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Luxor and Downtown (excessive coupon use) 4/29-5/4 live

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by mwig, Apr 29, 2015.

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  1. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    My wife and I will be staying at Luxor and Sam's Town but playing a lot downtown. We will be using lots of coupons so no high rolling adventures.

    Arrived today after a super early flight. Immediately went to South Point to play 300 points for a free buffet. They also had a promo to spin a wheel after 300 points. We lost $45 getting the buffets but won $50 free play each on the wheel spin. Net win of $20 plus a free meal.

    I wanted to use my Riviera coupons so we headed to the north end of the strip to use two $10 match plays each for a net profit of $20. We walked across the street to play win cards at Circus Circus for a net won of $20. Noticing a theme? On the way to check in at Luxor, we stopped by the little mardi gras for $10 sign up bonuses. Walked with a profit of $8.75. Sure wish that jad been $20.

    Pool time at Luxor and headed to Ka soon all compliments of MyVegas.

    The only pic so far:

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  2. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Super close at Ka

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  3. hillwood24

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    Good start! I love the Luxor. Keep the pics coming!
     
  4. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    After Ka, we crossed the street to Hooters for a $10 match play and $20 free play for each. Left with a net profit of $15 and went to eat at Diablos cantina on the $50 food comp from MyVegas. It was good but the place is too loud. (Wow, that makes me sound old)

    Fun first day but exhausted and calling it an early night. This is by far the least we have ever gambled on a full day here. Really no gamble. Not a single bet was placed without a strong coupon or promo advantage.

    Tomorrow the real play starts. First up will be 210 free play from 4queens. 200 from them and another 0 from a coupon. I will stick around to put points on the card. I have a 2x point coupon for the first 500. Unfortunately that makes jacks or better the best value. I get bored easily on that game. I'll go to double bonus for anything over 500 points.
     
  5. Ty

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    Good luck mwig!
    We get to Vegas late tonight.
     
    Christmas Trip. Sam's Town & MSS
  6. banddswig

    banddswig Tourist

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    We will be there so soon, I'm jealous!!
     
  7. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    I think we are going to be at MSS on Sunday.
     
  8. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Good luck!
     
  9. Lvfun23

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    Solid start to TR! Good luck!!'
     
  10. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Early morning fremont.

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    Started the morning at Binions. Played $20 free play from an offer and cashed at 50. Moved over to the 4 queens to play my 200 free play offer. Accumulated about half my point target for the day and walked with 100 of their money so really down 100. I'll resume that later. I had a number of quads but JOB quads just aren't as fun as premium quads on other games.

    Ate a lunch buffet at Luxor complements if MyVegas and turned 25 free play into 60. I think we'll hit the pool for a bit before heading back toward downtown for the night.
     
  11. jf3976

    jf3976 High-Roller

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    I used to coupon (like extreme coupon, we don't need men's body wash or toothbrushes for years to come) - so this interests me. Still pains me to pay full price for certain things I used to get free. I did it mostly as a hobby, kind of a personal challenge, it required a lot more math and calculations than you'd think (if you do it right, haha )! I loved it until rules changed and I got bored of it. But, it still has a place in my frugal - love a challenge heart, and thus a "couponing" trip intrigues me greatly, but it's a lot of work and planning, so I definitely appreciate the effort you had to put into this.

    Enjoying vicariously!
     
  12. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    Having major data issues but it is going well. I will try to add some commentary.

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    everything is awesome!!! great hits!
     
  14. tringlomane

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    Great start!
     
  15. mwig

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    All hits except the royal were 4 queens. The royal halpened while using a 10x cash back coupon at the D. Heading back there now to add more points.

    Played a sign up bonus at Emerald Island. Coupon in the LVA. Earn 100 points for a wheel spin. The wheel has numerous prizes. Between the two of us we got $25 plus a little from the vp play. They passed out cookies at the machines. Nice little place

    Lunch was at Green Valley Ranch compliments of MyVegas and dinner will be at the D. We have $35 food between us.

    Hugo's Celler was for dinner last night and was delicious. I used my comp balance to pay. Still have a lot available..
     
  16. Gofaster87

    Gofaster87 Low-Roller

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    Is this the Emerald Island in downtown Henderson?
     
  17. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    That's the one.
     
  18. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    The only noteworthy hand of the evening

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    Fortunately this was enough to keep the vp breakeven for the night. We ended up accumulating $70 free play from the coupon at the D. Played a number of match plays and did well on those. Cashed in free play at Binions and a 2-1 payout on first blackjack at Golden Gate. I think Golden Gate was our first losing stop this trip. Only down about $100 there so all is well.

    This is the atrium at Sam's Town

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  19. FullBoat

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    Good luck. Looks like you had some good hits there.
     
  20. Imperial_Palace_King

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    Nice hits! Good luck!
     
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