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If you are planning to stay at an MGM Resort in Las Vegas, you may need to adjust your budget!
Parking fees can add up quickly. But I’ll show you how to avoid them!
You Won’t Pay for Parking When You Have Gold Status With MGM’s M life Program
You can avoid MGM’s new parking fees when you have Gold status with them. And you can get it for free when you have either the Hyatt or United MileagePlus® Club Card! I’ll explain how to do the match in a bit!
M life is the loyalty program of MGM Resorts, a big player in Las Vegas hotels! You can use M life elite status at 14 Las Vegas MGM brands:
- Circus Circus
- Delano Las Vegas
- Mandalay Bay
- MGM Grand (including SKYLOFTS and The Signature at MGM Grand)
- Monte Carlo
- New York-New York
- The Mirage
M life has 5 status tiers:
- Sapphire (lowest)
These tiers come with lots of perks useful for folks who frequently stay at MGM Resorts. For example, M life Gold will get you:
- Room upgrades
- Priority check-in
- Priority Fine dining reservations
- VIP Line Night Club access
- 10% shopping discount
The more you spend gaming, the more credits you will earn toward higher status. And signing-up for M life is easy!
Most M life status tiers also come with free parking! Any status above Sapphire comes with free self parking at M life hotels. And Gold or higher status comes with free valet parking! This can save folks lots of money, especially on extended stays.
Parking fees now cost $8 per day ($13 for valet) at lower end resorts and $10 per day ($18 for valet) at higher end resorts.
A family spending a week at the MGM Grand can save ~$130 in valet parking fees!
How to Get Status at M life for Free
M life status is based mostly on how much you spend gaming in their resorts. The more you spend on slots and video poker, the more points you will earn.
But there’s a way for you to get M life status without ever betting a dime!
M life has a partnership with Hyatt Gold Passport®. Folks who are enrolled in Hyatt Gold Passport can instantly get an M life status match!
Folks who have Platinum status with Hyatt will be matched to M life Gold. That’s enough for complimentary self parking and valet!
Getting Hyatt Platinum status is not difficult. You can earn it after 5 stays or 15 qualifying nights at Hyatt hotels. Or you can earn it just by owning certain credit cards!
The Chase Hyatt Visa comes with automatic Platinum status for as long as you keep the card open. And the United MileagePlus® Club Card will give you Platinum status if you link it with your Hyatt account. If you hold one of these cards, you’re eligible for an M life status match and free valet parking!
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Note: Million Mile Secrets reader, Kevin, commented that you will still need to pick up an M life card at a service desk inside an MGM hotel after linking your Hyatt and M life accounts. You will need to use that card exclusively in order to get the full status benefits. Or else M life won’t be able to track your spending.
Also note that you will not get Hyatt’s Platinum benefits at M life hotels. You will only get the benefits of your M life status match. Thanks, Kevin!
Folks staying at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas now have another expense to worry about…parking!
But there’s an easy way to continue parking for free. You can match your Hyatt elite status to M life, and enjoy free self parking and valet! And you can get complimentary Hyatt Platinum status with the Chase Hyatt Visa and the United MileagePlus® Club Card.
Will parking fees at MGM Resorts affect your upcoming travel plans?