I am starting to pay the high prices of food and drinks in Vegas because I now think that Convenience is more important than saving money on food and drink in Vegas. I have gotten into the habit of paying for food and drinks eventhough they are overpriced in Hotels. It's like I ask for extra food items like a bowl of strawberries and whipped cream to add to my pancakes. I don't even ask how much it will cost me. It makes me feel like I am eating on a cruise ship where we get for whatever we ask for if they have it available. I still look for hotel and air bargains. But... I nolonger carry my own luggage at the hotels. I choose to pay a tip for the Bell-men to transport my luggage. It feels good in not having to hassell sp with the luggage. I still like to pack a few fruit and candy snacks for Vegas but if I see an apple for one dollar at a hotel I will pay it because I really want it. Once in awhile the frugal part of me comes out.lol. LucyR.