Mere 1,500 casino points? Not sure how these points are awarded but for us, we usually popped $10 into the 2 cent slots each night before the show to kill a little time and be entertained by the machine. We do not gamble to win, just a few bucks for fun. Anyway, we only got to 100 points. So based on that being a $50 investment and the time required to accumulate those points, as my time is worth something to me, I'm happy paying our $500 bar tab instead.
A already own 100 shares of Carnival (bought around $32 per share a year ago) and have gotten $100 on a 7-day and $50 on a 6-day so far from it.
We also bought two, $100 certificates on our cruise last week.
We're gearing up for either two 7-day B2B or 12ish day Panama Canal transit in 2013.
Exotic Western Caribbean - Dream (B2B) - November, 2013 (Our Honeymoon)
Eastern Caribbean - Dream (B2B) - November, 2013 (Our Wedding)
Mexician Riviera - Spirit - November, 2011
Western Caribbean - Freedom - January, 2011
Southern Caribbean - Miracle - November, 2010
Western Caribbean - Liberty - November, 2008
Eastern Caribbean - Valor - October, 2006