Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Just wondering...


I don't really know why I get these emails from MGMGrand.Com since I'm not a member of any slot clubs in Las Vegas and so I have no history of staying or playing with this or any other resort. Well, I suppose some of it could come from the fact that Miles and I stayed at almost every place in the Strip for Conde Nast Traveler several years ago for a special Vegas section I wrote, but I don't get everybody's stuff. Only, at least in the MGM Mirage world, MGM Grand's.

Anyhow, in light of recent events related to MGM Grand, their website and an offer they decided to refuse many of you, I wondered about the boast above. Is this REALLY the "absolute lowest rate" or is it the "absolute lowest rate unless you're one of our special customers to whom we'll send a different offer?" If there are any lower rates out there, is this false advertising?

I'm also curious about this line in the text of the email:

"MGM Grand reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at its discretion and without prior notice."

Does this mean they can cancel or modify the promotion AFTER people book it?
Not that they'd EVER do such a thing...

4 comments:

Odiezilla said...

I also got the flier and I wanted to laugh. I'm one of the unfortunates who got shitcanned on the $69 a night deal and I still haven't gotten a refund almost 10 days later, even though they claim it's "been processed". Good times.

BigRedDogATL said...

I got the same email flier also. I think they come from not only being a member of the Player's club, but also signing up to receive email offers from any of the MGM Mirage hotels.

Anyway, after the $69/night affair I flat out don't trust MGM Mirage any more and won't book a room with them.

Did you notice the fine print that the code they give you in the email is INB198 and "Guests may only book up to 90 days out from the current date. These reservations are non-refundable and cannot be changed once booked."

mike_ch said...

Hah. Excellent find. :)

GregoryZephyr said...

Who cares about room rate offers. I thought this was going to be another commentary about the obvious lesbian implications of the pic on the left or at least the apparent potential interracial aspect of the pic on the upper right.