Hello out there! First post as I've just found this board after a friend referred me over. Great amount of info in here that I'm trying to wade my way through and I sure wish I'd known about this board years ago. We fly out tomorrow for Vegas so I guess my count down clock is at 24hrs. Thank god considering the weather here in snowy Alberta, Canada! This will be about trip number 20 to Vegas give or take I think. We've stayed all over the place but always on strip. Past favorites would include Caesars and Mandalay Bay but we've also enjoyed family trips with our daughter staying at Signature MGM. Booked through VRBO seemed to save a few bucks there and the extra room and kitchenette comes in handy with kids. I've used the $20 sandwich to great success over the years and probably the reason I like Caesars so much is we've had way over the top upgrades there using the sandwich. For the first time we will be off strip at Rio and this board has been very helpful in giving me tips for there. We've been over there in the past to see Penn and Teller and the WSOP but never to stay. We booked through Total Rewards so most of our week is comped except for those damn resort fees! In reading here it looks like an upgrade to the Ipanema tower with a strip view would be great value for our $20 so we'll give it a try. We have a couple shows booked (Carrot Top and Elton John) as well as dinners planned at Rao's and Mon Ami Gabi so I'll post more info on our return. We've never eaten at or seen the shows above so hopefully it all turns out! If anyone has some last minute tips for Rio I'd love to hear them. Looking forward to learning and sharing with the board!