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Looting the room

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Llew, May 18, 2012.

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  1. Llew

    Llew Low-Roller

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    Alternative title: "Comp yourself with Express Comps™...and this tiny bottle of lotion"

    When I stayed at the Encore last year with a couple friends, they emptied the bathroom of toiletries every day and stashed them. They had accumulated quite the collection by the end of the trip...nice stuff, too.

    Since then, we've turned it into a kind of sport. Whenever we travel, we bring back soaps, shampoos, and the like, and leave them in front of each other's doors like a cat bringing a dead bird to its owner as a gift.

    I usually don't take sewing kits or the cotton balls / Qtips.

    What do you all take? What hotels have nice or unusual lootables?
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    i thought this thread was going to be about carrying furniture out through the lobby.
     
  3. AliGee

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    I will second looting the Wynncore lemony toiletries. They are really nice. But I can one-up that in a big way. I have a complete place setting of Caesars Palace room service china from the days when they used to be dumb enough to put their logo on it. Just one piece at a time... they either didn't notice, or didn't bother to confront. I was starting on the Beau Rivage Villeroy & Boch but then Hurricane Katrina came along and when I went back they'd changed the china.

    There, that's my guilty secret. I'm going to jail now.
     
  4. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    I dont take those things because i will never use them. I bring my own stuff, ivory soap or dove and pert plus.

    Hey im a guy, i am pretty low maint.
     
  5. engicedave

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    If I like the smell, I will cop the shampoo and conditioner, especially the bar soaps if they smell nice, because bar soap doesn't have to go in the TSA baggie.
    I do take sewing and amenities kits (the q-tip, nail file, cotton ball) thing if offered, because you never know when you need them.

    My biggest heist?
    A German hotel had this huge Nespresso machine that used discs, rather than the usual Nespresso cups (I have a Nespresso and a Keurig), well, with the machine were matching cups and saucers with the Nespresso logo, in two sizes, short and lungo (shot and longer shot), I took one of each cup and saucer to go with my own machine. I have still yet to see them on sale here, least of the same style
     
  6. dbueler

    dbueler High-Roller

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    I have a friend who regularly takes the extra roll of toilet paper from the room!! Personally, even though I've stayed in many of the really nice resorts, I've not found the toilet paper desirable enough to take home..LOL!
    diane
     
  7. Auggie

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    We used to take all the toiletries out of the bathroom each day to get more the next... but back home we just never really used the stuff much - haven't stayed at Luxor since 2007 but I still have a couple of bottles of Luxor shampoo in the drawer in the bathroom.
     
  8. queuetee

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    Years ago, we stayed at NYNY and their toiletries were in a plastic case shaped like the Brooklyn Bridge...the assorted goodies were shaped like NYC famous buildings. I am ashamed to admit that we packed many of the sets and gave them to friends as gifts.....not any kind of holiday gifts, just "look what we brought you from LV" gifts.
     
  9. shifter

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    that's funny you say that. my wife and i talk about that all the time. most places have paper products that are just terrible. but what i've been totally shocked by is the fact that even at places you'd think would have great stuff, they don't. Waldorf, Bellagio, Skylofts, Mansion, etc, just have average paper products at best.
     
  10. BlueSkadoo

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    At the security check-point of the D Gates in McCarran there is a box to donate new travel size toiletries for the USO. They use them in care packages for soldiers who are deployed. Another way to "loot the room" but not have it clutter up your house :)
     
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  11. engicedave

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    Another part of the reason I take mine, for hurricane victims or homeless people donations.
    Living in Florida, I know how it can be when you lose everything or run out of simple items after a hurricane, so we stock and keep them for that, to give away to people we know or donate.

    When I get a large stock, we donate to local homeless shelters. My 17 yr old daughter for Valentines Day took a lot of my "inventory" and made up a couple dozen care packages and took them to a homeless shelter.
     
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    We have several items of silverware from the Gold Strike, in Tunica, along with a few of their plates.

    As far as the shampoo goes, I've been using casino shampoo since Feb, 2011. Soaps soap imo.
     
  13. 2VegasNuts

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    Hairspray at ARIA
     
  14. ljsail

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    I always loot the room, bring everything home, and then every few months make a trip to the local VA hospital to make a large donation.
     
  15. Royal Flusher

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    I have a couple of IP logo'd ironing boards at home.

    You know, for those surfing themed parties.
     
  16. jgates8

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    I was accumulating a ton of hand lotion & shampoo bottles. We did a fund raiser for a local woman's abuse shelter & they were happy to get the small soaps, shampoos & bar soaps.

    This last week at a business conference the Hilton shampoo stunk so bad I didn't even want to use it while I was there!! I definitely didn't take it with me lol.
     
  17. sandc4e

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    The Wynn lemongrass lotion is amazing and we just cracked open our last bottle from our trip two years. LOVE THE STUFF!

    We will usually grab a couple bottles from the hotels we stay at, but hid them away every day at our visits to Wynn and Encore. Hoping the Aria has some nice ones too.
     
  18. technolight

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    Twice in one night

    On our first visit , 2006 we were staying at the Stratosphere but I had booked 1 night at the Bellagio for our anniversary.
    We checked in about 3 pm and proceeded to down a couple of bottles of wine in the room while watching the fountains and put everything we could find , pens , paper , toiletries ,yep the lot into our overnight bag , left to go out for the night.
    Arrived back about midnight , now remember the Bellagio is totally out of our league , we were totally convinced we had been robbed by the tidiest thieves in vegas , bed made , chocs , room tidied , and all the sundries replenished ,
    SO WE NICKED THEM AGAIN.
     
  19. vegasqc

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    I agree with you its so average that on my last trip i wanted to bring a roll from home to use at my hotel :)



    I dont take any of the products like soap/shampoo /cream cause its way cheaper than what i use at home
     
  20. Llew

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    It makes me sad that a thread about complimentary toiletries etc. got moved out of the Complimentaries forum.
     
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