Was invited out to Vegas for a business conference. Put me up for two nights at Aria. Airfare and one good meal in the deal. Sounds sweet. But I couldn't just let it go at that.... First issue: Two nights? Oh no, that just won't do. I called my account exec for the sponsoring company and lined up a sales meeting on the third day. And dinner that evening. This turns a two night stay into a four night stay. And another nice meal. For the cost of a two hour meeting. Second Issue: Wife wants to come. I ask their company travel to fly me out SW. My Southwest FF points buy a round trip ticket for her. So now I have a four night stay at Aria. With the wife. In a standard room. I'm MGM plat, how about a suite Aria? I call and since it's mid-week, it's not a problem. Tower suite - four nights. Okay, seems like I'm set. But hey, I've got a host at MB. Why not give them a call and see what they can do? So I do and they hook me up with a Exec host at Aria. Sets us up for free play and and asks if I want some food credit. I say, no, not really, I've got most of my food taken care of. And I have a few hundred in express comps. But they aren't taking care of transport from the airport and back. Limo? He laughs and says that Limo's are for comped guests, but considering that I'm not costing him much, he doesn't see why not. Limo confirmation in my email the next hour. So now I've turned a 1 & 1/2 day, two night stay into a four night stay with an Aria tower suite. Two steak and martini meals picked up by the sponsoring company. Free play and Limo from Mlife. Zero cost for air fare. And no real obligation to Aria for play. Oh, and since it's for business, I don't have to use any of my vacation time to cover my time off. Yes, I'm bragging. To quote Randy Newman: My Life Is Good!