Status Match Merry Go Round
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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2022  – Hard Rock is printing expiration dates again.

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The Status Match Merry Go Round’s primary on-ramp, Wyndham Rewards, is not currently accepting new status matches. Read more here. There is, however, one new option in the form of the Wyndham Business Earner card!

Do not follow the below instructions as they pertain to matching any statuses to Wyndham until further notice. (If you are already on the Merry Go Round, skip this section.)

Bookmark this page and it will be updated when Wyndham resumes status matching.

See the MGM section below as you can once again match nationally at an MGM casino until Jan 31, 2022 (you’ll already need casino status like Caesars to do this).

AlsoOcean Casino Resort in Atlantic City is now matching new and inactive members to Prime status which includes a free annual cruise (no port fees) and two nights at Wynn.


The Status Match Merry Go Round

I’ve written a number of times in the past about what I call the Status Match Merry Go Round. For those that have never read any of my posts about this before, the Status Match Merry Go Round is a series of status matching opportunities that, by the time all is said and done, will have grant you status in half a dozen programs, many of which you’ll be able to keep year after year.

The Merry Go Round at Encore Boston Harbor (Sadly, not part of the Status Match Merry Go Round)

Here are a few of the posts I’ve written going all the way back to July of 2018:

Without question, these have been some of the most popular and widely shared articles I’ve written. In the MilesTalk Facebook group, I love when people post pictures of their various successes. Makes my day.

The phrase Status Match Merry Go Round comes from the fact that (at least as it stands now) you simply need to find a way onto the Merry Go Round and then, once there, it keeps going and going for you.

I’ve gotten some feedback that some people have lost track of how this all works, as my info has been spread across various posts. So, I’m bringing this “full circle” today with a start to finish guide.

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My statuses after the match. Note that Ocean matched to their Black level in 2018 but now matches to “Prime”
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Why Should You Care About the Status Match Merry Go Round?

In short, because it will confer a variety of statuses on you for relatively little effort and much is repeatable year after year once you get on the Merry Go Round.

I’ll summarize all the programs and tiers involved:

What are the Primary Benefits of Each Status in the Status Match Merry Go Round?

Wyndham Diamond

Wyndham doesn’t really have a super exciting footprint nor program, but you will be entitled to early check in, late check out, and suite upgrades when you stay at a Wyndham property. I list this first, however, because it’s the primary “on ramp” to the Status Match Merry Go Round.

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Wyndham Diamond – the Star of the Show

Caesars Diamond

While some people report better room offers at Caesars casino properties, that’s not a reliable benefit. Nor are upgrades. But what is reliable is this:

Free Parking at Caesars casinos/hotels

Skip the Line at most restaurants (I’ve saved hours on line with this perk)

A free four night stay at Atlantis (Also see:Free Atlantis Stay via Caesars Total Rewards Diamond: What To Expect with Room Fees, Food Costs, and More)

 A free $100 “Celebration Dinner” each year including status renewals

– Free monthly show tickets.

– Waived resort fees

– Diamond Lounge access (requires $10 in comps per person)

– Taxi Queue line cut

Mlife Gold

Free parking (including valet) at Mlife resorts, priority checkin, priority buffet seating, potentially better room offers. Most important for matching to Hyatt. If you have never had Mlife before and match at Borgata, you’ll get a free night as well.

Hyatt Explorist

Upgraded rooms (not suites) and late checkout. American Airlines Fast Track offers to Elite Status.

Hard Rock Atlantic City Rock Royalty

Priority access to beach chairs, Rock Royalty lounge access for a $10pp fee (in comp dollars), free self or valet parking, priority line at buffet. Priority checkin and 12pm check out. Free car wash once per month at Rocktane. Your first time new member match should include a free night as well. New members also get two free nights, a buffet for two and $75 or $100 slot dollars.

Read more: Hard Rock Atlantic City: Rock Royalty Trip Review

Ocean Atlantic City Prime

Access to the Player’s Lounge ($10 comp dollars per person), free parking (including valet).  First time Ocean members also get 2 free nights Sun-Fri

Read More: Ocean Resort Casino Atlantic City Match to Prime

South Florida Casinos

These are pretty much pre “cash” plays – bonus slot dollars for matching.

