Heading back to Vegas for trip number something mid-teens. It's the first since last September and I'm hoping to do better in following through with a real trip report. I'll have wifi for the first four days and a company-paid phone with tethering for the last day. I got really into MyVegas and earned enough points for some good rewards before they changed the rules and point values. Monday, I have two nights in a 750 GR Suite at Mandalay Bay. Hoping for some decent pool weather, although the forecast is sketchy. Wednesday, I have two nights at Aria. I had the City View room booked with a MyVegas comp, but got an offer for an upgrade to a Corner Suite for $60/night. I jumped on it, but realize I may have lost my comp. I will fight for the discount, but am ready to just pay for the room because it will still be a good value even if I have to pay. No sense letting something like a couple hundred bucks ruin a vacation when you will have an awesome suite waiting for you. Friday, I have a vintage room booked at El Cortez. It was the best value on a fight weekend Friday night. I stayed in one last year and was happy with it. There is nothing like Friday on Fremont Street and all I need is a bed and someplace to... uhm, wash up. Shows, I have a MyVegas comp ticket to O at Bellagio booked and will grab a couple cheap shows to keep me out of the casino. If I get full value of the three MyVegas comps, it will be well over $1000 in value. Even if I pay for Aria, it's about $600. Not bad for a free Facebook game. I also got a 2 for 1 2 day pass on the Monorail, which I like using even though it isn't all that convenient. The LVH sportsbook is one of my favorite places, so the monorail is useful to me. Also picked up a free bag of popcorn at Sugar Factory just so I can cost money to the place that had the Paris Fountain torn down. Coupons. I used to be a big LVA/American Casino Guide guy, but the value got less and less, and it wasn't worth going to off-strip properties. This year, I limited myself to printable coupons I know I'll use. Just the Auto Collection at the Quad free admission and $5 off at Spice Market. Gambling. The budget is pretty limited. Non-marketing offers are liberating. I don't feel any obligation to play, but I have about a $100/day budget, so there will be some low-rolling. A few bucks are budgeted for the Lion's Share, but most will be 3-play nickel STP. If you're looking for Banana Chips, HL rooms and limos, this won't be the TR for you.