This report is long overdue. I'm finally writing it up, listening to Claire de Lune. I'll try to add some food and VP pictures along the way. This was my ninth visit to Las Vegas. My brother joined me for the first half of the trip. I mostly play quarter video poker (VP) and $5 blackjack (BJ), so no high-rolling adventures here. The purpose of the trip (as if a trip to Las Vegas needs a purpose) was to celebrate my new job. I had a narrow window between ending one job and starting the new one, which happened to be during the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Luckily, I had an offer from the Luxor: 119 for Fri, 129 for Sat and 29 each for Monday and Tuesday. (In comparison, I think a non-discounted rate at Excalibur in a regular room was running about $250 a night for the weekend. Ouch!) My offer included an upgrade to the tower deluxe rooms and $10 free play (FP). I had never stayed there before, but had logged some time playing their quarter progressive 9/5 JOB VP machines. It turned out that Ray Romano was performing at the Mirage that weekend. I called the Mirage VIP line to see if they offered discounts for Mlife members. Even though I was only Sapphire at the time, they offered 30% discounts off of their best seats. I wasn't given a specific seat assignment, but was able to reserve 2 tickets somewhere in the first ten rows and could pick the tickets up at any MGM property. I didn't need to, but I believe I would have been able to cancel without penalty with 24 hours notice. What's a trip without squeezing some value from MyVegas? This time I cashed in for $50 FP and $25 FP at Luxor, and a breakfast buffet at Mandalay Bay. My rental car rate with Dollar was higher than I would have liked, but I saved some on the Sun Country airfare with a coupon code I picked up during the Minnesota State Fair. I also brought along an American Casino Guide (ACG). Let the celebration begin!