Resorts World Las Vegas

This doesn’t provide too much, but it may possibly play into future offers.

One Thing to Note about the MLife Match:

You can do some of these matches online, but you will need to visit, in person, one of three MLife properties:

  • The Borgata in Atlantic City
  • MGM Springfield in Massachusetts
  • MGM Properties in Las Vegas (Sometimes available, sometimes not. I mention it at the very top of this post when available.)

That’s it.

How Does One Take The First Step in the Status Match Merry Go Round?

Right. That’s why you’re here, isn’t it? To find out how this all works.

When I did my first ride on the Status Match Merry Go Round, I did everything I’m sharing with one exception. Before Wyndham was status matching to Diamond, you needed to find a way to acquire Wyndham Diamond or Caesars Diamond on your own. That was much hard than it is now which I’ll share in a second. Back then, a Founders Card membership was the easiest way. Not wanting to pay for Founders Card as I didn’t (and still don’t) see value in it, I won my Wyndham Diamond in a charity auction for about $250. It’s been well worth it.

But now, it’s so much easier. 

Status Match Merry Go Round Flow Chart

I created this flowchart to make things easier to follow and reference. The post itself provides much greater context, however.

Status Match Merry Go Round Flowchart
Status Match Merry Go Round Flowchart

Step 1: Wyndham Diamond

It all begins with matching something  – anything – to Wyndham Diamond. 

You’ll do that at this page: Status Match to Wyndham

You will need one of the following statuses (note, some are really low to mid tier statuses and easy to obtain):

Marriott: Gold or higher

Hilton: Gold or higher

Choice: Diamond

Best Western: Diamond Select

IHG: Platinum or Spire Elite

Radisson: Gold or Platinum

Omni: Black

Hyatt: Globalist (Note: If have have Globalist, you can skip many steps. I’ll outline this at the end of this section.)

To be clear, a lot of these make no sense. Hyatt Globalist is incredibly hard to earn. Marriott Gold and Hilton Gold are easy as pie to get. But whatever, let’s roll with it.

If you have ANY of the above, head over to the Status Match to Wyndham page and have at it and skip to Step 2 below.

If you don’t, let’s get you there.

The absolute easiest way, by far, to get on the status match merry go round from scratch is one of five credit cards:

The Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express ($95 annual fee) which grants Hilton Gold.

The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card ($95 annual fee) which grants Hilton Gold.

The IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card ($89 annual fee) which grants IHG Platinum.

The Platinum Card from American Express ($550 annual fee) which grants Hilton Gold.

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card ($450 annual fee) which grants Marriott Gold.

There are more cards that will get you there as well, but these are the easiest. The first two, with a mere $95 annual fee, are the easiest by far.

Once you have your card activated and your Gold status granted, you can proceed with the match to Wyndham Diamond outlined above and once you see Wyndham Diamond in your account, proceed to Step 2.

** Note: If you are already Hyatt Globalist, most of this may not be needed. You can match your Globalist straight to MLife Gold online and take that to a Caesars property to match that to Caesars Diamond when Caesars is running a status match promotion, which they often do but not always.  Otherwise, just continue with the steps as outlined here.**

Step 2: Caesars Rewards

Status Match Merry Go Round CaesarsNow that you have a nice shiny Wyndham Diamond card, you are entitled to an automatic match to Caesars Rewards Diamond.  You can do this online here.  Wait for your account to update at Caesars. It could be the next day or it could take a week.

You’ll be automatically eligible for that Atlantis stay now and the $100 Celebration Dinner credit is in your account to redeem in person.

Step 3: Mlife

It’s getting easier now, right?

You’ve got your Wyndham Diamond status and your Caesars Diamond status.

But now, for the first time, you have to take a walk (or a drive or a train or a flight).

You’ll need to get yourself to a Caesars Entertainment casino to pick up your Diamond card. No, they won’t mail it to you. And then you will need to take it to one of the Mlife casinos I mentioned before:

  • The Borgata in Atlantic City
  • MGM Springfield in Massachusetts
  • MGM Grand in Las Vegas (Not year round; enquire first; see notes above; don’t rely on this one)
  • NOTE: As of right now, through Jan. 31, 2022, you can match at any MGM casino in the country.

