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #234 on: December 25, 2018, 10:34:41 AM »
Amazing! Extremely well written!! I followed all your footsteps and I'm enjoying my high roller status!!

Thanks

You’re welcome! Glad it helped.

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« Reply #235 on: December 25, 2018, 11:05:26 AM »
Status Matching our way through Atlantic City Trip Report

October 10th a deal (https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/hotel-deals/match-hotel-status-wyndham-caesars-total-rewards-free-stays/) was posted to match to Wyndham top tier Diamond status. The status match is currently still being offered at the time of this post. Easiest way for most people to match to Diamond, would be from IHG Platinum status, obtained for free with the IHG Credit Card from Chase.

From Wyndham Diamond you can get a status match to Caesars Total Rewards Diamond status (https://www.caesars.com/total-rewards/tr-partners/wyndham_resorts). With the Diamond status on account, we booked a night at Caesars Atlantic City for $33+tax. Resort fee is waived for Diamond members. Room we booked was in the Ocean Tower.

To get to Atlantic City, we decided to go with Greyhound Lucky Streak. Greyhound can be booked online (in-advance) for about $20-30 RT. If purchased in the station, it costs a flat rate of $44 RT. A $25 Slot Credit is offered only when the tickets are purchased in the station. The $25 credit is offered from the Casino's. So the credit you get would depend on the Hotel where you get dropped off at.

The Greyhound buses leave from the lower level of Port Authority at gate 80. There is a bus that leaves to Atlantic City about every half hour. You can stand on line to go on any bus time, for the same date of your ticket. Return ticket is open ended and may be used anytime within 4 days of the outbound ticket.

We took a 3:30pm bus to Resorts Hotel. Bus for this trip was from the older non-refurbished buses. There were no outlets at the seats. Bus was probably about 65% full.

At Resorts Hotel we were offered a $25 slot machine credit from the hotel. The credit must be used before 6:00am the following day. Resorts no longer offers a match to Caesars Diamond status.

A quick note about Slot Credits: SC's cannot be cashed out at face value. You get slot machine comped credit loaded on to your card. That card can be used in the machines. Any money you win by playing the slots, can be withdrawn and turned into cash.

From Resorts we walked the 15 minutes over to Caesars Atlantic City to check in. We were assigned a room on the 8th floor of the hotel with a partial ocean view. Caesars issued the Diamond cards for us from our account and offered a choice of either $10 Table credit or a free beverage worth up to $10.

With the Diamond cards in hand we walked over to Hard Rock Atlantic City for a status match. Hard Rock offered to match us to HR Rock Royalty Wild Card status (https://www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com/promotions/wild-card-tier-match).

Benefits of the match include:
1) 2 free nights at Hard Rock Atlantic City. Must be used within 3 months.
2) $100 free slot machine credit. Must be used within 7 days.
3) Legends Lounge or Fresh Harvest Buffet access for 2. Must be used within 30 days.
4) 2 Tickets to Motor City Live.
5) 2 Tickets to Howie Mandel Comedy Club.

We headed into the Casino to use our credit and were able to convert it into cash at about 80% value each.

From there we walked 7 minutes over to Ocean Resort. Ocean no longer offers a match to Caesars Diamond status. They did offer a $15 SC for signing up to an Ocean Premier member card. Got about 200% cash value using it at the slots. At that time it was 11:30pm so we took a ~$6 uber back to Caesars for the night.

In the morning we walked 5 minutes over to the Starbucks at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Tropicana does not offer a match to Caesars Diamond status. They did offer a $5 SC for signing up to a Trop Advantage member card.

We took a ~$7 uber from there to Borgata Atlantic City. Borgata offered to match us to MLife Gold status (https://www.theborgata.com/casino/m-life-rewards/m-life-rewards-gold-trade-up), valid through September 2020.

Benefits of the match include:
1) 1 free night at Borgata Atlantic City. Must be used within 3 months.
2) $100 free slot machine credit or table credit. Must be used within 30 days.
3) Amphora Lounge or Borgata Buffet access for 2. Must be used within 30 days.

We headed into the Casino to use our credit and were able to convert it into cash at about 90% value each.

The Amphora Lounge at the Borgata is one level down from the Casino. Not very comfortable or relaxing place IMO. We took a ~$7 uber from there back to Hard Rock and accessed the Legends Lounge. This Lounge was way better and calmer place to relax.

We took a bus back that night. This bus was a newer bus with double outlets at each seat and working WiFi.

Post Trip: MLife Gold Status (from Borgata match) gets you Hyatt mid-tier Explorist status (https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/en/rewards/other-partnerships.html). Simply enter MLife and Hyatt account number online to have the accounts linked and status updates instantly.

Benefits of the match include:
1) Receive 4 Club lounge access awards which include breakfast daily.
2) Enjoy an upgraded room based on availability at check-in, excluding suites and rooms with Club lounge access.

