Total Rewards Card or Total Rewards Room Key?
There are plenty of people that collect room keys when they go to hotels. They're nice little memories. I only have a Rocky Balboa key from Planet Hollywood from a few years ago. It's easier to flash at people than a blackjack table felt that was on every table. It is a great memory from a great trip to Vegas. Over the weekend I stayed at Flamingo and saw one of the worst key card ideas.
Why would Caesars Entertainment use almost the exact design of the Total Rewards cards as a room key card? That's awfully confusing. More annoying is that most Total Rewards members are Gold members. As you can see, I'm lucky (or unlucky) enough to have a platinum card so I could differentiate fairly easily, but most won't be able to. Especially after a few drinks.
(Not a humblebrag, although it may read as one).
Still, I kept the cards separate from each other. I usually keep my key card and players cards in the same pocket, but this weekend I made sure my key card was in my back pocket - just in case. After a day I noticed that my Total Reward card had a hole in it so that people can put them on a key chain. That's the only differentiation I found from the Total Rewards card to the Flamingo room key card.
I know that Wynn does this as well with their cards, but this was a first with Total Rewards.