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M life Tiers
Now that the MGM Rewards Program is offering an Mlife status match to both Mlife Gold & Platinum Tier levels, we thought it would be helpful to detail the benefits and differences for each M life Tier. MGM’s casino loyalty program has four elite status levels and each level has different benefits ranging from free parking to retail discounts to slot multipliers, free cruises and room upgrades at M life hotels. There are also several partner benefits that I’ll summarize in another post.
UPDATED: 2/5/2022 The MGM Rewards changes are now live- which I’ve included below and covered extensively in the Bougie Miles MGM Rewards Guide.
First I’ll cover some important details about the M life tiers and Tier Credits, then I’ll discuss the benefits of each Mlife Tier separately. I want to note that I get a lot of questions from people about how to earn Tier Credits fast, since tier credits are only used to determine your elite status level, the better question would be, how do I move up tiers quickly. For everything and anything you ever need to know about MGM Tier Credits, Comps and all the things- just review my 2022 MGM Mlife REWARDS GUIDE (PLUS EARNING AND REDEEMING TIER CREDITS, REWARDS CREDITS AND BENEFITS)
Related: Caesars Status Match to Diamond From Other Casinos
Mlife Tier Status Match to Gold and Platinum
The fastest way to get all the benefits of higher M life Tiers is probably through a tier status match from another competing casino loyalty program. The current offer details of the tier match can be found here from the Mlife website.
The fastest way to get M life tier credits is to spend money on restaurants, entertainment and hotels stays in Las Vegas and pay for them with the M life Mastercard. For each dollar you spend this way, you will earn 28 Tier Credits.
M life Diamond status doesn’t exist- the tiers are Sapphire, Pearl, Gold, Platinum and Noir.
Tier credits expire at the end of the year, in other words your tier credits reset on January 1 each year.
M life Platinum members receive special treatment and perks like dedicated priority lines, priority access things like cabanas and reservations and increased point earnings on gaming.
– 30% Bonus on Points Earned Playing Slots
– Priority Access for Valet and Taxi Service
– Annual Complimentary Cruise on Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises
– Priority Hotel Check-in Line at the Front Desk
– Room Upgrade (subject to availability at check-in, excludes suites)
– Priority Access: Pool Cabana, Spa and Salon Reservations
– Platinum Experience Upon Check-in at Las Vegas Resorts
As an M life Rewards member, you’ll earn points and Tier Credits which will earn lots of benefits including FREEPLAY, Express Comps, discounts, priority check-in, room upgrades, and even a free cruise!
M life Rewards is the loyalty program for MGM Resorts and Casinos worldwide which is comprised of 29 properties including 13 located on the Las Vegas Strip. Members are rewarded for casino play and spending money at MGM properties as well as money spent on the M life Mastercard.
Yes, you can match all the way up to M life Platinum status through January 31, 2022, by visiting an M life Rewards desk in person and showing them proof of competitor status with a valid competitor loyalty card with your name printed on it. Even better, you can request an additional Tier Match during the promo if you subsequently become eligible for a higher Tier Match. The M life Rewards Tiers Program Tier Match promo is available to all new and existing M life Program members through. The tier level match is available for select loyalty programs and tiers listed here by state.
Officially, NOIR is the highest level of M life status (though there have been rumors that there an even higher invite-only status called Chairmans Club Noir).
M life is currently matching Caesars Diamond status to M life Gold and M life Platinum.
The 4 main ways to receive M life Gold Status are by earning 75,000 Tier Credits in a calendar year, matching existing World of Hyatt Explorist Status to Gold, receiving a reciprocal tier match from Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises status and receiving a casino tier match.
Francis V. says
Greetings, really good article. I have a question, I am trying to learn what tool or external services MGM uses to power its loyalty program to see if the same tool/technology is used in other businesses (a research project of mine). If you can point me at where I can get that info, please let me know.