Step 4: Hard Rock to Ocean Prime – Atlantic City

If you can get to Atlantic City, you can ALSO and separately take your Caesars Diamond card to the Ocean Casino Resort and the Hard Rock Atlantic City for your Hard Rock Rock Royalty and Ocean Prime statuses.  You have to match to Hard Rock first and then use that status at Ocean. As of Jan 2022, you’ll get Rock Royalty at Hard Rock and then Ocean Prime at Ocean.

And that Ocean Prime match? It comes with 2 free nights wt Wynn/Encore Las Vegas and a free MSC cruise.

I’ll repeat the benefits from above:

Hard Rock Atlantic City Rock Royalty

Priority access to beach chairs, Rock Royalty lounge access for a $10pp fee (in comp dollars), free self or valet parking, priority line at buffet. Priority check-in and 12pm check out. Free car wash once per month at Rocktane. Your first time new member match should include two free nights and $100 slot dollars as well.

Read more: Hard Rock Atlantic City: Rock Royalty Trip Review

Ocean Atlantic City Prime

Access to the Player’s Lounge ($10 comp dollars per person), free parking (including valet).  First time Ocean members also get 2 free nights Sun-Fri. Also: 2 free nights wt Wynn/Encore Las Vegas and a free MSC cruise.

Read More: Ocean Resort Casino Atlantic City Match to Prime

Borgata allows you to match year after year, however you’ll only get a complimentary night the first time you match.

I’ll also take a moment here to mention that IF you plan to actually gamble for comps, your first trip to a casino plays heavily into the comps you’ll initially receive, so play wisely and read this article from TravelZork before you go…

If you cannot get to Borgata, MGM Springfield, or MGM Grand Las Vegas (when applicable), you’ve hit the end of the road. But I have faith that you can, at some point, get to one of these. And so, let’s continue….

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Step 5: Hyatt Explorist

You now have, at minimum, 4 statuses now. You have the one you started out with plus Wyndham Diamond, Caesars Diamond and MLife Gold. Now, my friend, you can match to Hyatt Explorist as well. And this is, happily, an online match as well. Just hit the OPT IN button here. Note, if that doesn’t work, try going to this page on the MGM Website and logging in. Look for the OPT-IN button on that page.

Step 6: Bonus Match to American Airlines AAdvantage Gold Status

Bonus Round: Thanks to the new Hyatt and American Airlines partnership, you can get a 3 month status trial and fast track challenge to AAdvantage Gold by linking those accounts.

Step 7: Bonus Match to South Florida Casinos

Step 7 isn’t part of the “round and round” part of the Merry Go Round the way that the earlier mentioned matches are, but now that you have status, you can have even more fun.

If you are going to be in or around South Florida, MilesTalk group member Winford K. penned this summary of matches he discovered himself in this post.

While these matches are pretty much one-off cash grabs rather than tools for future matches, they can really add up! Winford scored $800 in free play (between his wife and himself – $400 each) which they turned into over $1,000 cash!

Remember, if you have a spouse or partner on the Merry Go Round, you can do all of this X 2! But note that the Casino Miami is a two-step match requiring a trip to Gulfstream first.

Here are the steps:

Hialeah Park Casino

$200 in Free Play using your Caesars Diamond card.

Gulfstream Park Casino

Match to Triple Crown level. No other immediate benefits; use for next match.

Casino Miami

$200 in free play for matching from the Gulfstream Park Triple Crown card. Caesars Diamond would not have matched to anything.

Miccosukee One

While Winford didn’t make this trip, he noted that you can match Caesars Diamond directly to their highest tier and get $50 as well in free play. He also noted that the Seminole Hard Rock had a match, but he didn’t actually receive any noteworthy benefits from the match.

In case you are still not convinced about the above, Nick of Frequent Miler saw the post in the MilesTalk group and took his own detour to South Florida, confirming his findings.

