Ok so Weez called. They have rooms available.
There is no Hold and no Fee. They take a CC in case you book and don't cancel or don't show up. Then they will charge your card, but otherwise, nada.
The FP is loaded onto your card all at once (YAY! Good deal!).
You need to 'buy' a Valley Club daily access (one time), but that's as low as 10 bucks and you get 10 bucks in food; or a 3 month membership for $20 and that gets a guest in with you each time. No food free for that one.
There are other higher priced tiers but these two should suffice.
We're doin it. 500 FP and a room free is a no-brainer. (or have I lost so much gray matter from spinning slots that I'm deluded? LOL)
And Tom, writing checks will get you into the 'system', too. Just write a check for the amount of the cash BR you would bring (check writing is free at Sands, Parx, AC ... everywhere we go but the CET props... DO NOT cash a check there! They take 5%!
Ridiculous to charge you to lose money in their casinos!
SHAME SHAME SHAME CASINO HALL OF SHAME