It's the end of the year.
It's crunch time.
This is the point where you can have a full year of regret lying ahead of you or you can make the final push, hit your goal and smile about it.
No, I'm not talking about the holiday of receiving (I've stopped believe that it's about giving years ago because if that were to be true then people wouldn't be disappointed in their gifts).
For me, it's December and it's time to look back over the course of the year and see if I have maintained my Platinum status at Caesars Entertainment.
To be honest, without cheating and looking at the web page, I could not tell you more than 4 benefits to having a Platinum card over the others.
The only one that really matters to me is this one: When I get hungry I get to skip the big lines at all Caesars properties.
It might not be much, but when I'm hungry and taking a visiting friend or three to one of the restaurants or buffet's it's really a pretty big convenience to skip the line of 40 people and get into my own special line that maybe consists of 5 people.
However, I like having a slightly upgraded status and a card that shows it's own special color and here I sit mid December needing only about 5 hours of poker in order to make sure that I am qualified for Platinum for another year.
While I had no plans earlier today it does appear as though I'm going to head down to one of my favorite gambling spots and find a seat at a hopefully soft table and enjoy myself for at least 5 hours.