Here is the situation I'm in, let me know what you'd do: A friend is going to be in Vegas over Labor Day and asked for some help finding a good room deal. Being a holiday weekend, there isn't much on the cheap, so he's really only saying no to Circus Circus on the strip. Now, the gf wants to go back to Vegas again (took her for her first trip in March), so this presents an opening for another trip of my own to hang with this buddy because there's a potential benefit: If I get 21,000 more tier credits (which I think is $7k on slots), I'll level up at mLife and thus qualify for a status matching program that will get me an extra 3 night stay for next year at another property I love to visit. So, to lay out the pros and cons: Pros: I have the points needed on Southwest to get my plane ticket for free I haven't used my summer room offer yet 21,000 TCs gets me a trip I'd like to take next year with my buddies Cons: It'll just be a 3 day trip and I'm flying from the East Coast Visiting with the gf means less gaming than I prefer (enough to get the status I need but it doesn't help my future offers) Visiting to help with that friend's room offer probably means I'm using comps to put him up and/or sharing a room one of the nights (I'm looking for one of those CET 2 weeknights free coupons to help cover him- that'd put me over the top) Basically it's, "I'm getting back to Vegas but not exactly how I prefer." Would you book it? All thoughts welcome as I weigh this.