So DH and I are heading to Vegas Sept. 29-Oct. 2nd...and I'm so friggin excited I can't stand it.. When I first started talking about going, it was going to be a January trip and DH and I were considering the Bellagio since we've never stayed there.. BUT due to his work schedule we had to move it up to late September and I decided I'd rather spend the higher hotel costs on "other things"...:evillaugh My sister and I stayed at Bally's last trip and loved the location - DH and I have stayed at NYNY & Paris and we prefer mid-strip.. When I first booked the room 6 weeks ago the 4 nights were like $247 (not including taxes & fees). I check my TR account constantly - mainly b/c I'm doing Social Rewards and shopping through the TR Marketplace and I've earned just over $160 in TR Credits! BUT I've also been checking for lower rates.. and boy have they been dropping!! I've managed to re-book this hotel stay at Bally's 4 times!! When I originally booked it they required a $70 deposit - so the first time I re-booked it they cancelled it and refunded the $70 and then charged me $52...the last 3 times I had them adjust the price they've done it without touching the deposit..since I've changed my room and re-booked through the 1-800 number my reservation can no longer be changed on line so I have to call each time. Last night I checked and I'm now down to COMPED rooms the first 2 night and $20 each night for the next 2 - my DH looked at me and rolled his eyes and said "you know they're going to put us in a crap room"... I'm planning on trying the $20 trick for a Jubilee room, but I'll just be glad to be there!! So, I basically just wanted to say that if you book at a higher price, check the room rates and don't be afraid to call and speak with an agent to get it changed - every time I have called they have been fabulous!!