Will Mische says
If your still out there. I’m just about at Pearl Status. Are you saying that when Jan 1 2022 hits I will be kicked back to Sapphire?
Yes, status resets each year. Is there something specific you love about Pearl status? There are lots of opportunities to get similar status like perks via different avenues.
Brandie Povlock says
We just hit gold this weekend if you read you are guaranteed one year at that level
anyone know how to get Mlife Platinum status without spend?
there seems to be a way talked about in some forums, but I can’t figure it out. Usually, you can only get Gold after matching from caesars. Any ideas? Thanks
Yes sir! Just google mlife status match and you’ll see my post come up 4th or 5th- has everything you need. (I can send link when I get home of you can’t find it)
We went at the end of 2020 and the tier status was lowered and we got platinum in one night. It reset at the beginning of 2021. In two trips we were platinum again. This includes limo We also were coded for the penthouse lounge. You actually earn more points spending money on stuff. One dollar spent get you 25 points, instead of gambling which take $25 for 1 point. That was something we only learned recently so eat and drink at the property and present your card
Hi Don – I am going to vegas next week and am about 4000 points short of the pearl status – so thanks for the tip!
Couple questions though – how much do you think you spent for platinum in one night and do those rates you mention (25 pts per dollar) apply without the credit card?
HI Don! Thanks for reading. First, yes- the 25 points per dollar is earned on eligible spend regardless of credit card or payment method (the card only helps you earn 3 more points per dollar – so 28.) As far as earning Platinum- that’s pretty tough to do without substantial play- the good news is that slots earns at a much higher rate than everything else in the casino but I definitely don’t think the benefits of pearl justify spending much. Do you have any credit cards, elite status with hotels, airlines or cruises? We may be able to work it from that angle.
You can only get to platinum status by playing (and spending money) .. . They do sometimes change the amount of play needed to qualify you for each level. I had Sapphire, then Gold, then skipped Pearl and I’ve had platinum for probably a year and a half. I have almost 300,000 points but have not been invited to noir, nor did I qualify for the cruise.
There’s really no difference in my experience between gold and platinum, every benefit has an asterisk, I’ve been platinum for about 5 yrs like you with over 300,000 tier points average a year , I can’t even get get my host at Mirage yo respond to a email or txt 😖 it’s all smoke and mirrors, ever benefits you receive will solely be based on your previous play Bottom line
Very true, Thomas, I don’t even pay attention to what card level I have. We don’t play for points – we play to win their money.
If you got a Platinum card through reciprocity with Royal Caribbean/Celebrity cruise lines, your card won’t expire.
If it does, just show your Royal Caribbean proof as a Diamond Plus member and they have to give you Platinum again.
It’s one of their best perks.
Donna Dougherty says
I am a gold tier in MGM, what hotels in LasVegas, has a members lounge like Amphora lounge in Borgata
Sadly Vegas doesn’t really have lounges in the MGM casinos. There are some lounges but the access is for hotel guests.
Fred Thomas says
Sooo, is it safe to assume that everyone starts back at sapphire on January 1?
Generally yes, but not if you link your World of Hyatt and M life accounts- then you’ll be able to rematch. LMK if you need the link 🙂
I thought only your tier credits reset, but you keep your status for the following year.
Yes, you’ll keep status through the year following the year it’s earned.
Dreaming of a Vegas Retirement says
I need the link for the World of Hyatt and M life accounts re-match.
Can I get the link too please?
Here you go, https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/en/rewards/other-partnerships.html
Do you know if M Life tier matches are still offered for current Royal Caribbean Anchor Society status level (ie Emerald, Diamond.) equals Gold M Life match? If so how do you go about proving this?
C. Meyer says
We’re in Vegas right now at the Nomad. We are Platinum card holders and Diamond on Royal Caribbean, can we get a comp limo to the airport when we leave tomarrow….can we get a 4pm late check out. Can we upgrade the RC Diamond to Diamond plus with the MLife card
At some point last year they seemed to have changed that to be dependent on play- at least that’s what the host at Aria told us. As for the RC match, I’m not sure about the Diamond PLus since it’s new- I’d love to know how it ends up for you.
