Circus Circus Takes The Cake
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Today is my birthday. (toot). I've survived a frightening 43 trips around the sun. Considering what I've done to my body as a 25 year perpetrator of the victimless crime of rock n roll, a 30 year devotee to recreational chemistry, a certified life-long pervert and dedicated pizza aficionado, I don't feel old.
I'm not here to solicit comments and well wishes on behalf of myself. Or even gifts - the stinging pain of Adelson, Wynn and Trump at the results of yesterdays election is gift enough for me. Instead I'm here to show off my birthday cards.
For every casino club that I'm a member of - at least three dozen - I've only gotten one single solitary birthday ecard - Total Rewards.
No discount, no incentive... just well wishes. Starbucks and Sears sent me free drink and 10% discount on power tools coupons respectively.
I've put a lot of money into slot machines at Wynn. Those of you who know me know I do this and many of you even know exactly where my favorite machines are. You'd think that a small birthday note from Marilyn Spiegel might arrive by email, or perhaps an aromatic packet of "Asian Rain" might fill my mailbox with its fruity bouquet.
MGM? Nothing. They send me three hard sell emails a day but can't be bothered to give me a little personal touch, even if it is automated.
Cosmopolitan... this is a real lost opportunity. Why not commission their artists in residence to design birthday cards for each month or two? They'd become collectible. A rare 45.
I did get one birthday greeting that most definitely took the cake. It was personally hand crafted and sent to me by Circus Circus' Twitter account. Check this shit out.
The old Circus Circus birthday card, personally customized and sent directly to a very special someone, in this case me.
This is what social media is all about. Beyond the birthday nonsense, if you aren't following @circusvegas on Twitter, with their goofy fun mix of vintage Vegas photos, genuine interaction and the occasional deal offer, you are missing out.
Thank you Blinko!
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