Step 8: Bonus Match to Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas doesn’t publicize a Status Match, but they do have one. Two, actually. If you are a “real” gambler, they’ll match your offers (and status) – per Michael Trager of Travel Zork, but most of us on the Merry Go Round are more casual. So what about if you only have the “standard” cards the Merry Go Round offers? The answer will me your MLife Gold.

Resorts World has 5 tiers. While Caesars Diamond only matches to the 2nd of 5 tiers which is “The Icon,” they match Mlife Gold to “The A-Lister” – the 3rd of 5 tiers. Just head to the cage to match, as it’s also the Genting Rewards desk.

What does “A-Lister” get you? Not much, really. 20% point bonus on slot play, priority hotel check-in, free self-parking, and “Limited Time Milestone Benefits from Resorts World and Our Partners.” Could those offers be worthwhile? We have no idea. But I matched and we’ll find out!

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Step 9: Bonus Match to Turning Stone Onyx

If you live in upstate NY, you’ve no doubt been to the Turning Stone Casino which is a tribal casino. They have a partnership with Caesars wherein you will be upgraded to the Onyx tier  of Turning Stone Rewards with your Caesars Diamond.

Unfortunately, unlike most of the Merry Go Round, the terms state that this match will only last for the remainder of the 6 month status period. Per their website: Guests who receive a tier match to Ruby, Onyx, or Sapphire VIP card status will remain at that level for the duration of the six month program period, which renews on March 1st and September 1st. After the renewal period, card level will be determined by the level of Turning Stone play. Certain card level benefits, including complimentary hotel rooms and VIP lounge access will be subject to availability and qualifying Turning Stone casino play.

This tier comes with lounge access ($10 in comps pp), two half hours a month at the “dome” driving range, $0.10 off per gallon of SavOn gas each week, two free car washes per month, and complimentary valet parking.

You can match your status here.

Step 10: Round and Round it Goes

In January and February, you have homework. Come January, your Wyndham will drop to Blue Level. But you have your Caesars Rewards Diamond that you matched online. Login and check your Caesars Rewards. Still Diamond, right?

Now go ahead and go back to the Wyndham page and match. This will re-up your Wyndham Diamond status.

Then make a note for a few days into February. Your Caesars status will lapse Feb 1. But you can go back to the Caesars page then and re-up for another year!

Lastly, when your Mlife status expires, you can either match back from Hyatt (where you are still Explorist) or head back to Borgata with your Caesars card and reup for another year there as well. Either way works, though online from Hyatt is obviously easier!

See Why I call it the Status Match Merry Go Round?

I’m sure you do…

Did you do the Status Match Merry Go Round?

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  1. […] I’ve personally just plunked down 480,000 points for 5 nights there (in a villa going for $1,500++ a night) and then have a 6th night reserved for 120,000 points which I plan to swap out with a free weekend night certificate I hope to earn from my Hilton Honors American Express Business Card for spending $15,000 in a calendar year.  When used that way, you can be getting up to 120,000 points in value for that “free weekend night.” Now, the WA Maldives is the only 120,000 point hotel currently in the system, but a great many are 95,000. So it wouldn’t be a stretch to say you are getting essentially 225,000 points (or, in my one WA Maldives case, 250,000 points) in value from this sign up offer (although, to be clear, it’s 130,000 points and a free weekend night). The card has a $95 annual fee and will confer Gold Status on you – good enough to get you going on the Status Match Merry Go Round. […]

  2. […] I’ve personally just plunked down 480,000 points for 5 nights there (in a villa going for $1,500++ a night) and then have a 6th night reserved for 120,000 points which I plan to swap out with a free weekend night certificate I hope to earn from my Hilton Honors American Express Business Card for spending $15,000 in a calendar year.  When used that way, you can be getting up to 120,000 points in value for that “free weekend night.” Now, the WA Maldives is the only 120,000 point hotel currently in the system, but a great many are 95,000. So it wouldn’t be a stretch to say you are getting essentially 225,000 points (or, in my one WA Maldives case, 250,000 points) in value from this sign up offer (although, to be clear, it’s 130,000 points and a free weekend night). The card has a $95 annual fee and will confer Gold Status on you – good enough to get you going on the Status Match Merry Go Round. […]

  3. Hi Dave! Thanks for this article. Very helpful and informative. Have you come across anymore data points on the Mlife Gold match working at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas? I’ve seen 2 comments in another article in the last month saying the MGM Grand no longer works…

    Thank you for your time.