You are very informative and also beautiful. I have thanks to your articles now been able to get Gold MGM and look forward to no resort fees after February 2022! I would like to use my buy one get one free myvegas rewards to buy you a drink at least one day to earn tier points!
Haha thank you!
I am currently Gold Tier level with MGM, and my tier credits have reset to 0 for 2022. If I sign up for the MGM Rewards card, do I get 20k tier credits, so it’s easier to reach higher levels or does it not affect me because I am already at a tier higher than Pearl?
Follow up question- I have been considering this card for awhile. I have never seen a promotion with extra sign-up points or additional benefits, the way some other card have. Have you ever seen them run a sign-up bonus?
Unfortunately any status that is matched still has to earn the tier credit to reach higher levels- so no, you don’t get 20k TCs. Honestly, one time I got emailed a slightly better offer- I think there was an extra $25 in value associated with is but it was so minuscule I don’t even remember it. LOL. If you can make the card work for you, I definitely wouldn’t hold my breath for a better offer.
I’m 7200 pts from staying gold. Would dining or slot play be the quickest way to earn those TC?
You losing your platinum players yet. Not sure 4 tier credits per $1 spent to get 200,000 does not work for me. Been platinum for years but I give up reaching that level anymore.
That makes sense- I’m doing the same but still assuming I’ll receive all of my discretionary comps.
I’m still a little confused about Noir level. If 300,000 doesn’t qualify for the upgrade from platinum to Noir, what does? Any sense of what one ha to do to be invited to Noir? Is it the number of times you go to Vegas or how much you spend when you’re there?
I wish I could give you a concrete answer but the truth is I have seen people be invited who don’t even gamble and then I know people who gamble 200k in a weekend and haven’t been invited.
I went to Vegas in Nov 2021 , got the mlife reward card , became a gold membership during that stay . I m going to Vegas next week ( June 2022) but I look at the mlife apps , I m still a gold membership, I though it will reset in Jan 2022
So do I still receive my gold benefit, free parking , food credit etc
i am now gold with 50 thousand tier credits how much more to next level
If you want a comparison I’m a Platinum player with 580,000 tier credits earned through June 2022. Over $520,000 coin in slots/video through the first six months of the year and I haven’t been invited to Noir status.
im on the edge of becoming platinum, does anyone know how the 600 air credit works?
Dorothy Jones says
Well this had been interesting reading!!! I am Gold Stats within 11,500 of Platinum – I am REALLY NOT SEEING why I would go the last stretch from what I have read😞 I would really appreciate some input regarding this – THANKS!!!
Mark M says
FWIW, my host told me a couple of years ago that to be invited to Noir, it was at least a 80k loss across MGM properties and also over 2 million tier credits in a year. But with all the crypto money, I’d suspect it’s a lot more than that.
I made Platinum under the new system in 2 trips, and it was actually pretty decent value getting the flight reimbursement, but the best idea is really not to chase the credits. I have a host who takes care of all my rooms/limo/F&B and really it doesn’t matter too much what your status is if you have a host.
Hello and thanks for your help on these programs. I am matching status from my Hyatt Explorist, to be MGM Gold when we’re in Vegas next week (have to change my last name in person seems). Once I do that and get a MGM Gold card, can you please tell me if there’s a benefit to going to any of the other casinos and matching the tier with them if I’m not staying there? Seems like most of the benefits might be only if you’re staying at that particular casino but I’m staying at a Marriott property. Any other benefits worth doing the match?
Michael Galic says
Please explain this to me as this is my second request for an answer. I failed to re-qualify for platinum level last year but had WAY more points needed to qualify, but I have been put all the back to the lowest level. Why did I not at least qualify for the Gold level?
If you earned enough points to qualify, you should definitely reach out to MGM. There would be no reason for you not to attain your status.