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Am I being too cheap?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by DuckyD77090, Sep 12, 2012.

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  1. DuckyD77090

    DuckyD77090 Tourist

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    I'm coming back to :nworthy: THE GREATEST PLACE IN THE WORLD :nworthy: for 4 nights - Sunday through Wednesday nights - in the middle of October.

    I have 3 free days at Main Street Station that I plan on using. I love that place. The 3 free nights are valid anytime through my stay, but must be taken consecutively (Sun-Tues nights or Mon-Weds nights)

    For the 4th night, I have a few CET options - I gave CET a few hours of $25 blackjack/Pai Gow once at IP while waiting for a friend.

    The Options are:

    • A free night at IP Sunday*
    • A free night at IP Wednesday
    • A $19 night at PHo Wednesday

    *I have preemptively booked this option.

    Am I being too cheap? The $20 (CET - so no resort fee) certainly wouldn't kill me. My last 4 trips have cost me absolutely nothing between the flight & hotel and I seem to be unable to make the decision.

    Is PHo $20 better than a free IP? Should I hold the IP reservation and wait 2-3 weeks to see if any last-minute COMP properties show up and pounce then?

    Yes, I'm insane. All these decisions are half the fun! :beer:
     
  2. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    Did you use the TR rate calendar to view by month and see your comped rooms, or did you just use those stupid email offers? You may have free rooms mid-week at PHo if you used the first choice.

    I would stay at PHo over IP any day, even for $20 more, but that is just me.
     
  3. paperposter

    paperposter VIP Whale

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    take ph any day .unless you do this ,are flying in late or trying to flip the time zone then crash at ip and move on.its a mess there
     
  4. DuckyD77090

    DuckyD77090 Tourist

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    Mailed offers?:nono: This is on the calendar. The only way to fly.

    Oh. I'm a 32 year old man travelling without the wife :Þ

    Since she still :kiss::blowkiss: and very little :cry:, I'm more interested in :poker: than I am in being :wink2:

    I like emoticons far more than I should for a 32 year old man.
     
  5. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    No such thing as too cheap. Its all about what you value. And if you've stayed at IP and like it go nuts.

    If it was up to me, I'd pay the $19 for PH. But I recognize that the first paid dollar for a room feels like way more than a dollar.

    And yes, I'd look for last minute comps. It is already a bit surprising you'd see $19 at PH, and only get comps at IP.
     
  6. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    Travelling without the wife, I take the cheap room.
     
  7. jrinct1

    jrinct1 VIP Whale

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    Fo free i might stay the IP on Sun then doing Mon- Wed at MSS. QUALIFIER! : If the amenities mean a lot to ya consider Sun -Tues at MSS and then Stay at the PH and make sure ya USE the amenities at PH!
     
  8. OKC Gal

    OKC Gal Low-Roller

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    I'd do the Planet Hollywood for $20. Free would not make IP worth it for me, and I'm a high roller.
     
  9. dawgfan11

    dawgfan11 Low-Roller

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    definitely take PH for $20. I would never stay at the IP anyway. Add on to it all of the construction in and around that hotel, this is a no brainer.
     
  10. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

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    I would stay on the Strip my LAST nite.
    PH on the Wed. for $20.
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    I love MSS, as well.
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    Whatever you decide ?.....you're lucky to be in VEGAS !!!!
     
  11. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

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    PH for $20
     
  12. Reston

    Reston VIP Whale

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    If you have PH for $19, you might check Bally's and see if it's comped too. Usually cheaper than PH. Paris often is cheaper than PH as well.

    If it were me, I'd spring for two days at PH and only use two of the free nights at MSS. And I'm [STRIKE]cheap[/STRIKE] frugal on my Vegas trips. I like MSS but three days of their bathroom would do me in....
     
  13. zamboni

    zamboni VIP Whale

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    Planet Hollywood anyday over IP. $20 well spent.
     
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  14. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    If you are not too big about changing and want to stay put, I am thinking a all into them and they may add a 4th night.
     
  15. djen

    djen Low-Roller

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    Either would work if it were me, though I may take the IP simply because I like the location. Then again if those are your offers, you may be able to get something from other properties in the Ceasars family like Harrah's, Flamingo and Bally's.
     
  16. jimboguy

    jimboguy Blubbery Whale

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    I agree with this advice wholeheartedly. It's worked for me before at MSS no problem. I would think it would work for you especially since it's during the week.
     
  17. blackjacknut

    blackjacknut VIP Whale

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    Pay the $20 for PH because you will pay your doctor more than $20 for a Tetnus shot after you stay at IP......:thumbsup:
     
  18. Motorhead

    Motorhead Low-Roller

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    I'd take P-HO for $20. I'd be a little concerned about LINQ construction nouse @IP. I love the cheap sandwiches @earlofsandwich in PHO. Party Pit parade @pho @8pm is always nice. Rooms at pho are much nicer.
     
  19. vinyldoctor

    vinyldoctor Tourist

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    Someone gave me a free vacation package for 1 week all paid at the Monicito and I cant find the damn place anywhere.
     
  20. Steelers7

    Steelers7 Low-Roller

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    Well if I could get a room for free, it would be hard to justify "paying" anything for a room somewhere else. In this case though, the $20 would already be spent. I use to recommend IP as a good cheap place to stay, and I've stayed there plenty myself but it has been many years. I've gotten spoiled with nicer rooms and properties. Plus with all the construction at IP, you may want to avoid that completely. You didnt' say anything about how much a room would be at MSS though. Did you check with them? Maybe after 3 nights you would qualify/earn for the 4th night to be comped? I do agree with Sunday night being the one night to stay elsewhere(if you have too) so that you wouldn't have to move that last night. Still, you would think you could get comped at Harrah's, or Bally's for 1 night if your getting $20 a night at PH.
     
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