Hi all. Very first trip to Vegas coming up. I've been playing around with the various MyVegas apps and facebook, but due to an eye condition (and short attention span), I don't expect to be able to rack up a huge amount of points before our trip. I'm currently doing the Slots and Blackjack iOS apps, the new Konami one, and Facebook. I also grab FB and mobile codes when I can. I've got about 11k points so far. (Haven't been doing it long, but again I also can't dedicate hours to, for example, playing blackjack). Anyway, since I've never been to Vegas I'm having a difficult time figuring out the bang-for-buck of the rewards, and I assume a lot of them have built-in 'gotchas'. I'd been thinking of Zarkana since we are staying at Aria, but I'd been wondering about the "LET tax" in the fine print. I just now saw this post, also: http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?127420-Cirque&p=1256708#post1256708 (Short version, someone trying to redeem for Zarkana is getting hit with $40 in service charges.) I already booked Aria for Feb 25-28. I see the various room discounts, but I assume I either can't apply to existing reservations and/or they will just kick everything else up to rack rates to offset any discount? Given all this, and given that we're just going to be getting our feet wet, it seems like the easiest thing to do would be to buy a 2-1 for one dinner buffet at Aria (15.5k points). I noticed it's weeknight only (gotcha!) but figured we could use it on our arrival night, which is a Thursday. Is this a bad idea? Other buffets that wouldn't be difficult to get to that we should try to redeem for instead? Thanks in advance.