Buzzette and I are early 40’s Midwesterners, happily unmarried for 21 years. This trip would be my 42nd and her 35th. Our first trip was in October 1995 and we stayed at MGM. We now stay primarily at South Point with a few nights on the Strip thrown in. Delta is our best option for flights out of MSP so a few years ago I signed up for the Delta SkyMiles American Express card. I got my annual $99 companion airfare in October before they discontinued it. I found flights for $317.80 and $120.80 for May 21-26. We had a 9:00 AM flight out so we also booked a “Stay and Fly” in Eagan. We began planning this trip in February which is before my South Point offers for May arrive. It was the same case last year so I contacted a host. We contacted her again for an October family trip. This trip, she comped three nights (May 23-26) in a city view room upfront and then later added my May offer to the room which included $20 each in freeplay and resort credit, and most importantly for Buzzette, 25% off at the Spa. Also, the resort fee was waived with the comp. While waiting my host’s response for South Point, I also booked a three night offer with $15 resort credit at the Flamingo (May 21-24). I booked this prior to the introduction of resort fees at CET. Since I would potentially have to pay the resort fee if I rebooked, I kept the three nights which allowed us to checkout at our leisure on the 23rd. I did not pay a resort fee but I also did not have internet. I booked and rebooked car rentals several times. We ended up with an Intermediate from Enterprise for $120.09.