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Coffee is a Must

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by Shelbymae, Jun 30, 2012.

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  1. Shelbymae

    Shelbymae Low-Roller

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    My day does not and can not begin until I have had several cups of coffee...so I always pack a coffee maker when I go to hotels. I know..it may seem strange, but who the heck wants to get out of bed, get dressed, and wander around looking for a place to buy a cup of coffee. Heck..I would have it gone by the time I got back to my room and have to turn around again and go back. Does anyone else do this, or am I the only frugal one thats to cheap to buy my morning coffee? Many times I like to have a few cups in the evenings too, so to me its worth it when its jammie time and relax time.:peace:
     
  2. Candy Apple

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    Haven't packed a coffee maker but I do have to have my coffee too, and I'm spoiled and bring my own flavored creams.
     
  3. C0usineddie

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    I have a coffee maker just for vegas trips.

    I am with you, I hate the thought of getting dressed and wandering around looking for coffee. With the pot I can make it and drink it at my leisure.

    It is very important to me to do this.
     
  4. searchin

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    4 cup coffee maker, folgers (black), and granola bars. Oh, and I also bring the coffee mugs.
     
  5. Shelbymae

    Shelbymae Low-Roller

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    Thank God for SW airlines and 2 FREE checked bags:nworthy:
     
  6. FoolsGold

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    Some people have gone to WalMart and bought a coffee maker and then abandoned it in Las Vegas ... and still thought it far cheaper than paying those ultra high prices to go down to the Starbucks type place and pay four dollars for a cup of coffee or go to the casino in the morning where the "free" coffee can be very expensive.
     
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    I used to take a coffee maker, but now I just buy Frappacinos the night before, and have my coffee cold in the morning.
     
  8. DonD

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    I've noticed that some of the casino bars have free coffee in the morning. Free but I gladly always tip a buck. I too, love my morning coffee, especially in Las Vegas.
     
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    I too NEED my coffee in the mornings, and lots of it. I don't even mind going downstairs to get it. The problem is, I wake up a around 3:30 a.m. Unfortunately CW service is too unsure to depend on that. So I typically see if there is going to be some place I can get coffee at 3:30 in the morning before deciding to bring my coffee maker or not.

    On my September trip, I am going for 5 nights, so still wanting to carry-on my bags, I will not have room for my coffee maker. So I may very well do the trip to Walgreens.
     
  10. captainron62

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    I think I am going to pack a small 4 cupper for the next trip. I am a big Coffee nut and like other have said would rather not get dressed and walk a quarter mile for my first cup!
     
  11. teacher1

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    We have a single-cup coffee maker we pack every trip we make to LV. Very small to pack, fits in my backpack if necessary when we carry on only. Nice to stay in room in our night-ware and relax before we leave for the busy day. But I thought we were weird!!!! Hell, I know we are weird, but nice to see others think along the same lines!!
     
  12. Carol1113

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    I am also a person that needs coffee when I first get up--and the idea of having to get dressed and go downstairs for coffee just doesn't work for me :rolleyes2:.
    I was able to find a small single brew coffee maker at Walmarts on line for about $15.00--it is small so takes very little room and then I pack some coffe and a plastic coffee mug--you can get sugar and the creamers from any of the coffee places with no problem if needed--or Baileys is also great :evillaugh.
    Walgreens also has 4 cup coffee makers at a reasonable price--and you can just leave it in Vegas if you wish.
    I don't consider this being a frugal idea--to me it is a convience
     
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    I also NEED my coffee when I wake up and have no great desire to get dressed and attempt to make myself even semi presentable at 4 or 5 AM to go get it. And since I travel with a small carryon bag for trips lasting 7 or 8 nights, packing even a small coffee maker is not a good option. In addition, I usually stay in two or more hotels per trip, so buying a coffee maker in Vegas, toting it around, and then leaving it behind is equally unappealing. So when I'll be staying at a place that doesn't have an in-room coffee maker, I pack a hard plastic cup, immersion heater, packets of sweeteners, and zip lock bags of instant coffee and nondairy creamer. While far from the best coffee I've ever had, it's still coffee!
     
  14. Shelbymae

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    I consider it a Necessity!! LOL :thumbsup:
     
  15. Sam D

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    I have been doing this for a long time. It's no trouble because I drive to Vegas I want the coffee to be ready when I get out of bed so I also bring a remote switch and electric outlet slave. The coffee is set up before I go to bed and when I wake up the next morning the first thing I do is hit the remote to turn the coffee maker on.

    On one trip last year I forgot to pack the coffee maker and, oh man, what a hell of an inconvenience that created.
     
  16. Shelbymae

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    Packing tip: Make a nice soft padding of clothes inside suitcase. put clothes (inside ziplock baggies) and stuff as much as you can inside the water resevoir, and inside the coffee pot. Wrap the coffee pot in more clothes so it still fits inside the coffee maker as it should. put another stack of soft folded clothes on top of that. So far I have been lucky and not had one break. I am considering getting a new maker with the stainless steel carafe.
     
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    I just scored a four cup travel coffee maker on eBay for $18! Ready for Sept!!
     
  18. MissinOH

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    We also pack at 4 cup coffee pot and a very large bag of Starbucks coffee. I am usually up WAY before the coffee places open and the coffee at the bars is horrid! Really enjoy that first cup of coffee in the room, planing the day.
     
  19. nubia11

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    Last couple of trips, I've packed a Bodum water kettle and some Starbucks Via packs (a decent price when purchased from Costco). I was a little worried about instant coffee but, I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor. It was very convenient to pack and certainly did the job in terms of getting us our early morning coffee fix.
     
  20. kmarcin

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    I second the notion for Via. Definitely convenient when travelling and the taste isn't that bad.
     
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