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Packed a picinic basket for my hotel room

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by LucyR., Jun 2, 2012.

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  1. LucyR.

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    I went shopping for snacks for my hotel room. I pack small packages or
    plastic baggies of crackers, chips, nuts, etc.

    Since my cheapy room at Ballys doesn't have a coffee maker I packed a
    lite weight electric pot to heat up some water so I can drink hot tea or hot coco or coffee in my room. I packed all of the fixins for hot drinks.

    I feel weird packing all that stuff because I am leaving for Vegas on Sunday
    and I wonder if I will really use the hot water pot.lol. But I am taking it as an experiment.

    I have noticed that I go out all day and when I return to my room I am too tired to go out again to buy me some snacks for my room. This time I plan to buy me some fresh goodies for my room before I get to my room.

    I like to drink lots of hot teas in the evenings. LucyR.
     
  2. Tammy58

    Tammy58 Frugal Slot Jockey

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    I understand Lucy...I use to pack boxes of poptarts, cheese crackers etc in my suitcase. Now we always rent a car and head to the grocery store the first day for drinks and snacks. I also always get a fridge for my room now. We are not breakfast eaters so quick yogurts, fruit, chips for the room is standard for us now.
     
  3. LucyR.

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    Packing snacks

    Hi Tammy, when I was younger we all used to drive to Vegas with some family members. We would pack an ice chest with sodas. Since we would only spend two nights on the week-ends we would just have fun eating all day at the buffets that were super cheap in the 1970"s.

    Last year was when I decided to start flying to Vegas by myself. So now I just pack some dry goodies and buy the liquids like water, juice, sodas at the Drug stores.

    It is nice that you rent a car. I plan to do that next time I go with a friend to
    Vegas. I will have fun going to the grocery store to buy my goodies. Lucy
     
  4. AlwaysVegas

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    I work it like Tammy. I always rent a car and stop by Walgreens or CVS and get some snacks, water, and soda for the room. I've considered getting a soft cooler for the drinks, but so far just take a dance with death and use ice from the dreaded hotel ice machine.

    I love the convenience of having a rental car as I like to travel all around town and some trips take a day trip to Laughlin or Primm just to enjoy the desert.

    I usually don't have cocktails at the casinos, so I stop by any of the gas stations and pick up a 44oz soda or an iced coffee from Starbucks. Unfortunately, the casinos even give soda in the little cocktail glasses and with ice that's like two quick gulps. No thanks.
     
  5. searchin

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    We drive and have a special carrying case for our 4 cup coffee maker with coffee cups. I just LOVE lounging in the morning drinking coffee and watching tv in our room. Granola bars for breakfast then off to the fitness center if we have one. Have a great trip Lucy !
     
  6. LucyR.

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    I aso collect condiments when I buy take-out foods

    I also like to buy Baked Goodies from the Paris Bakery. I pick up sugar for my hot teas that I make in my hotel room.

    I do buy the 24 hour Buffet deal because it is fun for me to eat at buffets.
    I like the crepes at the Paris, the hot clams at Harrahs, and the sweet potato with the tart cherries at Planet Hollywood. I like some of the other foods too.lol.

    I plan to eat eggs benedict for breakfast at Mon Ami Gabi. Yum!

    I can be real frugal in some areas but I also treat myself to some good restaurant foods.

    I don't save any of the cooked foods from restaurants. I just save the breads and the condiments like butter containers to put on my muffins at my hotel room.

    I consider myself a good tipper. I like to tip for service from everyone that waits on me or provides a service for me. But I can't stand paying $3.50 for a fountain coke. This is why I buy bottled sodas when I get to Vegas. LucyR.
     
  7. steveorama

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    I picked up a 2-qt screw top plastic container at the dollar tree (at las Vegas) and filled that with ice. I put the closed container with ice in a blue insulated Walmart bag, and placed several cans of soda, and bottle water in the bag, and use the velcro to close the bag. It keeps the soda's cool for a day and not watered down.
    I really like the .99 cent store for soda and snacks.
     
  8. steveorama

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    Oh LucyR - I forgot to tell you that on Foursquare, there is a $5 off coupon off the buffet, for Paris and most of the CET properties. Show this coupon at the TR booth and they give you a coupon/voucher.
     
  9. thenuke1

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    i know i always use the coffe maker when im in vegas... 1 cup when i wake up and 1 before i leave to go out at night.

    snacks are an awesome idea. I always take fruit chews, granola, cereal bars.

    since i dont drink soda i usually pack ALOT of water.
     
  10. redsoxmom5

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    Which tower are you in? I stayed in the North tower (comp upgrade) and there was a one cup coffee maker in my room.
     
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    I don't carry a coffeemaker with me, but I've been known to pack my immersion coil. In the US at least. Not so good overseas:eek: I like to pack light when I can.
     
  12. luvnvegas2

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    My son always takes hot water maker. Works great with Starbucks viva coffee
     
  13. Jimbo338

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    I sometimes don't feel like a big breakfast so usually pack a plastic bowl and some plastic spoons in my checkin bag and either pack some cereal or buy one after check in. I like to get a fridge and then take the bus to a supermarket like Albertson's and buy juice, milk, cookies, nuts etc. Downtown there is a dollar store just before EC on Fremont E. where I often buy a 2 liter bottle of Coke for 1.50 instead of the 2.49 at Walgrens. I also carry a little assortment of patent meds like Advil, antiacids, cough drops, bandaids etc.; these can be expensive if yu need to buy them in the hotel store in a hurry! I also pack a bottle opener now too...try and find one of those in a hurry!

    jimbo338
     
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