  4. Hi Billy – unfortunately, no. My understanding is that the match in Vegas comes and goes (it’s of course possible that this has become popular enough that it’s gone for good). Either way, I have not heard of a single positive data point since August. Sorry!

  5. I just tried to read over it as I’m coming up for expiration soon on my Diamond Caesars status, I didn’t make it to any MGM property to try it last year to see if status match is possible at other properties (pretty much never go to A/C though after reading the article was tempted)and am curious if anyone has tried doing this at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS (an MGM property) or the Gold Strike in Tunica, Ms (also MGM property) and if they’ve had any luck? Also, anyone tried the Hard Rock in Biloxi for match?

    Another question: I thought I read last year that this could only be done ONE TIME…just looked and didn’t see anything about it in the rules so I’m excited, did it change?

  6. I just did the Wyndham status match using IHG Platinum and it says; “After you’re matched, stay 14 qualifying nights in 90 days to keep your DIAMOND level. There is no way I will stay 14 days within the next 90 days. Did I miss something in the directions?” Or is this just the stepping stone to get to Caesars status, and it makes no difference if I don’t keep the Diamond after 90 days? Thank you for taking the time to write out all these steps!! That is much appreciated.

  7. I do not gamble, have never been to Vegas. So when I read “Diamond Lounge access (requires $10 in comps per person)” does this mean a $10 co-pay? Thanks!

    • @clyn6: you need to earn $10 in comps from gambling else you won’t be able to access the lounge. Can’t be paid with cash.

  8. I have Caesars Diamond until 1/31/2020 and Wyndham Diamond until 2/1/2020. How and when do I do the status match submissions to qualify for 2020?

  9. I have Wyndham Diamond until 1/31/2020 and Caesars Diamond until 2/1/2020. How and when do I reapply to ensure that I get DIamond for 2020?

  10. Did my match on the second of februari because my diamond status at Caesars expired on 31 januari. Along the website announcement it should take 6 business days to update from gold to diamond. When I’m logging in on my caesars account I’m still gold. What shell I do

  11. Tried matching my Wyndham diamonds (marched from Hilton gold) to caesars twice now, ended up at gold. First was first week in Feb second was about a week ago. Am I SOL?

  12. I have Caesars Diamond thru Founders Card which expires 12/31/2020. My understanding is that once my
    Founders Card ends on Dec 31st, they will reach out to Caesars to drop my Diamond. When should I match my Caesars Diamond to Wyndham Diamond to be able to match back to Caesars Diamond?

    Will I get 90 days of Wyndham Diamond or will Wyndham downgrade me on 12/31/2020 no matter when in 2020 I match my Caesars to Wyndham?

      • As soon as you cancel Founders Card, they reach out to Caesars and cancel your Diamond status within a few days. The fact that my Founders Card expires on 12/31/2020 is making this really frustrating.

        If I match Caesars to Wyndham in December, will my Wyndham downgrade at the end of the year anyway? I thought the match is good for 90 days unless you meet their requirements (staying X nights during the 90 days)? Any thoughts?

        • With a standard status match which Wyndham isn’t currently offering, one gets 90 days, otherwise it does expire Dec 31st. If you’d done that, you could have the 90 days and match to Caesars and then back to Wyndham in January.

          You are not in that situation, though. A match from Caesars is instant and through the end of the program year. However, a variable is that this year they extended all statuses for a year. I’m not sure the impact. If you matched on Dec 31st, you might be good for a day or a full year.

          I’d probably match now and then see when it is set to expire. If it’s this year, then be ready at 12:01am on Jan 1st to match a second time from Caesars.

          • Thanks for the advice Dave. That’s what I’ll do. I’ll match now and check the expiration date hoping for sometime past the end of 2020. If not, I’ll try to do another match on New Years Day first thing and will keep my fingers crossed!

  13. thanks for sharing, very useful.