Special thanks to @thewhoareyou for this thread - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=95340.0.
Great info. Just btw, Borghata will not give you a SC if you were a member with them previously, at any tier. You can possibly make a new account to get matched to gold in order to receive it, I know their online accounts and in-person Accounts often stay separate for example
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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #237 on: December 25, 2018, 09:08:16 PM »
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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #238 on: December 25, 2018, 09:15:04 PM »
Status Matching our way through Atlantic City Trip Report

October 10th a deal (https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/hotel-deals/match-hotel-status-wyndham-caesars-total-rewards-free-stays/) was posted to match to Wyndham top tier Diamond status. The status match is currently still being offered at the time of this post. Easiest way for most people to match to Diamond, would be from IHG Platinum status, obtained for free with the IHG Credit Card from Chase.

From Wyndham Diamond you can get a status match to Caesars Total Rewards Diamond status (https://www.caesars.com/total-rewards/tr-partners/wyndham_resorts). With the Diamond status on account, we booked a night at Caesars Atlantic City for $33+tax. Resort fee is waived for Diamond members. Room we booked was in the Ocean Tower.

To get to Atlantic City, we decided to go with Greyhound Lucky Streak. Greyhound can be booked online (in-advance) for about $20-30 RT. If purchased in the station, it costs a flat rate of $44 RT. A $25 Slot Credit is offered only when the tickets are purchased in the station. The $25 credit is offered from the Casino's. So the credit you get would depend on the Hotel where you get dropped off at.

The Greyhound buses leave from the lower level of Port Authority at gate 80. There is a bus that leaves to Atlantic City about every half hour. You can stand on line to go on any bus time, for the same date of your ticket. Return ticket is open ended and may be used anytime within 4 days of the outbound ticket.

We took a 3:30pm bus to Resorts Hotel. Bus for this trip was from the older non-refurbished buses. There were no outlets at the seats. Bus was probably about 65% full.

At Resorts Hotel we were offered a $25 slot machine credit from the hotel. The credit must be used before 6:00am the following day. Resorts no longer offers a match to Caesars Diamond status.

A quick note about Slot Credits: SC's cannot be cashed out at face value. You get slot machine comped credit loaded on to your card. That card can be used in the machines. Any money you win by playing the slots, can be withdrawn and turned into cash.

From Resorts we walked the 15 minutes over to Caesars Atlantic City to check in. We were assigned a room on the 8th floor of the hotel with a partial ocean view. Caesars issued the Diamond cards for us from our account and offered a choice of either $10 Table credit or a free beverage worth up to $10.

With the Diamond cards in hand we walked over to Hard Rock Atlantic City for a status match. Hard Rock offered to match us to HR Rock Royalty Wild Card status (https://www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com/promotions/wild-card-tier-match).

Benefits of the match include:
1) 2 free nights at Hard Rock Atlantic City. Must be used within 3 months.
2) $100 free slot machine credit. Must be used within 7 days.
3) Legends Lounge or Fresh Harvest Buffet access for 2. Must be used within 30 days.
4) 2 Tickets to Motor City Live.
5) 2 Tickets to Howie Mandel Comedy Club.

We headed into the Casino to use our credit and were able to convert it into cash at about 80% value each.

From there we walked 7 minutes over to Ocean Resort. Ocean no longer offers a match to Caesars Diamond status. They did offer a $15 SC for signing up to an Ocean Premier member card. Got about 200% cash value using it at the slots. At that time it was 11:30pm so we took a ~$6 uber back to Caesars for the night.

In the morning we walked 5 minutes over to the Starbucks at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Tropicana does not offer a match to Caesars Diamond status. They did offer a $5 SC for signing up to a Trop Advantage member card.

We took a ~$7 uber from there to Borgata Atlantic City. Borgata offered to match us to MLife Gold status (https://www.theborgata.com/casino/m-life-rewards/m-life-rewards-gold-trade-up), valid through September 2020.

Benefits of the match include:
1) 1 free night at Borgata Atlantic City. Must be used within 3 months.
2) $100 free slot machine credit or table credit. Must be used within 30 days.
3) Amphora Lounge or Borgata Buffet access for 2. Must be used within 30 days.

We headed into the Casino to use our credit and were able to convert it into cash at about 90% value each.

The Amphora Lounge at the Borgata is one level down from the Casino. Not very comfortable or relaxing place IMO. We took a ~$7 uber from there back to Hard Rock and accessed the Legends Lounge. This Lounge was way better and calmer place to relax.

We took a bus back that night. This bus was a newer bus with double outlets at each seat and working WiFi.

Post Trip: MLife Gold Status (from Borgata match) gets you Hyatt mid-tier Explorist status (https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/en/rewards/other-partnerships.html). Simply enter MLife and Hyatt account number online to have the accounts linked and status updates instantly.

Benefits of the match include:
1) Receive 4 Club lounge access awards which include breakfast daily.
2) Enjoy an upgraded room based on availability at check-in, excluding suites and rooms with Club lounge access.

Special thanks to @thewhoareyou for this thread - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=95340.0.


Cool! I somehow missed this deal on DDMS but after reading your write up I am going to try status matching. Love the free four night stay at Atlantis Royal Tower. That's what I'm aiming for!

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Re: Atlantic City Master Thread
« Reply #239 on: December 25, 2018, 09:29:27 PM »
Love the free four night stay at Atlantis Royal Tower. That's what I'm aiming for!

Here is a pretty complete review. There are others so check them out.
http://www.demflyers.com/2017/01/26/trip-report-total-rewards-atlantis-bahamas-trip/