This trip was my husbands first trip to Vegas. We drove from Sacramento, spend the night 9/25 in Barstow and arrived in Vegas about noon on the 26th. I had been recently contacted by my first host and I took his offer up when he said let me help you with your trip. We had a grand suite waiting. I was using the offer I received in the tr mag for 5 free nights, 500 cash, and 100 food. I gave my husband 1000 and I had about double that to start. I played all kinds of machines, had some very good hits including a 500.00 hit on The glinda bonus with Ruby Slippers. I played alot of cards 3 card poker mostly receiving several of the 6 card bonuses including one fo 4 of a kind. I started the trip with 6033 tier score and ended with 11,231 so I made diamond. I had one really good day that included great line hits, the 4 of a kind, and I bet $2.00 on a 5 spot keno ticket and won 1000. I played the same ticket an hour later at the Flamingo and hit 4 of the numbers. That same day we walked over to the Cosmo to take advantage of there play 100 get a 100 offer. When I loaded the 100 I was sitting at a 25 cent Da Vinci Diamond machine and managed to take that up to 400. That was a very good day! My husband got royal flush for 1000. It was a good trip! The notes I made were......driving to Vegas is ok as you have alot to look forward to, driving home sucks! And as much as my husband dislikes flying after being in a car with me for that long while I honed my back seat driver skills, I think he would fly anywhere now!