    Sadly it looks like Wyndham has ceased its status match so that puts a wrench in the gears of the Merry go Round.. basically as I was getting on!. 🙁

    Im Explorist with Hyatt and ive earned Mlife Gold on my own.. end goal is to get Diamond with Caesars Rewards!

  14. I have reached out to Wyndham by phone, email, and social media to try to encourage them to bring back the status match and/or let me know what the plans are going forward. All I get in all cases are form letters and canned responses.

  15. I’m diamond select at Best Western. Wyndham not matching right now correct? Are they going to offer it again any time this year? I’m trying to get Caesars diamond. Thanks

  16. As an FYI, I just tried the normal way of re-matching my Caesars Diamond status to Wyndham and it worked! I’m Diamond again with Wyndham. I guess Wyndham either reversed course or they are allowing people already on the merry go round to keep going or maybe I’m confused about what they stopped doing (ie not doing matches to the original hotel chains at the top of the diagram pyramid)

  17. Now that the Wyndham hotel status match seems to be dead (though I still hold out hope of it coming back), what are your thoughts of going the FoundersCard route? It looks like I can become a member for $395. If I get Caesars Diamond from this, will it be matchable back and forth to Wyndham diamond year after year (assuming they continue their partnership)? If so, I’m thinking Caesars Diamond in perpetuity is worth way more than $395.

    I still have Hilton Gold until 2022 now I believe, so there’s also the chance I can get on the merry go round that way and save the $395.

      • This is why you’re my go to! I’m on the Facebook group, but somehow I missed this new on-ramp. Any tips on applying as an individual? Sole proprietorship, any specific revenue level, etc.

          • I obtained a Wyndham business card for $95 as a sole proprietor. No business docs required but they will check your individual debt to income ratio. My credit is 800+. I had a little snafu with income misunderstanding, other wise I would have been instantly approved on their website. I had to call in to give more income information and due to that review, had to send them a copy of my DL and SS card as well as a utility bill verifying my address. That was from the security dept to prevent fraud (not the credit approval dept), but I was otherwise approved with no business docs. Got my card and Wyndham Diamond, then matched to Caesar’s diamond. This was done in early May 2021.

  18. So I went today to AC and got my Wyndham status matched to Caesar’s (picked up the card) and then Mlife at Borgata. Nothing was mentioned about a free night there and there was a medical emergency nearby so I tried to jam as soon as possible to let staff in there/create space. Is it something that gets loaded to the account or how does this work?

    Also- trying to get Hyatt globalist. I got the credit card and am wondering if I book stays through M life page with a discount will they still count for Hyatt? Or what is the best play?

    • If you have never had an MLife card before and matched at Borgata, you get the free night. You have to call Borgata to book and cannot view online.

      For Hyatt, only MGM properties that you can find on the Hyatt website award elite night credits. (So, not Borgata at this time). If you are staying on COMP nights, note that a stay will only count for elite nights if at least one night has a cash rate component and resort fees don’t count. (This is a bug AFAIK – really comped nights should not count.) All Hyatt or MGM rates qualify but be sure to provide your Hyatt number at check-in.

      • Thanks for your fast reply!

        So what you are saying is that I could book something in Vegas for instance, but through the MGM site, is that correct? Looks like a good stacking opportunity w/amex offers right now (If I have 2 different MGM offers, will they stack as long as highest value is met?)

  19. Once you’re on the merry go round is there any action needed to keep it going? A couple years ago I matched my Caesars Diamond status (from FoundersCard) to MGM Gold and got matched to Hyatt Explorist. As of November 2021 nothing seems to have changed but not sure how much of this was due to status extensions. Will the MGM-Hyatt reciprocity just keep continuing the match without any intervention on my end?

    • That is only because of the status extensions. Normally you would indeed need to rematch between Hyatt and MLife. Hyatt will expire at the end of Feb and that is when you rematch from MLife. Then when Mlife expires, you do the reverse.

  20. “Note that I’m being told that as of Dec 2021, expiration dates are not printing on the Hard Rock cards which makes them invalid for matching at Ocean.”

    I matched from Caesars to Hard Rock today and my card printed with expiration date. No issue matching the Hard Rock status to Ocean.

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